Thank you for considering a generous donation to support the Lights On! Program. You can make a secure donation right now. If you would prefer to speak with someone about funding opportunities, please contact us.

Funding Options

$60,000Support the entire summer of Lights On! programming

$13,000 – Provide meals for the entire school year of Lights On! programming (6,400 meals)

$6,000 – Support one full week of Lights On! during the summer (3 evenings)

$2,000 – Support one Lights On! program evening

$400 – Provide meals for one Lights On! program evening

Dinner Sponsor

If you would like to cook and serve or cater dinner for our 250 program participants, please contact us.

Supply Donations – Amazon Wish List

If you would like to donate items directly to our program through Amazon, please check out this link: https://tinyurl.com/y7tnerut and remember to ship directly to:

Lights On! Program, c/o Mr. Akbar Cook, West Side High School, 403 South Orange Avenue, Newark, NJ 07103

Items noted on the Amazon wish list include:

  • Henna
  • Jewelry kits
  • Basketballs, soccer balls, footballs
  • Board games & cards
  • Make-up Kits
  • Portable basketball hoops
  • Picture frames
  • Sewing Machines and supplies
  • Art Supplies
  • Craft Kits
  • Field equipment


If you’re interested in giving back your time, please see volunteering.

kids served
volunteers gave back
hours of safe activities keeping kids alive