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.