- Wine To Water
- Volunteer Service Trip: Dominican Republic
- October 27 - November 3, 2016 // DOMINICAN REPUBLIC // CHARLOTTE CHAPTER + INDIVIDUALS
- Jason Dimitriou
A Message From Jason Dimitriou
Often times, it is easy to take for granted daily necessities as we can become so engrossed in our own lives that we fail to be thankful for all that we have, the opportunities provided to us, and not consider the difficulties and challenges that halt others from improving their situations. The easiest step we can make is to take a second to reflect on all that we overlook in life and understand how inadequacies can severely hinder not only individuals and families, but entire communities. If each one of us would just do what they can, with passion and purpose, to have a positive impact on the life of another human being, or a group of individuals that are less fortunate, we can literally change the world.
This trip to the Dominican Republic is one way that I am reaching out, to serve others, and to have a positive and sustainable impact on the lives of those less fortunate. Something as seemingly simple as clean water, yet it is the lifeblood that enables all other things to be possible. Please consider supporting me in this effort in whatever way you can as I look forward to this opportunity with enthusiasm.
About This Campaign
When you sign up as a volunteer in the Dominican Republic, you will get to make ceramic filters first-hand in the filter factory. We will teach you what materials go into the filter, show you how to mold them, fire them in the kiln, and then test them for purification. In addition to this, you will have the opportunity to get to know families that do not have access to clean water and personally distribute filters to their home. We also follow-up with past filter beneficiaries to hear how these filters have changed their lives. When giving the gift of clean water, life is instantly simplified and prioritized. It's an incredible experience.
Trip Cost and Fees:
$800 per person
Airfare: Purchased on your own
Visa Requirements: $10 Tourist Card in cash upon arrival
*Cost is based on a 8-day trip and includes all food, housing, ground transportation, overseas medical insurance, and project materials. If a trip extends longer than the dates listed a charge of $100/person/day will be charged. A $250 non-refundable deposit for the total trip cost is due upon registration. Balance for all trips is due 60 days prior to departure date. Late payments are subject to a fee. If there are not enough volunteers signed up for any given trip, Wine to Water reserves the right to cancel a trip and will give a full refund.
Dates for Group and Individual Travelers:
February 17-24, 2018 - Raleigh Chapter + individuals
March 3-10, 2018 - NCSU + Northeastern University
March 10-17, 2018 - Auburn University + FIU
March 23-30, 2018 - Hartwick College
April 7-14, 2018 - Tri-Cities + individuals
May 15-22, 2018 - UNCC Levine Scholars Program
June 23-30, 2018 - Denver Chapter + individuals
July 7-14, 2018 - Sayre School
July 21-28, 2018
August 4-11, 2018
October 20-27, 2018
November 10-17, 2018
November 24-December 1, 2018
December 8-15, 2018
Chris Kupec gave a $100 donation to support Jason Dimitriou to support October 27 - November 3, 2016 // DOMINICAN REPUBLIC // CHARLOTTE CHAPTER + INDIVIDUALS
Jeffrey Grossman gave a $250 donation to support Jason Dimitriou to support October 27 - November 3, 2016 // DOMINICAN REPUBLIC // CHARLOTTE CHAPTER + INDIVIDUALSYou are doing a great job.