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.