For the Spring 2022 cycle of the Gift of Light Partner Program, we’ve chosen four organizations to receive donated Chandler Chargers and Luke Lights. Each of these organizations share common values with Unite to Light - their projects align with one of our focus areas: improving global health, assisting those experiencing homelessness, aiding in education, and helping those facing disasters. Lights and Chargers for this program were generated through our Buy One | Give One program; for every light we sell, we donate one. These are the projects that directly benefit from the “Give One” portion of our sales:
COMMUNITY HEALTH PARTNERS HONDURAS
Previously, we have worked with Community Health Partners Honduras to provide Luke Lights to communities that rely on a large trash dump to provide them with recyclable materials to sell - these solar lights allow community members to safely locate sellable materials, and to provide light in their homes. Additionally, lights have been distributed to vulnerable families that are in most need. The continuation of our partnership with Community Health Partners Honduras will bring more solar lights to these programs.
GIRL UP INITIATIVE UGANDA
According to GUIU, over 90% of the girls and women in these programs lack electricity, which poses a massive challenge to their education. Often, the only time to study is at night, which leaves girls to rely on candlelight. By partnering with Unite to Light, the distribution of solar Luke Lights will aid in widening access to Girl Up Initiative Uganda’s educational programs to girls and young women who otherwise would face hurdles in the form of a lack of electricity.
REACH FOR UGANDA
Often, students arrive home from school late in the afternoon, and only have enough daylight to help their families with daily chores before the sun sets. By continuing to partner with Unite to Light, REACH For Uganda will be able to provide students with lights that allow them to study at night, instead of needing to rely on dangerous and unhealthy kerosene lamps or candles.
ORGAEPSI AND SALUD MENTAL ECUADOR
We are so grateful for those we are partnering with during this Gift of Light cycle. Each organization is doing incredibly important work, and through the Gift of Light partnership program, we are able to support this work and bring light to those in need. By using our Buy One | Give One and sharing that with their network, as well as our fundraising platform, organizations have helped Unite to Light to stretch our donation dollars and help more people in need. Together we can light the world.