This year, during Three Kings Day, OVER 9,000 children in the Dominican Republic were smiling, thanks to the toys donated by the National Supermarket Association (NSA) and our members.
As I arrived to the school where we started our first event, along with the foundation of Padre Rogelio Cruz, I was surprised by the line of kids waiting to receive a toy. I could not see the end of the line. I was very moved by this experience and reminded me why we all must give back whenever we are offered the opportunity. As our Past President and Board member David Corona mentioned in one of our Board meetings, the smiles on their faces have no price. I am already looking forward to next year's event and encourage all to attend as well.
Special thanks to our prestigious member Hector Bueno, Chair of the NSA Toy Drive Committee and his wife, Mrs. Sixta for their strong commitment to this annual initiative. Special thanks to our main sponsors: Porky Product and the Ewig Family and Associated Supermarket Group (ASG). Last but not least, thank you to every proud member of the NSA who chipped in to make this year's toy distribution a success.
In addition, we would like recognize the support and presence of the following members: Miguel García, Aníbal Díaz, Nicolás López, Morel Estévez, Miguel Quezada, Andrés Ferreira, Juan Díaz, Rafael Diaz, Freddy Crisostomo y Manny Checo. Our Florida chapter was also represented by Alex Paulino. Our Executive Director Haile Rivera also joined the Committee on behalf of our prestigious institution (and also served as our photographer). Thank you all!
I would also like to mention and express our gratitude to Past Presidents Pablo Espinal (1995-1997), Francisco Jorge (2006-2008), and David Corona (2010-2014 & current Board member) who also travelled with Mr. Bueno and the Committee for this special initiative.
Check out pictures and videos at: www.nsacares.org