About Us!

What is Light The Candle?

Started by Jordan Lacey at the age of Seventeen, Light The Candle is a Non-Profit movement that provides free and handmade birthday cards to foster children living in Group and Foster homes. Light The Candle also provides birthday cards to the Children's Specialized Hospital of New Jersey. With over 25 active high school chapters and a bank of 500 volunteers, the goal of Light The Candle is to one day reach all 50 states. Every child deserves to feel special on thier birthday, and a birthday card is so simple to make. All it takes is one piece of paper, markers, stickers, and some LOVE. So what do you say, are you willing to "Light The Candle" with us? 


In just a short span of 3  years, Light The Candle has been recognized at: 


TedxTEEN Conference 2014, 2015

Leadership Rhode Island Emerging Leader Award 2016  

HOBY Outstanding Young Alumni Award 2014, 2015

Kohl's Cares for Kids- New Jersey Local winner 2014