Luminaries of Hope and Live Nativity

Luminaries of Hope and Live Nativity

Preparations for Christmas start and finish with a special drive through event on our campus: Luminaries of Hope and Live Nativity.

We celebrate and honor Judge Joseph and Mary Cunningham and are so thankful for their giving hearts and desire to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children in need. They are truly our lights of hope.

Luminaries lit throughout our campus will represent the hope ignited in the 794 youth, adults and families we serve each year.

This uplifting event brings the light of hope at Christmastime to those we serve but also to our entire community! Along with a live nativity, luminaries purchased by supporters are lit throughout our campus and for a suggested donation of $5, the community is able to drive through and enjoy this special event.
When guests arrive, they receive a program featuring the names of all who have purchased luminaries of hope and the names for whom they are honoring or memorializing.

2nd Annual Luminaries of Hope and Live Nativity - another wonderful event!

Thank you! You did it again! Because of your belief in our mission to nourish hope through effective solutions so children thrive and families flourish and your support of the 2nd Annual Luminaries of Hope and Live Nativity, we were able to exceed our goal by more than $2,000! Whether you participated as a sponsor or volunteer, by purchasing luminaries in memory or honor of someone special, by making a donation, or as a patron at the event, we hope it brought you happiness and the light of hope.
Enjoy some of the beauty of Luminaries of Hope through video:


Listing of 2021 In Honor Luminaries
Listing of 2021 In Memory Luminaries


To Volunteer:

To volunteer, please contact Ginger Mills at 217.337.9074 or by email

Become a Sponsor:

For additional information about becoming a sponsor, please contact Ginger Mills at 217.337.9074 or by email.


Special thanks to our 2021 Ambassadors of Hope event sponsors: