There Are So Many Ways You Can Partner With Candlelighters

To Help Families Of Children With Cancer in Houston

Adopt A Family for the Holidays

Sponsor a family or families by providing gifts, a holiday meal, or perhaps a holiday tree or wreath. Sponsors are matched to families and personally deliver gifts to their family.  Gift cards and monetary donations to Candlelighters are always helpful. For more information, email Roxy Gomez at [email protected].


Camp CLIFF is the only Childhood Cancer Camp that accommodates the whole family, making it one of our best events of the year! Our families love this unique camp and respite from hospital life. Become a sponsor, camp counselor, or volunteer to help out with camp games and activities; camp is an entire weekend of fun and special memories as Camp for All in Burton, TX.  You will be moved by this life changing experience. For more information, email Roxy Gomez at [email protected].

Family Fall Festival

This family event is a full day of fun and games! Donations are needed for gift cards, prizes, food, beverages, and door prize packages. Volunteers are needed to run booths, face painting, arts and crafts, games, raffle, set-up and take-down.  For more information, email Roxy Gomez at [email protected].

Fun Walk

Organize a team of walkers with your family or office!  This is a touching event where you’ll walk alongside families touched by childhood cancer who also want to pay it forward.  You’ll see the difference you’re making for children with cancer and their families first hand! For more information, email Lynn Wheeler at [email protected] or Kelsey Tarpinian at [email protected].


Tuesday, November 27 is #GivingTuesday! #GivingTuesday proves that the holidays can be about giving and GIVING BACK. It celebrates how Americans can do more with their wallets than just shop. #GivingTuesday is a special call to action and creates a national day of giving around the annual shopping and spending season to inspire giving every day. It cost our families $12 a day to park at the Texas Medical Center, can you donate $12 to help a family pay for parking? DONATE NOW!

Grants and Foundations

Do you have a family or corporate foundation looking to support local organizations doing amazing work?! Partner with us to provide imperative support to thousands of families facing childhood cancer in the greater Houston area. For more information, email Kelsey Tarpinian at [email protected].

Lights of Courage

Sponsor our most exclusive fundraiser by purchasing a table to hear from our childhood cancer honorees, partake in the Live Auction, Liquor Toss, Raffle and more! For more information, email Lynn Wheeler at [email protected].

School Initiative

Schools around Houston are partnering with Candlelighters to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer.  Whether your school has a student with cancer or not, this is a great lesson for kids of all ages to learn – that kids with cancer are no different than they are, and the importance of giving back! For more information, email Kelsey Tarpinian at [email protected].

Summer Surprises

Volunteers deliver gifts to children in the hospital or at the clinic. The event includes handing out gifts and sweets to all of the childhood cancer patients and their siblings. It brings some “holiday” cheer in the middle of summer to children undergoing treatment at the cancer centers. For more information, email Roxy Gomez at [email protected]

YPG Margarita Taste Off

Join our Candlelighters YPG group and attend Happy Hours throughout the year as well as their signature event, the Margarita Taste Off!  Our YPG demonstrates their commitment to Candlelighters through fundraising and volunteer activities while offering members social and professional networking opportunities. For more information, email Kelsey Tarpinian at [email protected].


For more information about any of these opportunities, contact the Candlelighters office

at 713-270-4700 or email [email protected].

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