- Desmond Tutu
MEANING BEHIND OUR NAME:
Project Giving Light is a Christian-based non profit organization determined to give light to homeless children's dark world. We want to be a light in each child's life and bring them love and pure joy. Children are vulnerable and innocent to their circumstances and unfortunately not all children are made to feel special. We want to show these children that no matter what, God loves them!
Each letter in "LIGHT" of Project Giving Light has meaning.
" Nothing can dim the light which shines from within." - Maya Angelou
We love to celebrate children and bring happiness to their troubled childhoods. Project Giving Light gives homeless children in Southern California special birthday celebrations. We also support homeless children in various other ways:
- Clothes -Food Cards
- Food Pantry Essentials - Wish List Birthday Gifts
- Field Trip Sponsorships - School Supplies
- Lunch for School Children
" There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." - Edith Wharton
Each of our birthday celebrations include a party filled with fun decorations, balloons, party favors for all, music, yummy birthday cake and punch, and of course birthday gifts. We have each child give us a birthday wish list so that we can purchase gifts they desire. We love to make their birthday dreams come true!
BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Harry Bagramian- President
Kim Bagramian- Vice President
Vu Bui- Treasurer
Alex Sanchez- Secretary
Johnny Garabedian- Member
Project Giving Light just ran a fundraiser in September that enabled us to give each homeless child at a local Southern California elementary school a brand new pair of school shoes.
We desire to bring Mentorship programs as well as College Scholarships to Project Giving Light's spectrum of support.
" 39% of the homeless population is young people under the age of 18." -Stand Up for Kids
" 1 out of every 30 children in the U.S. have experienced homelessness. As a nation of wealth and opportunity, this is something we should not tolerate." -Newsweek Magazine
" There are more than 28,000 homeless children in Orange County alone." - Orange County Register
" On any given night in America there are approximately 1.3 million homeless youth living unsupervised on the streets, in abandoned buildings, with friends or strangers." - National Conference of State Legislatures
" 17% of Orange County children are living in poverty." - Orange County Register
" The Orange County Department of Education identified 32,510 homeless children in 2013-14 school year. This totals just under 3.5% of all school aged children." - Family Promise of Orange County