Our mission is to educate and empower the next generation of leaders. 

We believe that education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty and creating change, with your help we can change the future for thousands of children,their families, their communities and ultimately their Nations.

We're building a Secondary School! 

Since 2014, we have been watching our students grow and develop so much through the propriety programs we have initiated at our partner elementary school, Centro Educativo Toribio. Over the course of just one year we have recorded a 20% improvement in Literacy and have seen significant growth in learning capacity along with confidence, self-esteem and leadership skills. Our Elementary School is currently ranked #1 in the Dominican Republic. 

Our students are growing up fast and are starting to age out of our Elementary School losing access to Education and a safe learning place at the most vulnerable years of their lives. For them, we are building a Secondary School! Our goal is to open the Secondary School for the next school year beginning August 2020.​

We have secured ownership of the land and construction is well under-way.

We would love to have you involved in this legacy project, in any capacity which you can give. There are naming opportunities for larger donations but every little bit counts.

100% of the funds donated will go towards employing local contractors and building this school for our students. Please join us is creating long-lasting permanent change and being a part of something bigger than yourself.

GIVE a Desk for $50
GIVE a Window for $65
GIVE a Fan for $100
GIVE a Door for $200

or GIVE a general donation in the amount of your choice!

Christmas season is upon us and we know how hard it can be to shop for that person who already has everything or doesn't like anything! Why not give the most meaningful and impactful gift you can give, the gift of Education.


We can help you customize a card with a special message for the person you love. We have many items needed to complete the build of our Secondary School, you can contribute an item as a gift for that special someone!

endowment fund

An endowment fund provides annual revenue to keep Ruben's Shoes Society running indefinitely. 
As the fund grows, interest earned off the capital investment grows as well and provides
re-occurring annual revenue without depleting the capital investment.  

If you have a significant amount to donate for your year-end Charitable Giving, you can create a legacy that gives in perpetuity, year after year, year after year. 

A portion of the endowment fund will be used to directly support our operations, while a portion is used to directly fund projects. 

If this is of interest, we would love to hear from you. 

student sponsorship program
Another wonderful way to give a meaningful impactful gift this holiday season is to give the gift of Education and sponsor one of or students.

Meet our students who are in need of a sponsor and learn how you can single-handedly change the future of a child's life by giving the gift of Education.

Ruben's Shoes Society is a Registered Canadian Charity.
All donations greater than $25 will receive a Tax Receipt.  

Charitable Number: 817268535  RR0001

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