Vol. III No. 23 12/1/2022
About Our School Trip
by Tyler Sprague
This February several students from Monument Mountain Regional High School (MMRHS) will be headed on a week-long Service Trip down to an Orphanage in La Ureña, Dominican Republic. It is called "Dominica School and Orphanage," a link is attached below to explore/validate it.
This trip has been occurring for several years under the direction of the Kisiel Family, residents of Great Barrington. This February will be our fifth trip!
In 2021, we lost affiliation with the school due to the pandemic and the COVID19 liabilities that it posed. With that said, we have struggled as a group with fundraising for the past two years. Fundraising is essential to the larger success of the trip.
Our fundraising goals encompass the following: ensuring scholarship opportunities for students who would like to attend but are not financially able, purchasing materials/resources for our work at the school and orphanage (we paint murals, woodwork, teach science/engineering classes with hands-on methods, etc.), and paying for buying checked bags for donating items directly to Dominica School and Orphanage.
Attached is the Dominica School and Orphanage website along with our GoFundMe link, which will be open accepting donations for the months leading up to the trip. Any amount is generous, and we are extremely appreciative!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email email@example.com.
To donate GoFundMe: https://gofund.me/45fe2c24
To learn more about the school Website: https://www.dominicaschool.org.
Thank you for your help!
Editor's Note: Tyler is a Senior at MMRHS