Park School and Care Center in Caraballo continues to be an oasis for impoverished children and youth in the community around us. Through this center, children and families are learning of God’s provision and abundant love even during this time when COVID-19 has imposed severe restrictions on our ministry.
Since the government imposed quarantine restrictions, Kids Alive has helped with six major food distributions and reached out to our children’s homes with practical instructions for emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. Through the past school year, we have made major advances by opening a new dental clinic on our campus and by imparting life skills and job training for the older youth and young adults. God has not only protected but has provided for our children and their families, changing lives for His glory!
Children start with real responsibilities even at a young age in the Park School community including picking up the family food rations.
Carrying home food rations from the Park School.
Park School buys food wholesale, then staff sorts it into family-sized parcels broken. Here's Kids Alive and partner agency staff taking canned meat, rice, beans, oil, oatmeal, and spaghetti to our children and their families.
Kids Alive and partner agency staff sort our wholesale food into family size packs before delivery
Kids Alive staff, Ramon, delivers food to one of our school families. Overall, we are delivering food to between 450 and 500 families every two weeks.
Our workers serve with joy breaking down wholesale food purchases into family-size packs.
Our school directors meet weekly via Zoom to collaborate on ways to protect and provide for Kids Alive children and their families.
A pick-up truck delivers food to more remotely located children and their families.
One of our students receives food in her doorway. Homes in the Villa Ascension have a living room, kitchen, and two bedrooms.
Children across the DR make kites from plastic bags. Playing continues despite hard times.
A teenage girl stands outside a row of homes with food for her family.
Kids Alive and partner agency staff repackage wholesale food purchases into family-sized packs for distribution. Each family gets canned meat, rice, beans, oil, oatmeal, spaghetti, and tomato sauce.
Young and old are suffering. All need basic provisions in this very impoverished area.
Kids Alive is partnering with two other local non-profits to make bi-monthly distributions to approximately 500 impoverished families in this community with over 90% unemployment due to COVID-19.