HISTORY: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE

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WHAT WE BELIEVE

We believe that world peace can be achieved by making poverty extinct. We believe that we can each do our part to end poverty by giving others the opportunity for basic health care and education, and enabling them to improve their living conditions by providing them with the skills they need and empowering them to become self sufficient. Working together with other humanitarian organizations and our generous benefactors we will continue to give opportunities to those who lack opportunities. We will help them educate themselves and their communities. We believe that working together as a team with different members fulfilling different rolls we will make Poverty eXtinct.

OUR PROJECTS

HOW IT ALL BEGAN

THE WORK OF PROJECT PX IS BORN FROM THE WORK THAT BEGAN OVER TWENTY YEARS AGO IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC WITH JOHN CONSOLI, M.D., JESSICA CONSOLI A TEACHER, ROY JOEL, AND THE CONSOLI CHILDREN. IT BEGAN WITH LOCAL SUPPORT AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS FORMING A BOARD TO ORGANIZE AND DEVELOP WAYS IN WHICH TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE MISSION WORK.

MANY TIMES LOCAL CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS THE LIONS CLUB, KIWANIS, AND ROTARY CLUB GAVE SMALL DONATIONS TO HELP THE WORK CONTINUE. WHILE WORKING IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC THE GROUP GAVE MEDICAL ATTENTION TO PATIENTS USING MEDICINES DONATED BY DOCTORS, CARITAS INTERNATIONAL, HEALTH PROMOTERS AND GENEROUS DRUG COMPANIES SUCH AS PFIZER. WHILE DR. CONSOLI CENTERED ON PATIENT CARE, THE OTHER CONSOLI FAMILY MEMBERS GAVE HEALTH EDUCATION CLASSES.

PREVENTIVE HEALTH CARE CLASSES ENABLED STUDENTS TO LEARN THE IMPORTANCE OF INFANT/CHILD HEALTH, GENERAL GOOD HYGIENE, AND DENTAL CARE. THESE CLASSES WERE SUPPORTED BY THE MANY DONATIONS OF SUPPLIES SUCH AS TOOTHBRUSHES AND TOOTH PASTE.

THE CONSOLI CHILDREN, WITH THE HELP OF VISITING VOLUNTEERS, ENGAGED IN COMMUNITY WIDE HEALTH CARE PROJECTS SUCH AS WORKING WITH SCHOOLS COMMUNITIES TO RID CHILDREN OF HEAD LICE.

MEANWHILE ROY JOEL WORKED TO ACQUIRE DONATIONS OF HOSPITAL BEDS AND EQUIPMENT IN THE U.S.A. AND THEN HAVE IT TRANSPORTED TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. ONCE IN COUNTRY HE WOULD SET UP THE EQUIPMENT AND DISTRIBUTE IT TO THE NATIONAL PEDIATRIC MEDICAL CENTER AND VARIOUS ELDERCARE HOMES IN SANTO DOMINGO AND PUERTO PLATA.

ROY NOT ONLY BROUGHT IN HUNDREDS OF BEDS AND MATTRESS HE ALSO BROUGHT IN WHEELCHAIRS, CRUTCHES, CANES AND HUNDREDS OF DESKS. ROY DOESN’T JUST DELIVER THESE ITEMS AND WALK AWAY. HE PUTS EACH AND EVERY BED TOGETHER HIMSELF, TOUCHES UP THE PAINT AND MAKES SURE EVERY DONATED ITEM IS IN GOOD WORKING ORDER. HEALTHCARE EDUCATION, SOCIAL SERVICES, MEDICAL CARE AND PROVIDING MEDICAL EQUIPMENT AND MEDICINES TO CHILDREN AND ELDERLY IN NEED IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND HAITI HAS BEEN THE FOCUS AND PASSION OF THIS HARD WORKING GROUP.

AS THE CONSOLI CHILDREN HAVE GROWN THE WORK HAS EXPANDED. OVER THE YEARS THEY HAVE BEEN ALL OVER THE WORLD BRINGING MEDICAL AID AND SOCIAL SERVICES IN THE FORM OF DAY CAMPS, BUILDING AND REPAIRING SMALL MEDICAL FACILITIES, COMMUNITY CENTERS, AND EDUCATIONAL CENTERS, IN OTHER COUNTRIES SUCH AS SUDAN, BELIZE, INDIA, AS WELL AS CONTINUING TO WORK IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC AND HAITI. CURRENTLY, THE FOCUSES OF OUR PROJECTS ARE IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC.

WHERE WE ARE NOW

TODAY DAVID CONSOLI, WITH THE HELP OF ANTONETTE DENIS, PRESIDENT, SILVIA SANTOS, FUNDRAISING DIRECTOR, EDWARD CONSOLI, TREASURER AND JESSICA CONSOLI MISSION DIRECTOR HAVE ESTABLISHED AND FOUNDED PROJECT PX, AN ORGANIZATION WITH THE GOAL OF “MAKING POVERTY EXTINCT”. AS WE CONTINUE TO GROW INTO A LARGER AND STRONGER FAMILY OF VOLUNTEERS AND NETWORK OF SUPPORTERS, OUR MISSION BECOMES STRONGER AS WE REACH OUT TO MANY MORE POVERTY STRICKEN COMMUNITIES PROVIDING MEDICAL CARE, HEATH EDUCATION AND TRAINING FOR THOSE IN NEED.

RECOGNIZING THE TRUTH IN THE OLD ADAGE “GIVE A MAN A FISH, FEED HIM FOR A DAY; TEACH A MAN TO FISH, FEED HIM FOR A LIFETIME” WE ENABLE PEOPLE TO IMPROVE THEIR LIVING CONDITIONS BY TEACHING THEM THE SKILLS THEY NEED. SOME OF OUR PROGRAMS INCLUDE HEALTH EDUCATION, VOCATIONAL AND SKILLS TRAINING, HIGHER EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES AND DIRECT CARE AND ASSISTANCE.

WE ALSO GIVE YOUNG ADULTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO OBTAIN ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS ENABLING THEM TO OBTAIN A HIGHER EDUCATION WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT THEY WILL RETURN AND SERVE THEIR COMMUNITY OR OTHER COMMUNITIES IN NEED.

WHERE WE ARE GOING

EVER EXPANDING TO MEET THE NEEDS OF IMPOVERISHED COMMUNITIES WE NOW LOOK TO CREATE TRAINING CENTERS WHERE UNDERPRIVILEGED INDIVIDUALS CAN BE EMPOWERED TO BETTER THEIR LIVES AND IMPROVE THEIR COMMUNITIES. THESE VOCATIONAL CENTERS WILL INSTRUCT THEM IN BASIC AGRICULTURAL SKILLS, NURSING, CHILDCARE, AND OTHER USEFUL TRADES SUCH AS BUILDING AND STRUCTURE MAINTENANCE.

WE BELIEVE THAT WORLD PEACE CAN BE ACHIEVED BY MAKING POVERTY EXTINCT. WE BELIEVE THAT WE CAN EACH DO OUR PART TO END POVERTY BY GIVING OTHERS THE OPPORTUNITY FOR BASIC HEALTH CARE AND EDUCATION, AND ENABLING THEM TO IMPROVE THEIR LIVING CONDITIONS BY PROVIDING THEM WITH THE SKILLS THEY NEED AND HELPING THEM TO EVENTUALLY BECOME SELF SUFFICIENT. WORKING TOGETHER WITH OTHER HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATIONS AND OUR GENEROUS BENEFACTORS WE WILL CONTINUE TO GIVE OPPORTUNITIES TO THOSE WHO LACK OPPORTUNITIES. WE WILL HELP THEM EDUCATE THEMSELVES AND THEIR COMMUNITIES.

NEXT TRIP TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

December 27, 2013
Doctors , nurses and volunteer medical personnel will provide healthcare, vaccinations and nutrition education to people in the Dominican Republic.

Please contact Dr John Consoli for more info at:
dr.john08@yahoo.com