Tucson, Ariz.-based domestic lighting manufacturer Ultralights Lighting is helping out the community by donating 5 percent of all sales from its Eo Collection now through December 2020 to the Center for Disaster Philanthropy’s COVID-19 Response Fund. According to Julia Restin-Morl of Ultralights, “This will be a campaign to shine a light on humanity’s efforts for the greater good, to send a message, to share our message — to be a light, to share the light, and #lighttheway.”

Restin-Morl adds, “We have coordinated with Arizona Public Health Services to help supply face shields to health workers in Tucson and across the state of Arizona. We have begun production of these face shields in line with our production of lighting. We have designed our face shields to be reusable and are producing multi-use kits: the visor and headband that attaches to one’s head is reusable made with elements that can be fully sanitized in between uses while the plastic face shields are made to be replaced after an allotted amount of uses. Many of our reps and some of our own employees have made monetary donations to help cover the cost of materials, though this endeavor will be a complete donation by Ultralights.”

In addition, Ultralights has begun a Giving Thanks program whereby Ultralights employees can make a voluntary weekly donation and Ultralights will match that gift 100 percent.

On a more personal community level, “On a weekly basis, we buy a local meal for a designated group to give thanks and support our local businesses and restaurants,” Restin-Morl explains. For example, the company recently purchased 15 dinners from a local family restaurant (Birrieria Guadalajara, operated by one of the Ultralights welders’ family of one of Ultralights’ welders) for the Step Down Unit of Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System (SAVAHCS), which is Ultralights’ Production Manager’s wife’s unit. The health workers of the Step Down Unit are currently treating COVID-19 patients.