American consumers spend an estimated $2.5 billion each year on Halloween candy. Edmonds resident Kelsey Foster suggests that a bit of that money could be put to better use: to help hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.
So Foster has launched a Facebook page fundraiser, “Sweet Relief for Puerto Rico,” that asks people “to commit to buying one less bag of fun-sized goodies and instead donate $5 to Friends of Puerto Rico. It’s a small price tag that, with enough people joining in, can make a huge difference in rebuilding the devastated island!”
The money will be donated to the non-profit Friends of Puerto Rico, which has committed 100 percent of funds raised for their Hurricane Maria recovery fund for long-term rebuilding.
You can donate at the Facebook page fundraiser link here.