We would like to help the people of Puerto Rico who have been affected by the Hurricanes of these past days and are still without consistent and reliable power, if any.
We have been approved to purchase these Solar Power lanterns for a very reasonable discount by LuminAid (the company that makes these lanterns) for this campaign. Even though we are doing this as a personal endeavor (sorry your contributions are NOT tax deductible), the company was still willing to qualify us to purchase the lanterns at the charitable discount (i.e. non-profit) rate.
The PackLite Max 2-1 Lantern is solar powered and has a USB port that allows for the charging of simple electronic devices. It is light weight, portable, and even waterproof. The Lantern is ideal for the needs and situations that many of the people in Puerto Rico are in. Please see the pictures related to this campaign for more specific details of the lantern or visit: www.luminaid.com directly for more information.
We would be working directly with family relatives from the city of Caguas, Puerto Rico to ensure that every lantern finds a home.
This is totally grass roots. No red tape. No hoops to jump through.
Just us and the direct connections we have that we feel we can employ in order to make this happen.
Please consider contributing to this endeavor knowing that you are helping to bring "Lights for Puerto Rico" one home at a time.
$5, $10, $20...$100, every bit counts and will contriute to bringing a lantern and renwable power to those in need in Puerto Rico.
Breakdown of the Campaign:
We would use whatever money is raised to purchase as many lanterns as possible for the immediate city that we have direct relations and contacts with so we know that these lanterns are actually making to the people in need.
The Solar Powered Lanterns also have a USB port to be able charge smaller electronic devices. At this first phase approximately $50-$55 will cover the costs of one lantern to get to Puerto Rico. This includes shipping, the GoFundMe charges, cost of the unit, etc.
Every little bit will count. We will not take ANYTHING for this campaign. We will buy as many lanterns as we are able with the funds that we raise.
- Phase 2 -
We are looking to raise money to purchase 100+ Solar Powered Lanterns that also have a USB port. Once we have raised enough to purchase 100 units the price will be discounted further and we will be able to get even more lights and renewable power to those in need. This is really our goal and will ensure that we will be able to get the lanterns as the discounted price we are looking for.
Approximately $5,000 will equal 100+ units at this level of discount we will have access to for the amount we would be ordering.
If we are able to raise enough money to purchase 250+ units, we would like to continue to purchase and distribute these lanterns to the nearby communities that are also in the same need.
Approximately $8,500 will equal 250+ units at this next level of discount we will have access to for the amount we would be ordering.
After 500 units+, we would be able to have additional discounted prices per lantern and see even more Light for Puerto Rico!!
- Chick Fil-A
- Paul Carbrey
- From down Under
- Jesse Young
Michael I. Samulak