Honor lights are being lit across Minnesota as Ecumen communities host their annual "Lights of Honor" celebrations.

Lights of Honor is a fundraiser held at each Ecumen community that allows individuals to…

Honor and recognize someone whose life impacts yours.
Remember a loved one who has passed away.
Celebrate outstanding care provided by a staff member.

Ecumen communities sell lanterns and have a special Lights of Honor event where community members, donors, residents and others come to celebrate. Since 2012, when it started, Lights of Honor has raised almost $80,000.

The funds go directly to the Ecumen communities where they are raised, and they are used for special projects or other needs.  Over the years, Lights of Honor funds have been used in a wide range of ways including: funding resident activities and interactive games, Meals on Wheels, handicap accessible doors, remodeling projects, fitness equipment, furniture, TVs, iPads, iPods, computers and memory care programming.

Lights of Honor celebrations will take place at the following locations in upcoming weeks:

Ecumen Evergreens of Moorhead: September 16

Ecumen Le Center: September 24

Ecumen New Richland: September 27

Ecumen Evergreens of Fargo: September 29

Ecumen Parmly LifePointes: October 1 (Chisago City)

Ecumen North Branch: October 6

Ecumen Countryside: October 15 (Owatonna)

Ecumen Bethany Community: October 18 (Alexandria)

Ecumen Brooks: October 20 (Owatonna)

Ecumen Scenic Shores: October 20 (Two Harbors)

Ecumen Lakeshore: October 20 (Duluth)

Ecumen Seasons at Maplewood: October 22

Ecumen Meadows: October 25 (Worthington)

Ecumen Pathstone Living: October 29 (Mankato)

Ecumen Detroit Lakes: November 1

Ecumen Centennial House: November 2 (Apple Valley)

Ecumen Prairie Lodge: November 4 (Brooklyn Center)

Ecumen Oaks & Pines: November 5 (Hutchinson)

Ecumen of Litchfield: December 10

For more information or to purchase an Honor Light, visit www.ecumengiving.org or a local Ecumen community.