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.
The beautiful snowflakes fell gracefully from the cloudy sky of the magnificent city of Istanbul as I strolled down its grand boulevards last winter. I had just finished the daunting task of distributing thousands of blankets to Syrian orphans and refugees. I was overwhelmed by the magnitude of the problem: more than 2 million Syrians were refugees in Turkey and half of them were children.
As parents, we want our children to be grateful for all of their blessings. We want them to realize how truly lucky they are. We want them to see that they are rich in love from family and friends. For the most part, our children know this, but we live in a highly materialistic and self-centered world, where it can be a challenge to focus on those values of gratitude. But it is not impossible.
By the grace of God and hard work of our partner and volunteers in Morocco, our home is starting to take shape.
"True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose." ~Helen Keller
We meet such beautiful donors across the world, ready and willing to give what they can for the sake of helping children. We would like to share a story from one such donor, showing how when you give, you receive in return in myriad ways.
Our Founder, Dian Alyan travelled to South Africa earlier this month to explore an opportunity for us to expand to the region.
I woke up to a crisp morning the day of my departure to Sri Lanka. I anticipated that traffic would be light as it was just a few days after the end of Ramadan and millions of people had gone home to celebrate Eid. I was right. The ride from my parents’ home on any given day could take more than an hour. That day it was 35 minutes.