Each year, glowing candles line the streets of neighborhoods across the Triangle and beyond. The Light a Luminary project, now in its 30th year, engages dozens of local communities in honor of the families staying with RMHC Triangle who are unable to be home for the holidays due to their children’s serious illness or injury.
During December, RMHC Triangle offers luminary kits for sale at $10. Each kit contains supplies for 10 luminaries, including candles, cups, paper bags, and sand. Last year alone, the Light-A-Luminary project raised $135,000 for RMHC programs.
How It works
Each neighborhood has a coordinator or group of coordinators that organizes luminaries for the community. Each chooses a lighting night that works best for the community. The luminary lighting is a special night for young and old alike as they usher in the holiday season and illuminate their neighborhoods with the beautiful glow of candlelight.
Anderson Forest, Auburn, Ballard Woods, Barton’s Grove, Birchwood Hills & Woodbury Estates, Bishop’s Grant, Bonterra, Booker Creek, Boulder Creek, Briar Chapel, Burgundy Lane, Camberly, Carrilon Forest, Cates Farm, Cedar Grove, Cedars of Bolin Forest, Chancellor’s Ridge, Chandler Woods, Churton Grove, Cobble Ridge, Colony Park, Colony Woods East, Colvin Park, Corbinton, Courtyards at O’Kelly Chapel, Courtyards at Southpoint, Creek Wood, Culbreth Ridge, Daniel Ridge, Downing Creek, Fairoaks, Falconbridge, Fiori Hill, Forest Ridge, Galloway, Governors Club, Governors Village, Harrison Pond, Henderson Woods, Highland Estates, Highland Forest, Highland Meadows, Hope Creek, Hope Valley, Hundred Oaks, Ironwoods, KMMC, Lake Hogan Farms, Lassiter & Eubanks Streets, Meadowmont, North Forest Hills, North Haven, Oaks 2, Oaks 3, Oaks Villas, Old Forest Creek, Olde Mill Stream, Park Slope, Quarterpath Trace, RACH, Redfern, Bivins & James, Saybrook, Southern Village, Southpoint Manor, Springcrest, Stone Ridge, Stonehaven & Parklyn, Sunset Creek, Surrey Green, The Legends, The Preserve at Jordan Lake, Thorn Rose, Timberlyne, Timberlyne Estates, Trenton, Tuscany, Webbwood, Westfall, Westhampton, Wexford, Williams Woods
What Participants Are Saying
The luminary project raises funds for the House while bringing our community together for this common goal. It has turned into one of my favorite nights of the year!
Nancy, Creek Wood
It’s a fun evening for all ages and a great way to usher in the Christmas holidays.
Jane, Governors Club
We combined the neighborhood HOA Christmas Holiday Party with the Luminary event. Everyone gets to enjoy the lights on their way from the party! It is a spectacular event and a wonderful charity to help expand.
Mike, The Hills at Southpoint
It provides for a magical evening that draws the entire neighborhood out in the street. In fact, it looks like a ‘landing strip’ for Santa Claus that provides even more excitement for the young kids in the neighborhood. And to see the growth and expansion at the RMH over the past few years has indeed been spiritually uplifting.
David, Anderson Forest
First and foremost, it raises funds for a great organization that supports families during very difficult times in their lives. It is also fun for families to participate and provides an opportunity for children to learn about the value of community service. Finally, our neighborhood always looks so beautiful when the luminaries are lit.
Tim, Governors Village
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