During the 2018 holiday season, LuminAID partnered with buildOn, an organization whose goal is to break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy and low expectations through service and education. Now we’re back with an update from buildOn about how the 1,000 lights sent have impacted the work they’re doing in Malawi.
“The kids enjoyed that moment because they could blow them up and touch the power button and ‘Voila’ . . . The highlight of my trip was to see the joy, the smile and amazement on their faces. It was a magical moment.”
This past Thursday, January 17th Brooklyn Boulders turned the lights way down and climbed the night away at their first-ever indoor (outdoor-style) night climb! Climbers came through to BKB's Queensbridge facility with their harnesses, headlamps, and super-stoked attitudes—ready for an indoor climb like no other! LuminAID's PackLite Spectra USB helped light the way for climbers as they tackled boulder problems and top-roped towering heights, all while bathed in vibrant color.
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.
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.
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.
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.