My GiveLight Journey

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givelight-orphans-mygivelightjourney-sweetpartnersTeaming up to do good for more people is the aim of GiveLight Business Partnerships. These partnerships come in all forms: monetary donations, in-kind gifts, furnishing our orphanages, funding books for their libraries, and sponsoring our events.

givelightonlineauctionDuring these unprecedented times, we became inspired by an amazing idea to create some excitement and get our supporters engaged while raising funds for our cause by auctioning items online! 

GiveLight Foundation - InternsI’ve followed the GiveLight Foundation for years because of its mission to support the most vulnerable members of society. It was the first nonprofit I thought of when I made enough money to donate zakat for the first time. When Dian announced that GiveLight was hosting its first internship program, I quickly signed up for a phone interview.

givelight-children-orphans-my-givelight-journey-paint-party-3At our 2019 Annual End of Year Gala, 50 energetic and inspiring women collaborated on how to take GiveLight to the next level. The goal was for each to fundraise and bring awareness of GiveLight’s mission to the world. One of many brilliant ideas came from our volunteers, Sheza Khalid and Tooba Ahmed to host a Paint Party (pre-shelter in place). Below are a glimpse of their experiences and reflections about being able to serve while having a great time in the process. Sheza details her reflection on this wonderful event!

givelight-children-orphans-my-givelight-journey-paint-party-6At our 2019 Annual End of Year Gala, 50 energetic and inspiring women collaborated on how to take GiveLight to the next level. The goal was for each to fundraise and bring awareness of GiveLight’s mission to the world. One of many brilliant ideas came from our volunteers, Sheza Khalid and Tooba Ahmed to host a Paint Party (pre-shelter in place). Below are a glimpse of their experiences and reflections about being able to serve while having a great time in the process. Tooba recounts this beautiful event in her own words!

givelight-children-orphans-asia-turkey-istanbul-syria-syrian-refugees-hanan-center-introYosra Mojaddidy is a long term friend and supporter of GiveLight. Last fall, she and her husband were traveling to Istanbul and they decided to visit our children. We are very grateful for their support and generosity. Below is their account.

GiveLight Lebanon ScholarshipAt GiveLight, we always look for concrete ways to respond to heart-breaking humanitarian crises around the world. 

givelight-children-orphans-america-mexico-tijuana-orphanage-250x188Khadija Harsolia is one of our long time supporters who is also one of our team leads for our GiveLight SoCal chapter. Khadija and eleven other team members of GiveLight and Dian visited an orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico for our Books of Light project in October of 2018. Last year, when we did our Warm Hugs campaign,  she and two volunteers went to hand deliver the jackets. Below is her account.

givelight-children-orphans-donor-volunteer-supporter-creative-ways-to-giveChange. Change can come in a variety of forms. Like an ocean wave wiping the shore clean, change can be swift and transformative, or like a cool breeze rustling through the leaves on a tree, change can be calm and gradual. This past year, several incredible women chose to look past their own circumstances and impart change on the world around them. They used the vast and varied skills and resources at their disposal to help ease the lives of children most in need, and with the message of GiveLight planted firmly in their hearts, found their own unique ways to create everlasting and transformative change.

givelight-children-orphans-club-leader-2Meet Maahum Shahab. She started the first student GiveLight chapter at Dublin High School. The club grew rapidly in membership and in reputation.