DC Candlelighters is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your tax-deductible donations are critical to sustaining our mission and programs.

Ways To Donate

Thank you for considering the donation of your time, talent or treasure. There are many ways to support DC Candlelighters through your charitable acts. Each gesture of kindness offers hope to hundreds of families battling the unthinkable.

Online Donation

To make a quick and easy monetary gift, click on the donate button below. 

Mail-in Donations

If you prefer to send in a check, please make your donation using the information below.

DC Candlelighters
P.O. Box 824
Centreville, VA 20122

Your gift goes a long way...

  • A gift of $100 provides one bereavement basket for a family.
  • A gift of $200 provides a virtual night of bingo. 
  • A gift of $1,000 provides one scholarship.
  • A gift of $100 buys a family gifts for our Holiday event.

The Gift of Time

Kindly consider donating your time to help organize and execute our signature events. From little tasks to larger projects, your efforts are much appreciated and greatly valued.

The Gift of Talent

Individuals, clubs, scout troops, student councils and employee groups have come up with creative ways to support children with cancer that don’t involve collecting money.

  • Host a Sock Hop at your school or church and make the admission fee a new pair of socks.
  • Host a Pajama Day at your school, college or workplace to raise awareness. Kids in treatment spend a lot of time in PJs – ask participants in your PJ day to bring a new set of pajamas for DC Candlelighters’ kids.
  • Celebrate a birthday, anniversary or high school graduation by asking for donations of gift cards, toys or art supplies for kids with cancer.
  • Organize a coin drive, dress-down day, bake sale, carnival, raffle or talent show.


Event sponsorship is also recommended as an effective method to generate positive brand awareness among your customers and our supporters. When you sponsor a DC Candlelighters signature event your name and logo are included on program materials.

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