Who We Are
Lights On! is a community-driven program that helps build goodwill between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Instead of a ticket, police officers can give drivers with burned out lightbulbs or taillights a free voucher to get it fixed at participating auto shops. This program greatly helps low-income individuals who may not be able to afford fixing a lightbulb on their car. Lights On! was created in response to the death of Philando Castile by MicroGrants; a non-profit which boosts economic self-sufficiency for low-income individuals by providing grants to start a business, finish their education or acquire transportation for their job. For more information, visit lightsonus.org and follow Lights On! on Facebook and Twitter.
Donate Now to Help Fund Community Healing
A person should never have to choose between buying groceries or getting a taillight fixed. More than 2,000 individuals have received the free repair voucher eliminating the possible financial stress of a typical ticket. This healing is not possible without community funding which is why we need your donation!
This program started in Minneapolis but has expanded to other cities in Minnesota and Wichita, Kansas with future expansions to come. With your support, we can continue to grow Lights On! to serve more communities across the country.
How it Works:
Lights On! provides a new approach to a societal problem – instead of punishing drivers for broken lights, we turn a dreaded traffic stop into an opportunity to create positive interactions between communities and law enforcement.
- Participating law enforcement agencies hand out vouchers instead of tickets
- Participating auto service providers fix the bulbs
- Lights On! pays the bills and coordinates all administration & fundraising