“I volunteer because is a double satisfaction for me to serve since I am part of this community”

— Francis Ferreira, Resident of Río San Juan

“I first flew down to volunteer in Alegría’s Holiday Toy Drive in the city of Bonao and it was an enriching experience. We later went to do work in Río San Juan, in the North. To this day I continue to support and participate in the foundation’s projects, big or small.”

— Gabriel Guadalupe, Assistant Professor, Westfield State University

“I get very excited while packing donated items knowing that the donations will touch people’s lives in a positive way”

— Eli Miguel Mercado Corniel, CMA

“I donate because what the Alegría Gri Gri Foundation does is essential for the development of the minds of our little ones, and because it helps to set the course for the future of our country. I donate, I support, I celebrate!”

— Kianny N. Antigua, Writer, El tragaluz del sótano: Cuentos, 2014

“Not only do we commend and support the efforts of Alegría Gri Grí of bringing a little joy into the life of people who need and deserve it, but we encourage others to join the foundation in this rewarding experience of giving”

— Colbert I. Nepaulsingh, Professor Emeritus, SUNY Albany and Marla Henríquez Nepaulsingh, Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

“I’m glad to see good work being done and being a part of it”

— Craig William Macneill, Film Director of “The Boy”

“I enthusiastically support all the beautiful invaluable outreach done by Alegría Gri Grí and I am honored to be an amigo of the foundation.”

— Jerome “Jerry” Perzegian, writer and producer “The Jeffersons,” “The Golden Girls,” “Frasier,” “The Nanny,” and “Married…with Children.”

“Every year, I am so proud to be affiliated with Alegría Gri Grí. I am always amazed by the work they do and the support they offer people in need. It’s the combination of joy and compassion that the world needs more of.”

— Emily Stauffer Keenan, former New York Power Soccer Player

“I have seen the foundation grow over the years from just the seed of the thought of a dreamer, founder Lissette Acosta Corniel. The efforts put into this project and the heart of all the collaborators is truly moving. I am honored to know of Alegría Gri Grí and its mission in Río San Juan and other parts of the Dominican Republic and see that my little contribution goes a long way.”

— Ana Asensio, Actress and Model