Communities of Light™
The 11th Annual Communities of Light™ ~Peace Begins at Home county-wide lighting of candles will commence at dusk on
Monday, December 10, 2012.
During the winter solstice in December, Communities of Light™ (COL) candles line the streets of central New Jersey – a powerful symbol of hope for women and children impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault in our community. Communities of Light™ raises awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault and the services available to help victims in Mercer County.
The candles come from special luminary kits produced by Womanspace. Their light helps spread our important message that Peace Begins at Home. Each year, more than 200 volunteers sell, distribute and display the luminary kits. Volunteers sell the luminary kits to their friends, neighbors and co-workers. If you would like to help Womanspace sell luminary kits read more on our COL Volunteer page.
This year, the Communities of Light event launched at West Windsor Senior Center, located at 271 Clarksville Road in West Windsor on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. The Honorary Chair is Robert D. Prunetti, Mercer Regional Chamber of Commerce President and Chief Executive Officer.
At dusk on Monday, December 10, 2012, hundreds of people, scores of organizations and community groups, and the 13 municipalities within Mercer County will light thousands of their candles. Domestic violence agencies from neighboring New Jersey counties also participate in Communities of Light.
100% of all proceeds from event sponsorships, luminary kit sales and donations to Communities of Light benefit Womanspace programs that serve over 10,000 adults and children each year, who are impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault. Learn more about the various Sponsor opportunities available. Click here to become a Communities of Light Sponsor or purchase Luminary kits. You can also purchase $10 Luminary kits at a retail location near you.
Last year Womanspace served over 10,900 adults and children. It is our hope that families who struggle with violence in their homes will see that their community stands with them and learn that help is available. In order to succeed we need the support of the Mercer County community; supporters can contact Susan D. Klejst, Director of Development, at (609) 394-0136 or at email@example.com. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Susan Adams at 609-394-0136 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to our generous Sponsors!