Montour High School Graduates Receive Scholarships

Alina’s Light hit the road to spread her light to Montour High School graduates today. Last year, we established a scholarship in Alina’s memory. We wished to award students that share her passion of theatre for their hard work and dedication. This year, due to the circumstances of the pandemic, we decided to distribute the award among all nine applicants. Congratulations to those that were awarded; we hope this helps you with your future endeavors. Alina’s Light wishes you the best!

Our Wonderful Participants: Johanna Tirone,Arina Dillinger, Eric Jozwiak, Elizabeth Zwikl, Gino Asque, Samantha Nelson, Nini Curcione, Susan Betten, Paige DeGori.

One Year After Released on Amazon

Alina’s Light is excited and proud to announce the release of Elly Sheykhet’s book, One Year After. It is a remarkable story of heartbreak and grief but also a beautiful journey of hope and strength. Elly hopes that her story will make a difference and give grieving parents hope to carry on. Please consider showing your support by purchasing a copy; all proceeds go directly to Alina’s Light.

For those who are not familiar with our mission: we were founded in memory of Alina Sheykhet. Alina was 20 when she lost her life to domestic violence, and we focus on supporting organizations involving children, animals, and musical theater to reflect her passions. We also provide support for various women’s shelters and are currently fighting for Alina’s Law, PA House Bill 588.

Thank you for your ongoing support!


Donation Made to Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

“Food changes everything.” Today, Alina’s Light had the honor of donating $500.00 to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. According to their website, $1.00 is enough to provide five meals to those that are in need. This is proof that even small efforts make a huge difference, and we are so honored to do so in Alina’s memory. We are looking forward to working more with this wonderful organization in the future.


Sheykhet’s Visit Tapestry Senior Living

Alina’s Light brought sunshine to Tapestry Senior Living in Moon Township during these dreary times. We donated a variety of games and activities to keep residents busy and assist with their motor skills. Alina spent time as a volunteer at various nursing homes during her time as a member of OACS at Pitt-Greensburg. We are honored to follow in her footsteps and keep her memory alive in the hearts of ourselves and others.

Slapshots for the Sheykhets

This afternoon, the Pitt Women’s Club Ice Hockey hit the ice once again in Alina’s memory. They wore purple uniforms to honor domestic violence victims. We are so touched that the team had another game in honor of our angel, Alina. Thank you to all players and organizers of the game for helping us spread Alina’s light and awareness. Thank you so much to all of our ongoing supporters – we are incessantly grateful!