More Than One Way to Give!

A few supporters have been giving to Daylight in creative ways. Contributing through their workplace and AmazonSmile, Ben and Lynda are growing their gifts.

Longtime supporter, Ben Barnhart, shares how giving through his employer has doubled his contribution to Daylight:

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“I had supported Daylight for a year or so before I started working at Medtronic, and when I joined the company I was excited to learn that one of the benefits of working there was that they would match my charitable giving. I loved that my gifts would support Michael and Nathan and the work that Daylight does; that my company would kick in a matching gift was icing on the cake.

I arranged to have my giving deducted from my paycheck (which makes it easy for me to safeguard that pledge), and then I applied to have Medtronic match the gift. It was as simple as clicking a button on the website that Medtronic uses to handle charitable gifts. If I remember correctly, I had to confirm that Daylight’s work was primarily nonsectarian, even though the organization is religious. Now every paycheck, my gift comes out directly, and Medtronic matches it 100%. It’s the easiest way I know to stretch my giving dollars a little farther.”

Lynda Lee is a new supporter to Daylight. A way that she has been able to give is by using AmazonSmile.


“I am thrilled that my daily tasks include an opportunity to give. It makes me happy that I can support the bright minds in Kenya at Daylight.“

With AmazonSmile Daylight receives proceeds from a small percentage of Lynda’s eligible purchases. Click here to donate to Daylight through AmazonSmile.

Contact Elodie at if you have questions about donating through your employer or AmazonSmile.

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Sasha wants to be an International Radio Journalist

Sasha is in 8th grade and she loves movies and radio. “I like American and Nigerian movies the best. I like the African dress and acting in Nigerian movies. I also like how the people on Nigerian movies respect each other.” She smiles wide: “But I also like the action movies from America. And I love the Disney movie the Jungle Book. I like all the animals.”

10 - SashaSasha came to Daylight 7 years ago from a desert village in Baringo. When she started Daylight only had 3 grades. She says Daylight gets better every year: “Now we have more classes and more subjects than when I started.”

Sasha says that she would “like to be a radio announcer on the international news.” She wants “to help describe the world to people who don’t have TVs. So they can know what is happening in the world and in their country.”

Thank you for supporting Sasha, Daylight’s future journalist!