About Us

Who We Are


Since 2005, Cheshire's neighbors have turned to each other to raise money for local charities, raising more than $1,085,000.  The now-annual Cheshire's Lights of Hope event has brought together neighbors to help neighbors all with the simple act of lighting a single candle in a bag and illuminating our wonderful town.  Upwards of 100 volunteers turn out every year to bring the event to fruition.  From street captains to cleanup crew, the town has made this event its own and has helped hundreds of area families.  100% of proceeds raised go directly to charities including:

  • Cheshire's Community Food Pantry
  • Cheshire's Lights of Hope Scholarship Fund
  • Cheshire Youth and Family Services
  • The Petit Family Foundation
  • Cheshire Food Drive
  • Cheshire YMCA

Our Mission

Cheshire's Lights of Hope unites our community to light up our town and create a brighter world.  Through acts of kindness and generosity we encourage good citizenship and promote volunteerism while embracing and supporting local charities.

Charitable Status

Cheshire's Lights of Hope, Inc. was incorporated in the fall of 2007 and is recognized as a non-profit organization under 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. This IRS status allows all donations to be made as tax-deductible contributions. The CT Certificate of Registration, Charitable Organization Number is 51608.

All checks should be made payable to: CHESHIRE'S LIGHTS OF HOPE

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