At this year’s Light Up Hope, Stella’s Circle extends a virtual invitation into the places where hope lives across our organization! This online event, happening November 29 at 6:30 pm, celebrates the impact that staff and community supporters alike have in helping our over 1,000 participants a year.
Streaming live on Facebook, Light Up Hope includes several virtual open houses where staff invite the public in and share stories of individuals who found hope through Stella’s Circle.
“At Stella’s Circle, so many community members come to us because they have hopes and dreams for themselves and their lives.” says Laura Winters, CEO of Stella’s Circle. “Hope to have a safe, affordable home, supports that meet their needs, a meaningful job. Our staff provide counseling, programming and advocacy to help people overcome their barriers and find a place in the community.”
The event will also feature a holiday wellness moment from local yoga and meditation instructor, Laura-Beth Power, as well as musical entertainment, including from our very own Stella’s Circle Inclusion Choir. Light Up Hope At Home kits will be available from the Hungry Heart Café on November 28 and November 29 with everything people need to celebrate at home. The $6.00 kits include three holiday cookies and a hot chocolate packet.
Light Up Hope is a Giving Tuesday event, which means that individuals will have the opportunity to support the incredible work they see during the broadcast. Donations can be made at www.stellascircle.ca, by calling 738-7730 or by emailing [email protected]. The first $10,000 donated will be matched by a community partner.
“The need for support during Light Up Hope has never been greater. Housing is becoming more and more unaffordable and hard to find, people are facing increasing mental health issues, and rising costs are challenging community organizations like ours to stretch finances and do more with less. We encourage you to watch Light Up Hope to learn more about the critical work we do, and consider donating to help one of the many programs of the organization.”