Edmonds-based fundraiser: Buy one less bag of Halloween candy, help Puerto Rico

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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.

2 COMMENTS

  1. A wonderful initiative! I’d like to post a shout-out for World Vision as well (https://www.worldvision.org/our-work) – World Vision is one of those organizations where your money goes to the designated work, and not to salaries, fund-raising, etc. Over the years I have have been delighted with their performance. You might even “adopt” a child – it doesn’t cost much, and it gives years of joy not only to the child, but to you as well!

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