Human Services

Dollars for Daet

  • Smyrna, TN
  • www.dford.org

Mission Statement

Dollars for Daet's mission is giving hope to generations through education.

Main Programs

  1. Scholarship Program
  2. Outreach Trips
  3. Adopt a School Program
  4. Firefighter Program
  5. Misc.

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Service Areas

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Daet Camarines Norte, Philippines

ruling year

2005

Principal Officer since 2003

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Ms. Joy Paday

Co Principal Officer

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Mr. Steven Sellars

Keywords

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COUNTY Non-profit International Philippines Firefighter Education

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EIN

81-0650111

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Our organization exists for one purpose—to give hope to generations through education. We accomplish this through several programs. SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM In 2002, a scholarship program for needy & deserving students that cannot afford to go to school was established. This program completely underwrites the expenses for a potential student to attend school. Most students in the program attend college. FIREFIGHTER PROGRAM Our firefighter program gives us an opportunity to impact an entire community. Emergency medical training classes are offered to better equip the firefighters when responding to life-threatening calls. In 2006, we certified 84 firefighters as First Responders. Donations of fire-fighting turnout gear allow them to be better protected while keeping their communities safe. ADOPT A SCHOOL PROGRAM Every other year D4D adopts a school and provides school supplies to each student. We underwrite the cost for repairs to the school building based on the principal’s needs. OUTREACH TRIPS A team of volunteers joins us in ministering to the local people of Daet Camarines Norte’s needs. We conduct two Kids Interactive Outreach sessions in small, impoverished villages. We distribute hundreds of stuffed animals & toys to the impoverished children of Daet. The team members distribute school supply goody bags to the students attending the school D4D has adopted for that year. We also purchase & distribute sacks of rice to widows and orphans. We conduct house-to-house visitations where our outreach team can meet the local citizens, sit inside their homes and visit with them. MISC. Occasionally there will be a death or life threatening illness that is brought to our attention. D4D will fund some of the funeral expenses; doctor office visits or fills prescriptions for people who cannot afford to do so. D4D is committed to changing the lives people from all generations. D4D's future & growth depends upon other's catching our vision.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Scholarship Program

The poverty level directly affects the education system in the Philippines. If the family doesn’t have money for transportation to school or uniforms, then the children are forced to drop out.

According to Statistics…
• Only 70% of children will reach the 5th grade
• 20–25% of Elementary students will attend high school.
• College usually remains a dream for the majority.

D4D's response to Daet's poverty crisis is EDUCATION!
Education is a powerful tool. It gives the graduate a better opportunity to secure stable employment, thus breaking a generational poverty cycle for an entire family.

This program completely underwrites the expenses for a potential student to attend school. There are 9 students in the program, most attend college.

This program needs to grow. We want EVERY child to have an opportunity to learn, to grow, to have a better future!

We also need to purchase a 15 passenger, air-conditioned van to transport the students to school.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Asian/Pacific Islander

Budget

$3,000.00

Program 2

Outreach Trips

Dollars for Daet is committed to taking outreach teams to the Philippines every 2 years. A team of volunteers joins us in ministering to the local people’s needs.

We conduct Kids Interactive Outreach sessions in small-impoverished villages; distribute hundreds of stuffed animals & toys to the children of Daet. Team members distribute school supplies goody bags to the students attending the school D4D has adopted for that year.
We purchase & distribute sacks of rice to widows & orphans. We conduct house-to-house visitations where our outreach team can meet the local citizens, sit inside their homes & visit with them.

FUTURE GOALS: Construct a LODGE for future teams. This would enable us to travel every year instead of every-other-year.

Construct a COMMUNITY CENTER. A computer lab & a tutoring room would help students with assignments. A multi-purpose room would be used for community events.

Category

Human Services

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Asian/Pacific Islander

Budget

Program 3

Adopt a School Program

Every other year D4D adopts a school and takes school supplies to the students. We underwrite the cost for repairs to the school building based on the principal’s needs.

In 2006, we paid $3,362.70 to build a Faculty Room/Student Library for the Camarines Norte National High School. There are 1700+ students in attendance.

We are desperate for financial resources to grow this program. All of the schools in Daet are in need of repairs.

School supplies are a necessity and luxury. The poor teachers usually purchase the supplies for the impoverished children.

We need corporate levels of school supplies donated.

Category

Community Development

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Asian/Pacific Islander

Budget

$500.00

Program 4

Firefighter Program

Our firefighter program gives us an opportunity to impact an entire community.

Emergency medical training classes are offered to better equip the firefighters when responding to life-threatening calls.

In 2006, a basic first responder class for 84 firemen from the central Philippines were conducted each firefighter was certified as First Responders.

Donated medical equipment was also received.

The firefighters are in dire need or protective gear when fighting fires. Their current uniforms consist of a tee shirt and shorts.

Donations of fire-fighting turnout gear allow them to be better protected while keeping their communities safe. The shipping cost must be donated so that each of the firefighters in Daet could receive protective gear.

Our goal is for each firefighter to receive a set of turnout gear.

We need the equipment donated and the shipping cost.

Category

Public Safety, Disaster Services

Population(s) Served

Asian/Pacific Islander

General Public/Unspecified

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$100.00

Program 5

Misc.

Occasionally there will be a death or life threatening illness that is brought to our attention. D4D will fund some of the funeral expenses; doctor office visits or fill prescriptions for people who cannot afford to do so.

The Philippines does not offer insurance programs to the people. You cannot get proper medical treatment unless you have money.

We would like to have medicines donated so the people can have access to a cure for their medical needs.

A benevolent fund would enable us to assist people in their hour of need. A crisis is not the time to worry about money. The government doesn't offer financial assistance.

Category

Population(s) Served

General Public/Unspecified

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Asian/Pacific Islander

Budget

$200.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

Daet Camarines Norte, Philippines

Funding Needs

1. Sponsors for Scholarship Program 2. Purchase an air-conditioned 15-passenger van 3. Purchase a large truck 4. Construction of a Community Center 5. Construction of a D4D Lodge

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Dollars for Daet

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Joy Paday

Co Principal Officer

Mr. Steven Sellars

BIO

Joy Paday is the President of Dollars for Daet. She co-founded the organization with her husband Nicasio in 1999. She has an AAS degree in Graphic Design and is responsible for all of the marketing material and information. She organizes all outreach trips and leads the groups to the Philippines every other year.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"I would like to introduce you to a place and a group of people that have forever changed my life—the people of Daet Camarines Norte, Philippines. Daet is a small farming/fishing community in an almost forgotten area of the Philippines. 90% of the population lives beneath the national poverty level. Normal housing in the provinces consist of a bamboo hut, the size of a small bedroom with a Nipa leaf roof. An average size family has 10 children, 2 parents & a grandparent all living in this one-room hut. The poverty level directly affects the education system in the Philippines. If the family doesn’t have money for transportation to school, then the children are forced to drop out. According to statistics… On the average, only 70% of children will reach the 5th grade. In some provinces, 60% of elementary students drop out after 4th grade. Only 20–25% of elementary students manage to attend high school and college, usually remains a dream for the majority. During our travels to the Philippines the #1 request we receive is to send someone’s child to school—thus, the birth of our scholarship program. D4D's response to Daet's poverty crisis is EDUCATION! Education is a powerful tool. It gives the graduate a better opportunity to secure stable employment, thus breaking a generational poverty cycle for an entire family. If you will join our efforts, together we can give a student a more promising future through education."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Joy Paday

Graphic Designer

Term: Nov 2003 - Nov 2009

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