This is Crowdsourcing Mornings! This post takes place every weekday morning and highlights one crowdsourcing project I liked from Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or other crowdsourcing websites.
It has been 3 months since Hurricane Maria and still MILLIONS of people in Puerto Rico are living with no light at night! Studio Unite, a 501.c.3, along with Solar4PR, Solight Design, and Thirdwave Volunteers has been raising funds to give SolarPuff(™) lights to the people of Puerto Rico. 14,000 lights have already been given. By contributing one light to Puerto Rico you are helping a whole family. Right now less than 50% of the island has power. During their recent visit they went into the hills just 15 minutes outside of San Juan and no houses had power. Many of the elderly living alone have been locked in with no light when the sun goes down. Their goal is to send another 10,000 lights now and another 10,000 and then another for as long as it takes to light up Puerto Rico.
Right now there are 2 million people still living in the dark! The power grid will not be fixed for at least 6 months and for some people it will take closer to a full year until they have electricity and light (if they’re lucky). One light from you can make a big difference to an entire family. Get a tax deduction for giving SolarPuffs(™)! Studio Unite is a 501.c.3 and when you buy a perk with the GIVE option, you will automatically get a receipt that says this is a GIFT for families in need in Puerto Rico. Many of the people in Puerto Rico are our families and friends who have been through some of the worst traumas of their lives losing everything they own. A little light gives them hope. As Mayor Yulin Cruz of San Juan called the SolarPuffs(™);”They are not just a cube of light but a cube of hope”. Help them light up their world. AND YOUR WORLD!!!
As of December 21st, this project has raised $16,000 of their $7,000 goal. This project has 19 days left to raise as much as it can! For a pledge of $10, you will give one SolarPuff light to a family in need. For a pledge of $40, you can buy one and give one SolarPuff light. To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/solar-lights-that-are-changing-the-world#/
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