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Charge your gear anywhere!  A 2-in-1 solar lantern and phone charger that packs down to 1" thick. Portable power and light on the go! Missed the campaign?  Order yours today!
Charge your gear anywhere! A 2-in-1 solar lantern and phone charger that packs down to 1" thick. Portable power and light on the go! Missed the campaign?  Order yours today!
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Give Light, Get Light: How You Can Aid Refugees

Posted by LuminAID (Creator)
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Thanks to you, over 600 lights have already been pledged to refugee relief!  As we approach $100k for the campaign, we want to bring that total up to 1,000 lights -- 500 for each charity.  And we're over halfway there!

We started LuminAID to address the need for safe, sustainable light after disasters, and working to provide impactful solutions for humanitarian aid has been a key driver behind our new product innovation and why we are now adding a 2-in-1 phone charging lantern.  When refugees fleeing the violence in Syria say that a WiFi hotspot and a place to charge their phone are often among the first things they look for -- in order to tell their family that they arrived safely.  We are partnering with two amazing organizations to provide light and power to Syrian refugees through this campaign: SCM Medical Missions, and the Karam Foundation.

Lights Pledged So Far
Lights Pledged So Far

How You Can Help

Help us spread the word by sharing our campaign on Facebook with your friends, and consider upgrading to one of the following "Give Light, Get Light" packages if you'd like to add lights for refugees to your reward:

  • Get 1, Give 1 (Pledge $75 - Send 1 Phone Charger to Karam Foundation)
  • Get 2, Give 1 (Pledge $100 - Send 1 Phone Charger to Karam Foundation)
  • Global Giver Package (Pledge $450 - Send 50 Solar Lights to SCM Medical Missions)

Distribution Schedule

SCM Medical Missions is currently working to provide medical relief and humanitarian aid to Syrian refugees in Greece and Jordan.  They have already shipped over 300,000 lbs of supplies to refugees, and have another container of supplies leaving at the end of March for the Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan.  The 500 PackLite 16 lights raised through our campaign's Global Giver Package will be shipped to Jordan in March when the campaign ends.  These lights will provide immediate relief to refugees currently fleeing the violence in Syria.

The Karam Foundation is based in our hometown of Chicago, and works to aid Syrian refugees in Syria, Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan.  The 500 PackLite Max 2-in-1 Phone Chargers raised through our campaign's Get 1, Give 1 and Get 2, Give 1 reward options will be distributed this summer through the Karam Foundations' education and sustainable development programs.  Their innovative education programs aim to provide children growing up as refugees a bright future to dream of, and healing from the trauma of war.

Eileen LaBoone, Toru Tsutsumi, and 17 more people like this update.

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    1. LuminAID 2-time creator on

      Hi T.C.,
      That's very generous of you! We will include an option in the Backer Survey to indicate that you would prefer to donate some or all of your reward rather than receiving it yourself. So when you fill out the Backer Survey after the campaign, you can let us know that you would like to only receive one light instead of two, and we'll send the second to our charitable partner.

      Thanks!
      Team LuminAID

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      T. C. McGarrigle on

      I'd be willing to upgrade my give 1, Get 1 ($75) to GIVE 2, get 1($100).

    3. Kelli bradford on

      Awesome!! Shared all over social media:)