...Because Children Need Families, Not Orphanages

Lumos presents: We Are Lumos Worldwide, an exciting series of global events to help some of the world’s most vulnerable children leave orphanages and regain their right to a family life.
Watch J.K. Rowling in conversation with Eddie Redmayne

Watch J.K. Rowling in conversation with Eddie Redmayne

Watch J.K. Rowling in conversation with Academy Award® winner Eddie Redmayne at the advance screening of the Warner Bros. feature film ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’.

Get involved with We Are Lumos Worldwide. Sign up today.

Get involved with We Are Lumos Worldwide. Sign up today.

The next few months promise loads of excitement! Join us to receive exclusive content about upcoming events and ways you can get involved with We Are Lumos Worldwide.



Reuniting Children with Families in Haiti

Reuniting Children with Families in Haiti

Lumos has set up this Reuniting Children with Families Appeal to help children in Haiti return to family life, and to raise awareness of the harm caused by orphanages around the world. Help by giving to our Just Giving appeal today.

About Lumos

About Lumos

Lumos is an international non-profit organisation, founded by J.K. Rowling, working to transform the lives of children separated from their families and placed in orphanages, because of poverty, disability and a lack of access to basic services such as education or health care.

Children Need Families, Not Orphanages

J.K Rowling explains why children need families, not orphanages

J.K. Rowling in conversation with Eddie Redmayne

Watch J.K. Rowling in conversation with Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne at the advance screening of the Warner Bros. feature film ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’.

Meet Sonya

"I knew that in the institution my child would not develop properly. He needed to be at home with me.” When you support #WeAreLumos Worldwide, you’re helping to keep vulnerable families together. Watch Sonya's story below.

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How Your Money Helps

When you fundraise and donate to Lumos you know that 100% of your money goes straight to helping vulnerable children. Lumos works on the ground in countries such as Haiti, Bulgaria and Moldova to transform the individual lives of children who are often neglected, malnourished, and shut away from their families and communities and placed in orphanages due to poverty or disability. Some children are separated from their families as a result of war or disaster. It doesn’t have to be like this. Your donation helps us to trace parents and reunite families and even save lives. We work with governments to develop new services so that all children now in orphanages can be raised with their families or in alternative, family-based care. Lumos works to create real, sustainable change for future generations of at-risk children.

Donating to Lumos is quick and easy and you’ll know that 100% of your donation – every single cent, Euro, penny – will go directly to helping children. This is because J.K. Rowling and others generously cover all running costs for Lumos.