United Way of Puerto Rico will exchange incandescent bulbs for LED bulbs in various municipalities


In order to decrease electricity consumption to save money and maximize financial stability in our community, United Way of Puerto Rico organized the Illuminating Puerto Rico initiative with which 45,000 LED bulbs will be distributed. The quantity of light bulbs to be exchanged will be recycled.

The municipalities that will participate in this effort on Saturdays October 12 and 19 will be: Humacao, Cataño, Mayagüez, Ponce, Vega Alta and two stations in San Juan.

Each family that attends the activity will receive free of charge six LED bulbs in exchange for six incandescent bulbs of those currently used in their homes.

The distribution effort projects to impact 8,000 families. United Way PR will educate people on the benefits of changing incandescent bulbs. The itinerary for the light bulb exchange process is as follows:


Saturday, October 12, 2019

City: Time: Place:
Ponce 9:00am  1:30pm YMCA Ponce 

Urb. Santa María #7843 Calle Nazaret, Ponce


San Juan 9:00am – 1:30pm Centro Cultural y de Servicios de Cantera, Inc. / #2406 Calle Santa Elena en Santurce 


San Juan 9:00am – 1:30pm Cáritas de Puerto Rico en la Cancha Academia San Jorge 

Calle Colón en Santurce


Saturday October 19, 2019

Pueblo: Horario: Lugar:
Vega Alta 9:00am -1:30pm Centro de Recepciones, Carr. 2 Km: 30.8 Vega Alta
Mayagüez 9:00am – 1:30pm Pabellón de Boxeo (Cancha Bajo Techo Bo. El Maní) en Mayaguez 


Cataño 9:00am – 1:30pm Asociación Pro Juventud y Comunidad Barrio Palmas, Inc. 

Calle Cucharillas #257 en Barrio Palmas en Cataño

Humacao 9:00am – 1:30pm Programa de Educación Comunal de Entrega y Servicio, Inc. (PECES) 

Carr. 3 Km: 72.2 en Punta Santiago, Humacao


Families can save up to $ 100 with the use of LED bulbs since they consume 85% less energy and their durability is longer. LED bulbs light instantly and do not generate heat, do not contain mercury, and resist high temperatures and vibrations.

We invite all families from the selected municipalities to meet on these dates to participate in this great opportunity to receive a benefit that will positively impact the economy of their homes.

For more information on this initiative call 2-1-1 (without dialing 787) at the Center

of Information and Referral from United Way of Puerto Rico.

Illuminating Puerto Rico supports the pillar of financial stability that seeks to promote the common welfare towards a full life. The initiative is part of the Reconstructing a new Puerto Rico project which United Way PR previously activated as a social commitment to restore and strengthen the infrastructure of its affiliated organizations and communities since Hurricane Maria.





About United Way of Puerto Rico

United Way of Puerto Rico (affiliated with United Way Worldwide) fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in the community. With the support of more than 4,000 volunteers, more than 100,000 social investors (donors) and nearly $ 11 million raised annually, United Way PR is the largest private equity non-profit organization in Puerto Rico. Our community impact extends to the entire island through our 128 affiliated non-profit organizations aligned with our role to create and promote sustainable solutions to the challenges facing our community. These entities provide more than a million community services directly to over 900 thousand people. United Way PR partners include global, national, and local businesses, other nonprofits, government, civic, and religious entities, along with educators, community leaders, employers, health care providers, seniors, and students, among others. constituents. Our main cause is early childhood supported by resources developed by the ‘Sowing the Future for the Development of a New Generation’ program. For more information on United Way Puerto Rico, visit unitedwaypr.org. Follow us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter, or call us at 787-728-8500. For donations visit: unitedwaypr.org/donations.


About the Transformational Volunteer Office

The United Way Puerto Rico Transformational Volunteer Office handles the logistics of this lighting initiative to the communities. Through this division, volunteer plans are designed as a strategic, efficient activity aligned with the companies’ mission. Likewise, the benefits for corporations and entities are maximized as well as for society in general. The office’s goal is to have a measurable and lasting impact on the community. This, trying to develop social activities supported by a company, to freely involve the community and its employees. It is accomplished through the delivery of time, talent or skills and philanthropic projects. For more information about the office and its initiatives, you can contact Natasha Hernández at 787-728-8500 Ext. 204.

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