is a faith-based, nonprofit organization that partners with Christian churches in the Dominican Republic, providing underprivileged children with educational opportunities.
OVER 500 CHILDREN
across three communities in the DR were provided with the supplies they needed to attend school this year.
Next trip: August 2023
How We Help
Many families in the Dominican Republic cannot afford to buy their children the basic school supplies that are required in order to attend a public school. Items that every child must have include:
SCHOOL & P.E. UNIFORM
BACKPACK & BASIC SCHOOL SUPPLIES
Starfish Missions seeks to provide these children with the resources they need to stay in school; giving them hope for the future and a better quality of life.
Every August, Starfish representatives travel to the Dominican Republic, bringing the funds from the generous support of our donors to help the identified children. The Starfish team spends over a week taking pre-organized groups of children to stores to physically purchase the uniforms and school supplies in the communities there. Following the annual trip, all donors receive an annual report that includes photos and information on all of the children as well as letters from some of the children and families supported that year.
In 2007, while Starfish was still in the process of getting organized, a total of 25 children in the community of La Romana were provided everything they needed to attend school. We have seen amazing growth, and in August of last year God blew us away as Starfish was able to provide over 500 children across three communities in the DR with the supplies they needed to attend school.
Without an education, many children turn to drugs and prostitution. Studies show that less than half graduate from high school. Your gift brings hope not only to the children you help, but the entire community.