The Candlelighters

Las Candalistas — “The Candle Lighters” — is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization formed to promote the health and well-being of children and the environment in the Los Angeles South Bay community. As we begin our 50th year, we’re excited about new directions, opportunities and growth. While our mission is steadfast, our organization is evolving to keep up with our community’s outlook and needs. We’re redesigning our events and outreach to increase our impact. We’re also supporting new organizations and projects that will benefit numerous children and families. In all that we do, our focus will be on nurturing strong relationships — with our charities, donors, community and each other. 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!

Our Organization at a Glance

  • Over 50 years of service to our community
  • 149 energetic and caring members
  • One 2-pronged mission: Our South Bay children and environment
  • Millions of dollars donated to numerous local philanthropies
  • Unlimited commitment