11.11 Annual Day of Giving
Most of Nick’s friends know that whenever Nick saw the time 11:11 on his phone he made a wish. This year will mark the 2nd Annual Thrive in Joy Nick Fagnano Foundation 11.11 Annual Day of Giving. Each year we hope to exceed our 111 donations goal. Suggested donations can be $1.11, $11.11, $111.11 or any multiple thereof: $22.22, $33.33, $44.44, $88.88 etc.
It’s not about how MUCH someone gives—it’s about how MANY choose to participate. On November 11, 2016, Nick's parents, Mary and Jay, departed on their 6th trip to the Dominican Republic since Nick's passing. On every trip, thanks to the generosity of Thrive in Joy supporters, life has improved for the children at the Remar orphanage who now have bathrooms with toilets that flush and a real sports field to play on instead of a stump and weed-filled patch of dirt covered with rocks and broken glass. The students at Tia Tatiana School in one of the most underserved areas of Santo Domingo, now have all new classroom furniture and we have ambitious plans to fund an expansion of the school to provide better learning and play facilities for the younger children and vocational training facilities for the high school students. Without Tia Tatiana school, none of these students would have a chance to go to college--and many would never finish high school.
Other programs your donations support include the USC Price School of Public Policy Nick Fagnano Scholarship Endowment and The Los Angeles chapter of the Jefferson Awards Students in Action Program.
Each year 11.1 marks 11 days of giving.
If everyone encouraged 11 friends to donate we'd be well on our way to having that new school building in the Dominican Republic with Nick's name on it --a true miracle and answered prayer for the children and their families this school serves--all who have and expect so little but whose hearts are so full of appreciation and love.