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Lighthouse of Oakland County
40th Anniversary

Laying the Foundation
for the Next 40 Years 


Dear Lighthouse Supporters, Volunteers, and Friends,

For four decades, Lighthouse of Oakland County has been a beacon of hope for individuals, families, children, and seniors in our community. It is quite humbling to look back at Lighthouse's early roots and know what had started out as a food pantry in the back of a local church has grown into a family of agencies providing a full range of services to assist the growing number of families in crisis in the metropolitan community.

Over the course of the last 40 years, Lighthouse has continued to persevere when our neighbors have needed us the most. With the help of our supporters and volunteers, we are fortunate enough to have met the challenges of our community. Our ability to offer life-changing programs would not have been possible without their continued support.

In the past 40 years, Lighthouse of Oakland County...
  • Served approximately 600,000 individuals with emergency food
  • Helped more than 150 seniors remain independent in their own homes annually
  • Provided empowerment programs and transitional housing for nearly 900 formerly homeless women and 2,250 children over the past 20 years
  • Helped over 1,600 families remain in their homes and avoid foreclosure
  • Has been supported by an estimated 40,000 volunteers.
  • Launched Oakland County's first transitional housing program for homeless teens and young pregnant and/or parenting women.
While we celebrate this incredible service milestone and 40 years of accomplishments, we also recognize there is a lot of hard work in the years ahead to ensure that the quality programs Lighthouse offers will withstand the growing needs of our neighbors.

I am honored to celebrate Lighthouse of Oakland County's 40th year of service and I'm thankful for your continued support and dedication. A lot has been accomplished so far and we look forward to serving our community for the next 40 years. I hope you will join us as we Lay the Foundation for the Next 40 Years.


John Ziraldo
President & CEO

Help us Lay the Foundation for the Next 40 Years.  - Donate today.

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“Before coming to Lighthouse PATH,
I was homeless and hopeless.  Today
I'm self-sufficient and my kids and
I are safe.” 
Kristy, PATH graduate

“Working with clients is so rewarding
when you see your help brings real,
positive change in the lives of others.”  
Barb, LES Volunteer

“Lighthouse does remarkable work
in our community.  I’m proud to be
part of them.”  
Dave, Board Member 


Lighthouse of Oakland County is grateful
for all our generous supporters over the past 40 years.

The support has allowed us to remain a beacon of hope to the individuals and families who come to us for help.
Thank you.