Galápagos Relief Fund

The People of Galápagos Need Your Help Right Now

Families and whole communities are deeply struggling in the Galápagos Islands. With your help, we can amend the tragedies and hardships faced by the people of Galápagos. Please join Rick and Christina Schleicher of Come To Galápagos, LLC in supporting the local community with the ultimate goal of restarting the travel, conservation and economic activity that is so vital to the archipelago.

What’s happening and why are Rick and Christina starting a Galápagos relief fund?

Much of the world, especially third world countries and small communities, has fallen into dire circumstances due to the pandemic. Even for you, this virus has had an impact. But for a small place like the Galápagos Islands whose economy depends almost entirely on tourism, whole communities and families have been struck harder than ever with tragedy and hardship. Our relief fund seeks to help the people of Galápagos.

We can restore the Galápagos with your help!

Our Galápagos relief fund will lessen the economic hardship and impact the pandemic has had for individuals, families, and entire communities throughout the Galápagos.

What do we do with your Galápagos relief fund donations?

It’s important now more than ever to be transparent about where your donations go and who they support.

We guarantee that your donations go to families and locals of the Galápagos who need it most.

How do we know who will receive the relief funds?

The Galápagos is an area of little more than 30,000 inhabitants off the coast of Ecuador. It is a tight-knit community with generations of families living, working, thriving, and trying to survive on the gorgeous archipelago.

Because the area is so small and tightly knit, your donations to our Galápagos relief fund will go directly to the mayor’s office of San Cristóbal. The municipality holds a list of families in need. In this way, your donations to our Galápagos relief fund can restore the Galápagos by helping the families who need it most.

What do your donations for the Galápagos relief fund go towards?

When your donations are received by the municipality of San Cristóbal, they will be converted into certificates for use at grocery stores and local markets.

The purchase of alcohol is excluded when using these certificates. We will not be promoting any vices or harmful activity with your Galápagos relief fund donations.

By using certificates instead of cash deposits or handouts, we ensure the relief funds are used positively and support not only families in need, but also local businesses.

Your donations to our Galápagos relief fund help restore the local economy.

How do you know this is the way we will handle your donations?

To guarantee that your donations are going into the right hands and being fulfilled in the way we’ve outlined, we will be sharing pictures of the families receiving the certificates on our website.

See first-hand the relief on the faces of our community with your donations.

Store owners, mothers, fathers, children, grandparents—they all benefit from your support.

Donate today. Even the smallest amount makes a huge difference in our effort towards helping restore the Galápagos economy.

Siempre Amor,

Rick, Christina and the Come To Galápagos family