This post is sponsored by Direct Energy. Be sure to learn how you can get your own Luci light AND send a Luci light to a community in need below. And don’t foget to grab your free Let Your light Shine bright printable for your house!
Being without electricity is tough. A few years back, an unexpected snow storm (in Texas, of all places) took out the electricity. For days, we didn’t have lights, a refrigerator, or a heater. We had a small baby at the time, and it was rough.
Did you know that over 1.5 billion people in the world don’t have access to safe and affordable energy sources? Can you imagine? As you sit here reading this on your computer or your phone, think for a moment what it would be like if you didn’t have a way to charge your device, or if there was no electricity to plug your computer into. Then take it a step further…what if you didn’t have lights to read with at night, electricity to power your fridge, or a way to heat your house?
All over the world, when the sun goes down, many communities don’t have light to study, work, or even keep a medical clinic running. In fact, many communities depend on kerosene, which is toxic, expensive, and prone to fires.
Direct Energy and MPOWERED are helping these communities. They’re bringing the solar-powered Luci light to developing parts of the world without electricity.
I have a Luci light and it’s so cool. It’s inflatable and solar-powered. So it’s perfect for our “storm kit” – it doesn’t take up much space and it’s ideal if the power goes down (hello, severe weather in Texas).
Unfortunately, though, my kids have stolen it for the time being. Claire loves it next to her bed – it’s cute and bright, and also easy to carry should she get up in the middle of the night and need to use the bathroom or come see us (which she usually does!).
Direct Energy’s Give Brighter 12 plan is a competively-priced 12-month-fixed-rate electricity plan. For every one who participates in the program, they’ll send a free Luci light to the customer’s home (shipping might take 4-6 weeks from date of service) – and one to a developing community. To date, Direct Energy has helped send over 10,000 Luci lights to Haiti, Kenya, Rwanda and more.
To help raise awareness and brighten up your own living space a bit, I made this cute “Let Your Light Shine Bright” printable. Claire asked to have it in her room, and it’s perfect for her. She is made of light…everything about her is bright!
You can learn more about Direct Energy’s Give Brighter 12 plan at DirectEnergy.com/GiveBrighter. #GiveBrighter and make a difference in the world! 🙂
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Direct Energy. The opinions and text are all mine.