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 2018 Spring Fundraising Event

Our 2018 Spring Fundraising Event, 'Celebrate the Spirit of Ireland,' was a success! Thank you to our supporters, donors and sponsors for a wonderful year! We'll post  photos and video of this fun day soon. Stay tuned for information about our upcoming Fall Event, 2018!

Watch a video of our 2017 Spring Event, "Out of Africa".

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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