LA ROMANA, Dominican Republic, May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Joy and hope were seen on the faces of children, mothers, fathers, and teachers of the special education school, Padre Cavalotto, in the city of La Romana, in the east of the country, during the delivery of oatmeal donations, thanks to Avelina and the company LINKS World Group, a communication and marketing agency with presence in the Dominican Republic and 50 other countries around the world.
The school is located in Villa Verde, received 1,900 boxes of oatmeal, the equivalent to one month's supply, to guarantee breakfast and snacks for the 156 students that go to the school.
Similarly, the brand donated bags of different Avelina products, to the parents and the school, with the goal of providing good nutrition to the children with special conditions and from low-income families' homes.
Edward De Valle, president of LINKS World Group, on behalf of his company and the De Valle family offered welcoming words, highlighting: "The De Valle family, on behalf of our company, is working on a social responsibility plan for this school, which includes education, health, and infrastructure. Today we came with Avelina, to reinforce the investment we will make and what better way to do it with this brand, as oatmeal is a nutritious food and it is our desire, that these small children receive good nutrition, with a product that is easy to prepare and is healthy for their development."
Meanwhile, Omar Angulo, Avelina's regional manager in the Dominican Republic, was in charge of explaining the preparation process of oatmeal to each of the parents that received the gift.
"For Avelina, it is a great pleasure to contribute to your children's nutrition. On this day, we have brought you a gift that contains our product in their various flavors and product lines. You only have to add water or milk and it does not require sugar. So it is a meal that contains all the vitamins and minerals that children need," Angulo said during his speech.
Begdy Belén, campus director who works with children with mental disabilities such as Down Syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, amongst others, expressed his thanks to Avelina and LINKS and said that in the 38 years of continuous work for the school, it is the first time they have received a donation of this kind.
"We received with much appreciation this donation and we hope this visit keeps repeating itself. Thank you again for collaborating with the nutrition of our children, because they need good food due to their special conditions. It is the first time we have been given a donation of this nature and believe me this will be of much benefit to these children, which come from very humble families," said Belén.
During the delivery, Edward De Valle highlighted that in the following day Avelina will remodel the playground area of the school and install the Avelina Park, which will feature new swings and slides.
Significantly, also in the city of Santo Domingo Avelina and LINKS donated 22,250 boxes were distributed to the foundations: Niños de la Merced; Hogar Betesda; Fray José María Guerrero Foundation; Hogar de Niñas Nuestra Señora de la Altagracia; Fe y Alegría; Instituto Dominicano de Estudios Virológicos; Madre Teresa Todas Foundation; Education Center Santo Niño Jesús y Kaisha Salomé Foundation, amongst other institutions.
Avelina is an oatmeal brand from Venezuela and distributed in the country by Dominican Food, Doma S.R.L, that has four product lines: traditional, whole flakes, instant, and fortified, along with a flavored line.
LINKS World Group, a communication and marketing agency in the United States, with a presence in Dominican Republic and more than 50 countries around the world; its main markets are in North America, the Caribbean, South America, Asia and Oceania.
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