Ditch your device to light up a life.

What does it mean to go dark?

Many of us take light for granted, but 1.1 billion people around the world live without it every day. By going dark and unplugging from social media between sunset and sunrise, you can help Watts of Love make a difference. Go Dark to experience what it’s like to live without a modern luxury and help us bring solar-powered lights to the individuals who need it most.


How can you get involved? Go Dark.

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Step 1

Click here to create and customize your personal fundraising page in minutes.


Step 2

Send your campaign link to friends, family and followers. Explain how long you plan to go dark and ask them to support you by making a contribution. Donations will be used to deliver solar lights to those without electricity.


Step 3

Use your Go Dark toolbox to update your social media profiles and announce your involvement. You can post on your own or use a suggested post, just remember to include how long you’re Going Dark and with a link to your fundraising page.


Step 4

Submit your posts at sunset to encourage donations and log off for the night.


Ready to join Go Dark Give Light?

Click the button below to set up your fundraising page.


Additional Resources

Go Dark Give Light isn’t just for individuals – organizations and student groups can get involved, too. Click the links below for additional presentations and informational packets and videos.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a minimum I have to raise?

$50 is our suggested minimum per participant because that’s all it takes to give a light to a family living in darkness.

How will the funds be used?

Watts of Love provides solar lights to families who are living in darkness around the world. We focus on the areas that need it most and provide international disaster relief where necessary.

All GO DARK GIVE LIGHT donors receive email updates after our distribution trips to see how their contributions are making a difference.

Does Watts of Love have additional educational resources for students and groups?

Yes. Explore our site and check out our Additional Resources for downloadable content that sheds additional light on the issue and how we’re trying to fix it. GO DARK GIVE LIGHT is a perfect fit for solar science units and “Screen-Free” initiatives.

Are all donations tax-deductible?

Everyone who donates to the GO DARK GIVE LIGHT campaign online or via check will receive a tax-deductible receipt. Watts of Love is a registered 501©3 charitable organization.

More questions?

More answers can be found in the additional FAQs section of our informational packet for student groups.