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TRAVEL WITH US


TRAVEL
WITH US

JOIN A GLOBAL TRAVEL TEAM

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TRAVEL WITH US


TRAVEL
WITH US

JOIN A GLOBAL TRAVEL TEAM

TRAVEL. SERVE. HELP LIGHT THE WORLD.

Our Global Travel Teams include people who are deeply committed to service and value the adventure of travel to remote and challenging destinations. Most are quick to action, rarely tire, never quit, and have a "Can do” attitude! 

Our teams include people from all walks of life.  From corporates executives to those with dirt under the fingernails.  From buttoned up students to those with beards and tattoos. From rock star working wives to stay at home moms who can tear open a tin can with their bare hands, all are welcome to join a Global Travel Team. Anyone who owns a tee shirt that reads "100% World-Changer" is our type of candidate.

Join a travel team. Change the world. Change your life.

GOT QUESTIONS?

 

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

Apply for a country-specific travel team.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?

Participants raise funds to cover travel costs and lights to distribute. 

WHERE WILL I GO?

Participants may select specific locations from our list of destinations. Click on the calendar below. 

HOW DO I FUNDRAISE?

Get the whole community involved. We provide a fundraising page and campaign tips.

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SUPPORT US


SUPPORT US
TOGETHER WE CAN BRING LIGHT TO THOSE

LIVING IN DARKNESS

 

SUPPORT US


SUPPORT US
TOGETHER WE CAN BRING LIGHT TO THOSE

LIVING IN DARKNESS

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Whether you are a corporation looking to enhance your social responsibility platform, a church or school looking for a service project, or know of a grant or funding opportunity, we want to meet you!

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SUPPORT A TEAM


SUPPORT A TEAM

DONATE

SUPPORT A TEAM


SUPPORT A TEAM

DONATE

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SUPPORT AN INDIVIDUAL


SUPPORT AN INDIVIDUAL

DONATE

SUPPORT AN INDIVIDUAL


SUPPORT AN INDIVIDUAL

DONATE

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FUNDRAISE


FUNDRAISE

CAMPAIGNS ARE FUN AND EASY TO START

START A CAMPAIGN

FUNDRAISE


FUNDRAISE

CAMPAIGNS ARE FUN AND EASY TO START

START A CAMPAIGN

CLEVER FundraisING IDEAS

Our campaigners have accomplished some truly amazing goals.  Use your creativity and passion to take fundraising to the next level and spread awareness for our cause.

Choose from some of the options below to get started!

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BIRTHDAY

Why not give up your gifts  and ask for donations instead? Make this year special. Celebrate your birthday and a great cause at the same time.

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GET CREATIVE

Grow a beard, shave your head, play a video game, eat a bag of  M&M's. Do your thing, just do it for a cause.  Get creative!

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THE HOLIDAYS

33% of all donations are made during the holidays. Try giving up a gift or two and ask for donations instead! Giving can be the best gift of all. 

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IN HONOR OF

Celebrate the memory of someone you love by raising money for a cause they care about.

SPORTS

Whether you're running a marathon, skydiving, down hill skiing or anything in between, use your next event to raise funds and awareness.            

CURRENT CAMPAIGNS 

See how others are helping us bring light, love and hope to those that believe they have been forgotten. Click here

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GO DARK GIVE LIGHT


GO DARK GIVE LIGHT
Ditch your device and light up a life.





 

GO DARK GIVE LIGHT


GO DARK GIVE LIGHT
Ditch your device and light up a life.





 

What does it mean to go dark?

GO DARK GIVE LIGHT fundraising campaigns provide individuals, organizations and student groups with an opportunity to impact the lives of those who live in darkness.  

The point of GOING DARK from your mobile device and social media is to disconnect and begin to think about what it might be like to live differently. Over a billion people live in darkness. Can you go a day or weekend without the luxury of technology? What does it feel like to give up that lifeline? 


HOW DO I GET STARTED?
• There are three easy steps.

1. Click the Go Dark Give Light red campaign button below to create your own fundraising page. Customize your campaign page and explain why you are committed to raising money for lights.

2. Send  the campaign link to your family, friends and followers. Tell them how long you've decided to GO DARK and ask them to support your promise to "ditch your device." Their financial pledges will help deliver solar lights to those without access to electricity. 

3. GO DARK on social media by updating your profile, making a quick video or create your own unique final post. Let everyone know how long you'll be ditching your device.

Not sure what to post? Click the red buttons below to download GO DARK art to post on your social media channels. Remember to link your fundraising page to your final social media posts so people can pledge their support while you GO DARK TO GIVE LIGHT.


TEACHER/GROUP RESOURCES

Information packet, including sign up sheets and printable flyers.
Download: INFORMATION PACKET

Power Point presentation that may be used with student groups and in classroom. 
Download: POWER POINT

Watch our "how to" instructional video and learn how to begin your Go Dark Give Light campaign today. 
Download: HOW TO VIDEO

 

Watch or "HOW TO" instruction video to learn how you can get involved.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DO I HAVE TO RAISE A MINIMUM AMOUNT?
• We encourage each participate to raise $50. Why? Because $50 buys a light for a family living in darkness. There is no minimum requirement, but you will be surprised how easy it is to get people to support your cause.

HOW WILL THE FUNDS BE USED?
• Watts of Love identifies areas of greatest need, with particular focus on certain areas of the world. See our focus areas here. Where appropriate, we also provide international disaster relief. All GO DARK donors receive email updates after light distribution trips so they can see how their dollars make an impact.

DO YOU HAVE EDUCATION MATERIALS FOR STUDENTS OR GROUPS?
• Read our web site for more information about how many people around the world live in poverty and without access to electricity. Campaign teams may download the GO DARK GIVE LIGHT PowerPoint presentation (above) for use with groups or students. 

GO DARK GIVE LIGHT campaigns can tie in nicely with classroom solar energy science units or social studies curriculum. The campaign also makes a great school screen-free week initiative.

ARE ALL DONATIONS TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
• Everyone that donates to GO DARK campaign online or via check will receive a tax deductible receipt. Watts of Love is a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization.

More questions? Additional FAQ info is provided in the info packet for student groups (above).


See how one light can change lives and help those that live in darkness after the sun goes down. 

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