Pause
Donations of used books and other items will help bring light! Bringing Light to People Donations of used books and other items will help bring light! Bringing Light to People
Children can study at night. Children can study at night.
Harm caused by kerosene lamps will be eliminated. Harm caused by kerosene lamps will be eliminated.
Working at night will increase income. Working at night will increase income.
Medical care facilities will become safer. Medical care facilities will become safer.

Bringing Light to People

From 2013 to 2018, Panasonic implemented the 100 Thousand Solar Lanterns Project and donated a total of 102,716 lanterns to communities in 30 countries.

Following in the footsteps of the previous project, the Bringing Light to People project started in March 2018 with the aim of expanding the scope of donations by donating solar lanterns purchased with the proceeds made from selling contributed used books and other items.

Please join us in our efforts to deliver as many solar lanterns as possible to off-grid areas.

Solar Lantern

Participation in crowd-funding campaigns

We're sorry to say that we are not available for this campaign now. (Irregular campaigns)

“We Have Not Been Forsaken” A Light to Illuminate the Hearts of Flood Victims

Kunikazu AKAO
Project Coordinator of Diaspora Engagement
International Organization for Migration

Lights Have Begun to Brighten up Smiley Faces of Ethnic Minority Children in Vietnam.

Plan International Japan
Project Manager of the Vietnam Education Improvement Project
Machiko Okumura

The Time Spent Talking around Light Kindles Children's Dreams

Hiroshi Tanikawa, Chairman of the certified NPO Asian Education and Friendship Association (AEFA)

Hoping for Utilization of Valuable Light in Everyday Lives and for Studying

Ms. Mieko Osanai,
Representative Director of JAPAN TEAM OF YOUNG HUMAN POWER (JHP)

Participation by purchasing Panasonic's lighting products (Japan only)

Light the Future by Purchasing Lighting campaign
Until January 31, 2020
We will donate part of the sales of all Panasonic-made lighting fixtures, light bulbs, and tubes in the form of solar lanterns.
* The donation is scheduled for February 2020 or later, after which we will publish a donation report.

Purchase campaign products. → Convert part of the sales to solar lanterns. → Deliver solar lanterns to off-grid areas. → Donate solar lanterns.

Participation by donating used books and disks (Japan only)

Value Books purchases used books, CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray Discs, and game software.
With the proceeds, Panasonic purchases solar lanterns and donates them to NGOs and NPOs. The organizations will deliver the lanterns to the areas they support.

Download and fill out the application form. → Pack donation items and the application form in a cardboard box. → Call Value Books to pick up your box.

We handed over solar lanterns from fund raising through donations of used books and discs. (Cambodia)

September 4, 2019

I like books and tend to accumulate large amounts of them. I saw that this was a good chance to be of some help to society, so I donated 100 used books.
I hope that with this donation, children in Asia and Africa can enjoy reading at night, just as we do. I fully support the Bringing Light to People Project!

Dai Tamesue

Photo:Dai Tamesue

Bringing light to areas without electricity just by cleaning up your room

Panasonic employee

Panasonic employees' participation

Wishing to Support the Project to Bring Light to People Living in Off-grid Areas