In response to an open letter published in February 2019, the MCS Foundation received more than 100 proposals. Of these, it selected around 25, with all of them focused on addressing the social determinants that impact the health of the elderly in Puerto Rico. Of the funds raised for the Puerto Rico. Millions of Reasons to BELIEVE campaign, we allocated $1 million to fund and create awareness for the critical issues surrounding the health of the elderly in Puerto Rico under the slogan: BELIEVE in Our Seniors. Among the selected entities, a special prize of up to $100,000 will be awarded for those projects that have the greatest impact, innovation and sustainability, among other factors. Learn more about these entities here.
Music classes for elderlies in 20 of Acción Social’s centers around the island
Nutrition and health education to provide access to nutritional food after discharge from three hospitals (Hospital Menonita in Guayama, Hospital Buen Samaritano in Aguadilla and Manatí Medical Center) to prevent readmissions
Senior to Senior program (healthy elderly helping fragile elderly) in Canóvanas and Fajardo
Home restoration services and recreational social activities
Installation of solar power system in the elderly center
Oldies Clan Team activities (mental health, educational, social and recreational activities)
SaludARTE recreational program at Caimito community in San Juan
Care, support and essential needs of elderlies that stay in the hospital after discharge, abandoned by family members
Home modifications to prevent falls, workshops to improve mental health and recreational activities
Installation of smoke detectors and educational workshops on fire prevention for elderly
Special Track Prize for EnterPRize 2019's top venture in health Innovation, organizational sponsorship and health Innovation Fellowship for the 2019 Guayacan's Venture Accelerator
Interventions to acquire and reinforce physical and emotional well-being, respect and support in several communities in Loíza
Provide holistic services that integrate mental, social and spiritual care to achieve a more effective outcome in the elderly and the caregiver
Housing repairs or replacement in selected elderlies’ houses and provide training in computer, English classes for workforce development
Programa de terapias acuáticas para adultos mayores en el municipio de Ponce
Educational interventions to prevent and strengthen diabetes care and support and the implementation of nutritional gardens
Home appliances distribution for selected elderly households
Programa de terapias acuáticas para adultos mayores en el municipio de San Juan
Golden Age program implementation in three centers to provide physical, emotional and recreational activities
Program to provide access to the elderly to educational and economic opportunities through training and re-training in diverse topics and basic entrepreneurial skills
Educational program (Una Mano al Cuidador) to train caregivers of elderly people to improve the level of care and well-being of the elderly at any level of functionality
The “Green for Puerto Rico” campaign was launched right after the passing of Hurricanes Irma and María to help the island during its recovery phase following these devastating storms. Funds raised under this campaign were matched by MCS. In 2018, because we acknowledge that Puerto Rico still has a long way to go towards its recovery, we confirmed our long-term commitment to Puerto Rico with our new fundraising campaign: “Puerto Rico. A Million Reasons to BELIEVE”.
Our goal is to raise $1 million to go beyond hurricane recovery and extend into projects aimed at a vibrant and healthy Puerto Rico based upon our three pillars: health, education and economic Development. Once again, MCS Healthcare Holdings, LLC, our main partner and contributor, has stepped forward strongly to act on its commitment to be leaders in pushing forward Puerto Rico’s rebuilding efforts, by matching dollar for dollar all contributions made by our donors.
PUERTO RICO. Million reasons to BELIEVE.
Green for Puerto Rico Challenge
How to obtain funding
Organizations we have supported