Shed Light

We had so much fun this weekend getting involved with Columbus’s first ever Fashion Meets Music Festival. Thanks to Catco Theater, we were able to build a unique, interactive light fixture for the opening Fusion Foundation Gala. To us, the light fixture has a higher purpose than just its soft glow. It has a story that we’d like to share:

Interactive Light Fixture at the FMMF Gala

Interactive Light Fixture at the FMMF Gala

A seed drops from the tree of life.

What potential a human being has. Where will the seed land? It glides over North America, over the islands of the Caribbean, and lands in Guatemala.

A light emanates from the seed, glowing with energy – the evidence of the brightness one individual can bring to the world. As this beautiful Guatemalan girl grows, her light struggles to shine as brightly as it did originally. The daily struggles of life distract her from the time she needs to spend on pursuing her unique gifts as a person. She must fetch water from the stream three miles from her village on a daily basis. The water is heavy and bears a heavy load on her head and neck. The jerry can she uses still harbors remnants of petroleum. Although she works hard everyday to bring this water home, it makes her family sick. She must take days away from school to carry water and even more to recover from waterborne illness. Her inner light dims.

The seed that became her from the tree of life did not land in the United States. Our lights here are often bright. A donation could give her and many girls a PackH2O water backpack to help carry water safely, allowing her light to shine brighter. Help carry hope for her.

PackH2O in Guatemala

PackH2O in Guatemala

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