My GiveLight Journey

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reflections-from-tijuana-intro-255X188Farrah Javed is a long time volunteer and supporter of GiveLight. She recently joined our founder Dian Alyan on a trip to an orphanage in Mexico along with her son and six other volunteers.

givelight-children-orphans-america-gilroy-books-1I have a passion for books and libraries. I also have a burning desire to improve the condition of the communities we live in and the world we occupy.

givelight-children-orphans-donor-journey-sammy-moghazi-1-smallerOur donors come from all parts of the world, near and far. Meet Sammy Moghazi who stumbled upon us through a newspaper article after the tsunami. He was looking for a way to help orphans in Indonesia and decided to support our work. He has been a supporter since day one and we are so thankful for his generosity.

givelight-children-orphans-why-givelight Looking for a way to add some meaning in your life and in the lives of children? Here is an interview showcasing a couple who have chosen to share their love with GiveLight.

givelight-children-orphan-Meet-a-GiveLight-DonorOur donors come from all parts of the world, even all the way from Australia. Meet Muhammad Asif who stumbled upon us serendipitously on the internet. He was looking for a way to help orphans in Bangladesh and found us worthy of his trust.

givelight-children-orphans-five-days-in-morocco-3-coverDr. Hina Ghory traveled with her 8 year old daughter to our home in Morocco. Here are her beautiful reflections from the visit.

givelight-orphans-north-america-charity-children-250x188They say the best and the worst things in life are unplanned and this story shows how a chance encounter led to an experience of a lifetime for a man, his nephew and our children in Indonesia.

givelight-children-orphans-asia-bangladesh-Muhammad-Harunur-RashidWhether a mother organizes to cook meals at a shelter for the homeless, high-schoolers teach at risk teens the art of painting, or a group of friends help to launch a shoe drive, book drive or toy drive, basic human kindness is always at its core. It is that basic “need” to want to do something to make it a better day for someone else that imprints upon the heart.

givelight-children-orphans-africa-morocco-volunteer-journey-250x188After traveling for 33 hours from San Francisco, California to Oujda, Morocco, my husband and I felt a rush of energy as we stepped inside the House of Light.

givelight-children-orphans-journey-volunteer-roohie-ahmed-1Meet our dear friend Roohe Ahmed.  A nutritionist by profession, and an avid activist for many worthy causes by passion. She has been instrumental in planning and executing many of our events in Southern California.  From helping bring Roohina Malik and Jeremy McLelland for solo performances and most recently leading our team to creating an unforgettable seven course dinner.