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LABC Project Build

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Starting to take shape!
March 13, 2016

Better late than never but the house is starting to get built!  We adjusted our initial plans with building materials and opted for what is  See more
Janine & Jim Parque

THE STORY:

This is an amazing opportunity to help a struggling single mother raise her 5 Dominican children in one of the poorest regions of the world. She is a hard working, Faith based Dominican mother whom works multiple jobs, but due to economic and social factors (out of her control), she just cannot make ends meet.

Seven years ago, we met the Jimenez family on the USA- LABC trip. They live in an impoverished community about 10 minutes from the LABC resort.  We spent time each year visiting at the resort, allowing the children to enjoy "la playa" since they rarely get a chance to enjoy a pool or beach activities.   Over the years, we have become very close and assisted them in basic essentials . We enrolled her four boys in a baseball league and provided extra money for food, medical bills, and clothing.  In 2013, we learned of Santa Jimenez's dream to build a home in the community she called home for the past 17 years.   She has moved from borrowed house to borrowed house, hoping that one day, she can finally settle into her permanent home.  It also marks the time that we learned of the physical abuse she suffered at the hands of her now estranged husband, who rarely provided for them.  Her current living situation (pic of non colored cement house/no windows) is not large enough to house her five children and they are currently separated to live with other family in the north. She desperately wants her family back.

For 14 years, cement blocks serves as the only existence of her dream home.  They have little to eat and get assistance within their community when available. Santa works part time as a housekeeper and is trying to make a better life for her children. We introduced her to Esperanza - a non profit organization founded by former MLB player Dave Valle - which provides micro lending opportunities and teaches women business skills to make a better life for herself and family.

This project will be assisted by Bert Richardson (tournament director for LABC and founder of ISS) who will provide logistical support on all construction matters, Ivan Santana (family translator and personal friend) and through the non profit organization Sports For Kids International.   100% of your tax deductable gift (as allowed by law) will be utitlized - there is virtually no fundraising overhead, aside from the fees of this website.  Together, we can make this dream come true for Santa and her children.  When completed, the home will have running water, adequate electricity, basic appliances and furniture - all of which she never experienced.
 
We want to personally thank you for your support and prayers on this project. 

With much gratitude,
Janine & Jim Parque

 

 

 

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To This Fundraiser

$3,690

MONEY RAISED
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  • Janine & Jim Parque

    $1,500

  • Blake, Lauri, & Palmer Bringgold

    $100

  • Robert, Helga, Christopher & Sedona Dunn

    $1,000

  • Uncle Duh, Aunty Turdy & Mey Mey :)

    $100

  • Matt, Becky and Boston Munro

    $200

  • Joe & Gretchen Bombara

    $30

  • Jeff, Kerry & Justin Bunkowske

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Rick Marin and Family, Calgary AB

    $40

  • Zach and Will Chaba

    $250

  • B.A.

    $50

  • Mark & Karen Umana

    $20

  • Erica Piche and family

    $50

  • Renee Scuderi-Costanzo

    $100

  • pha and joan le

    $50

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49% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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The Team: $3,690 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Janine & Jim Parque

Amount Raised

$3,490

 

47% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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Matt Munro

Amount Raised

$200

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Chris Pera

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megan thomas

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Ivan Santana

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Donor Comments

pha and joan le

pha and joan le

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Renee Scuderi-Costanzo

Renee Scuderi-Costanzo

DONATION: $100

Janine and Jim, it is my pleasure to help with your goal. How gracious of you both to show such an outpouring of kindness!! Best of luck! :o) 4 years ago

Erica Piche and family

Erica Piche and family

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Mark & Karen Umana

Mark & Karen Umana

DONATION: $20

Good Luck! Great cause! 4 years ago

B.A.

B.A.

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Zach and Will Chaba

Zach and Will Chaba

DONATION: $250

4 years ago

Rick Marin and Family, Calgary AB

Rick Marin and Family, Calgary AB

DONATION: $40

LABC 18U Team member RIck Marin and family want to help get htis house built! 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Jeff, Kerry & Justin Bunkowske

Jeff, Kerry & Justin Bunkowske

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Joe & Gretchen Bombara

Joe & Gretchen Bombara

DONATION: $30

4 years ago