Unite With Light 2023
Sunday January 29, 2022
(Rain/Snow Date: Monday January 30, 2023)
In remembrance of Chase Bjork and in support of children’s mental health
A community event to celebrate the winter season with beautiful light and raise money for a charity that will strengthen our community and our world.
All the money raised through Unite with Light will go to the Chase Bjork Foundation, raising awareness and care for the mental health of children.
1. Order your luminaries here by 1/29
2. PICK UP your luminaries at one of ten locations in Concord listed below
3. Light the luminaries on your doorstep or along your property frontage on 1/29
Unite with Light 2023
Since 2017 the mission of Unite with Light has been to gather community to light candles in an act of togetherness and in support of children’s charities. For the past two years we have done so in remembrance
of Chase Bjork a friend, son, brother who died from suicide on January 30, 2020. https://www.chasebjork.org/
As with all things, the event is changing and evolving as the
times and our lives change. We are simplifying the event while prioritizing the opportunity for people to light a candle and take a moment to reflect on the gift of Chase’s life, our own peace and how we can positively impact the brain health of others, particularly children.
In the past each luminary kit was $20 and contained 10 luminaries.
Unite with Light 2023 participants choose the donation amount and pick up luminaries at any one of the 10 luminary pick up locations. Participants choose the amount to donate and the number of luminaries.
On the night of January 29th, we may see homes with one candle on the steps or 20 along the walkway. Both will be beautiful and allow us time to reflect, pray and progress.
Supplies are limited; we encourage participants to pick up early.
Unite with Light was initiated by Derek, Morgan and Brad Labadini, siblings who live in Concord and go to Concord Carlisle High School, the University of Richmond, and Bentley University. In 2021 The Lewis and Bjork families joined the planning and helped make is successful. We are very grateful to all of the kids and families who have helped organize this event by working out the logistics, building the kits and promoting the event. And we are super grateful to those who have bought the kits and donated to support the start up costs. In our sixth year we have simplified the event because many of the kids are now in college. This year we hope to provide an space to reflect on the gift of Chase’s life, our own peace and how we can positively impact the brain health of others, particularly children., We are excited to see how we can continue to Unite with Light!
If you would like to join our team of youth volunteers or have any questions please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org