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.
Throughout the year, Starfish maintains ongoing communication with the Christian churches that we partner with to identify children who are not in school because they cannot afford the basic necessities.
Greetings to you and your family. I am writing this letter to thank God and also you for the help you have given us. Some years, my parents do not have the money to buy my school uniform. But with the help you give us, we spend less and save for other necessities. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the help you have given us. Thank you very much!
I want to thank you for all the effort you have made each year to allow me to have my school supplies every year. Thank you because I am a blessed child and I feel happy because now I can be prepared for school…as well as the other children. Thank you for everything and may God continue to help you bless many more children.
Dear friend and brother in Christ. My most cordial greeting. We are more than grateful for the help you give our children every year. We really consider you as our family. What you do is truly priceless. Many, many, many, many thanks! We love you in the love of Christ and we ask God to pour out on you and your family life, health and many blessings. A thousand thank you’s! Blessings!
I want to thank you for everything you have done for all of us kids. I ask God to protect you always wherever you are and to all your family. I love you all very much and I thank God for your lives. I ask the all-powerful Father to guard you whatever path He leads you on and that he enlightens you every day. Thank you for everything. God bless you always.
Dear Mr. Mike. We write these lines wishing you all the health and well-being possible and that your life is full of joy and happiness. Our family is very grateful for the contributions you have made to our children and to the other children in the program. It is a wonderful help that we truly value in a country full of so many needs. Thank you. We really appreciate what you do for us.