There are over 143 million orphans and the majority of them are all alone in the world. GiveLight seeks to create durable orphanages and provide orphan care in response to natural disasters and extreme condition, like poverty and war. Since inception, GiveLight has launched operations in 10 countries supporting 800+ orphans.
We believe that there is light in every human heart. Many supporters have come up with their own ideas to help generate awareness and funds for our cause. Manifest your own light in a way that brings joy and satisfaction to your heart - you too can be a GiveLighter.
Your contribution will enable us to provide the best education, a loving family and a place where children can grow with a strong sense of identity and belonging. Even a little bit goes a long way: $50 pays for a month of school, $100 provides a special dinner for the entire home, $360 sponsors a child's meal for the whole year. All proceeds go to the initiative of your choosing.
A vision to rebuild a future emerged just a few weeks after the December 26, 2004 Asia Tsunami. Our first orphanage in Aceh, Indonesia became a reality only a year later and we have been expanding ever since reaching out to countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Haiti, Sri Lanka and more. Join us in our efforts to give light to as many children around the globe as possible.
Earlier this summer, Paypal held its third Annual Business Challenge and invited more than a dozen non-profit organizations in the Bay Area to participate in the program. Our founder did a three minute pitch in front of over one hundred Paypal employees and NGO participants. By the grace of God, Givelight made it to the list of selected organizations.
Last April, our founder Dian Alyan had the honor and privilege of speaking at MIT and sharing the work we are doing to build beautiful homes and futures for orphans worldwide. She received a very warm welcome and everyone in the audience showed a keen interest in helping out. All expressed a willingness to do something.
GiveLight Foundation proudly presents a Fundraiser event of Theater, Art, Desserts and Chai to support our children - The Mecca Tales. It is written and directed by Rohina Malik and nominated for a Jeff Award for Best New Play of 2016. The artist is performing pro bono for GiveLight so 100% proceeds will go towards supporting our children's education. There will also be art work and a book signing by award winning artist, author and illustrator Michael Klaus Schmidt.
Earlier this year we launched a new and innovative idea to bring our supporters together. The idea centers around gourmet food, friendship and our desire to give and help. Ten chefs prepare food from various countries and bring their signature dishes to the event. The host only needs to provide space and create a pleasant ambiance. We invite 30-40 guests and suggest a $30 contribution of which 100% goes towards nourishing a child for the whole month. We have done six events so far, each with a different flair but the same unified purpose; how can we find unique ways of giving that creates a deeper personal connection to the cause.