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WELCOME TO CHESHIRE’S LIGHTS OF HOPE

ATTENTION: 2021 EVENT POSTPONEMENT

Our event has been postponed until Saturday, November 20 due to inclement weather forecasted for Saturday, November 13.

Thank You Cheshire!

Cheshire’s Lights of Hope is thrilled to announce that we raised $85,000 in 2021, taking our total
funds raised to over $1,085,000 in 17 years! These efforts from within our community allowed us
to make donations to the Cheshire Community Food Pantry, Cheshire Youth and Social Services
Department, The Petit Family Foundation, The Cheshire Food Drive and earmark funds for our 2022
CHS Scholarship winners. Thank you to all the Town’s residents, business sponsors, students and
committee members who partook in this year’s event—what a success!  Read more about our event Sponsors, Scholarship winners, and Luminary Award winners.

Our 2021 Luminary EveNT

“This year’s November 13 20, 2021 annual event is an opportunity to pause for a moment and reflect on our work over the past 16 years and celebrate our collective achievements as a community,” said Don Walsh. “What started as a small neighborhood gathering has expanded beyond our expectations every year. We’re grateful for our generous volunteers, our sponsors, and the community who comes together to celebrate and advance our mission.”

Our 2020 Luminary EveNT

The afternoon ceremony for the 2020 event on the First Congregational Church Green was adapted to accommodate COVID-19 protocols and closed to the public. Don Walsh and Jenifer Walsh proudly announced the increase in donations and sales of luminary kits allowed the nonprofit to increase grants and award:

  • $14,500 to the Cheshire Community Food Pantry
  • $14,500 to Cheshire Youth and Family Services
  • $8,500 to the Petit Family Foundation
  • $2,000 to the Cheshire Food Drive
  • $1,000 grant to the Cheshire YMCA a $1,000 grant
  • Plus $2,000 each for scholarships for two volunteer-oriented high school seniors

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT


Celebrating its 17th year, Cheshire’s Lights of Hope has raised $1,085,000 for local charities since its birth in one small neighborhood

DID YOU KNOW?


Luminaries purchased: Over 700,000


Scholarships awarded: Over $36,500 to 17 deserving high school graduates


Number of volunteers: thousands


Number of sponsors: over 200 businesses, individuals and families


Miles lit up: over 250 miles