How our Interactive School Relief Program Works

Participating school districts and schools plan a disaster relief program in conjunction with CSDR's "Thirst Responders" upcoming projects. School/district representatives will be sent water bottle message tags -- corresponding to the number of students participating.  Tags are distributed to the students and they write/design their personal message(s). Students are encouraged to donate one dollar for the program (scholarships available -- all students may participate). Message tags are then sent to CSDR headquarters, where they are matched with the assigned project water cargo.  Water is donated by Nestle Waters.  Cargo tracking devices are attached to the shipment as it leaves CSDR affiliated partner warehouses.  Schools are linked to the tracking software and are able to monitor their shipment all the way to the target schools on the affected islands. During this period schools may decide to incorporate an ancillary humanitarian relief/geography lesson plan as well.  A CSDR team meets the shipment at port and distributes to the target schools -- and hand out water bottles to the students (with personal messages attached).  Recycle/reuse programs are discussed and materials are left behind to encourage self-sustainability and to address environmental concerns.

CSDR team and group of Thirst Responders from Framingham's Walsh Middle School meet to discuss the Project: Puerto Rico Schools program. (photo courtesy of Petroni Media)

The Caribbean Schools Disaster Relief Foundation is a Fiscally Sponsored project of the Social Good Fund, a 501(c)3 public charity. EIN 46-1323531   All donations are managed by the Social Good Fund and are tax-deductible to the amount allowed by law. Donors will receive a tax-deductible receipt in the mail.

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