It is the season for giving and Light Up A Life Catholic Community Services Hospice program has holiday trees located downtown at the JAHC and in the valley at Nugget Alaska Outfitters where staff graciously offered to accept donations on behalf of Hospice throughout the holiday season. Contributions to the Light Up A Life campaign not only light up the holidays for someone you love, but also help support Hospice services in Juneau.

Hospice and Home Care of Juneau’s mission is to provide a variety of high quality services emphasizing compassion, patient choice and dignity for homebound and terminally ill patients and their families regardless of their ability to pay.

The Hospice and Home Care (HHCJ) of Juneau Light Up A Life fundraising campaign officially began last Tuesday, November 29th at St Paul’s Church with a Holiday tree Lighting kick-off and will continue through the month of December. The Light Up A Life event is the largest fundraiser of the year for Juneau Hospice & Home Care, and the most crucial for helping spread awareness and support for these vital services.20161129-img_5644

The Tree Lighting kickoff included live piano music performed by Tom Locher, and singing by Catholic Community Service’s (CCS) own Anneka Morgan. Words of encouragement and inspiration were spoken by CCS Executive Director Erin Walker-Tolles and HHCJ Bereavement and Volunteer Coordinator Joni Gill Pico. Attendees also had the opportunity to mingle with various CCS staff and board members, enjoy light food and refreshments, and add a loved one’s name to the holiday trees. The big finale was the lighting of the outdoor tree located at the corner of Mendenhall Loop Road and Egan Drive, right in front of St Paul’s Church.20161129-img_5560

Special thanks to everybody who is helping us make the Light Up A Life Tree campaign and holiday season a success! From Everyone at Catholic Community Service, we wish you a Happy Holiday Season!

For additional information regarding Hospice Light Up A Life or another program offered through Catholic community Service, please call 463-6100 or visit www.CCSJuneau.org