The Home Depot is proud to support Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. The organization is becoming well known for its annual Light It Up Blue campaign to raise awareness of the growing public health concern that is autism. The 2013 World Autism Awareness Day is April 2. Iconic landmarks around the world will Light It Up Blue to show their support for the cause.
In 2010, Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus proposed that The Home Depot help Autism Speaks extend this campaign to consumers by selling specially-marked blue light bulbs in Home Depot stores throughout the United States and Canada. By shining blue lights on your porch or in your windows, you can join Autism Speaks, and landmarks around the world, in shining a light on autism.
For the 2013 Light It Up Blue campaign, The Home Depot is offering a specially-marked blue light bulb. (If you display this bulb outdoors, on your front porch, for instance, make sure the bulb in an enclosed lighting fixture.) The special light bulbs are available online, and will be available in Home Depot stores beginning March 15, 2013. The Home Depot will donate $1 from the sale of each specially marked blue light bulb to Autism Speaks.
We hope you’ll help Autism Speaks shine a light on autism by changing your home lights to the blue autism speaks bulb for the World Autism Awareness day and throughout the month of April to grow awareness of autism and autism research.
You can learn more online at the Light It Up Blue campaign web page.