"Grant A Wish"

Adopt a Family

We connect volunteer families with refugee families to mentor them and grant their “wishes” (immediate needs).  Mentor families teach refugees things like how to use a can opener, how to use hygiene items, and other every day things they need to know. They also help refugee families to obtain needed items like furniture, clothing, and hygiene.  Through their continued mentoring and friendship, mentors assist the families with job search and cultural assimilation.  

 

How to adopt a family to grant their wishes:

Below is a list of families, a little bit about them, and the things they are in need of. If a family is listed, that means they are still available to be “adopted”.
Step 1: Choose a family whose wish you would be capable of granting (material or otherwise). (Please avoid collecting/donating heavily used and worn out items.)
Step 2: Contact us and let us know which family you have chosen from below. We will then remove the family from the list and you’ll be given the go ahead to collect any items needed.
Step 3: After all items have been collected, you’ll contact us again to let us know you’re ready to deliver the items. We will then arrange a date and time for you to personally visit and deliver your collected items to the family’s home. You’ll be accompanied by 1-2 members of the Lighthouse Charities team to help with introductions and translations.  After meeting them, we hope that you will continue to be friends and mentors to them as they try to find jobs and assimilate into our culture.

The Lighthouse Charities team is here to answer any questions you have throughout this whole process! Please email lorrainecstevens@gmail.com if you would like to adopt a family.
 If you would like to donate gently used furniture items or help furnish an apartment for a new Refugee family,  Please email Alisha:  alishareynolds@gmail.com

FAMILY #1

  • Nationality/Region: Congo
  • Adults: 2
  • Children: 5 (Ages 17, 14, 12, 10, and 9)
  • Wishlist: Sheets, Floor fans, Cups, Couch
  • Status: Available

FAMILY #2

  • Nationality/Region: Congo
  • Adults: 2
  • Children: 4 (Ages 17, 14, 12, and 7)
  • Wishlist: Computer
  • Status: Pending

FAMILY #3

  • Nationality/Region: Syrian
  • Adults: 2
  • Children: 4 (Ages 9, 7, 5, and 3)
  • Wishlist: lamps, coffee table, sofa, books, bike/scooter for kids, long sleeve navy blue shirts for school uniforms
  • Status: Available

FAMILY #4

  • Nationality/Region: Congo
  • Adults: 2
  • Children: 5 ( Ages 21, 18, 15, 8, and 5)
  • Wishlist: Television adapter box, bicycle for father and assistance applying for jobs
  • Status: Available

FAMILY #5

  • Nationality/Region: Congo
  • Adults: 1
  • Children: 2 (Ages 16 and 14)
  • Wishlist: 3 twin box springs and bed frames, bath towels, and books
  • Status: Available

FAMILY #6

  • Nationality/Region: Congo
  • Adults: 2
  • Children: 2 (Age 2 and mother is pregnant with a baby boy)
  • Wishlist: Lamps, television, dishes, items for new baby (pack n’ play, clothes, blankets, diapers)
  • Status: Pending

FAMILY #7

  • Nationality/Region: South Central African Republic (French speaking)
  • Adults: 2
  • Children: none
  • Wishlist: Fans, vacuum, hair supplies (Wife worked as a cosmetologist in Africa and would like to be able to do hair from her home- hair dryer, straightener, scissors, spray bottle, brushes, comb, etc.)
  • Status: Available

FAMILY #8

  • Nationality/Region: Congo
  • Adults: 3
  • Children: 5 (Ages 14, 12, 12, 10, and 4)
  • Wishlist:Couch, Bunk beds, full bed frame and box spring, fans, sheets, dishes
  • Status: Available

FAMILY #9

  • Nationality/Region: Congo
  • Adults: 2
  • Children: 2 (Ages 7 and 4)
  • Wishlist: Teach the woman, and her family, sign language. The woman is deaf and has no way of communicating. The man speaks Swahili and enough English to get by.
  • Status: Available
Mama Eugene and Kids

Mama Eugene and Kids

Mama Eugene and her 5 children come from Rwanda, Africa where they spent 20 years in a Refugee camp. Their story will empower you.

Abdullah and Manal

Abdullah and Manal

Abdullah, Manal, and their 2 children were brought to Las Vegas after experiencing horrific events in their home country of Syria. Click the button below to read more.

Susanna and Ibraham

Susanna and Ibraham

Meet Susanna and her family, they are from the Congo, they lived in a refugee camp for 21yrs. Today, they continue to face hardships as they try to adjust to life here in America.

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