There’s So Many Ways You Can Help

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.


Childhood cancer families love this unique family camp and respite from hospital life. Volunteer to be a camp counselor or help out with 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.

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, set-up and take-down.

Fun Walk

Organize a team of walkers or join our team; but don’t miss out on this special walk making a difference for children with cancer and their families.

Lights of Courage Luncheon

Become a sponsor at our successful fundraiser that celebrates children with cancer and introduces community members to Candlelighters mission.

Tee It Up! Golf Tournament

Our golf tournament is a fun day of golf.  This important fundraiser helps raise awareness of the great need for practical support to childhood cancer families.  Join the committee and/or bring a team to play.

Young Professionals Group

Our Candlelighters YPG group demonstrates their commitment through fundraising and volunteer activities while offering members social and professional networking opportunities.


#GivingTuesday proves that the holidays can be about BOTH giving and GIVING BACK. It celebrates how Americans can do more with their wallets than just shop – and that we Americans can GIVE as GOOD as we get.

#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 Texas Children’s Hospital and MD Anderson. As part of your year end giving, can you donate $12 to help a family pay for parking?


For more information about these opportunities, contact the Candlelighters office at 713-270-4700 or email Gay Foust at or Lynn Wheeler at