December 2020


What A Year It Has Been!

With YOU, we tackled COVID, adapted our mission, and still accomplished much!

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 Rain or Shine, COVID or health, YOU, our donors have held our back and helped us accomplish our mission.  We cannot end the year without thanking you for making it possible. 

Thank you to our program partners: 
  • Dubois Foundation, Switzerland
  • Port Clinton, Ohio Rotary Club
  • Port Clinton City Schools, Port Clinton, OH
  • Jamao Districto Educativo 0608, Jamao, Dominican Republic
  • Robyn Bloom Mercado, Canada
  • Asunción de Maria Catholic Church, Jamao, Dominican Republic
  • Immaculate Conception Church, Port Clinton, Ohio
  • Burton D Morgan Foundation
  • Guzmán Ariza Attorneys at Law
  • Ruben's Shoes Foundation
  • Bernardo Kühne
  • Carey and Bruce Sherburne
Thank you to our Estrellas- Donors of $500 or more:
  • Jamey and Patsy Skinner
  • Tina and Mark Hablitzel
  • Cheryl and John Kocher
  • Mark and Lisa Kelly
  • Crowne Batteries
  • David/Cindy Obergefell
  • Linda Rankin and family
  • Pat and David George
  • Hal and Diane Hawk
  • Julie and Bill St..Leger
And Thank you to our Estrellitas - all other donors
  • Alice Cook
  • Michelle Fitzthum
  • Ted and Cathy Greene
  • Maria Flynn
  • Denny and Linda Rectenwald
  • Patricia Burkey
  • Marsha Bordner
  • Jocelyn Kaufman
  • Linda Sprenger
  • Carole Pinover
  • Jessie Hollingsworth
  • Mary Myers
  • Robert Brown
  • Glenn Suggitt
  • Angel Timepieces, Inc.
  • Gretchen Fleming
  • Marlene Gulas
  • Mary Wagner
  • Joanie Towe
  • Barry Cover
  • Susan and Mark Marecic
  • Trudy Oliver
  • Ruby Ann Kyle
  • Leslie Jones Bricker
  • Sally Paumier
  • Deborah Long
  • David and Janine Howell
  • Doug and Tami Blackburn
  • Beth Gillman
  • Chris Caputo
  • Alex Johnson
  • Susie Freeh
  • Cheryl Brown
  • Robert Denny
  • Grace Olivo
  • William Webster
  • John Lynch
  • Kenel Prinston
  • Lunne Morley
  • James Duckett
  • Chuck Alpern
  • Ian Chesnof
  • James Knox
  • Kristy Koopmans
  • Paula and Pat Adkins
  • Bev Beevis
  • Kirby Omainchin
  • Aquinas Mackey
  • Robert Valerius
  • Joseph D'Errico
  • Christine Ramey
  • Pat Seibert
  • Cindee Walsh

YES!  We Did It in 2020!

  • Built water line in Arroyo Frio to enable residents to access running water
  • Transported doctors and nurses 3 - 4 times weekly to remote communities to give medical treatment to the poor, the sick, and the elderly
  • Taught COVID education to 100 children, traveling house to house
  • Donated food packets to the poor in 5 communities
  • Gave new shoes to 700 children in Jamao
  • Taught classes and tutored reading in 6 Jamao communities
  • Donated clothing to the poor
  • Operated our donation center in Jamao


Looking Ahead to 2021

Strength for the Journey is working to establish long range security and assurance that we can continue to teach children and create capacities in Jamao.  Currently, we are seeking land to build our own learning center.  With your help, we can make this dream a reality in 2021, thus providing Strength for the Journey in Jamao for years to come.

More Ways to Help

There are many ways to help Strength for the Journey achieve our goals.  If you would like to do more, please consider
  • Holding a Facebook Fundraiser for your birthday
  • Donating children's books in Spanish
  • Visiting and volunteering
  • Forwarding this newsletter to friends, encouraging them to be part of our cause
  • Serving as a board or advisory member of Strength for the Journey
We welcome YOU to help others be Strength for the Journey!

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