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One Millions Lights and HELIO are Providing Light in Cambodia

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We at Makers4Good love to share news of our HELIO light, out and about in the world, making life a little brighter for those in need. Today we are pleased to share this update of HELIO being distributed to others in Cambodia with a little help from our longstanding NPO partner, One Million Lights. The Sovann Komar Orphanage in Phnom Penh was the first receive a delivery of our lights. This large orphanage houses approximately 300 children and includes dormitories, a school on campus, and opportunities for the children to participate in community service events in Phnom Penh. The Sok...

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A Note on One of Our Contributors and His Security Stone

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One of our long term contributors has been seeking ways to help people deal with mass gun violence. It's tricky. Every public discussion and debate is complex. We're stuck with political and institutional gridlock, a lack of public consensus and legal and funding limitations. He's convinced that while schools and government are trying to do their parts we should each do ours. For our efforts to add up he knows we need simple, accessible ways to get people to pay attention, to be prepared and that we need conversation. The Security Stone he's made is practical and personal. It's both...

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New Nonprofit Partner: Let There Be Light International

Posted by Jarrod Whaley on

Makers4Good is excited to announce our newest non-profit partner, Let There Be Light International, advocates for solar lighting as a tool to eliminate poverty and health issues in a sustainable, replicable model. Let There Be Light International addresses the basic lighting needs of vulnerable off-grid communities in sub-Saharan Africa. They work to set up and manage community-based solar programming with vetted local NGO Partners who are active in these areas and already have relationships with the most vulnerable households. Together, they distribute solar lights to appropriate individuals and families, prioritizing handicapped and orphaned children, women, and the elderly. To amplify...

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New Nonprofit Partner: Rivers & Lands Conservancy

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Makers4Good is excited to announce our newest non-profit partner, Rivers & Lands Conservancy (RLC): caretakers of Southern California’s natural, wild and open spaces since 1989. During their nearly 30-year history, RLC has been instrumental in acquiring and preserving over 11,000 acres of open space. They manage conserved lands for public benefit by protecting, enhancing, and restoring natural resources. RLC currently stewards over 2,400 acres of permanently protected open space, and provides a variety of events encouraging the community to engage with their local open spaces in ways that matter. Makers4Good donated a supply of HELIO solar lights to their annual...

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New Nonprofit Partner: Blue Water Baltimore

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Makers4Good is very pleased to announce our newest non-profit partner. Blue Water Baltimore fills a unique role in the Baltimore area as an organization that uses a holistic set of programs to meet the great challenges of improving water quality. From arts and education, to stormwater management projects, to legal and legislative advocacy, they bring together citizens and public and private partners to accomplish more than any could do alone. Makers4Good donated a supply of HELIO solar lights to their annual fundraising bash, to help them raise funds and continue to combat pollution and protect healthy water ways. We are...

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