Project Cool

Free box fans are provided to senior citizens in an effort to provide heat relief and prevent heat-related illness during the hot summer months.

  • As part of a coalition with the City of San Antonio Department of Human Services, United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Catholic Charities is continuing Project Cool, a program that provides free 20-inch box fans to older adults in an effort to provide heat relief and prevent heat-related illness during the hot summer months in San Antonio. The goal of the program is to provide free fans as a low-cost, low-energy means to keep seniors cool without incurring high utility bills.

How to receive a free fan:

  • 60 years of age or older, must provide driver’s license; or
  • Disabled, must provide disability letter

Where to receive a free fan: 

  • Catholic Charities – 202 W. French Pl., San Antonio, TX 78212
  • Guadalupe Community Center – 1801 W César E Chávez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78207

How to donate a free fan:

  1. 1. You can give an online monetary donation by clicking on this donation link to help us purchase box fans; or
  2. 2. Fans may be dropped off at any of the following locations:
  3.                              Catholic Charities, 202 W. French Place, 78212; 
  4.                              Guadalupe Community Center, 1801 W. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., 78207

Free Fan Provides Comfort

One elderly couple stopped by St. Stephen’s CARE Center to receive a free fan after hearing about Project Cool on the news. They were immensely grateful because they had been sleeping in their car for a few nights where it was cooler than their house that lacked air conditioning. Project Cool has made it possible for this couple and so many others to find heat relief and sleep peacefully in their homes during the hot summer months.

For more information, please contact Guadalupe Community Center at (210) 226-6178.