The Little Light House
The Little Light House is a tuition free developmental center for kids with special needs.
A range of free therapies is provided to children from birth to 6 years old. They currently have a waiting list of 138 kids who are waiting 2 to 3 years to get into their program. The mission of the Little Light House is to glorify God by improving the quality of life for children with special needs, their families, and their communities.
Charis Retherford, Volunteer Coordinator is promoting their volunteer program. “We are looking for people who can come by and donate a full day once a week for a semester,” Retherford says. The volunteer hours are 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and volunteers must be at least 14 years old. Volunteers allow for the students to have one-on-one time. Retherford explains that the reason why they need so many volunteers is to make up for the time that the students were on the waiting list.
The Little Light House has four major fundraisers throughout the year. As an organization that does not have any government funding, private donations are needed for the operation and expansion of the Little Light House. Retherford says with the plans they have to expand their building they will be able to cut their waiting list in half. The Little Light House’s website has information on building expansion, fundraisers, and volunteering. Donations to the Little Light House can be given on their website.