Puerto Rock Steady is a party with a purpose. We have created volunteer mentoring and educational programs for the Boys & Girls Club of Puerto Rico since 2015—and in the wake of Hurricane Maria, have expanded our charitable reach to include hurricane relief work with other non-profit organizations. We encourage all of our guests to volunteer your time while on the island to help build a stronger and more sustainable Puerto Rico.
EDUCATING & EMPOWERING CHILDREN
In partnership with the non-profit organization Child Of This Culture (COTC), Puerto Rock Steady has worked directly with the Boys & Girls Club of Puerto Rico for the past 3 years to provide one-of-a-kind art, dance and wellness programs for children of all ages. Many of COTC's programs use Hip Hop as a positive platform and are designed to educate, inspire, nurture and manifest growth in each child and their community.
In 2018, COTC introduced solar energy education, giving each child Luci Light Pro and Solar STEM kits, which were donated by solar energy supplier MPOWERD. Hurricane first responders, Waves For Water, also volunteered their time to educate children on the importance of clean drinking water and taught them how to assemble life-saving water filtration systems.
In partnership with Island Corps, an eco-travel, professional leadership and environmental education non-profit, Puerto Rock Steady guests got down and dirty in a sand dune restoration project in Isabela to mitigate the effects of climate change and Hurricane Maria. Festival guests restored vegetation along Isabela's coastline, which helps prevent flooding during storms and hurricanes, and rebuilt sand dunes by planting rows of wooden pallets, which trap sand and form new dunes.
REBUILDING FARMS & SUPPORTING SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
NEW CLOTHING & SHOE DONATIONS
Puerto Rock Steady artists and guests, including international DJ Soni withanEYE, donated and hand-delivered brand-new women's clothing, and 500 pairs of new and gently-used shoes to communities still in need.
In Aguadilla, they came across many families who had still not received proper aid—even 9 months after the hurricane—and whose destroyed homes were still not repaired despite filing the necessary paperwork. Soni and guests gave out fresh clothing donated by UK-based Glamorous and shoes donated by It's From The Sole, a non-profit organization that gives shoes to homeless communities around the world.