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How To Help Your Kids Feel Safe When the Power Goes Out-LuminAID

How To Help Your Kids Feel Safe When the Power Goes Out

January 08, 2019

Whether it’s winter storms or summer heat waves, power outages always take us off guard. Even if the electricity only goes out for a few minutes, this can be a scary time for kids. It’s always a good idea to keep your emergency plans updated, and we are here to help!

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Notes From the Field: Preventing Tragedy in Southern Kenya-LuminAID

Notes From the Field: Preventing Tragedy in Southern Kenya

January 03, 2019

After a kerosene lamp was knocked over in the middle of the night, a deadly fire highlighted the need for safe, sustainable light in the village of Mtangani, Kenya.
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Notes From the Field: How Light Makes a Difference for Syrian Refugees in Greece-LuminAID

Notes From the Field: How Light Makes a Difference for Syrian Refugees in Greece

December 27, 2018

According to the U.N., more than half of all Syrians have been displaced by the country’s civil war, and 5.6 million of these have fled the country, seeking asylum and safety abroad. Over the past several months, our humanitarian partners, Love Without Borders and Refugee Biriyani & Bananas, have made several trips to refugee camps in Greece, bringing with them LuminAID lights and other supplies.

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Two Men and a Canoe Have a Very Merry Christmas With LuminAID-LuminAID

Two Men and a Canoe Have a Very Merry Christmas With LuminAID

December 19, 2018

Two Men and a Canoe have some holiday fun with LuminAID in the backcountry.
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Notes from the Field: How God Is Grace Ministry Made a Difference in Uganda-LuminAID

Notes from the Field: How God Is Grace Ministry Made a Difference in Uganda

December 19, 2018

Every summer, God Is Grace visits the women they sponsor in their homes in Uganda. Over the years, the organization has realized that lack of light was an issue for almost every woman they spoke to. This past summer God Is Grace visited Uganda as a LuminAID nonprofit partner supported by our Subsidy Program, and ninety-eight women received a solar lantern for their homes.
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Why You Need to Swap in Solar For Your Battery-Powered Lanterns-LuminAID

Why You Need to Swap in Solar For Your Battery-Powered Lanterns

December 12, 2018

Whether you’re exploring the backcountry, car camping with the family, or preparing for an emergency, you’ll want a solar lantern in the mix. Reliable, bright, and portable, solar lanterns are must-have gear for everyone from the avid hikers to the practicalists.

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Notes From the Field: Photos Show How LuminAID Lights Bring Hope to Honduras-LuminAID

Notes From the Field: Photos Show How LuminAID Lights Bring Hope to Honduras

December 01, 2018

In November of 2018, Alex Ray joined Honduras Hope for an unforgettable trip to the rural Yoro region of Honduras. Distributing LuminAID solar lights and other supplies along the way, they were able to see the impact of their work on sister communities.
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Notes From the Field: The Power of Hope in Sierra Leone-LuminAID

Notes From the Field: The Power of Hope in Sierra Leone

November 28, 2018

“They literally were dancing with joy when we showed them what the LuminAID solar light was and how to use it. There is no power there, so these lights make a huge impact on a family allowing them to see.”
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Shining a Light on Literacy: LuminAID Teams Up with buildOn-LuminAID

Shining a Light on Literacy: LuminAID Teams Up with buildOn

November 16, 2018

This holiday season, LuminAID is partnering with buildOn to bring light to women around the world working to improve their circumstances through literacy. When you purchase a Special Edition Give Light, Get Light Package, you'll sponsor a light for buildOn's Adult Literacy Program.
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Solar Light and Power After the Storm: Mercy Corps Responds to Hurricane Florence-LuminAID

Solar Light and Power After the Storm: Mercy Corps Responds to Hurricane Florence

October 29, 2018

LuminAID worked with international humanitarian organization, Mercy Corps, to raise funds for and distribute 1,300 PackLite Hero 2-in-1 Superchargers in North Carolina. The PackLite Hero Superchargers help families to feel safe at night with extra-bright LEDs and allows them to charge their phones and stay connected with emergency services and family members.
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Corporate Gifts that Give Back-LuminAID

Corporate Gifts that Give Back

October 24, 2018

More and more companies are including philanthropic elements to their business as a way to give back to those in need. Whether it’s donating proceeds to a specific organization, or a buy-one-give-one model, these companies are a great place to start when thinking about Corporate gifts or giveaways. Some of them even offer the option to customize the product, helping customers associate your brand with your work to do good.
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Outdoor Journal: How to Make the Most of an Adventure-LuminAID

Outdoor Journal: How to Make the Most of an Adventure

October 23, 2018

The story of how two young photographers faced an unexpected journey but walked away with unforgettable experiences.
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