What Your Support Means to the Community
- $30 provides ten children English classes for a month.
- $50 provides an entire summer camp for ten children.
- $60 provides one disabled child transportation to school for a month.
- $70 provides school supplies for ten children, for a course on basic reading, writing & math.
- $1,500 provides for one senior's care for an entire year.
- $1,700 provides for an entire English course.
- $2,500 provides summer camp for five hundred children.
- $5,500 provides schooling for ten disabled children, for an entire year.
- $10,000 provides transportation for emergencies, pensions for the elderly, and for other community development activities in the bateyes.
About the Event
- Openhouse Gallery will host 180 Degrees on December 13th for a lively evening of culture, inspiration and fundraising.
- The event will run from 8 to 10p, with refreshments and music for all attendees.
- A collection of photographs documenting the work of 180 Degrees will be displayed. This will be the United States debut of the traveling exhibit. A video presentation and speech by a young man who has worked extensively with the organization will also take place.
- There will be an auction of high-fashion items donated from the likes of Brunello Cucinelli, Marc Jacobs and Narciso Rodriguez, with all proceeds going to 180 Degrees.
- 180 Degrees is currently fielding sponsors for the event. Donations of any value are always welcome. We have a sponsorship scale of Silver ($1,000), Gold ($5,000) and Platinum ($10,000).
- All donations will go towards supporting 180 Degrees' programs, from providing vaccinations to literacy classes and summer education camps for children.
About 180 Degrees
- 180 Grados (or 180 Degrees, in English) is an NGO that works on health, education, and community development projects for people who live on/near bateys in the Dominican Republic.
- A "batey" is like a work camp, where most of the population works on sugar cane plantations. They are impoverished and marginalized communities.
- Most of the people we work with are Haitian migrants, or descendants of Haitians.
- 180 Degrees has helped about 20,000 workers and their families by facilitating health services such as vaccinations, education opportunities including literacy classes, and various types of training and community development projects
- HuffPost article about the work of Lilo Delbus and 180 Degrees can be found here.
- All donations will go to 180 Degrees (a registered 5013c non-profit) and are 100% tax-deductible.
Have questions about A Benefit for 180 Degrees? Contact 180 Degrees