Just 3 months ago Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico and even now there are still millions living without power or any light source after dark. Volunteers have been raising funds to send these new SolarPuff lights to those who need them the most in that area. Now you can send lights as well from its campaign site on Indiegogo.
It’s very simple. When you buy a SolarPuff light for yourself, one will go to help someone in Puerto Rico. Even if you only buy one light to send to someone there you could be helping out an entire family. Currently, more than half of the island is without power. Even some of the elderly living alone have been locked in with no light when the sun goes down.
Solar Puff has even partnered up with The Clinton Foundation, Mayor Yulin Cruz, Third Wave Volunteers, Solar4PR and Operation Blessings to name a few. Studio Unite has provided over 14,000 lights to Puerto Rico so far. Its goal is to send another 10,000 lights, and then another 10,000, and then another for as long as it takes to light up Puerto Rico again.
It’s estimated that the power grid could go unfixed for 6 months and for some people it will take closer to a year until they have electricity again if they are among the lucky ones.
You can even get a tax deduction for giving SolarPuffs. 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 effected by Hurricane Maria are family and friends who have been through some of the worst experiences of their lives and have lost everything they own. A little light can offer them some hope.
From its Indiegogo campaign site, you can buy 3 and give 3 SolarPuffs lights for $100 pledge. For the price of $100 you can get 3 SolarPuffs for yourself to light up your garden, patio or pool and then 3 SolarPuffs will be given to families that are living in houses that are trapped in the dark in Puerto Rico. As Mayor Yulin Cruz of San Juan called the SolarPuffs, “They are not just a cube of light but a cube of hope.”