SUPPORT PUERTO RICO
Here's how you can support Puerto Rico and the Caribbean in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
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NEWARK (Tainas Unidas)
TAÍNAS UNIDAS is a group dedicated to the Hurricane Maria relief effort in restoring normalcy and providing support to those affected. We collect, transport and distribute items directly to those in need. We fundraise and work with local on-the-ground partners in affected areas to ensure efficient use of funds and support refugees who have been relocated due to the disaster. Founded by women in Newark, NJ - yet open to all - we emphasize grassroots partnership in relief efforts.
Drop off location: 849 Mount Prospect Ave, Newark | Monday-Saturday 9am-9pm, Sunday 9am-6pm.
ACCEPTING: Emergency kits, bed pads, adults diapers, and alcohol pads.
Collection boxes will be set up around Bloomfield for essential infant and personal care items that will be distributed in hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico.
Drop off locations: Bloomfield police department and town hall (1 Municipal Plaza), all fire houses, and the Civic Center (84 Broad St, Bloomfield).
ACCEPTING: Diapers, baby food, batteries, first aid supplies, feminine hygiene products.
JERSEY CITY (PACO)
PACO will be coordinating with all relief efforts and will begin to accept donations for Puerto Rico and Mexico.
Drop off locations: 390 Manila Ave & 346 Center Ave, Jersey City | Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.
ACCEPTING: Water, canned goods, bleach, batteries, baby/senior diapers.
ELIZABETH (Hurricane Relief for Puerto Rico)
Puerto Rican Alliance of Elizabeth united with other organizations will be accepting donations to help Puerto Rico.
Drop off locations: E'port Community Center 250 Second St, Elizabeth | Monday-Friday 11am-7pm.
ACCEPTING: Water, canned food/drinks, can openers, instant milk, soap, detergent, baby/senior diapers, batteries, flashlights, first aid supplies, baby wipes, baby food, toothpaste, toothbrushes.
10/14, 2pm - City Stars Album Release | Aquino | Bloomfield Public Library's Little Theater | 90 Broad St, Bloomfield
$10 admission (at door). Proceeds will be donated to the ConPRmetidos Hurricane María and Irma Recovery Fund.
10/19, 5-10pm - Art and Music Benefit for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief | Essex Rising & Valley Arts | 400 S Jefferson St, Orange
An evening of art and music to benefit hurricane relief. Featuring Frank Meo's Mind Prints series in the Community Gallery and live music in the courtyard. Food, drink, and a great time for a good cause.
$10 suggested donation at the door. 100% of donations and 50% of art sales go directly to hurricane relief. Item donations accepted as well.
10/20, 8pm - Puerto Rico Pa'lante | SALSA in the City & Brooklyn Salsa | Grand Prospect Hall | 263 Prospect Avenue, Brooklyn
$30 (or whatever you can donate). Purchase here. Donations go directly to “United for Puerto Rico” (www.UnitedforPuertoRico.com).
"I want to make this clear that although this is an elegant venue we will not be imposing any Dress Code. It is your attendance and your generosity that will make this event successful. Doors 8:00 PM to 2:00 AM. Band(s) - TBA. Music by DJ John John BK & Friends (Salsa, Bachata & more)."
ALSO ACCEPTING DONATIONS: summer clothing, towels, sheets, blankets, non-perishable foods (dry, canned, or powdered), batteries, flashlights, lanterns, candles, portable radios, soap, wipes, baby formula, diapers, solid food, first aid supplies, sunscreen lotion, mosquito repellant.
11/13, 8pm - Artists United for Puerto Rico|Aristas Unidos Por Puerto Rico | The Physics Theater (Times Square Arts Center, 300 W43rd St, 5th Fl)
Additional info TBA.
Know of another local drop-off site or event to add to the list? Send the information to me at email@example.com. Thank you! ¡Gracias!