Take a child out of the darkness of abuse
Tree Lighting Celebration | Sunday, December 1, 2019 | 6 - 7pm
First Presbyterian Church, 531 S. College Ave, Fort Collins
NightLights Fundraising Progress$20,870 / 250,000
Every holiday season the big blue NightLights tree located in the courtyard at First Presbyterian Church, on the corner of Mulberry & College in Fort Collins, lights up the night bringing awareness to the issues of child abuse and neglect and letting the children impacted know they are not alone.
In addition to lighting the tree on December 1st and raising awareness of the issues of child abuse, NightLights is the largest fundraising campaign of Realities For Children, running from November 1 thru December 31 each year. The goal for the 2019 campaign is an ambitious $250,000, 100% of which will go directly to meeting the needs of children in our community who have been abused, neglected or are at-risk.
This year, we'll be kicking off Realities For Children's 25th Anniversary at the NightLights Tree Lighting with a BRAND NEW NightLights Tree. You won't want to miss it!
Join Us to Light the NightLights tree
A FREE EVENT FOR THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY
Sunday, December 1 ~ 6-7pm
@ First Presbyterian Church, 531 S. College Ave, Fort Collins
Create a holiday tradition that helps. Gather your family and friends and come enjoy an inspirational program, plus delicious soup, hot cocoa, homemade cookies, live holiday music and visits with Santa - all free and open to all.
Please join us!
- Live music at 5:45 from Fort Collins band HoldFast
- Hot soup from Z Catering
- Hot drinks from Sam's Club, Star of India, & Wander Coffee
- Homemade cookies!
- Live holiday music from Ridgeview Classical School's Madrigal Singers and Emma Marie
- Event emceed by Goose & JB from Retro 102.5 Mornings
- Meet some of Realities For Children's 38 Partner Youth Agencies
- Visit with Santa
- Children can enter to win a 33lb chocolate Santa from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
- We invite you to bring a new toy to donate to our Santa's Workshop Toy Drive.
And to celebrate 22 years of NightLights and the upgrade and unveiling of our brand new tree, made possible by Blue Federal Credit Union, Tree Lighting attendees will be able to take home a piece of NightLights history with one of our NightLights Legacy Lights ornaments.
Help Us Reach our Goal of $250,000
to brighten the lives of children in need
Donate $100 to Sponsor a Light on the NightLights Tree.
Become a Champion for Children or a NightLights Star by inviting others to join you in sponsoring a light.
Make a donation of any amount.