Difficult Roads Lead to Beautiful Destinations!

After SMILE Mass hosted a successful food and water drive to help the residents of Puerto Rico, we realized this was just a quick fix, and that so much more was needed! When an area is hit so hard by a natural disaster, the entire population is disabled, to some extent.


Did you know that Hurricane Maria made landfall on September 20, 2017, yet as of November 1:

  • 1/3 of the households still lack running water
  • 3 million people are still without power
  • This US territory is struggling to keep its vulnerable populations alive as hospitals deal with the lack of power and low supplies of medication
  • Of the 1,100 public schools, dozens were badly damaged, 190 are serving as community centers and more than 70 others are used to shelter families who lost their homes


SMILE Mass, in collaboration with Raise Your Hands 4 Puerto Rico, will be helping to rebuild the Esc. Montessori Jaime C Rodriguez school in Puerto Rico that was damaged by Hurricane Maria. Every child deserves the right for quality education.

Purchase a raffle ticket to help rebuild the Esc. Montessori Jaime C Rodriguez School.  All proceeds from this raffle will go directly to rebuilding the school.