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Issue 7, Vol. 1
 Serving In The Dominican Republic 
July/August 2012
President's Message
Dear " . $Name .",


As summer comes to an end, the Project Mañana team and school staff are feverishly working to prepare the school for the 2012/2013 school year.

Construction projects, painting, decorating and much more are currently underway and there is a buzz in the community. You can read all about the "happenings" in the articles below.

I'd also like to note a special thanks to our partners and friends at Covenant Community Fellowship in Indiana who have made this summer very special with some BIG improvements at the school!

On behalf of 115 (and growing!) Project Mañana children, their families, and community, THANK YOU for "Working Together Today for a Better Tomorrow!™"

Please visit Project Mañana's website for more information on how you can partner with Project Mañana; including child sponsorship.

Working Together Today For A Better Tomorrow™


Brian Berman, Founder & President


Students Receive New Industrial Kitchen
Through a very generous partnership with Covenant Community Fellowship (CCF) in Corydon, IN, Project Mañana has begun construction on a much-needed industrial kitchen.

The kitchen will have capacity to service up to 400 children and will primarily be used for Project Mañana's daily nutrition program; however it will also be available for community events.

Through a series of fundraising events (including a motorcycle ride), CCF raised enough money to pay for the construction and interior finishings including: an industrial sink, industrial stove, cabinetry, and cooking utensils.

"This project is a HUGE blessing, as we are currently using a small stove in our school administrator's personal apartment kitchen to prepare the meals for the children. The process is cumbersome and slow. We will now be able to provide faster service and provide meals to many more children," said Brian Berman, president of Project Mañana.

The kitchen is being built adjacent to the school administrator's apartment (located on the school property) and will connect directly to the building. An existing window will be changed into an arched doorway for entry from within the building. There will also be an exterior door for direct access to the kitchen.

Project Mañana would like to give special thanks to MOSTELLER, Michael Loy, Paul Lincks, Mike Kiesler, and the entire CCF community for making this project a reality.

We'd also like to thank Juan Bierd (construction foreman) who has provide the construction services.

Area before construction

Area during construction

CCF children with fundraising poster

CCF motorcycle riders

Motorcycle line up before the ride

Riders stop for gas

Other School Improvements
As Project Mañana and the school staff prepare for the upcoming 2012/2013 school year, there is a lot of buzz at the school -- cleaning, painting, repairing, decorating, and much more!

One of the most exciting improvements is the newly constructed basketball court; which was entirely funded by the school administration. Project Mañana is so proud of Juan D'Leon and his team who accomplished this project on their own.

The picture below shows the poured concrete and fences; however the court still needs to be painted. Plans for painting are already underway and we hope to have photos to share very soon!

New basketball court

Juan painting desks

Project Mañana's Annual Report

Project Mañana Growth Update
From September 30, 2010 (when Project Mañana officially open its doors) to September 30, 2011, Project Mañana has seen an amazing 238% growth in its core programs.

Project Mañana, through the generous partnership of many sponsors across the United States, is now providing education, nutritious meals 5-days per week, and guidance to 115 children in the Dominican Republic! That's an astounding 238% growth in our first year of service!

The growth is a true testament to the hard work of the Dominican-based Project Mañana team and the many sponsors who have made it their mission to help provide a Better Tomorrow for the children of La Yaguita de Pastor, Dominican Republic!

There are MANY more children in the community (we estimate another 200-300 conservatively) who desperately need education and nutrition. As more and more sponsors join the Project Mañana team, we will expand the programs to as many children as we can.

Please Help. Sponsor A Child TODAY!

Connect With Project Mañana's Social Networks
Did you know that 95% of Project Mañana's supporters stay connected with our efforts online and through electronic communication?

Knowing that, Project Mañana is working hard to deliver information, updates, and news in several areas of social media, including: Facebook, Twitter, and now YouTube!

Please take a minute to visit each of these social sites and "join" or "subscribe" to ensure you receive the latest information and updates on how your partnership is helping to change the lives of children in La Yaguita de Pastor, Dominican Republic.

Do you have a social media idea? Please share it with us!


 Project Mañana Needs Your Help!
Project Mañana is a non-profit 501(c)3 humanitarian organization dedicated to bettering the lives of impoverished children, their families and communities through nutrition, education, and guidance.

We achieve our goals through charitable donations and child sponsorship, which unites children in need with individual sponsors who wish to address the children's immediate and basic needs. Sponsorship gives poor children the tools and opportunities necessary for success by providing benefits and supporting programs for each child - primarily in the areas of education and nutrition.

  Project Mañana International is a 501(c)3 Charitable Organization.
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