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  To find a Project Cool site nearest to you, call the United Way Helpline at 211.
  (210) 222-2975 | 1801 W. César E. Chávez Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78207
  Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Project Cool is a city-wide initiative that addresses the need to provide relief from the summer heat to individuals 60 years and older and individuals with disabilities. Every year in San Antonio, hundreds are hospitalized for heat related illnesses due to record high temperatures during the summer months. Through a partnership with St. Vincent de Paul, the City of San Antonio, United Way and the San Antonio Fire Department, Project Cool provides 20” electric boxed fans to thousands of elderly and disabled individuals throughout San Antonio and surrounding areas.

How We Help
With a goal of providing box fans to senior citizens and disabled individuals, Project Cool aims to reduce the risk of heat-related illness and death in addition to reducing utility costs by providing an alternative to air conditioning for those who may be living on a fixed income. With multiple Project Cool sites located throughout San Antonio, including Catholic Charities’ Guadalupe Community Center and several Catholic churches throughout the city, Project Cool is able to distribute fans through these sites to those that need them most.

If you are in need of a fan, call the United Way Helpline at 211. United Way will provide a number of sites nearest to your location where you can obtain a fan.

Who qualifies for our program?
Fan recipients much be 60 years or older or have a documented disability

What you need to bring?
To qualify for a 20” box fan, you will need to provide a valid photo ID and/or disability award letter upon intake at a Project Cool site nearest to you.

Interested in donation?
If you are interested in donating a 20” box fan to be distributed through Project Cool, you can drop off your donation at any local San Antonio Fire Station.*

*Except the San Antonio Fire Station located at the Airport.

If you would like to make a monetary donation to Project Cool to go towards the purchase of fans, click here to make your donation online or mail checks to:

Attn: Project Cool
Catholic Charities
202 W. French Pl.
San Antonio, TX 78212

Make checks payable to Project Cool.

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