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. Denise  Griffin
    Denise Griffin gave a $52.44 donation to support Matthew Szafranski to support Jade Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    Go Matthew
    10 days ago · Like
  2. Jenny Ross
    Jenny Ross gave a $104.58 donation to support Matthew Szafranski to support Jade Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    Go Matthew Go! We ❤️You!
    14 days ago · Like
  3. Grayce Coleman
    Grayce Coleman gave a $52.44 donation to support Matthew Szafranski to support Jade Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    27 days ago · Like
  4. Sarah ODonovan
    Sarah ODonovan gave a $52.44 donation to support Matthew Szafranski to support Jade Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    Go Matthew! So little and already changing the world ❤️
    29 days ago · Like
  5. Sandra Stoulil
    Sandra Stoulil gave a $50 donation to support Matthew Szafranski to support Jade Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    Go Matthew!!
    29 days ago · Like
  6. An anonymous donation of $313.14 has been made to support Matthew Szafranski
    30 days ago · Like
  7. Carey Cole
    Carey Cole gave a $50 donation to support Matthew Szafranski to support Jade Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    about 1 month ago · Like
  8. Emily Neurohr
    Emily Neurohr gave a $40 donation to support Matthew Szafranski to support Jade Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    Mighty Matthew 💙
    about 1 month ago · Like
  9. Eileen  Fischer
    Eileen Fischer gave a $113.97 donation to support Matthew Szafranski to support Jade Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    Go Matthew!!
    about 1 month ago · Like
  10. Ryan and Becky  Heatherman
    Ryan and Becky Heatherman gave a $26.64 donation to support Matthew Szafranski to support Jade Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    So glad Matthew gets the benefit of such an amazing place!!
    about 1 month ago · Like
  11. Jeannine Irwin
    Jeannine Irwin gave a $52.44 donation to support Matthew Szafranski to support Jade Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    about 1 month ago · Like
  12. Bob and Barbara Mentzel
    Bob and Barbara Mentzel gave a $104.58 donation to support Matthew Szafranski to support Jade Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    about 1 month ago · Like
  13. Ellen Ralph
    Ellen Ralph gave a $25 donation to support Matthew Szafranski to support Jade Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    about 1 month ago · Like
  14. Carla Gilbert
    Carla Gilbert gave a $104.58 donation to support Matthew Szafranski to support Jade Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    about 1 month ago · Like
  15. Max & Stephanie Heckenkemper
    Max & Stephanie Heckenkemper gave a $52.44 donation to support Matthew Szafranski to support Jade Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    We love you Matthew!
    about 1 month ago · Like
  16. Annette Murray
    Annette Murray gave a $52.44 donation to support Matthew Szafranski to support Jade Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    We wish all Little Lighthouse kids happiness and success on their journeys.
    about 1 month ago · Like
  17. Susan & G.T. Bynum
    Susan & G.T. Bynum gave a $250 donation to support Matthew Szafranski to support Jade Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    about 1 month ago · Like
  18. Eli and Hazel Hunter
    Eli and Hazel Hunter gave a $25 donation to support Matthew Szafranski to support Jade Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    Matthew, we can’t wait to continue to watch you grow! We love our neighbors!
    about 1 month ago · Like
  19. Debra Searcy
    Debra Searcy gave a $26.37 donation to support Matthew Szafranski to support Jade Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    Keep up the good work, Matthew!
    about 1 month ago · Like
  20. 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
    about 2 months ago · Like
  21. 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.
    about 2 months ago · Like
  22. 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
    about 2 months ago · Like
  23. Annie  Brady
    Annie Brady gave a $52.98 donation to support Matthew Szafranski to support Jade Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    about 2 months ago · Like
  24. Katie Miller
    Katie Miller gave a $52.44 donation to support Matthew Szafranski to support Jade Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    about 2 months ago · Like
  25. An anonymous donation of $104.58 has been made to support Matthew Szafranski
    about 2 months ago · Like
  26. Nick Choate
    Nick Choate gave a $68.08 donation to support Matthew Szafranski to support Jade Class - Mini-Laps 2019
    about 2 months ago · Like
  27. 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
    about 2 months ago · Like
  28. 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!
    about 2 months ago · Like
  29. An anonymous donation has been made to support Matthew Szafranski
    Good luck to Matthew at his new school!!
    about 2 months ago · Like
  30. 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!
    about 2 months ago · Like

My Generous Supporters