2017 YouCaring Campaign


On 2017, VOICES FOR PUERTO RICO (Voces por Puerto Rico) launched a YOUCARING fundraising campaign to bring much needed financial resources directly to the people of Puerto Rico, who were most affected by Hurricane María. The announcement was made by Roselyn Sánchez and VOICES FOR PUERTO RICO co-founders, Mariem Pérez and Carlitos Ruiz (Calma Films, Inc), and Adriana Teresa Letorney (Visura.co).  The YouCaring campaign ended on December 1st, 2017. However, Voices for Puerto Rico will continue its mission to support local nonprofit organizations working directly with disconnected and rural communities. 

Actress and activist Roselyn Sánchez, and her RS Events for Life, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization based in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, have joined forces with artists, media personalities, community and business leaders in the U.S. mainland to support the campaign.

Amongst its supporters are notable actors, producers, athletes and media entrepreneurs such as Academy Award-winner Benicio del Toro, Luis Guzmán, Gina Rodríguez, Justina Machado, Rosie Pérez, Freddy Rodríguez, Genesis Rodríguez, and Lisa Vidal; producer Norman Lear; Latin Grammy-nominated musician Oskar Cartaya; and professional athletes Kike Hernández and Yasiel Puig.

Our  Voices:  
Roselyn  Sanchez,  Benicio  del  Toro,  Gina  Rodríguez,  Luis  Guzmán,  Justina  Machado, Freddy  Rodriguez  Genesis  Rodriguez,  Lisa  Vidal,  Kike  Hernández, Yasiel  Puig,  Mariana  Vicente,  Rosie  Pérez,  Adria  Arjona,  Judy  Reyes,  Hemky  Madera,  Joyce Giraud,  Ismael  Cruz  Córdoba,  Jimmy  Smits,  Aimee  García, Adam  Rodriguez,  Ektor Rivera,  Jencarlos  Canela,  Jeimy  Osorio,  Amaury  Nolasco,  Ivonne  Coll,  Pili  Montilla, Luis  Antonio  Ramos,  Ana  Ortiz,  Esai  Morales,  Yara  Martinez,...  and  You!  

RS Events for Life will distribute the funds raised through the YOUCARING VOICES FOR PUERTO RICO campaign to identified non-profit organizations that fulfill our mission.

You can learn more, here.

Can I mail a check? 
Yes. Checks to the VOICES campaign may be mailed to: 

21700 Oxnard Street #950 
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

Is the RS Event for Life a new fund?

No. RS Event for Life is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico that offers children in need support be for health issues, education or living conditions. The organization is also invested in helping control the overpopulation of stray dogs in the Island of Puerto Rico. 

Where is the fund going to specifically?

Funds will go to local non-profit organizations in rural and disconnected towns in Puerto Rico, who are working directly with the community to provide basic resources, including proven alternative solutions to housing, accessing solar energy as well as offering art, cultural and sports initiatives in an effort to promote emotional, physical and mental health.  

Below local non-profit organizations we have identified and donated to, already:

$30,000 for installing an emergency solar power generator at Escuela Alternativa de P.E.C.E.S that would provide solar energy for critical systems: basic security, the computer network, and the school cafeteria’s refrigerator.

Para la Naturaleza in San Juan: 
$30,000 for eco-kits to be distributed to individuals in 30 targeted communities, and to outfit El Panes community center in Caguas with solar panels and batteries and a water filtration system.

Sol es Vida in Toa Alta: 
$30,000 to help rebuild the community center that helps the community of Villas del Sol, Toa Baja.

Hogar la Milagrosa in Arecibo: 
$25,000 to help rebuild the roof of a building housing 14 orphaned girls.

IDEBAJO in Jobos: 
$25,000 for 8 solar fridges with freezers, materials to replace the roof of 5-7 houses and 6 gas stoves.

COPIPR in Piñones: 
$25,000k to build El Burén y Fogón Comunitario, an indoor kitchen and outdoor stove to feed 75 people a day for six months.

Casa Pueblo de Adjuntas: 
$19,860.00 to purchase 10 refrigerators and 2.5 freezers and cover the costs of marine freight, ground transportation, docking charges and taxes and administrative.

Juan Domingo en Acción in Guaynabo: 
$20,000 to rebuild the high school La Nueva Escuela Juan Ponce de León.

Atención, Atención Foundation:
$30,000 to produce in partnership with Voices for Puerto Rico a series of training workshops and alternative tools for teachers in up to 10 local communities that each end with a final presentation for children in order to promote education post-Hurricane María.

Beta Local in San Juan: 
$10,000 for grants to fund cultural producers initiatives through El Serrucho Post-Maria Emergency Fund.

Brownie Blondie Foundation:
$2500 to rescue animals in critical conditions.

Saving Ukulele:
$1500 to save one dog with deformation. 

PR Dog Foundation: 
$1000 to rescue abused and abandoned dogs in Puerto Rico. 



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