In The Spotlight

Now townwide and celebrating its 9th year, Cheshire's Lights of Hope has raised over $500,000 for local charities since its birth in one small neighborhood in Cheshire.


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Once again Cheshire, you have amazed us with your support on November 9, 2013!


$50,000 was raised to support:


  • The Cheshire Community Food Pantry

  • Cheshire Youth and Social Services

  • The Petit Family Foundation

  • The Cheshire's Lights of Hope Scholarship Fund

We thank all the street captains, volunteers, Mile of Hope sponsors and the countless businesses that helped make this another successful year.




Celebrating our new mission

Join us in celebrating our new mission…


Cheshire's Lights of Hope unites our community to light up our town and create a brighter world.  Through acts of kindness and generosity we encourage good citizenship and promote volunteerism while embracing and supporting local charities.


Since its inception in 2005, Cheshire’s Lights of Hope has grown in its purpose and vision to support local charities through active volunteerism.  In early 2013, a committed group of town residents who each represented a different Cheshire constituency – business, education, law, legislative, religious, and volunteer - met as a Task Force to review the mission statement for Cheshire’s Lights of Hope.  The group reflected upon the history of Cheshire’s Lights of Hope from just one neighborhood’s efforts on Contour Drive to its now town-wide scope.  They examined the past, present and future of Cheshire’s Lights of Hope in an effort to draft a mission statement that captures and defines the essence of who the organization is today and who it hopes to be.  Working collaboratively, the Task Force crafted a new statement which was unanimously approved by the Task Force as well as the Executive Committee of Cheshire’s Lights of Hope in May, 2013.  The statement is powerful in its simplicity and captures the essence and the power of Cheshire’s Lights of Hope.




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