The DREAM Project Announces Their Third Annual Fundraiser Sueños 2014 to Support Quality Education for Children in the Dominican Republic

NEW YORK, (AzucarC) October 1, 2014– The Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring (DREAM) Project (www.dominicandream.org) will host their 3rd annual benefit fundraiser in New York City, Sueños 2014, to continue offering educational opportunities and a future free from poverty for present and future generations of Dominican youth. This exclusive event will take place on November 13th, at Saleya Tribeca Restaurant.

“We believe education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty that continues to affect so many children in the Dominican Republic,” said Jonathan Wunderlich, DREAM Development Director. “That is why this event is so crucial. It allows us to keep expanding our programs and reach thousands of youth living in poverty. As members of the greater, global Dominican community, this is our opportunity to come together, combine forces and create change.”

The event will feature a live performance by Andre Veloz & Friends and an exhibition of Dominican artists. Additionally, the Playa Grande Foundation, part of the Playa Grande Club & Resort will be presented with a special recognition for the impactful work their foundation has contributed in the Dominican Republic.

Invitations to this year’s benefit have been extended to special celebrities, local personalities and media. Special, invited guests include cast members from Orange is the New Black, including star Dascha Polanco.

Sueños 2014 is proud to host some of New York’s prominent philanthropists, Latino leaders and community members for a spectacular cause…the future of our children.

All proceeds from the event will go towards DREAM’s early childhood development, at-risk youth and workforce development programs, offering thousands of children the opportunity to escape the cycle of poverty. As official sponsors of the event, JetBlue (www.JetBlue.com,) Playa Grande Club & Reserve (www.playagrande.com,) UBS (www.ubs.com,) Saleya Tribeca (www. saleyatribeca-hub.com) and LatinTrends (www.latintrends.com) have placed a premium on this critical need.

To donate or purchase tickets to Sueños 2014 visit www.dominicandream.org. For press credentials contact Natacha Ginocchio at (646) 648-3295 or nginocchio@azucarcommunications.com.

To help spread the word via social media you can share and contribute to the conversation by using #DominicanSuenos.

About The DREAM Project:

The Dominican Republic Education and Mentoring (DREAM) Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that focuses on early childhood education, high quality primary education, holistic youth development, and arts, culture and community enrichment. Their groundwork was laid in 1995 when a group of Dartmouth students came down for a semester to volunteer public schools in Cabarete, Dominican Republic. Today, DREAM helps more than 4,500 children receive a better education through its 14 programs in 15 different communities, affecting the lives of over 7,000 community members. For more information visit www.dominicandream.org

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