PUTNAM COUNTY — Ottawa resident Lindsay Verhoff works closely with her friend Melissa Syler, Canton, to help promote the non-profit “Be The Light Campaign. Syler is the founder of the non-profit program that emphasizes the profound impact small acts that spread light have on individuals and communities.

Holding the elevator for a stranger. Buying a coffee for the next person in line. Cheering up a friend who is down. Giving a warm smile while working the drive-thru window. Doing a podcast that makes people laugh during their long commute. These are just some of the little ways people who “Be the Light” make our country a brighter place. LEDVANCE, the lighting leader formerly known as OSRAM SYLVANIA, is working with the Be the Light Campaign to issue a call to action to find and recognize people who give off positive energy and joy, and reward them for spreading light.

Starting now through Feb. 10 at www.sylvania.com/BeTheLight, you can nominate anyone who exemplifies what it means to “Be the Light”. Fifty people who best embody the “Be the Light” concept will receive a Thank You Gift that includes a $50 Amazon Gift Card and SYLVANIA lighting products. If your nominee is selected, you will receive a $10 Amazon Gift Card and lighting products too. Starting on National Random Acts of Kindness Day (Feb. 17), these selected stories of light-hearted people will be shared online with the hope they will ignite a movement toward positivity and help inspire others to Be the Light.