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It all started in 2010.

3 generations of Dominican-Americans living in Rhode Island and 1 packed suitcase of 200 stuffed animals landed in Dominican Republic. Their time in Monción was spent spreading laughther and joy to all those in the community. It was there when our founder, Sixcia Devine, wanted to take action and started a happiness movement to create Caritas Smile.

We strive to bring happiness wherever we go, and one of the main ways we do this is by surprising communities! When we travel, we always incorporate the element of surprise into everything we do. Each Take A Trip Change A Life program is unique, but surprising communities and children is embedded into who we are as an organization.

Since 2010, we’ve impacted countless communities accross Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Colombia, and most recently, Honduras.

Want to lean how YOU can make an impact? Learn more about our Take A Trip Change a Life program today!