ABOUT CARITAS SMILE

Caritas Smile’s Take A Trip Change A Life Programs is a soulful, purpose-driven, organization dedicated to positively transforming lives and engaging with humanity through transformative travel experiences.  Together we strive to empower both travelers and the communities that we visit to create a deeper understanding of nature, the spiritual-self, mindfulness, human connectivity while performing random acts of kindness. 

Caritas Smile Mission is to inspire, educate and empower women and children worldwide buy re-building homes, offering art and educational programs. 

Caritas Smile is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization based in the state of Rhode Island. It is a 100% volunteer based organization whose mission is to inspire, educate and empower women and children worldwide by performing goal driven acts of kindness to communities in need in the US and in developing countries – mainly Domincan Republic. Volunteers travel to Latin America and the Caribbean to teach communities the tools needed to become self-sufficient, to help rebuild schools, and become inspired to lead. 

Caritas Smile has built several homes in the poorest areas of the village of Moncion. Hundreds of children have received educational supplies, art supplies and programs, food, clothing, English classes, and school scholarships for girls. Caritas Smile has partnerships with local schools, small businesses, and the Eco-Tourism Community. Providing a combination of transformative and impactful service programs and tours. 

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THE STORY

Three generations of Dominican-Americans living in Rhode Island and one packed suitcase of 200 stuffed animals landed in the Dominican Republic. Their time in Monción was spent spreading laughter 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 across the 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!

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