Programs

One Million LIghts’ programs range from individual solar-light distributions to group-wide fundraising, including grade-school, university, and corporate projects. Here are a just a few of our stories:

Special Projects- NGO Requests

Special Projects- NGO Requests

Everyday One Million Lights receives requests for lights.  Our usual response is, sure but do you have the capacity to fundraise for the lights?   OML matches raised funds by 15% for the cost of lights and shipping.  It is partnership that make distributions happen.  Sometime we get requests from NGO’s who do not have the [Read more…]


Illuminating India

Illuminating India

By: Kirpa Wirk, February 2015 Kirpa Wirk of Santa Cruz, a senior at University of California Santa Cruz, has long been passionate about passing on knowledge. She was inspired by the work of non-profit organizations broadening educational horizons of students around the world, and pursued to become a Global Ambassador for One Million Lights. In [Read more…]


South Africa

South Africa

In July and August 2014, One Million Lights and Energizer distributed  7,000 solar lights to children in the communities of Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa.  This project was our largest distribution to date and was the first one in South Africa for One Million Lights.   Meg’s Story:  Meg says, “To sum up the three and [Read more…]


6th Graders Engage in One Million Students’ Programming

6th Graders Engage in One Million Students' Programming

By: Susan Peers, 6th Grade Teacher, Union Middle School                                                                                            August [Read more…]


South Africa Reflection

South Africa Reflection

A reflection on South Africa,  by: Megan Aubrey-Hughes                                                                                               [Read more…]


Typhoon Haiyan Follow Up

Typhoon Haiyan Follow Up

By: One Million Lights Philippines Staff                                                                                                   [Read more…]


Energizer Night Race in Chicago Empowers Runners to Make a Positive Impact; Unique Global Race Series to Donate 14 Million Hours of Solar Light in 2014

Original Press Release CHICAGO, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — From Peru to the Philippines, Mexico to Montreal, Spain to South Africa, more than 220,000 runners have laced up their running shoes to help make a positive impact through the Energizer Night Race for a Brighter World. The power and light company is picking up the pace [Read more…]


One Million Lights Receives Inaugural Grant from the Silver Spring Foundation, Bringing Solar Education to K-12 Schools Around the World

One Million Lights Receives Inaugural Grant from the Silver Spring Foundation, Bringing Solar Education to K-12 Schools Around the World

April, 2014 Palo Alto – One Million Lights, a nonprofit with the goal of improving lives of rural communities around the world through the distribution of solar lights, is the recipient of the Silver Spring Foundation’s inaugural grant for 2014. The Silver Spring Foundation is a corporate advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and [Read more…]


Update from OML Philippines to help rebuild Haiyan-hit areas

Update from OML Philippines to help rebuild Haiyan-hit areas

January, 2014 OML-PH article here One Million Lights partnered with One Million Lights- Philippines this past December to raise funds for typhoon  Haiyan relief.   We raised over $3000 in less then a month,  which provided more than 220 solar lights to affected communities. Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Typhoon Yolanda, was one of the [Read more…]


One Million Lights responds to Typhoon Haiyan

One Million Lights responds to Typhoon Haiyan

One Million Lights and One Million Lights Philippines are teaming together to raise funds to provide solar lights to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan.  One Million Lights Philippines have on the ground, numerous teams of people going out to distribute lights. From the OML-Philippines Blog: “We’re responding to the evolving needs of the victims of [Read more…]



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