Honesty is a quality that we cherish, and we want to make this known. With our Analysis tab, we will be keeping you up to date with information about what goes on behind the scenes. Below you can find out how our costs and profits are divided, and learn more about where your donation goes once you make a purchase with us.
Selected Organization for Autumn / Winter 2018:
All Hands and Hearts
“All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response efficiently and effectively addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters. By listening to local people, and deploying our unique model of engaging volunteers to enable direct impact, we rebuild safe, resilient schools, homes and other community infrastructure."
How Your Donation is Helping
In the Fall of 2017, Puerto Rico was struck with unrelenting winds from Hurricane Irma, affecting much of the infrastructure on the island. Soon after, Hurricane Maria’s 155 mph gusts landed in Yabucoa, making a pathway of destruction throughout the entire island. Over a year has past since the storm, and the aftermath has left 90 billion dollars worth of damage and many residents with critical damage to their homes. Thousands of families in Yabucoa are still in need of repairs to their homes. All Hands and Hearts is striving to remedy the issues most families are facing, which include mold infestation treatment, patching holes in roofs, and replacement of windows and doors. To learn more about their program in Puerto Rico, please visit: https://www.allhandsandhearts.org/programs/puerto-rico-hurricane-relief/
The Collaboration Project
Since this catastrophe struck home when it happened, we wanted to volunteer in Yabucoa to get better insight into how these families were affected by the disaster. We met people from different walks of life whose lives were changed in different ways by the event. We wanted to make sure their story doesn’t go overlooked. Through our 25% donation process, each proceed will be contributing to the materials needed to seal the roofs’ leaks, replace windows with others that are less prone to being shattered by storms, and to the chemicals needed to extract mold build-up in the homes. Most of all, each contribution is helping those affected regain a sense of normalcy in their lives.