Think Yuletide decorations can’t get any better than a thousand Christmas lights lining your front porch? Well, try 88,000!
According to TakePart.com, two families in Sunnyvale, California have taken to decorating their homes with 88,000 solar-powered Christmas lights, automated reindeer blowing snow and catchy music. And to top it all off, the families do not charge visitors a cent to view their Christmas display. All they ask from guests are donations for the local food bank. Talk about Christmas spirit.
The Severns and Pease families started their charity work in 2003 and since then, have raised more than $320,000 – all for the benefit of their area’s Second Harvest Food Bank. Last year, The Severns-Pease Christmas Display brought the bank $54,000 worth of donations. This year’s target, which is $88,000 (the same number of solar Christmas lights), is half completed as the families have already received donations totalling $37,000. The success of the solar Christmas light display is inspiring other families to adopt the same holiday spirit – according to David Severns in an interview with NBC 11.
If you are in the Sunnyvale area, check out the solar-powered light display at these two homes on 1164 and 1168 Tangerine Way, Sunnyvale, California – between 5:30 in the evening and 11 o’clock at night. See solar Christmas lights in action and give these families a hand in reaching their goal.