Mary and Ronald have big dreams like many kids their age, but living in rural Uganda, their options are limited. The gift of Luke Lights last year has their future looking brighter.
When the Shapiro’s learned about Unite to Light they reached out to their community to raise funds to send solar lights. Janet also told the REACH for Uganda team about the Unite to Light Gift of Light partner program; to which they applied and were accepted in 2021. The Shapiro’s fundraiser, combined with a Gift of Light grant funded the 1000 Luke Lights. At the schools, the lights are checked out by students to use for homework. When they are finished, the students return the lights for the next student to use.
Every year Unite to Light partners with organizations across the globe to provide light and power to people living without electricity. The Gift of Light (GOL) Partner Program aims to open access to donated Lights and Chargers, and build new partnerships within their four focus areas: education, global health, disaster response and homelessness. To learn more about becoming a partner, please visit the GOL application page.