Giving Tuesday is November 27th. You’ve likely seen the #GivingTuesday on your Facebook, Instagram or Twitter as the global movement has grown fueled by the power of social media to create an international day of giving as everyone kicks off the charitable season. Giving Tuesday is the annual Tuesday that always follows Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

The first Giving Tuesday started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation to encourage charitable giving in the holiday season.

Light Up To Live, fueled by the passion to help our Military community, encourages you to participate in #GivingTuesday by lighting up a Veteran’s life! The Light Up to Live Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) public charity based in Addison, TX and founded by Randall and Sherry Reed. As a military family,  they are dedicated to raising awareness about the members of our U.S. Armed Forces and Veterans living with the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), tissue injury, pain and depression. The foundation funds polychromatic light therapy systems that have been shown to increase blood flow in the body and reduce associated minor pain for active military and Veterans that we identify could most benefit from its use. Light Up To Live helps connect these military members and their families to other organizations that are in alignment with our mission to provide direct aid and assistance. We want to light a path to better health.

Ways to Give

Whether you can give your time, money, or support there is a way to help our Veterans find a way back to recovery!

  • You can give a donation through Light Up To Live
  • Sign up to volunteer for upcoming Light Up To Live charitable events or find local opportunities through the VA office or
  • Support our troops through a letter of encouragement or package campaigns, such as Boots 4 Troops

Giving back is part of what the holiday season is all about. Light Up To Live wants to do their part in participating in the global movement by bringing awareness and support to our Military families and Veterans! You can learn more about the mission of Light Up To Live at, or you can learn more about #GivingTuesday at!