Glow to Go | Founders

Glow to Go is a nonprofit that distributes personal care items to people in need worldwide, to boost their confidence, self-esteem, dignity, health, and inner strength, so they can pursue educational opportunities and rewarding careers.


Matthew Persky has always been interested in uplifting sustainable communities. Since he was little, he has visited under-resourced areas around the world and became interested in improving access to economic resources. He believes that self-care, confidence, and health are fundamental foundations for education and employment. At age 11, he built a full-scale wooden shelter for the unhoused and filmed an educational video to spread awareness about poverty. Later, he founded a nonprofit, The Equality Collective, to empower people by addressing inequalities in housing, health, and education, which often lead to inequalities in employment, income, and access to opportunities.

Glow to Go is one of the initiatives of The Equality Collective to provide resources to underserved communities worldwide, promoting equality and climate action. Matthew believes that everybody, regardless of their differences, should have an equal chance and opportunity to succeed and achieve their dreams.

As a child of an immigrant, Daniel Persky visited Latin America and Southeast Asia, where he empathized with underserved youth who had few resources to survive, let alone thrive. Daniel founded The Equality Collective, which has various initiatives that champion equality and sustainability. The initiatives all work together to promote diversity, equality, and inclusion in education, exercise, health, and fitness, so that individuals in under-resourced communities can achieve optimal performance and enjoy greater access to career opportunities and higher quality of life.

Glow Up

“Glow Up” means a positive personal transformation and growth in confidence and maturity.

“To Go” references the small-size products that recipients can take “to go” to their next destinations in life.

Grow & Glow

“You grow through what you go through.”

Glow to Go helps you “glow from what you grow/go through” because “out of the hottest fire comes the strongest steel.”

Strength & Power

Glow to Go’s logo consists of the initials GTG in the shape of a diamond because diamonds are bright and strong.

“Pressure makes diamonds.”

“If rocks did not persevere under heat and pressure, they would never become diamonds.”

“No one knows how precious you are. You are a diamond in the rough and with a little polishing, you will shine.”

Glow to Go’s logo also has a sword, referencing the Sword in the Stone legend of King Arthur’s Excalibur, symbolizing power, strength, and fulfilling one’s life purpose.

Glow to Go aims to help people pursue education and jobs, so they can rise up stronger from the pressures of life in tough circumstances, and take their power back for a brighter future ahead.

Join Us

We believe in equal opportunities in education and careers by boosting underserved individuals’ confidence, dignity, health, inner strength. and resilience.

Refresh. Renew. Revitalize. Rise above Challenges.

If you have personal care items to donate to those in need, please contact us.

Glow to Go is a subsidiary of The Equality Collective

(650) 308-8855