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Our Story

Welcome to FairConditioning, an initiative born out of a desire to cool down Philadelphia, one home at a time.

FairConditioning was conceived by two high school students, Harry and Ian, but the idea had been simmering for much longer.

We observed our city - Philadelphia - wrestling with extreme heat each summer, causing hardship for many, particularly the underprivileged who couldn't afford the luxury of an air conditioner. What bothered us was not just the discomfort, but the life-threatening risks that such heatwaves posed. The fact that heat is now the leading cause of climate-related deaths didn't sit right with us. We thought we could help.

Our initial efforts involved rallying for donations. We reached out to our communities, the surrounding towns, and local universities - especially during the time when students were moving out, often leaving behind slightly used air conditioners. The response was overwhelmingly positive, and before we knew it, FairConditioning was in full swing.

While we collected and repaired the air conditioners, ensuring they were safe and effective, we also partnered with various local organizations. Their role was crucial in identifying the individuals and families who needed these air conditioners the most. This teamwork ensured that our efforts were targeted and reached the ones who were at most risk from the rising temperatures.

FairConditioning is just getting started. As a young organization, our journey is filled with learning, growth, and the unending resolve to ensure a cooler, safer Philadelphia. But we know that our task is enormous and we can't do this alone.

If you're reading this and you're in need of an air conditioner, please reach out to us. We promise to do our best to help. And if you're in a position to contribute, whether through donating an air conditioner, volunteering your time, or supporting us in any other way, we welcome you to join us in our mission. Together, we can bring cool Philadelphia one home at a time, making the scorching heatwaves a little more bearable for everyone.

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