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Local is Global is a Success!

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We wrapped up our Local is Global campaign on Monday, May 25 with great success. Local is Global was a student-led fundraiser for Africa’s grassroots. We worked with students and local community members to raise awareness about issues that community organizations in Africa are addressing. The idea behind this campaign was that people everywhere can play a role in creating global change. After a full weekend of tabling on the UCSC campus and downtown Santa Cruz and a great fundraiser at [...]

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Students are Making a Global Impact

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We kicked off our Local is Global campaign this month to involve our community in efforts to support African grassroots organizations supporting children and families living with HIV. This past weekend we tabled on the UCSC campus and downtown Santa Cruz to spread the word! Our student interns and campaign leaders, Kathryn Kemper and Karen Cortez, worked with a team of more than 30 UCSC student volunteers to create some great projects including a fact wheel about the effects of HIV, [...]

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Mother’s Day Inspiration in Photos

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  Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at Firelight! Here are a few of our favorite photos and quotes to celebrate mothers around the world. “Mother is God number two.” Malawi Proverb “Being a mother means that your heart is no longer yours; it wanders wherever your children do.” Author Unknown “A mother holds her children’s hands for a while… their hearts forever.” Author Unknown Tell us some of your favorite quotes to celebrate mothers!  

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