Big Dreams Sometimes Come In Little Packages
The concept of the Little Light House began in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1972. Its mission was, and still is, to provide tuition-free educational and therapeutic services to children with special needs ages birth to six. The LLH does not charge tuition and receives all its working capital through corporate and private donations, foundations and grants. The LLH does not receive funding from government sources or the United Way. In 2006, The Little Light House, Central Mississippi (LLHCMS), was launched as the first satellite facility, operating autonomously, sharing only the name and logo, the curriculum, and some advanced staff training. They do not receive financial assistance from the “mother ship” in Tulsa, but instead raises its own working capital through fundraising events and corporate and personal donations. With the help of my agency, Broderick Advertising, I’ve assisted LLHCMS in their efforts since 2006 with web design, collateral design, social media, email marketing, event management and hands-on fundraising efforts. I’ve designed newsletters, created outdoor advertising, set up email marketing and social media marketing to advertise each of their major fundraisers throughout the year. Since its inception, LLHCMS has grown from serving 7 students in a single classroom to 42 students with the opening of their new “Orange” classroom in January 2020. And I’m thrilled to have played a small part in their ongoing success.