Top 5 Best Gifts for Travelers and Campers

Top 5 Best Gifts for Travelers and Campers

November 16, 2016

The best gifts are smart and practical, so here's our top picks for gifts with clever designs and maximum portability. Perfect for travelers and everyone who loves the outdoors, these must-have gadgets suit all manner of adventures and cater to different budgets, promising to lift the burden of gift shopping from your shoulders. Check out our list in time for your travels for the new year. 

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Providing Relief to Families in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

Providing Relief to Families in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

October 07, 2016

As news of the devastation in Haiti becomes apparent in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, LuminAID and our charitable partners are working to help those affected by the storm who are in need of safe, sustainable lighting.  This is especially meaningful for us, as it gives us another chance to give back to the people of Haiti, our original inspiration.

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Notes from the Field: LuminAID Lights Up Gulu Primary School in Uganda

Notes from the Field: LuminAID Lights Up Gulu Primary School in Uganda

September 22, 2016

Cheyanne, a librarian at Gulu Primary School, shares their story of distributing lights to teachers and students in Uganda. The impact the lights had for the teachers and students is immeasurable! Thank you, Cheyanne for sharing your story and your wonderful photos from distributing the lights!

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LuminAID Announces Partnership with American Foundation for Children with AIDS

LuminAID Announces Partnership with American Foundation for Children with AIDS

September 21, 2016

Recognizing the need for versatile aid to help families living with AIDS in developing countries, LuminAID is proud to announce a partnership with American Foundation for Children with AIDS (AFCA). The solar start-up will be showcasing the work of AFCA supporting children and families with AIDS in Africa. In addition, LuminAID will be focusing the effort of their Give Light Get Light program on donating lights to AFCA’s work in Kenya, Uganda, and Nepal.

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Karam Foundation Delivers LuminAID Lights and Smart Aid to Displaced Syrians

Karam Foundation Delivers LuminAID Lights and Smart Aid to Displaced Syrians

September 08, 2016

As of January 2016, more than 3 million Syrian children were internally displaced. They need the basics. For Syrian families, aid is not always accessible and rarely sufficient. Even when food and water are provided, other essential needs are left unmet. This is where the Karam Foundation comes in. Their Smart Aid initiative focuses on responding to the local population’s needs by asking one simple question: "What do you need?" Their answer: Light!

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Our Favorite End-of-Summer Grilling Recipes for a Backyard or Backwoods Cookout

Our Favorite End-of-Summer Grilling Recipes for a Backyard or Backwoods Cookout

August 23, 2016

As we head into the last days of summer, it’s time to fire up the grill and take advantage of the warm summer nights while you still can. With sunset coming sooner, just keep a few LuminAID lights on hand to illuminate your grill and dinner table after dark.

LuminAID Sales and Operations Manager Daphna made learning to grill her summer project this year, and she shares some of her favorite grilling recipes and guides here.

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All life is yoga ~ Sri Aurobindo: One woman’s inspiring journey to find herself and help others

All life is yoga ~ Sri Aurobindo: One woman’s inspiring journey to find herself and help others

August 16, 2016

Jayne Cagle is one of our favorite people - a lover of life and LuminAID. She is a professional yoga instructor, and uses yoga along with paddleboarding to create a truly unique experience for her clients. We wanted to highlight her story, as she really is an inspiring woman!

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3 Emergency Camping Scenarios + Solutions

3 Emergency Camping Scenarios + Solutions

August 12, 2016

Emergencies come at unexpected times. That’s part of what makes them emergencies: you don’t see them coming.

But even if you can’t predict a lightning storm or flash flood coming in, you can prepare yourself against it.

We put our heads together with our partners at The Dyrt to give you these three scenarios you should be aware of, and tips for how to prepare so you and your family stay safe.

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Notes from the Field: Peace Corp Volunteer Takes on Malaria Prevention in Madagascar

Notes from the Field: Peace Corp Volunteer Takes on Malaria Prevention in Madagascar

August 04, 2016

Tyler Bradford, a Peace Corp Volunteer, gave light to communities in rural Madagascar, while helping with malaria prevention strategies there.

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Notes from the Field: Peace Corp Volunteer Takes on Malaria Prevention in Madagascar

Notes from the Field: Peace Corp Volunteer Takes on Malaria Prevention in Madagascar

August 04, 2016

Tyler Bradford, a Peace Corp Volunteer, gave light to communities in rural Madagascar, while helping with malaria prevention strategies there.

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Notes from the Field: John and Alison Bront Light Up Galmi, Niger

Notes from the Field: John and Alison Bront Light Up Galmi, Niger

July 29, 2016

John and Alison Bront spent 8 months in Galmi, supporting work at Galmi hospital, a well-known and respected institution in Niger. During their stay, they were also able to distribute many lights to those in need! Read their story here.

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Notes from the Field: Distributing Lights to Children with AIDS in Kenya

Notes from the Field: Distributing Lights to Children with AIDS in Kenya

July 26, 2016

Earlier this year, we donated lights to the American Foundation for Children with AIDS. The organization has been working with children infected and affected by AIDS and their guardians since 2005, as well as with hospitals and clinics who care for these young ones. Read more about how donated lights illuminated lives in Kenya.

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5 Things NOAA Suggests For Your Hurricane Emergency Kit Plus 1 They Forgot

5 Things NOAA Suggests For Your Hurricane Emergency Kit Plus 1 They Forgot

July 25, 2016

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Notes From the Field: Himalayan Stove Project

Notes From the Field: Himalayan Stove Project

July 21, 2016

Last November, LuminAID partnered with the Himalayan Stove Project, a US Based humanitarian and philanthropic program, to help them distribute lights in Nepal after the earthquake. This is their story.

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Winning Tom’s Shoes Contest

Winning Tom’s Shoes Contest

July 01, 2016

In May, LuminAID traveled to Las Vegas for Tom Shoes’ Pitch for Good Competition, along with six other finalists. The competition focused on startups who share a vision of a better tomorrow. LuminAID impressed the judges with their mission and social impact, and ultimately won first place!

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Give A Light Africa Brings Light To Students

Give A Light Africa Brings Light To Students

March 01, 2016

Our partner at Focus Africa provided LuminAID lights to residents of the Masai Mara game park, changing the lives of many of the residents!

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Our Shark Tank Experience and why we went with Mark Cuban

Our Shark Tank Experience and why we went with Mark Cuban

August 01, 2015

Everyone’s getting the bright idea: hikers in Yosemite, backpackers in Whistler, and emergency workers in Nepal alike use LuminAID to light their way. Even the reality investment show ABC’s Shark Tank found the LuminAID vision irresistible, and invited Anna and Andrea on the show for a chance to premiere their product on primetime.

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