Save The Date - Next Luminary Event November 14, 2020!


Thank you for amazing 2019 Luminary Event!

This year we raised $70,000 dedicated to neighbors helping neighbors – bringing fundraising total to more than $985,000.

On Saturday, November 9, 2019 Cheshire’s Lights of Hope hosted its 15th annual town-wide luminary event and presenting $34,000 in grants to local nonprofits. More than 50,000 illuminated the town and the annual event has now raised more than $985,000.

During the afternoon ceremony on the Cheshire Town Green attended by more than 100 volunteers and sponsors, Don Walsh and Jenifer Walsh, co-founders of the organization, proudly announced due to the success of this year’s donations and sales of luminary kits, the nonprofit awarded:

  • $13,000 to the Cheshire Community Food Pantry
  • $13,000 to Cheshire Youth and Family Services
  • $8,000 to the Petit Family Foundation

The money raised will also award two $2,000 scholarships for volunteer-oriented high school seniors in June 2020.

The event also funds Cheshire’s Lights of Hope commitment of $25,000 toward the construction of the new Cheshire Community Food Pantry building. The fourth and final installment will be presented early next year to the Community Food Pantry and Cheshire’s Lights of Hope will continue to make donations throughout the year to other Cheshire-based organizations.

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In The Spotlight

Celebrating its 15th year, Cheshire's Lights of Hope has raised over $985,000 for local charities since its birth in one small neighborhood

Did You Know?

Luminaries purchased: Over 700,000
Scholarships awarded: Over $32,500 to 15 deserving high school graduates
Number of volunteers: thousands
Number of sponsors: over 200 businesses, individuals and families
Miles lit up: over 250 miles