Family Activities


We are in the business of providing smiles and helping families make memories!
Every month, we offer family activities across Oregon and SW Washington at no cost. Not only do families get to come together and be a part of a close knit community, but they are able to put aside challenges, and just have fun for a day with other families who simply “get it.” Our families have made life long friends and shared countless hours of comradery with those who have shared their journey.  Family activities are offered throughout our different branches around the state. Check out Candlelighters FAMILY Connections to see what is happening around you!‚Äč

View Candlelighters FAMILY Connections for RSVP deadlines and event details.

Oregon and SW Washington - Statewide Activities

  • Doernbecher Children's Hospital Dinners - 1st & 3rd Wednesday every month
  • Randall Children's Hospital Lunches - 1st Tuesday every month
  • Doernbecher Snack Cart - Every Friday 
  • September is CHILHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH!

Portland Metro & SW Washington

RSVP: Contact Kristin at 503.719.4244 or kristin@candlelightersoregon.org

  • September 22nd - Pumpkin Patch at Lee Farms
  • September 23rd - The Luminaries Teen Program Service Project Meeting
  • September 29th - Oregon International Air Show Special Needs Day at Hillsboro Airport
  • October TBD - The Luminaries Teen Program Halloween Themed Social Outing

Mid-Willamette Valley Chapter

RSVP: Contact Mary Lou at 541.687.4528 or mloubradley@comacast.net

Robyn at 541.343.4528 or robynthompson8035@gmail.com

  • September 30th - Clean and Sober Motorcycle Club Fundraiser at Boy Scouts of America
  • October 6th - Horseback Riding at Pacific Equestrian Center
  • October 21st - Pumpkin Patch at Thistledown Farms

Central Oregon Chapter

RSVP: Contact Darcy at 541.419.6426 or centraloregoncandlelighters@gmail.com

  • September - Civil War on Odell Lake - This Activity is Full.

Southern Oregon Chapter

RSVP: Contact Kim at 541.292.3058 or kimberlybruhn@hotmail.com

  • September 23rd - Bowling Party at Roxy Ann Lanes
  • October 28th - DIY Chalk Painting Workshop