Night Lights

A nonprofit organization

$13,240 raised

24% complete

$55,000 Goal

Night Lights, a Colorado-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit, aims to establish secure environments by offering free respite care for children aged 4 weeks to 13 years with special needs and their neurotypical siblings. Respite care offers parents and caregivers a valuable break by providing short-term childcare services. It not only brings temporary relief but also enhances family stability, lowering the likelihood of abuse or neglect. 

Our trained volunteers organize monthly respite care sessions at three locations, providing parents a much-needed break while creating a safe and enjoyable space for the children. Because the safety of the children is paramount, we run nationwide background checks on staff and volunteers, require families to fill out annual paperwork, and we have a registered nurse at each respite event.

The demand for our respite care services is growing due to increasing diagnoses of medical conditions, necessitating more frequent care than occasional doctor visits. To meet this rising need, expansion is crucial. Your support on Colorado Gives Day will help us raise funds to help cover the costs associated with respite care. Your contribution will make a significant impact on the lives of caregivers and children in need.

 

Testimonials

We love Night Lights! It is such a relief to know that my kids are safe and having a great time while they're at Night Lights. They wish it could be every week! It's such a great organization and a great cause. -NL Family

Our child LOVES Night Lights! He is always so excited to hang out with you guys. He has had so much fun, we appreciate you! Just knowing he is having the time of his life with people who truly care about him is super special to us. -NL Family

Night Lights gives my kids - even my medically complex kid - a safe place where they have so much fun, and it gives me and my husband worry-free time together. -Susan

Mission

Night Lights provides respite care programs that create safe and accepting environments for children with special needs and their siblings.

Background Statement

Night Lights is held once a month from 6:30pm - 10:00pm, year-round. While at Night Lights, each child (the child with special needs and their siblings) is paired one-on-one with a trained, background-checked volunteer. During an evening at Night Lights, the children enjoy a variety of activities such as; gross motor, free play, sensory activities, pet therapy, arts and crafts, movies and a snack (each child brings their own snack due to diverse food allergies). There is a registered nurse on site for all Night Lights evenings to tend to the children with medical needs. Night Lights is for children ages 1 month - 13 years.

Each family must complete a registration packet for each child, as well as meet with the Leadership Team prior to attending Night Lights. This allows the Night Lights team to pair the children with the appropriate volunteers and plan accordingly.

Organization Data

Summary

Organization name

Night Lights

Year Established

2012

Tax id (EIN)

45-5092978

Category

Human Services

Organization Size

Small Organization

Address

5890 S Alkire St
Littleton, CO 80127

Mailing

P.O. Box 271032
Littleton, CO 80127

Service areas

Jefferson County, CO, US

Phone

720-819-6657

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