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Holidays for Hope and Housing

by | Nov 26, 2017

Davidson Housing Coalition’s annual holiday tradition, Holidays for Hope & Housing, returns for its 17th 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 worthy cause. The warm glow on a wintry December night caught the attention, and affection, of other neighborhoods, who quickly joined in the festivities.

Davidson’s Walnut Grove Neighborhood in 2016.

In recent years, the interest in Holidays for Hope & Housing has grown, prompting Davidson Housing Coalition to expand the event throughout neighboring towns. Last year, DHC created more than 10,000 luminaria and raised more than $60,000 for the organization’s programs and services. Residents of Davidson and Cornelius neighborhoods joined in with delight, as more than 850 families participated.

Preparations are underway for this year’s lighting, to be held the evening of Saturday, December 9 at 6:00 p.m. Letters to participating streets and/or neighborhoods will be delivered between Monday, November 27th and Monday, December 4th. Sets of luminaria, which include eight sand-filled paper bags and eight candles, will be available with a donation to DHC. For more information, please visit, or call the DHC office at (704) 892-4486.


Main Street for Holidays for Hope and Housing, 2016


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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