My GiveLight Journey

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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.

givelight-children-orphans-wedding-mitOne of the greatest blessings of our work is when our supporters decide to embrace our cause in such personal ways. We have received donations from sources we did not expect and people we have never met.  Many birthday parties , birth celebrations, graduation and weddings were held to benefit our children. Often times we see Facebook campaign for birthdays dedicated to our cause.  And of course we love to see these stories of generosity. 

givelight-children-orphans-asia-indonesia-aceh-journeySometimes it takes getting out of routine to really appreciate all the blessings in one's life. Jamal Turfe did just that as he embarked on a journey of a lifetime to our home in Aceh, a journey that has forever changed him. 

givelight-children-orphans-my-journey-shaz-imran-bidiwalaAn engineer by profession, Shaz Imran Bidiwala dedicated her life to raising her three delightful daughters and to volunteer in non-profit sectors. Shaz was introduced to Dian while attending a dear friend’s GiveLight dinner event a few years ago. From that moment, she knew she had to be a part of the GiveLight family. 

givelight children orphans journey rami mojadediMeet our beautiful GiveLighter - Rami Mojadedi. She left Afghanistan at a young age with her parents and her siblings. Rami’s energy and passion lie in serving her family, friends, clientele, and her GiveLight family. 

givelight-children-orphans-journey-art-calligraphy-faiza-khan-1We are so blessed to work with so many talented volunteers. Please meet Faiza Khan - a talented artist and teacher who just wrapped up a local children's calligraphy workshop to benefit our children we support abroad.