Make a difference in your community, and help children battling cancer and their families!

Toy Wishlist

Toys on the wish list are used to bring kids a little bit of joy during their hospital stays, no more chemo parties, birthdays and the holidays. 

Please keep in mind that all donations must be brand new, odor-free, in original packaging.

We cannot accept the following:

Stuffed animals and plush toys

Used or damaged toys

Handmade items

Medical supplies or equipment

Food, candy, beverages, etc.

Smith's Inspiring Donations

Register your Smith’s Inspiring Donations account with Candlelighters, and they’ll make a donation based on your purchase(s) back to us. 

Sign into your digital account or choose “Create an Account” and fill in the information. Link your Rewards Card to by inputting Candlelighters unique code KD851 and clicking ‘Search’, select Candlelighters, and click ‘Save’. Every time you shop at Smith’s with your Rewards Card, they donate 0.5% of your total order to our nonprofit!

Halloween Bash

Our annual Halloween Bash is one of our premier family events with more than 100 families in attendance. 

This fun-filled event is hosted by our friends The Ellis Family of Ellis Island. Their entire family and Ellis Island team, along with many volunteers come together each October to provide a memorable childhood experience for the families we serve.  Last year community supporters came together to help raise an astounding $779,000. 

There are many ways to get involved. Become a sponsor, donate candy, volunteer, or make a financial contribution to let kids facing cancer have a spooktacular night while just getting to be kids!

Holiday Adopt-A-Family

The Adopt-A-Family Program has been created to help Candlelighters Families, whose focus is on their child’s illness, enjoy the holiday season without any additional stress or worries through the generosity of wonderful caring donors within the Las Vegas community. 

When a family spends much of their time in the hospital or clinic with their child undergoing treatments, they are overwhelmed by the many co-pays for doctor visits, hospital stays, and prescriptions, or they lose their child to this disease, the holidays can be tough. Most families do not have the emotional or financial means to go shopping for gifts. The generosity of the community allows Candlelighters families the opportunity to celebrate the holidays and provide a sense of normalcy for the diagnosed child, their siblings, and their parents. 

Adopter applications for 2023 will open in October.