ONLINE CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGNS

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ConPRmetidos Puerto Rico Real-time Recovery Fund

"We are here to connect the diaspora to power up Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria’s devastating hit. 100% of donations to this fund will go exclusively to long-term relief for the victims of catastrophic Hurricane María in Puerto Rico." Organized and managed by the non-profit ConPRmetidos in partnership with Foundation for Puerto Rico, a 501(c)(3) corporation (fiscal sponsor)."

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Ricky Martin Foundation

"The Ricky Martin Foundation team on the ground is already working with the local government, local volunteers and the First Lady of Puerto Rico to provide urgently needed food, water, clothing and medical supplies. We are...the most urgently needed supplies, and partnering with Music For Relief and We Care Solar to provide solar suitcases filled with light and hope to our communities, which are literally in the dark."

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PR on the Map

"We, a group of mostly Puerto Rican journalists, videographers and media professionals aim to fill this void. We are ready and capable of providing independent reporting on the ground. Together, we’ll be heading to Puerto Rico for one week to interact with the people, investigate slow and questionable federal relief efforts and document the devastation, producing a short film, several written articles and a feature-length documentary from our trip and research.

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TAÍNAS UNIDAS

On-the-ground relief, providing comfort to those affected by Hurricane Maria.

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PRIMA Fund

Provides micro-grants to musicians and artists. Partners: Pregones/PRTT. 


LATEST NEWS | INFORMATION | RESEARCH

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Resources, research, action from the Center for Puerto Rican Studies.

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Updates on Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Maria. 250,000+ neighbors helping neighbors re-connect with loved ones.

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Puerto Rico's Citizen-driven News Network.

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Latest government data from Puerto Rico.

NEWARK DONATION DROP-OFF SITE

Tainas Unidas | 849 Mount Prospect Ave, Newark, NJ
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. 
ACCEPTING: Monetary donations, large tarps, medical supplies, water purification tablets, life straws, heavy duty tape, markers, shrink wrap.

FUNDRAISING AND SOLIDARITY EVENTS

JULY
7/18, 6:30-10pm - Comic Relief For Puerto Rico
 | Organization for Culture of Hispanic Origins - OCHO | Kraine Theater New York, NY
Admission $35. A fun-filled event to raise funds for Hurricane Maria Relief and Restoration Projects in Puerto Rico.

JUNE
6/6, 7-10pm - The Battle for Paradise | Our Power Puerto Rico, UPROSE, Climate Justice Alliance, The Intercept, Haymarket Books | Great Hall @ Cooper Union (7 E. 7th St, NYC)
FREE. Register here. Conversation about how shock politics and disaster capitalism undermine the nation's radical, resilient vision for a just recovery.

MAY
5/2, 6pm - Rice & Resistance! | Comedores Sociales de Puerto Rico | Centro de Apoyo Mutuo | Norwind's (1043 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn)
Admission: $20. Raising funds for CAM, Caguas, a project creating alternative solutions to meet the basic sustenance needs in Puerto Rican.

5/2, 7-8pm - Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria | Rochester Committee on Latin America | United Presbyterian Church (121 Fitzhugh St N, Rochester, NY
A discussion on Puerto Rico and what issues are ongoing and also developing post-Hurricane Maria.

5/10, 5:30-8pm - Food Trucks for Fire Trucks | Thomas J. Deverin Community Center | 100 Cooke Ave, Carteret, NJ
FREE. Food trucks, Live Music, DJ. Help raise money for the transport of two fire trucks to Puerto Rico.

5/11 & 5/12 9am-5pm - Diaspora Summit III: Rebuild Puerto Rico | Center for Puerto Rican Studies | Hunter College/Silberman School Auditorium (2180 3rd Ave, NYC)
RSVP. Facilitating connections and collaborations of Puerto Rico’s civic sector and in the Diaspora who want to join efforts to contribute to the rebuilding of Puerto Rico.

5/12, 5-8pm - Rice & Resistance! | Comedores Sociales de Puerto Rico | Centro de Apoyo Mutuo | Norwind's (1043 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn)
Admission: $20. Raising funds for CAM, Caguas, a project creating alternative solutions to meet the basic sustenance needs in Puerto Rican.

APRIL
4/5, 6-8pm - 
Update Puerto Rico - Present Crisis/Next Steps | Uprose Bk/Caribbean Cultural Center (CCCADI) | Hostos Community College (500 Grand Concourse, Bronx)
Admission: Free/reserve a seat. A participatory conversation that will enlighten us about each other work with the intent of coordinating our work for greater impact.

4/21, 4-5:30pm - After the Storm: Puerto Rico, Poetry and Resistance | #Poets for Puerto Rico | Nuyorican Poets Cafe (236 E 3rd St, NYC)
Tickets: $12-15. Poets demonstrate the power of poetry to raise awareness and galvanize resistance in the wake of the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico after Hurricane María. All proceeds donated to ConPRmetidos. Co-presented with the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. 

4/22, 5-7pm - Puerto Rico Benefit Concert | Howland Cultural Center | 477 Main St, Beacon, NY
Tickets: $15 (Children FREE). A benefit concert featuring lots and lots of local talent to benefit Puerto Rico.

4/26, 7-10pm - Science Salon for Puerto Rico | NYC Pod of 500 Women Scientists & EcoWomen | Catina Royal (58 N 3rd St, Brooklyn)
Tickets: $5. A campaign to raise funds for our partner organization, Ciencia Puerto Rico, as they work to transform science education in Puerto Rico. 

MARCH
3/3, 8-10pm - 
En Pie De Lucha MIT Fest Jazz Ensemble Concert | Center for Puerto Rican Studies | Hunter College/Silberman School Auditorium (2180 3rd Ave, NYC)
$20 genera; $15 with student ID. Benefit concert featuring MIT's Festival Jazz Ensemble, Miguel Zenón and Evan Ziporyn. All proceeds go to the Puerto Rico Recovery Fund.

3/3O, 9:30am-3pm - Future Challenges for a New Puerto Rico | Rutgers University—Camden (Multipurpose Room, 326 Penn St, Camden)
Experts in dialogue and conversation around the current state of affairs in Puerto Rico and the future challenges and opportunities in rebuilding the island following the devastation of Hurricane Maria in September 2017. Keynote speaker The Hon. Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto, mayor of San Juan. 

JANUARY
1/6, 6-9pm - Puerto Rico Hope Mural Unveiling | Wynwood Walls (2400 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL)
Unveiling of a Puerto Rico-themed Wynwood Wall. Live music, food, drinks, and Puerto Rico Hope t-Shirts available for sale.

1/20, 6-9pm - Poets for Puerto Rico: Benefit Reading for Hurricane Relief | Bronx Museum of the Arts (1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx)
$20 donation. A benefit reading by #PoetsForPuertoRico to raise funds and continued awareness of the ongoing political and environmental devastation in Puerto Rico. Hosted by Willie Perdomo and Noel Quiñones. All proceeds will be sent to Puerto Rico by #PoetsForPuertoRico.

1/21, 7-9pm - Parents Who Rock Benefit for Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief | Bangz Salon & Wellness Spa (23 South Fullerton Ave, Montclair)
$50 admission. A night of Latin music to benefit Unidos of the Hispanic Federation - Disaster Relief and Recovery Program. 

1/27, 6-12pm - 1Freedom and NYC - DSA Present: Pa'Lante | Crystal Ballroom at the Taino Towers (240 East 123st St, NYC)
$20 donation at door. Puerto Rican and Latinx music, voices, art, dance and words. All proceeds support Comité Azabache, which is providing those in need with supplies including solar lights, water filters and tarps to protect still-damaged homes from the elements.

DECEMBER
12/14, 6-8pm & 12/15-12/16, 10-6pm - Holiday Pop-Up Shop | Lehmann Maupin (536 W 22nd St, NY, NY)
Lehmann Maupin, in partnership with Artspace, will host a holiday pop-up shop at its Chelsea gallery, featuring prints, unique works, artist books, posters, merchandise, and a selection of the gallery's anniversary editions. A portion of proceeds will benefit ConPRmetidos, an organization supporting those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

12/17, 6-8pm - Aftermath | Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St, NY, NY)
A benefit reading of AFTERMATH written by #Pages4PuertoRico writers. All of proceeds go to Puerto Rico hurricane relief through the INDESTRUCTIBLE fundraising campaign.

NOVEMBER
11/13, 7-10pm - Artists United for Puerto Rico | The Physics Theater (Times Square Arts Center, 300 W43rd St, 5th Fl)
$20 admission. A One-Night-Only event benefiting Hurricane Relief efforts in Puerto Rico. Join us as a team of dedicated artists perform various pieces of music, poetry, and staged readings celebrating Puerto Rican culture and examining Latinx issues. 100% of the proceeds from the event will go toward hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico following the life-altering devastation left by Hurricane Maria. Music, poetry, theatre | Coquito Bar | Live DJ | Giveaways

11/16, 7-11pm - La Marqueta Retoña & Vive Boriken | Puerto Rico Fundraiser: The Diaspora Responds | La Fonda Boricua (169 E 106th St, NYC)
$75 (early bird rate until 11/9); $100 (after 11/9). Please join us for an evening of food, drinks, music and art to benefit three organizations that are on the ground in Puerto Rico helping those in need. 

11/17, 8-11pm - Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Fundraiser | Port Morris Distillery (780 East 133st, Bronx, NYC)
$50 admission | Live salsa music by La Jara and music by DJ Al Rojas.

11/18, 2-7pm - Puerto Rican Alliance of Elizabeth - PRAE  | United For Puerto Rico Fundraiser LOBBY (821 Spring Street, Elizabeth)
$25 donation. Checks payable to Puerto Rican Alliance of Elizabeth. DJ and live performances.

11/19, 10am - Unity March for Puerto RicoThe Mall (Washington DC)

11/19, 10am Silent Procession for Puerto Rico | Gathering Point: White Park, East 106th Street (3rd & Lexington Avenues)

Know of another local drop-off site or event to add to the list? Send the information to me at daniawriting@gmail.com. Thank you! ¡Gracias!