Seattle-based Friends of the Columbia City Theater and Dreaming In Color Entertainment is hosting The 10 Million Rays of Light™ Benefit Concert this Saturday, January 9, 2016 at the historic Columbia City Theater. Doors open at 7:00pm, concert starts at 8:00pm, and the event is 21+. Tickets are $15 and benefits Solight Design’s 10 Million Rays of Light™ Campaign, a 501©(3) nonprofit project whose social and environmental mission is to distribute solar-powered lights, including SolarPuffs, to third world and underdeveloped regions such as Nepal, Haiti, Greece and Syria.
“Reports coming in from Greece regarding the Syrian refugees are heart breaking,” explains Lara Lavi, Columbia City Theater’s new co-general manager, who is also leading The 10 Million Rays of Light™ Campaign. “Boats are sinking, babies are dying and doctors only have these SolarPuffs TM to light their camps and medical facilities. We can help in this small way by bringing light to these people in need. Solight-Design’s inflatable lantern is an incredible piece of patented technology saving lives. Without light there is no life.”
The concert will feature music from The Lara Lavi Band, members of The SongCatchers, Arlie Neskahi, Eagle’s Jump, Gypsy Temple, Rory James, Carolyn Samuelson and more.
“We are so excited to partner with Solight Design and bring all these musicians together for the launch of this campaign,” says Jayne Forbes, one of the volunteer leaders working on The 10 Million Rays of Light™ Campaign. “At a time when so many people are in need, we are honored to be a part of something that will not only give light – but hope as well — to millions of people across the globe. This campaign lets people bring light to those who need it while helping us all reduce our carbon footprint.”
There will be a booth at the concert with interactive tablets so that people can support the campaign directly from the theater.
“We are grateful for this call to action from the Pacific Northwest as getting these SolarPuffs to the people who need them is our top priority.” says Professor Alice Chun, founder and inventor of the original SolarPuff solar lantern for Solight Design.
For ticket information please visit: http://bit.ly/1NHJcnE.
The 10 Million Rays Benefit Concert | 4916 Rainier Ave S, Seattle | January 9, 2016