Des Moines Global Shapers, a local young professionals initiative from the World Economic Forum, is asking the community to participate in Des Moines Lights Up for Essential Workers by placing a luminary outside their homes or on balconies in support of Des Moines’ essential workers on Thursday at 8 p.m. Des Moines chapter members will drop a custom LED luminary in front of community members’ homes on Thursday with a suggested $5 donation to the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines’ COVID-19 Disaster Recovery Fund. Community members can request a luminary from the organization at, or by contacting them through Facebook