"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 material needs would be feasible for you to collect. (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 all the 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: Unknown
  • Adults: 1
  • Children: 4 (Ages 15, 12, 7, and 5)
  • Wishlist: Couch, Dishes, Curtains, Bicycle
  • Status: PENDING

FAMILY #2

  • Nationality/Region: Farsi/ Arabic
  • Adults: 1
  • Children: 4 girls (Ages 13, 11, 9, and 6)
  • Wishlist: Bicycle, Laptop
  • Status: PENDING

FAMILY #3

  • Nationality/Region: African
  • Adults: 1-2
  • Children: 10 Children. Ages 22 (girl), 19 (girl), 17 (boy), 15 (girl), 13 (boy), 11 (boy), 8 (boy), 6 (girl), 2 (two twin boys)
  • Wishlist: Curtains, pots&pans, sports equipment, clothing
  • Status: PENDING

FAMILY #4

  • Nationality/Region: Unknown
  • Adults: 2
  • Children: 5 children. Ages 25 (girl), 23 (girl), 21 (boy), 19 (boy), 17 (girl)
  • Wishlist: Blankets, pots & pans, shoes, dressers, clothing
  • Status: PENDING

FAMILY #5

  • Nationality/Region: Unknown
  • Adults: 1
  • Children: None
  • Wishlist: Shelves, utensils, pots & pans
  • Status: AVAILABLE

FAMILY #6

  • Nationality/Region: Unknown
  • Adults: 1
  • Children: 5 children. Ages 18 (girl), 13 (girl), 10 (boy), 7 (boy), 5 (boy)
  • Wishlist: Computer, couch, beds, table & chairs, dishes, pots & pans, blankets, bikes
  • Status: PENDING

FAMILY #7

  • Nationality/Region: African
  • Adults: 1-2
  • Children: 5 children. Ages 9 (girl), 8 (boy), 6 (girl), 3 (boy), 8 mo.
  • Wishlist: Laptop, bicycle, dresser, thick blankets
  • Status: PENDING
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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.

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

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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.

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IBRAHAM AND SUSANNA

 

 

 

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.

Click the button below to read more.