GREENWICH, Conn. -- Greenwich-based Family Centers’ annual Hope Lights Lives campaign is set to illuminate Fairfield County this weekend.
On Sunday, Dec. 8, at 5 p.m., Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Rowayton, Southport, Stamford, Weston and Wilton residents will adorn their lawns with special luminaries. In addition to creating a festive display, the luminaries are also meant to honor loved ones who have died or are coping with a critical illness. Hope Lights Lives is Family Centers’ annual fundraiser to support the Center for HOPE and The Den for Grieving Kids – Family Centers’ critical illness and bereavement support programs. “Luminary Season” officially begins on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Old Greenwich Merchants Association’s annual First Light Festival. Hundreds of luminaries will be on display at Binney Park in Old Greenwich to greet festival-goers as they walk to the center of town. Hope Lights Lives is primarily a volunteer-based effort. More than 600 town and block captains from each community sell luminary kits and deliver order forms to households on their streets. Dozens of other volunteers also help assemble luminary kits, and distribute them as the lighting date nears. Luminary kits are also available for purchase online at www.familycenters.org. “Hope Lights Lives” luminary kits are $25 and contain 12 tea light candles, 12 white paper bags and 12 plastic candle holders. All proceeds benefit the Center for HOPE and The Den for Grieving Kids, Family Centers critical illness and bereavement support programs. For more information on Hope Lights Lives, call Aleksa Lazarewicz at 203-869-4848 or visit www.familycenters.org or www.facebook.com/familycentersinc. Family Centers is a private, nonprofit organization offering education and human services to children, adults and families in Fairfield County. Visit www.familycenters.org for additional information.