NPH DR Wins $25,000 Award!
The Brugal Foundation in the Dominican Republic awards NPH a generous prize for their hard work and dedication to abandoned and orphaned children in the country.
October 31, 2012 - Dominican Republic
On October 12th, 2012, the Brugal Foundation hosted a gala in Santo Domingo to award various organizations in the Dominican Republic for their hard work and dedication to different causes throughout the country. Our organization was lucky enough to have earned one of these prestigious awards!
Brugal and company has always made a conscious effort to be present in the surrounding communities and to make substantial donations as well as provide assistance to individuals and communities in need. In 1991, the Brugal Foundation was established to further their support to these communities and to especially support development and sustainable projects that help reduce the poverty in the country. In concordance to their social commitment, the Foundation hosts an annual award ceremony called, “Brugal Believes in its People.” In 2012, every Dominican organization had the opportunity to apply but only six were awarded.
The Brugal Foundation Gala
Each year the foundation focuses on five different categories. This year their focus was on education, environment, social assistance, culture and health. NPH was awarded in the category of social assistance and the prize was one million Dominican Pesos (nearly $25,000 USD). In the beautiful presentation of the award that night, NPH-DR was told it had won because it’s a ‘human labor without borders’ that ‘breaks paradigms, knows no discrimination, widens the horizons of the most poor, allows a look at the future with hope, and has the assurance that with God nothing is impossible.” Receiving the award was Kieran Rigney, our National Director, Sister Nury and Rossy, our Public Relations representative. The home was also praised for its “exquisite model of community” for the 220 children that reside within its walls with its 10 years of existence.
The application process was quite detailed. Our Public Relations team was required to fill out an extensive application about our organization’s history, current status and future plans. Furthermore, the Foundation made visits to the finalists’ locations in order to view the projects with their own eyes. Clearly, this lengthy application process was worth it in the end, because the foundation was highly impressed with our home and organization.
We are incredibly thankful to be given this opportunity, and we hope that the Brugal Foundation continues to support us in the future.
Communications Officer and Project Manager