UPDATE as of 7:30pm Saturday December 11, 2010: the 2010 HOPE LIGHTS LIVES Luminary effort has been postponed from Sunday, December 12th to SUNDAY DECEMBER 19th due to the forecast of rain all day tomorrow. Thank you for your support.
Nothing signifies HOPE more than a single illuminated candle – unless of course there are thousands of illuminated candles! KARL Chevrolet is proud to once again serve as the New Canaan distribution center for the 2010 “Hope Lights Lives” Luminary Campaign. On Sunday evening, December 12, 2010 at 5:00pm, neighborhoods throughout lower Fairfield County will be illuminated by literally thousands of white luminaries in what has become one of the areas most visible and unique fundraisers.
This year’s campaign promises to be the most expansive yet, as dozens of additional neighborhoods in Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Rowayton, Stamford, Weston and Wilton have already pledged their support by agreeing to set out luminaries on the lighting night.
Here at KARL, we will help distribute about 700 luminary kits containing a dozen candles each. Distribution will take place in our service department from 2:00pm to 5:00pm on Saturday, December 11th. That’s almost 8,400 luminaries that will light up neighborhoods all around New Canaan tomorrow night. Mark your calendar and take a ride – early Sunday evening will certainly provide some beautiful sites around the area.
Family Centers is a private, nonprofit organization offering education and human services to children, adults and families in Fairfield County. More than 1,000 professionals and trained volunteers work together to provide a wide range of responsive, innovative programs. Through their five Centers of Excellence, more than 17,000 children, adults, families and communities receive the care, encouragement and resources needed to realize their potential. The annual lighting of luminaries signifies area neighbors HOPE for a bright future for all those seeking assistance from Family Centers.
Photo (from L-R): Stephanie Radman, Carolyn Escherich, Ned Thunem (volunteer from NCHS S.L.O.Bs), and Steve Karl all assist in the effort at KARL Chevrolet in New Canaan to help distribute Luminary Kits for the 2009 “HOPE Lights Lives” campaign to benefit the Family Centers organization.