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A Community Safety Event

Shine Bright With Lights On!

Lights On! is continuing to build on positive community/police relations. This event will address a traffic safety issue by ensuring car lights are working and helping those impacted from a socio-economic standpoint.

If your car needs a light repair, you can pick up a Lights On! repair voucher, good for up to $250, at the event. You must have your car.


Saturday, July 20th, 2024
11 AM – 4 PM


University Research Out Reach Center (UROC)
2001 Plymouth Avenue North
Minniapolis, MN 55411

Cost To Attend

Free. Free hotdogs, chips and water will be provided.


Target, Minneapolis Police Department, Hennepin County Sheriff Department and community organizations


Yes. The car you bring to the event should be the vehicle that needs a light repair. If you cannot drive that car to the event due to safety concerns, bring your license plate number and/or registration to redeem a voucher.

Lights On! vouchers only cover light-related repairs for headlights, taillights, turn signals and license plate lights.

No. You will take your vehicle and Lights On! voucher to a participating auto center. You can find an auto center at https://lightsonus.org/redeem/

Vouchers are available for anyone that needs a light repair. We need to include a license plate number or vehicle registration on each voucher.

You may get 1 voucher per vehicle. To redeem a voucher for an additional vehicle, you must have the vehicle at the event or provide license/registration documentation.

Yes. The event will be outdoors. If we have inclement weather, we will move the event activities inside the Robert J. Jones Urban Research and Outreach-Engagement Center (UROC) building.

No registration is required.

Yes. The UROC location and indoor facilities meet accessibility requirements.

Yes. Event attendees will have access to the UROC restroom facilities.

We encourage you to leave your pets at home as we will not have pet facilities on-site as part of the event.

For more information, contact:

Sherman Patterson Jr., Lights On! Vice President

Email: Sherman@microgrants.net  

C: 612.232.6107

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