After the earthquake in Mexico and the hurricane in Puerto Rico, these two places have been devastated by destruction and in need of serious aide. Many funds have been established to send relief and help rebuild and provide aide to the people who have been left without homes and in need to food and water.
If you haven’t talked about it in class yet, I suggest taking a look at these resources provided by Martina Bex: Unidos Por Puerto Rico: Materials for Spanish teachers and Los heroes del terremoto: materials for Spanish teachers.
So what can we do? Personally, I am donating all the proceeds from the sale of the Puerto Rico and Mexico stamps until the end of October.
But I also hope to get my school involved. I was thinking of organizing a “Movie Night” at my school around Day of the Dead and showing the movie “Book of Life”. I might now take that idea and use it as a fundraiser for these efforts. Our student council has done a movie-screening before: charging a suggested donation of $2 to enter and then selling snacks, including Jarritos drinks.
Any other ideas? Please share what your department or classes in doing to give the inspiration to others to help as well.
And if you are looking to donate, here are the two organizations we will be supporting: