Procter & Gamble recently split $60,000 in grant funding from its social assistance program, the P&G Fund, among four Puerto Rico nonprofits, for programs that contribute to the wellbeing of local families.
The beneficiaries are: the Partnership for a Drug-Puerto Rico, American Red Cross, Puerto Rico Chapter, Community Research Initiative and United Volunteers Serving with Love (VUSCA, for its initials in Spanish.)
For the past 14 years, in affiliation with the Puerto Rico Community Foundation, the P&G Fund has awarded more than $920,000 to dozens of nonprofit organizations in Puerto Rico, positively impacting the lives of thousands of women, children and families across the island, and encouraging the creation of several microenterprises.
With donations granted, the selected entities will conduct a variety of programs in various local communities over the next year. They include: character development workshops and drama classes for children and their parents to promote health and social welfare; disaster preparedness trainings for students and teachers; innovative workshops for reflection and education among young people on personal and public hygiene issues using photography; and workshops for children and young people about healthy habits, including hygiene and nutrition.