The Fundraising Page of Matthew Szafranski

Matthew Szafranski

A Message From Matthew Szafranski

We are SO excited for Matthew’s first year at The Little Light House! Matthew’s future is so bright, and we can’t wait to see how much he blossoms during his years at The Little Light House. He is so lucky to be surrounded by so many people who love and support him!

We put Matthew on the waiting list at The Little Light House when I was just over 20 weeks pregnant. We didn't even have a name for him yet! I can't even count the number of people, who upon hearing about Matthew's Down syndrome diagnosis emailed me or pulled me aside to make sure we knew about The Little Light House. While we knew of The Little Light House, we didn’t know much about it. After taking a tour, we realized how lucky we are to have such an amazing school for Matthew just down the street.

Last Fall, Matthew was chosen to be a part of their new pilot program for the Early Intervention class. Everything we have learned, and all the people we have met, in that program have only made us more hopeful about Matthew’s future and all the amazing ways The Little Light House will help Matthew grow.

On Matthew’s second birthday we got the call that Matthew had been accepted into The Little Light House Developmental Center! It was the best birthday present we could have ever asked for! Matthew will attend school from 8:30-1:15 Monday-Thursday, and he will be in the Jade class.

The mission of The Little Light House is to glorify God by improving the quality of life for children with special needs, their families and their communities. They provide tuition-free educational and therapeutic services to children with special needs, ages birth through six. They opened their brand new facility a couple years ago, which is state of the art. Last year, they re-opened their old building, which underwent a complete renovation. Matthew’s new classroom will be in this building. They accommodate all children and work with them to make it a fun, educational environment.

If we were to pay for Matthew’s education at The Little Light House, it would cost us around $32,000 per year! Because they provide tuition-free education, they rely on donors who believe in their cause. That’s where you come in! Mini-Laps is their biggest fundraiser, and we are so excited to be a part of it this year. The Little Light House has run solely on corporate and private donations since they opened their doors in 1972. They do not receive any United Way or other government funding. We need your help supporting this amazing school that has been serving Tulsa for 47 years!

We are so excited for Matthew to participate in Mini-Laps this year. It is a fundraising event led by all the parents of students at The Little Light House. Matthew, along with all the other students at The Little Light House, will dress up and take a lap around the track to celebrate the milestones that they have met at school. We would love for all of his friends and family to be there to cheer him on!

We would love for you to show your support for Matthew and The Little Light House by donating to his Mini-Laps campaign. Any amount is appreciated! We are so thankful for all of the love and support for Matthew and our entire family. We can’t wait to share his amazing school with all of you!

The Little Light House is a 501-C3 and all donations are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Checks can be mailed to:
The Little Light House
Mini-Laps
Attn: Development Office
5120 E. 36th Street
Tulsa, OK 74135-5228
(Please include Matthew’s name as the memo)

Mini-Laps 2019

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • 5120 East 36th Street
  • Tulsa, OK 74135
  • USA
  • Time:
  • Oct 12, 2019 10:00 am to
  • Oct 12, 2019 01:00 pm

About This Campaign

Mini-Laps is a fundraising event that is led by the parents of our students. Our children attend the Little Light House and receive much needed therapy services on a tuition-free basis, and Mini-Laps is the time when parents raise money for their child's year at school. At the event, each child takes a lap around the Little Light House track as we celebrate the milestones that they have met at school.
  1. Kymberli Heckenkemper & Daniel Tinervia
    Kymberli Heckenkemper & Daniel Tinervia gave a $26.37 donation to support Matthew Szafranski to support Jade Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    Dedication In Honor of: Matthew Szafranski
    1 day ago · Like
  2. Jake Schooley
    Jake Schooley gave a $21.37 donation to support Matthew Szafranski to support Jade Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    Dedication In Honor of: Matthew Szafranski
    Thanks for all you do.
    1 day ago · Like
  3. Lauren George
    Lauren George gave a $26.37 donation to support Matthew Szafranski to support Jade Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    Happy first day of school, Matthew! Love, Lincoln
    1 day ago · Like
  4. Annie  Brady
    Annie Brady gave a $52.98 donation to support Matthew Szafranski to support Jade Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    1 day ago · Like
  5. Katie Miller
    Katie Miller gave a $52.44 donation to support Matthew Szafranski to support Jade Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    2 days ago · Like
  6. An anonymous donation of $104.58 has been made to support Matthew Szafranski
    2 days ago · Like
  7. Nick Choate
    Nick Choate gave a $68.08 donation to support Matthew Szafranski to support Jade Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    2 days ago · Like
  8. Kate McCumber
    Kate McCumber gave a $52.44 donation to support Matthew Szafranski to support Jade Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    Dedication In Honor of: Matthew Szafranski
    2 days ago · Like
  9. Blake and Kathy Henry
    Blake and Kathy Henry gave a $104.58 donation to support Matthew Szafranski to support Jade Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    Honoring Matthew’s first day of school!
    2 days ago · Like
  10. An anonymous donation has been made to support Matthew Szafranski
    Good luck to Matthew at his new school!!
    2 days ago · Like
  11. Kristin  Seifried
    Kristin Seifried gave a $52.44 donation to support Matthew Szafranski to support Jade Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    You will do such great things Matthew! So glad you have such a great school in this amazing city!
    2 days ago · Like
  12. Emily & Jason  Moreau
    Emily & Jason Moreau gave a $104.58 donation to support Matthew Szafranski to support Jade Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    Matthew...Hope your first year of school is the absolute BEST, you are so loved!
    4 days ago · Like
  13. Allison and Mark  Lauinger
    Allison and Mark Lauinger gave a $100 donation to support Matthew Szafranski to support Jade Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    7 days ago · Like
  14. Derek and Chrissie Gipson
    Derek and Chrissie Gipson gave a $104.58 donation to support Matthew Szafranski to support Jade Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    9 days ago · Like
  15. Julie Blankenship
    Julie Blankenship gave a donation to support Matthew Szafranski to support Jade Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    Have a great year Matthew!!
    9 days ago · Like
  16. Christi Teis
    Christi Teis gave a $26.37 donation to support Matthew Szafranski to support Jade Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    From Jaxon Hopkins and his mom and dad
    14 days ago · Like
  17. Aric & Kate McCumber
    Aric & Kate McCumber gave a $104.58 donation to support Matthew Szafranski to support Jade Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    Dedication In Honor of: Matthew Szafranski
    14 days ago · Like
  18. Channing Smith
    Channing Smith gave a donation to support Matthew Szafranski to support Jade Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    We are so proud of you!!!
    15 days ago · Like
  19. Max & Stephanie Heckenkemper
    Max & Stephanie Heckenkemper gave a $52.44 donation to support Matthew Szafranski
    We love you Matthew!
    17 days ago · Like
  20. KC Woodwork
    KC Woodwork gave a $208.86 donation to support Matthew Szafranski
    Way to go Mighty Matthew! ❤️-Weston, Rhett, Ruby & Carter King
    17 days ago · Like
  21. Julie and Eric Schick
    Julie and Eric Schick gave a $250 donation to support Matthew Szafranski
    18 days ago · Like
  22. Katie and Matt Land
    Katie and Matt Land gave a $52.98 donation to support Matthew Szafranski
    18 days ago · Like
  23. Sean & Heidi Shadid
    Sean & Heidi Shadid gave a $104.58 donation to support Matthew Szafranski
    28 days ago · Like
  24. Jenny Ross
    Jenny Ross gave a $50 donation to support Matthew Szafranski
    We 💙 you Matthew!
    29 days ago · Like
  25. Tricia and Frank  McDonald
    Tricia and Frank McDonald gave a $52.98 donation to support Matthew Szafranski
    Dedication In Honor of: Matthew Szafranski
    about 1 month ago · Like
  26. Jennifer and John LaFortune
    Jennifer and John LaFortune gave a $261 donation to support Matthew Szafranski
    We are so excited for Matthew and all the wonderful adventures awaiting him at the Little Light House this fall!!!
    about 1 month ago · Like
  27. Candice Schmook
    Candice Schmook gave a $104.58 donation to support Matthew Szafranski
    about 1 month ago · Like
  28. Kandi  Jones
    Kandi Jones gave a $31.58 donation to support Matthew Szafranski
    Go Matthew!!
    about 1 month ago · Like
  29. DeAnn & Brad Heckenkemper
    DeAnn & Brad Heckenkemper gave a $5,214.30 donation to support Matthew Szafranski
    Go Team Mighty Matthew
    about 1 month ago · Like
  30. Patty  Walker
    Patty Walker gave a $104.58 donation to support Matthew Szafranski
    about 1 month ago · Like

My Generous Supporters