Little Lighthouse Foundation, South Florida’s Top Volunteer Organization, Aims To Continue Expanding
The nonproﬁt organization assists underserved children and their families throughout South Florida
The Little Lighthouse Foundation (LLF) is a nonproﬁt organization that assists underserved children and their families throughout South Florida. The goals LLF sets out to achieve each year are to fulﬁll the mission with proprietary programming and concepts with the support of like-minded partners and individuals, create accessible and diverse volunteer opportunities for those actively looking to donate their time, and bring smiles and impactful experiences to the underprivileged youth of South Florida.
The Little Lighthouse Foundation started in 2004 when LLF Founder Robert Sena moved from New York City to Miami and operated the Miami chapter of his favorite New York City-based organization. In 2010, he decided it was in the best interest of the facilities and children he served in the Miami area to create an organization based and operated in South Florida. Recruiting the help of active LLF board members and co-founders Aaron Resnick and Charlie Venturi, LLF was born in January 2010. LLF then launched its ﬁrst program, Adopt-a-Meal, at Ronald McDonald House Charities (“RMHC”) where volunteers serve meals to the families of children receiving treatment at nearby hospitals.
The leader behind LLF’s goals is executive director, Jonathan Babicka. Babicka has concentrated his life’s work on the needs of children and their families while bringing to light issues such as food insecurity that are near and dear to his heart. Being An active philanthropist, Babicka is involved in a variety of incredible charities in South Florida, and the Little Lighthouse Foundation has always been one of Babicka’s favorites.
“With the Little Lighthouse Foundation, the team is limitless in what we can do to promote good,” says Babicka. “What most excites me about my work is being a part of a movement. It’s at the highest level of being a conscious human being. We do service, we bring people together through events and creative marketing. It’s all in an eﬀort to be the best versions of ourselves. People gravitate to the Little Lighthouse Foundation as their vehicle to give back.”
LLF has over 20 proprietary programs with 33 partner facilities, including, but not limited to, homeless shelters, hospitals, and youth centers. LLF’s programs include Adopt-a-Meal at Ronald McDonald House, Activity Hour, Story Hour and Move & Groove at Chapman Partnership, Craft Night and Beauty All Around
at Lotus House, and more. LLF also holds annual Specialty Programs which serve
hundreds of children and families at a time and bring together hundreds of volunteers. These include LLF’s Back to School, Children’s Halloween Party and Holiday Toy Distribution, among others.
For more information about the Little Lighthouse Foundation, please visit www.thelittlelighthouse.org or follow us on Instagram @llfoundation.