Holidays for Hope & Housing 2018

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Davidson Housing Coalition’s annual holiday tradition, Holidays for Hope & Housing, returns for its 18th year! This holiday event began in the McConnell neighborhood of Davidson, as a way for the community to celebrate the holidays with the lighting of luminaria, while coming together to support a good cause. The warm glow on a wintry December night caught the attention, and affection, of other neighborhoods who quickly joined in the festivities.

In recent years, Holidays for Hope & Housing has grown—last year, with the help of volunteers from the Community School of Davidson and Boy Scout Troop 58, more than 10,000 luminarias were created, and over 850 families across Davidson and Cornelius participated.

Preparations are underway for this year’s lighting, to be held the evening of Saturday, December 8th at 6 PM. Letters to participating streets and/or neighborhoods will be delivered between Monday, November 26th and Monday, December 3th. Sets of luminaria, which include eight sand-filled paper bags and candles, will be available with a donation to DHC. TO order luminarias online, or to make a donation to the event, please visit our online donation page here. For more information, please email our Development Coordinator, Livesey Pack ([email protected]), or call DHC’s office at (704) 892-4486.

Interested in supporting Holidays for Hope & Housing? Check out this year’s volunteer opportunities here.


Davidson Housing Coalition is a non-profit that serves our local community with the belief that everyone should have access to decent, affordable housing and the resources to achieve economic self-sufficiency. Therefore, the mission of Davidson Housing Coalition is to work with the larger community to preserve and create affordable housing options, and to prepare families and individuals for financial stability and homeownership. The organization provides homebuyer education, financial literacy counseling, a job search assistance program for the unemployed and under-employed, and HAMMERS, a home emergency repair program that serves the greater Lake Norman area.

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