Operation Lighthouse is a biannual resource fair that we host for refugees living in Las Vegas. This event is a one stop shop for refugee families where they can feel comfortable seeking help as they are greeted by friendly volunteers that speak their language. At Operation Lighthouse, families have access to medical, dental, and vision screenings. We distribute thousands of pounds of food, clothing, hygiene items, books, school supplies, toys, and English language learning tools. We provide entertainment, activities for kids (dance team, sports, and even Santa!), haircuts, and employment opportunities and resources. We also provide a way for refugees to sign up for our Grant A Wish/Mentor program.
At our last event, we had over 1,000 attendees as well as a multitude of sponsors and volunteers to assist them. Materials were translated in to 8 different languages and interpreters were on site to assist the families and make them feel welcome.
Operation Lighthouse creates a place of diversity and love, inviting all to come receive the assistance they need.
Thank you to our sponsors
We would like to extend a special thank you to our sponsors that helped make Operation Lighthouse a success: Carestream, Savers, Save-a-Lot, Source 4 Industries, Walmart, Big Lots, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, William E. Snyder Elementary school and staff, CCSD FACES, Clark McCourt, South Sudan Center of America, Red Cross, Las Vegas Family Eye Care, UNLV School of Dental, our photographers: Sierra Higgins Photography, Tiffany Implay Photography, Christa Becker, and many others who gave their time and effort to spread light throughout the community.
On behalf of Lighthouse Charities and its community of volunteers, we thank you.