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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#Solar4PR with John Leguizamo

"Please join John Leguizamo, Director of "American Made" Doug Liman, Avram Ludwig & me in helping to bring solar lights to our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico. We are working directly with Alison Thompson who has brought over 20k Solar Puff lighting to disaster areas and refugees [...] through her organizations Studio Unite and Third Wave Volunteers."

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PRIMA Fund

The Prima Fund provides $500 emergency micro-grants to individual independent musicians, DJs, illustrators, graphic & web designers, sound engineers, music photographers & videographers, writers, and indie show producers currently based on the island. Partnered with Pregones/Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre. Contributions are tax-deductible.

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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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Friends of Puerto Rico

Our mission is to raise funds that invest in communities that support educational, cultural and development programs in Puerto Rico. As part of the organization's commitment, 100% the donations received for the Hurricane Maria Recovery Fund will be invested to rebuild Puerto Rico through the thirteen centers managed by the Boys & Girls Clubs in Puerto Rico.

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One America Appeal for PR, USVI, Texas & Florida

"The One America Appeal is a joint appeal that was originally launched by all five living former American Presidents to encourage their fellow citizens to support recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey — which inundated the Texas Gulf Coast with unprecedented flooding. This special appeal has been expanded to include areas most affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria."


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.

DONATION DROP-OFF SITES

 
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NEWARK (Tainas Unidas)
849 Mount Prospect Ave, Newark | 11am-8pm
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

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.

12/16, 12-5pm - PRIDA Holiday Crafts Market | Casabe Houses (150 E 121st St & Lexington Ave, NY, NY)
Pick up handcrafted gifts for the whole family made by Puerto Rican Institute for the Development of the Arts, Inc. artists.

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!