DAPD seeks help to meet its ‘Dollar Day’ target

DAPD’s Nathalie Murphy

All hopes of meeting a $50,000 mark by December 2013 have been dashed, says the Dominica Association For Persons With Disabilities(DAPD), as the association reports a dismal level of contribution towards its dollar day initiative.

The 7th National Dollar Day which was launched on October 26th, 2012 under the theme- “DAPD’s Sustainability with support from social partners”- runs until December 31, 2012.

However, with just about a month and a half left, the organization says contributions have been slow in coming.

While congratulating those who have contributed so far, Executive Director of the DAPD, Nathalie Murphy says she is very disappointed.

“I want to thank those who have supported the project to date but I must say that we are disappointed with the response so far. We are way below our target and I just want to encourage members of the public to make their contributions,” she said.

According to Murphy, the public’s contribution makes them a social partner in the organizations quest to become self sustaining.

“We have several activities coming up and we need the funds. We also have several projects in the pipeline and a lot of bills outstanding,” she said.

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  1. "O" STRESS"
    November 13, 2012

    I look for them at creole in the park did not see boots on the ground. I also look for them in and around thw W.C.M.F, where all the french, Lucian, US, Canadian, and Brit money was flowing but did not see boots on the ground, it`s aworthy cause i put mine thru the bank. DADP i am willing to assist next year and lets start much earlier.

  2. Esther
    November 13, 2012

    WHAT is the DADP CONTACT DETAILS, including EMAIL Address, please for overseas contributers?
    Thank you.

  3. Scorpio
    November 12, 2012

    I am very touched by the appeal for funds. Ms. Murphy and her organization is giving a voice and life to the disabled persons of Dominica. It is not much is already collected but how much we are contributioning.
    I pledge US$500.OO via western union or direct deposit to their bank account. I hope you, the reader, will contribute, no matter how small, to such a worthy cause.

    • Scorpio
      November 12, 2012

      My spell check…..contributing.

      • Have a Heart
        November 12, 2012

        Scorpio, you i assume is a REAL @#$*ole, based on the seriousness of this article you checking the spelling…Rather than praising the 500 dollar donation. If you are a native born Dominican, i understand your ignoranze,,,,check my spelling,,,

    • I Too
      November 12, 2012

      Will make a significant contribution to DAPD if they make information be nade as to there benchmark this far and make known the several projects in the pipeline and a lot of bills outstanding.”

    • want2contribute
      November 13, 2012

      Scorpio, if possible can you pass on the bank account information?


  4. Anonymous
    November 12, 2012

    It would be nice to know how much money was collected thus far.

    • Have a Heart
      November 12, 2012

      That i agree….This is really the first time i have read of this….shortfall.

  5. Fairness!!
    November 12, 2012

    Just as all organisations have to go easy on spending and streamline certain activities, so does the DADP. Thats just how it is.

    • Have a Heart
      November 12, 2012

      So well said. However if a greater outreach was establish other than silence, might have created a greater response.

  6. Fairness!!
    November 12, 2012

    Just as all organisations have to go easy on spening and streamline certain activities, so does the DADP. Thats just how it is.

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