Department of Human Services
Project Cool


106 S. St. Mary's, 7th Floor
San Antonio, TX 78205




  • Melody Woosley
  • Edward Gonzales
    Assistant Director
  • Jessica Dovalina
    Assistant Director
woman surrounded by box fans

Get/Give Fan Relief for Seniors this summer

Summer months - June through August - inflict considerably high temperatures and humidity in San Antonio. Seniors living in homes without air conditioning or circulating air face a greater risk of heat-related injuries and fatalities during the summer.

Since 1997, the City of San Antonio (Human Services, Fire Department) Catholic Charities of San Antonio, Inc., United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and community/corporate partners have coordinated Project Cool to provide heat relief to senior residents 60 years of age and older across the city through donation and free distribution of 20-inch box fans to seniors in need.

To find out how to donate a fan or request a fan (if you are an eligible senior), click on one of the two tabs below.

How to Donate a Fan for Project Cool

  1. Purchase a new 20-inch electric box fan at any area retail store—box fans cost between $20 and $30.
  2. Drop your new box fan off at any San Antonio Fire Station (except for the Airport Fire Station) at any time between June and September.
  3. You can also donate monetary contributions toward the purchase of box fans for senior residents. To donate mail a check in any amount payable to “Project Cool c/o Catholic Charities” to: Catholic Charities of San Antonio, 202 W. French Place, San Antonio, TX 78212.

Thank You for your donation!

How to Request a Fan

  1. Seniors who are 60 years of age and older, current San Antonio residents and show critical need for a box fan are eligible to receive a fan free of charge.
  2. Call 2-1-1 (United Way Helpline) to request a box fan (fan supplies are limited by donations received during the summer).

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