In The Spotlight

Now townwide and celebrating its 10th year, Cheshire's Lights of Hope has raised over $600,000 for local charities since its birth in one small neighborhood in Cheshire.


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Support the Gozzo and Settembri Families!

The lives of two Cheshire, Connecticut families changed dramatically in one week.  Young lives, ended much too soon.  These tragedies also affected many others in this town. As a show of support for the Gozzo and Settembri families and friends, we are asking you to once again show why Cheshire is such a warm and caring community.


Our mission states that we; “unite our community to light up our town and create a brighter world”.  When our faith is tested, we need to be the shining beacon in the night and come together in unison to help our neighbors and show solidarity and support for these families.


The simplest act of lighting a single candle, to light up the dark night will make a profound statement in showing our love and concern.


Ways the Community Can Help the Families

  • We are asking everyone in this community to visit R.W. Hines Ace Hardware and purchase a single luminary for $5.00 and place it out in front of your home on December 31 (New Year’s Eve) to honor our neighbors.
  • If by chance you're unable to locally visit R.W. Hines and purchase a luminary, you can also make a monetary donation via our secure Donation page.

All proceeds from the sale of these luminaries and online monetary donations will go to these two families.


Please spread the word to all your family, friends and neighbors via our social media channels below!


Once again Cheshire community, in support of neighbors helping neighbors you have amazed us with your support on November 8, 2014!


$55,000 was raised to support:

  • The Cheshire Community Food Pantry

  • Cheshire Youth and Social Services

  • The Petit Family Foundation

  • The Cheshire's Lights of Hope Scholarship Fund

We thank all the street captains, volunteers, Mile of Hope sponsors and the countless businesses that helped make this another successful year.


Save The Date For Our Next Event: November 14, 2015

Share Your Photos and Videos

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complements of Steve Greenwood and his drone 11/8/2014





Scholarship Application

Apply for Our Cheshire Lights of Hope Scholarship Today

Interested in applying for our scholarship, get started today.

Luminary Award

Congratulations to Paul Bowman, this years Luminary Award winner.

In The News

10th Annual Cheshire Lights of Hope news brief

Check out the 10th Annual Cheshire Lights of Hope video brief brought to you exclusively by WFSB's eyewitness news Better CT team.

Volunteer Today

Our volunteer time sign up opportunities and sign off procedures have been enhanced this year. Learn more...