The Monster truck organization
sponsors numerous schools throughout the Dominican Republic. Our
visitors are always asking what they can bring along to help those
is a list of the most needed school supplies and items:
- Pencil sharpeners
- Paper plain and lined
- Colouring books and crayons
- Coloured construction paper
- Paint and paint brushes
- Children’s scissors
- Playdoh and plastercine
- Toothbrushes and toothpaste
- Squirt guns and bubbles
- Basketball, volleyball, soccer ball
- Pump for balls (with pin)
- ‘Good work’ stars or stickers
- Stamp pads and date stamps
- Chalk and chalk brushes
- First Aid kits/Band-aids
- Anything second-hand (clothes, shoes, toys) are appreciated
as well, at times our guests have their children collect different
items from neighbours, the church, at school etc., and bring
the goods along with them on holiday……….remember
your weight allowance!!
As the Dominican Republic is still considered a developing
country, the postal service here isn’t what we are used
to in other parts of the world. Although many of our clients want
to send us materials through the mail, it is hit and miss. Sometimes
we receive the boxes and sometimes not. Most of the time, if we
do receive the boxes, they have been picked through by the postal
staff. It is much easier to bring the items with you or to send
them with someone who is coming to visit.
Don’t have any room in your suitcase……….no
problem!! Just buy a hat or a t-shirt!!
A portion of the proceeds from our Monster merchandise, purchased
during our tour, is donated directly to the Monster Truck School
Foundation that supports schools and communities here in the Dominican
donations are appreciated!
Please remember that while on the Monster tour, we ask that you
DO NOT hand any of the locals money. As much as you want
to help, and we appreciate your concern, we cannot change lives
with 20 pesos, and we do not want to encourage the community to
Also if the children are aware that the tourists are ‘handing
out money’, the parents will encourage them to wait for
it instead of sending them to school. Our whole purpose of the
School Fund is to have every child IN school and in handing out
money we are defeating our purpose.
How an 11 year old girl from Canada makes a difference.
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