We are Derek (12), Morgan (16) and Brad (18) Labadini from Concord, Massachusetts. Together with the help of our friends we have created Unite with Light and here is our mission:
Unite with Light is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. Our goal is to organize an annual event in Concord and Carlisle that brings the community together and raises money to be donated to a charity. On a designated evening in December, those who have purchased the Unite with Light kits will light luminaries on their driveways or paths. The luminary kits contain white, wax coated paper bags, candles, plastic containers, and tape. Each kit costs $20 and contains ten luminaries. We will seek corporate sponsors to defray costs our startup and material costs so that all proceeds may be donated. Unite with Light was started by children and the logistics of the event will be accomplished with youth volunteers. This is an important part of our mission because we feel that the opportunity for children to participate in something fun, beautiful, and philanthropic will not only add to the energy of the event, but be the energy of the event. In our first year we were able to donate $10,000. In our second year, our project goal is that 1,000 households will support this event. We hope this charitable event helps to further unite our community.