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Reviews

My journey with Caritas Smile was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Our trip to the Dominican Republic opened my eyes to many things I had never understood before. While our team of volunteers formed such close friendships, the love and appreciation shown by the Dominican children and their families is something I will never be able to put into words. Thank you Caritas Smile for allowing me to partake in this journey to change the world ❤️

- Kayley B. URI

 

I traveled with Caritas Smile for my spring break trip, looking to do something different than the normal spring break. I was delighted to see the difference that we made within the community and within the lives of so many families and children. The program is undeniably an amazing experience, learning about another culture by full immersion and making a difference really adjusted my perspective. This experience was life changing.

- Nicole B. URI

 

I took my first trip with Caritas Smiles in March 2018, and am going back often. Caritas Smiles changes the lives of local people and the lives of the volunteers who go on the trips. Traveling with Caritas Smiles empowered me and inspired me, showing me that anyone can make a positive impact on this world by doing nice things for others. You don't need to be rich, famous, or meet any other criteria. You only need the desire to help people. Yes, there are huge problems in this world. But we won't solve anything by sitting around talking about how big the problems are. Solutions develop when normal people take action. That's how momentum builds and true progress is made. Caritas Smiles is an organization that takes the mission of selflessly helping others to heart.

-Ben M. Business Owner

 

I felt extremely happy that I was able to help while having fun. It is amazing to see the impact you make on the lives of those who are really struggling and need help. I felt so loved and appreciated for everything I did for the people of Moncion.

-Samath G. Holistic Trainer

 

The strongest transformation I felt was this sudden realization of my identity and how I define it. Everything we saw like going into people’s homes, playing with them, trying to talk to them, etc., made me feel absolutely grateful for the life I have right now. That gratitude pushed me to think about what I can do to give back to the world and how I can live a happier life. I’d like to think each of us felt this transformation on a personal level, and that was something that we all shared.

- Edhaya, URI 

 

“It's a beautiful thing when all types of people come together. Different ages, different races, different genders - it's amazing.” - Founder, Sixcia Devine

 

“Our pre-meal ritual of sharing what we are grateful for is a beautiful reminder of how blessed we are for every little thing we take for granted daily. I will certainly miss these teary heartfelt bonding moments. Our hearts are all so full! We’re bursting with heart: for humanity, for each other, and for ourselves.

 

I’m so grateful to “Ma Ma” for opening her home and welcoming us with open arms. After a full day we returned home to a delicious Dominican meal made with love.

 

We started this trip as 12 strangers all here to give back and change lives. What none of us realized is we would be receiving just as much as the beautiful souls we came to serve. It will be hard to say goodbye to my Caritas Smile Family tomorrow.

 

Today we will spend our last day enjoying this beautiful Island playing and relaxing. I’m sure the day will bring many belly laughs and many tears as every day has.

 

The journey of personal growth is not always easy but definitely necessary. Thank you Sixcia for creating a magical transformational week. Your passion is truly infectious.”

 

Gina J. Holistic Business Coach

TRAVEL WITH US

● Service trips to Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Nicaragua, and Guatemala

● University community service programs in the US and overseas

● Community art and dance programs for children

● Cocktails For A Good Cause Events – uniting diverse business communities

● Digital eduction programs with Google for communities in rural areas in the US and Latin America

HOW YOU CAN HELP

●Sponsor a Cocktails For A Good Cause bimonthly mixer in your area. Our events attract between 75-150 people. $500.00 per event

●Support Caritas Smiles’ Live Love Learn Educational Series that empower, educate and inspire communities in need. These are a combination of live events and webinars. $500.00 for a series of three.

● Sponsor a volunteer participating in the Take a Trip Change a Life Service Programs to Dominican Republic

JOIN US

To achieve our objective of continuing to inspire women and children through education and building a school where children will have the opportunity to learn and play and have a chance to live a better life, we need your support.

Email us at caritasmile@gmal.com

GOAL

To give each person we meet the strength, wisdom, and courage to move forward in life as well as to build a Learning and Empowerment Center where Dominican youth will be coached on mobile technology, math, language and empowerment skills to live a happier and more healthy life.

“The only fence against the world is thorough knowledge of it” – John Locke

When you feel the urge to self-talk and seek life’s clues – Pause. Grin and smile, knowing that you have forever changes a stranger’s life. You are creating your message of joy!

FUTURE EVENT - ANNUAL
SPONSORSHIP BENEFITS

INSPIRE LEVEL $25.000

● Your organization’s logo* will be included in any printed and electronic program, event and social networking materials

● Your organization will be acknowledged in any press releases and news articles about Caritas Smile

● A representative from your organization will be invited to speak at the All White Masquerade Gala

● Your organization will be invited to send two representatives to the Cocktails for a Cause Events

● Your organization will receive a plaque recognizing your sponsorship of Caritas Smile

● Premier placement of organization logo on event programs, signage, and screens at the 2018 All White Annual Masquerade Ball and all networking events leading up to the annual event

● Organization name added to Wall of Benefactors inside the Learning & Empowerment Center to be built in Dominican Republic – Santiago Rodriguez

● Organization’s Inspire level sponsorship recognition on Caritas Smile Facebook posts, Twitter feeds, and Email Newsletter

● (2) VIP Tables for the 2018 All White Annual Masquerade Ball in Rhode Island

● One year logo placement Caritas Smile website, Facebook posts, Twitter feeds, and Newsletter, logo placement on Cocktail For A Cause Events, and educational workshops held throughout Rhode Island and South Florida

EDUCATE LEVEL $15.000

Your organization’s logo* will be included in any printed and electronic program, event and seminar materials.

Your organization will be acknowledged in any press releases and news articles about Caritas Smile

A representative from your organization will be invited to attended the Cocktails For A Cause Event and other social events during the year and be

recognized at each event with the opportunity to speak

Your organization will be invited to send 8 representatives to the All White Masquerade Ball

● Your organization will receive a plaque recognizing your sponsorship of Caritas Smile

SMILE LEVEL $5.000

Your organization’s logo* will be included in any printed and electronic seminar materials.

Logo placement on website for one year

● Your organization will be acknowledged in any press releases and news articles about Masquerade Ball

● Four tickets to the All White Masquerade Ball

EMPOWER LEVEL $10.000

Your organization’s logo* will be included in any printed and electronic event materials

Your organization will be acknowledged in any press releases and news articles about the event

A representative from your organization will be invited to address the social networking events – Cocktails For A Cause, typically at the start of the event

Your organization will receive a plaque recognizing your sponsorship of Caritas Smile

TABLE SPONSOR $1.000

1 Table of 8 Guests

Company Name and Logo on Table

Sponsorship recognition on Caritas Smile Facebook posts, Twitter feeds, and Newsletter