Lights On! - A Program of MicroGrants

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An innovative program that replaces tickets with repair vouchers.


raised by 18 people

$10,000 goal

Who We Are

Lights On! is a community-driven program that helps build goodwill between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Instead of a ticket, officers can give drivers with a burned out bulb a free voucher to get it fixed at participating auto shops. This program helps low-income individuals who may not be able to afford the repair.

Lights On! was created in response to the death of Philando Castile by MicroGrants, a non-profit that boosts economic self-sufficiency for low-income individuals by providing grants to start a business, finish their education, or acquire transportation for their job. 

How it Works

Lights On! provides a new approach to a societal problem – instead of punishing drivers for broken lights, we turn a dreaded traffic stop into an opportunity to create positive interactions between communities and law enforcement.

Donate Now to Help Fund Community Healing

A person should never have to choose between buying groceries or getting a taillight fixed. Over 7,000 individuals have received a Lights On! voucher, eliminating the financial stress of a ticket and paying for the repair. This healing is not possible without community funding, which is why we ask you to donate today!

This program started in the Twin Cities, but has expanded across the United States. Lights On! has more than 140 law enforcement and 285 auto shop partners across 17 states, with future expansions to come. With your support, we can continue to grow Lights On! to serve more communities across the country.

Learn More

Watch the video below to learn more about the program and see footage from the Lights On! launch in Wichita!

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Organized By Kris Barstow

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