The Mission Hospice Society is holding its Lights of Hope Campaign until the end of December. / Krista Stobbe Photo

The Mission Hospice Society is holding its Lights of Hope Campaign until the end of December. / Krista Stobbe Photo

VIDEO: Lights of Hope Campaign hosted by Mission Hospice Society

Public invited to view lights, donate to charity and remember a loved one

The Mission Hospice Society is holding its Lights of Hope Campaign until the end of December.

The society’s office, located at 32180 Hillcrest Ave., has been decorated in blue lights, ornaments, holiday figures and even spotlights to help people celebrate the season.

“We are encouraging people to drive by and see our lights and then also to donate,” explained Angel Elias, executive director of the society.

Fundraising for the Hospice Society has been a tough challenge in 2020.

“We have still been operating full force ahead, despite Covid and we’ve lost all of our fundraisers so we are just trying to do the best that we can and still meet the needs of the community,”said Elias.

Along with the light display, the society is holding three special drive by to allow people to pick up their free Tree of Remembrance ornaments.

In past years, the society has set up its Tree of Remembrance at local grocery stores, but because of Covid concerns, the drive by pick up was created.

The ornament pick up takes place on Dec 9, 10 and 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. in front of the Lights of Hope display.

The display is on every night until Dec. 31 from 6 to 11 p.m.

“We did this to give the community something to do with their kids, because there isn’t much to go and look at,” said Elias.

To donate to the Mission Hospice Society, visit the website at www.missionhospice.bc.ca

There is also a mailbox at the display if people want to drop off a cheque, however organizers are encouraging the public to use the website.