A Lowell Catholic team of 10 students spent 8 days in the Dominican Republic over their holiday break this winter. The annual trip to the Hogar Immanuel Orphanage and Mustard Seed Communities allows students the opportunity to not only practice their world language skills, but to give back to the community through service learning. This year the team set a goal to raise $4,000 in order to cover the expenses of one month of food for all 48 residents at the orphanage. They far surpassed their expected fundraising goals and ended up raising $6,000. With this money, the team was able to stimulate the local economy and buy food and diapers for the residents. After the food and necessities were purchased, the team proceeded to buy three small bikes as an extra treat for the children.
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