Pitch A Helping Hand
Welcome to Gearing up for the Dominican Republic Incorporated! Gearing up for the Dominican Republic Inc. is a nonprofit organization which collects baseball gear for needy children in impoverished communities of the Dominican Republic.
How I Got Started:
In 2008, during a school trip to the Cigar Family Charitable Foundation (CFCF) School near Santiago, Dominican Republic, I gave my glove to one of the students at the school. When I saw the student's appreciation, it was clear that my gesture made a significant impact on his life. Inspired by this experience, I was convinced that I could initiate this same reaction in many more children in the Dominican Republic. When I got home, I came up with a plan for a project. In February 2009, after 6 months of collecting, I delivered more than $10,000 of baseball equipment (shown below) to the students at the CFCF School.
We are currently holding our wristband fundraiser! The wristbands are royal blue, have our website URL on the front, and have our slogan, "Pitch A Helping Hand" on the back. You can buy one wristband for $2 and three for $5.
As of November 2011, we have raised just under $500 dollars through wristband sales!