Shed light on a brighter future

November 14, 2012
Written by Nancy Chaney

This gift will light up your child’s blanket forts and camping trips, as well as the dark nights of someone whose home doesn’t have electricity. One Million Lights is a nonprofit that aims to provide sustainable, usable light to homes without electricity in developing countries through a “buy one, give one” model. Buy solar-charged lanterns ($30 for the pair), and you keep one and a family in need gets the other. Plus, the lanterns are brighter, safer and cheaper than typically used kerosene lanterns — illuminating for all of us.