We are right in the middle of the season of giving – giving presents for a multitude of holidays, giving in to the non-profit annual appeals in your mailbox, giving to those in need, and more. This Friday there are two wonderful events sponsored by West Suburban YMCA and Luke’s Lights that celebrate the spirit of youth while giving back. Consider attending one of these events and spreading your holiday cheer a little further!
Project Bread Benefit Concert
West Suburban YMCA*
Friday, December 21 from 6pm-9pm | $5
The West Suburban YMCA has an impressive music program. They’re outfitted with keyboards, guitars, basses, drum kits, and computer equipment for composing and recording! Join the kids from the YMCA Rock Band class as they share their new talents with you while raising money for Project Bread. Don’t miss all the fun! Just $5 per person!
A Celebration of Light and Life
Friday, December 21 from 6pm – 12am | $20
Newton Highlands Congregational Church
“Luke’s Lights” was born of a wish by Luke Voss-Kernan’s friends and family to spread his light far and wide. By buying solar lights for communities in the third world who live off the electrical grid.
Edith Wharton said “there are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” Few of us can imagine a person who did both. Shine from within and refract every one else’s best. Luke did. In fact, we believe he still does. There is not a more perfect tribute than to bring Luke’s light into pitch-black communities, or dark, smoky, dung huts currently lit by kerosene.
Our fundraiser on December 21 will be a celebration of Luke’s shimmer and his lightness of being. All proceeds will go towards a project of Unite-to-Light to bring lights to communities around the globe that otherwise live in darkness.
• For your $20 ticket fee, two lights get sent to someone who cannot yet imagine how his/her life will change.