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Non-Profit Project

Puerto Rico still need our help. LGBTQIA+ people in the rural areas of Puerto Rico are forced to simultaneously fight discrimination and for survival after Hurricane Maria. Still, there are people without power, goods, and even homes. So what do we do about it? For starters, we make noise.

After vacationing in Puerto Rico, we couldn't help but notice the lingering devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. I teamed up with Greg Falconi and Molly Egan to create our Orgullo (Pride) Pin. 

100% of our proceeds went to an incredible organization called WAVES AHEAD—an organization that helps marginalized households, and has expanded its charitable efforts to provide hurricane relief. They offer goods, at-home therapy, and home rebuilds/renovations. 

The pin's design is inspired by LGBTQIA+ pride (which we were celebrating in NYC) and the Puerto Rican flag. 

 

DONATE TO WAVES AHEAD TODAY


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FOLLOW @RECONSTRUYEQ

ReconstruyeQ is the internal project of WAVES AHEAD that provides hurricane relief to marginalized households. Find 'em on Twitter and share some love!

Oh, did we mention that we sold $2,000 worth of pins in under 4 days?

Hm. Well, we did—thanks to the power of social media. Although the media seems to be forgetting about the Puerto Rico, the people didn't. Co-collaborator, Greg Falconi (@Grelconi) posted a tweet fueled by passion and it lit fire, reaching nearly a thousand likes and re-tweets per day. 


READ AN INTERVIEW WITH ONE CLUB FOR CREATIVITY ABOUT OUR PROCESS.

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