Just in time for #GivingTuesday (November 27), Linkin Park, together with Music for Relief and the United Nations Foundation to support the work of the United Nations, have created a way for fans to give a unique holiday gift to friends and family that provides clean energy solutions for people who have no access to electricity.
Fans can choose to give a solar light, solar power for hospitals in health clinics, or Power the World's latest clean energy tool, the SOCCKET, which is a soccer ball that is also a portable generator that provides access to three hours of light with just thirty minutes of play. To make a donation on behalf of a loved one, visit powertheworld.org.
Linkin Park established Power the World in support of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Sustainable Energy for All Initiative. Building on previous Power the World efforts to bring solar lights to homes in Haiti and solar power to health clinics in Uganda, the Grammy-Award winning band has launched a new campaign to combat energy poverty by bringing the first eco-friendly portable generator housed in a soccer ball to Latin America.
You can also make a donation to benefit families affected by Hurricane Sandy this holiday at Musicforrelief.org. Music for Relief is encouraging supporters to kick off the giving season on November 27 for #GivingTuesday, a movement to establish a day of giving right after the Thanksgiving holiday and nationally recognized shopping days that follow. This first-of-its-kind effort will harness the collective power of a blend of partners, including charities, families, businesses and individuals, to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.