Hope Lights Lives luminary project honors loved ones

Family Centers’ annual Hope Lights Lives luminary project is well underway, which means the holidays aren’t too far behind.
Retail locations and businesses throughout Fairfield County are currently selling luminary kits in preparation for the event’s multi-town lighting. All funds raised through luminary kit sales will benefit the Center for HOPE and The Den for Grieving Kids.
On Sunday, Dec. 6, at 5 p.m., Darien, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Rowayton, Southport, Stamford, Weston and Wilton residents will adorn their lawns with the 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” 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.
Luminary kits are available for purchase at the following locations:
Center for HOPE, 590 Post Road
Palmer’s Market, 264 Heights Road
Neilson’s Florist & Garden Shop, 1405 Post Road
The Gardner’s Center, 1396 Post Road
Family Centers, 40 Arch Street
Family Centers, 60 Palmer’s Hill Road
Hoffman Landscapes, 647 Danbury Road
Village Market, 108 Old Ridgefield Road
For more information on Hope Lights Lives, email Aleksa Lazarewicz-Antsey at alazarewicz@familycenters.org or call 203-869-4848. Information is also posted on familycenters.org
Family Centers is a private, nonprofit organization offering education and human services to children, adults and families in Fairfield County. More than 200 professionals and 3,000 trained volunteers work together to provide a wide range of responsive, innovative programs. A United Way, Community Fund of Darien and New Canaan Community Foundation partner agency, Family Centers is a member of the Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies and the Alliance for Children and Families and is accredited by the Council on Accreditation (COA) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). The agency is licensed by the State of Connecticut Departments of Public Health and Children and Families. Visit www.familycenters.org for additional information.