We are proud to announce our partnership with FAARM.org, a non-profit organization that brings portable solar lanterns to people in need, and RestoringTouch Inc., an organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with practical acts of compassion wherever the need may be. Together DHG, FAARM and RestoringTouch Inc. are bringing solar lights to the Hopi and Zuni tribal people of Arizona and New Mexico, providing much-needed renewable, sustainable solar lanterns to families dependent on toxic kerosene lanterns to light their homes.
“There are so many daily luxuries we take for granted, such as turning on a light to read, to cook or to simply have a conversation in our homes. Many of us think that just because we live in the United States having electric light is a given, but it isn’t. Millions of people live off the grid or with intermittent electricity. They rely on dirty fuels that poison the air and the people around them. We are proud to partner with FAARM and RestoringTouch Inc. to make an impact on the health and well-being of the Hopi and Zuni people while honoring our DHG values and Native American Heritage Month,” said Tricia Wilson, DHG Foundation President.
The solar lights, SolarPuffs, were invented by Professor Alice Chun for her social good company Solight-Design in partnership with 501 c 3 organization FAARM. The self-inflating SolarPuffs combine high-end design, affordability, recycled materials and long-lasting hygienic self-inflating solar light with no blowtube, while helping to reduce the carbon footprint.
"We are thrilled to be working with Dixon Hughes Goodman, FAARM and Solight Design on such a worthy mission to bring much-needed clean, sustainable light to tribal families. The Hopi and Zuni children need light to do their nightly homework, and the SolarPuffs will allow them to do so without breathing toxic kerosene fumes. Each year, approximately two million children die from kerosene fumes and fires. No one needs to live like that, not in America, not anywhere. The Hopi and the Zuni are traditional people who live very close to the earth; these lights are perfect for their families and we could all take a lesson from these tribes,” explains Jack Lankhorst, CEO of RestoringTouch, Inc.
We are committed to making an impact in our communities and beyond. Providing SolarPuffs to the Hopi and Zuni tribal people directly supports DHG’s inclusion and diversity efforts and the celebration of Native American Heritage Month.