Our Mission

Las Candalistas — “The Candle Lighters” — is a nonprofit philanthropic organization committed to Los Angeles County’s South Bay community. Our mission is to promote the health and well-being of our South Bay children and environment and help ensure a bright future for both. We do this by raising funds to support institutions that share these objectives, collecting items for their wish lists and volunteering.

Do you want to make a difference in our local communities? Join our congenial group of capable, caring and energetic members or donate now. Together we can do so much!

Contact us at lascandalistas@gmail.com


Our Current Fundraising Event

Save the date for our 50th annual Spring Fundraising Event, Thursday April 26th, 2018 at the beautiful Catalina View Gardens. The theme for this year is "The Spirit of Ireland." Stay tuned for details!

Our Fall Fundraiser, "Creative Entertaining," was a success! Thank you to all our sponsors, donors and volunteer members who made this day possible.

View a video of our 2017 Fall Fundraiser.

Thank you to our sponsors and donors! We could not do what we do without your support! Click here to meet them.


Our Philanthropies

For nearly 50 years Las Candalistas has benefited children and the environment in the Los Angeles South Bay community through its dedicated fundraising activities. Since we began in 1967, we’ve donated millions of dollars to carefully researched local philanthropies that match our two focus areas.

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