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Safe Light at Night for Syria!









































Safe Light at Night is joining the Healing Classrooms Challenge to create safe, nurturing learning environments for children in Syria to help them recover from crisis and mature into happy and healthy adults. It is truly special to have a network of global ambassadors working to solve problems, and what a great way to use this power to help other children in need! And why not spread the word about harmful blue light at night while we’re at it…

In this challenge, we will be making pinwheels. For every pinwheel, the Bezos Family Foundation will donate $2 to children in Syria. The target is 200,000 pinwheels, which amounts to $400,000. When making your pinwheels, please decorate the pinwheels with the Safe Light at Night logo or a light bulb design of your choosing.
Please share pictures of your pinwheels on social media using the hashtags ‪#‎SRSyria‬ and ‪#‎SLANforSyria‬!

Let’s start!

For participants in the United States
1. Set up a collecting bin for the pinwheels somewhere in your local community, or collect the completed pinwheels from friends, family, or anyone else who wants to participate. *A printable flyer to place on your collecting bin is attached*
2. When all of the pinwheels are collected, please package and send the pinwheels to Students Rebuild. On the box, please write:
Team name (Safe Light at Night for Syria!)
Number of people who participated in making pinwheels
The number of pinwheels inside the box
Please send the pinwheels to:
Students Rebuild
918 S. Horton St. #5047
Seattle, WA 98134
3. Please take a picture of your pinwheels as well, and send the picture to safelightatnight@gmail.com! Also, please tell us the number of pinwheels made and the number of people who participated.

For participants outside of the United States:
1. Set up a collecting bin for the pinwheels somewhere in your local community, or collect the completed pinwheels from friends, family, or anyone else who wants to participate! *A printable flyer to place on your collecting bin is attached*
2. Send an email to safelightatnight@gmail.com including:
Team name (Safe Light at Night for Syria!)
Number of people who participated in making pinwheels
Number of pinwheels that were made
Pictures of your pinwheels!

Let’s make some blue-light inspired pinwheels and make a change!

Making Pinwheels (Instructions from the Healing Classrooms Challenge):
1. Measure and cut a square from printer paper, construction paper, or any paper of your choice!
2. Fold paper in half diagonally from both sides, corner to corner – then unfold back to square. 
3. Your square should now be divided into four triangles, which meet in the center.
Because your paper will be folded again in the next steps, now is a perfect opportunity to decorate your pinwheel! Since realistic drawings might get lost in the folds we recommend working on design rather than drawing pictures—think patterns, abstract design, geometric design, rainbows and swaths of color… and blue-light inspired drawings! You can also decorate with images at the end—it’s up to you. Consider decorating both sides of your paper for maximum color and design effect!
4. Next, cut along the diagonal fold lines until you are about ½ inch from your square’s center. 
5. You will have what looks like four triangles; mark every other outer triangle corner. 
6. Moving around your square paper, fold the marked corners to the center of the paper and secure the corner ends down with tape or glue stick.
If you have waited to decorate your pinwheel, please do so now, or this is a good time to add any finishing touches, such as thoughtful notes to the children of Syria or small drawings.

Optional finishing touches:
• If you’d like to cover the glue or tape at the center of your pinwheel, try stickers, glue or a small circle of decorative paper. You're also welcome to hold the center of your pinwheel together with a metal brad.
• You can just send in this top part of the pinwheel; you do not need to include a stick / handle. You are welcome to send fully functioning pinwheels attached to sticks for this Challenge if you have the resources and time.

Why Pinwheels?
Pinwheels are simple, fun toys found all over the world. They represent the innocence of childhood, play, delight and a sense of being carefree. They are driven by wind, an incredibly powerful force. Several organizations have adopted the pinwheel as a symbol for peace, and we believe that this popular, functional device is a wonderful way to send wishes of joy, freedom and a happy childhood to youth living amid conflict. Join us and make pinwheels for healing. You can help Syrian youth gain the peace and security that all children deserve.




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