Mercer County Will Sparkle With Communities Of Light™ Countywide Lighting On Monday, December 10

Candles will light streets, neighborhoods, businesses, municipalities and campuses throughout the county spreading a bright message of awareness and hope to those who may be suffering in silence.
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Dec. 7, 2012 - PRLog -- Mercer County residents will light candles at dusk on Monday, December 10, 2012, in recognition of the 11th Annual Communities of Light™ (COL), the largest single project in New Jersey designed to increase awareness about the serious issues of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Womanspace uses this annual campaign to raise awareness and illuminate the night to send the message that “Peace Begins at Home.” Volunteers coordinate participation by selling luminary kits containing votive candles and luminary bags for lighting in public ceremonies or vigils at dusk within their neighborhoods, businesses, police stations, faith groups and community organizations. Porches, walkways, driveways and sidewalks will shine in a united message of hope for survivors of domestic violence & sexual assault.

Each luminary kit costs $10 and includes supplies and safety instructions for assembling 6 luminary displays to cover 150 linear feet. Kits are for sale at various retail locations throughout Mercer County, including McCaffrey’s, Gloria Nilson Realtors, and Terhune Orchards and also including newcomers Cedar Gardens, Hopewell Valley Community Bank and Doctors Express Urgent Care Center. Please visit for the full list of retailers.

Main Street in Lawrence adjacent to The Lawrenceville School, Princeton University and The Peddie School campuses will shine brilliantly. Also shining bright will be City Hall in Trenton, the municipal buildings in East Windsor, Ewing, Hamilton, Hightstown, Hopewell, Lawrenceville, Pennington, Princeton, Robbinsville and West Windsor along with public streets, neighborhoods and shopping centers. (List of confirmed public lightings included with this press release).

Womanspace is grateful for the generous support of our sponsors: Compass Healthcare Marketers, J. Knipper & Company, PNC Bank, The Times of Trenton, Janssen, McCaffrey’s Supermarkets, Innovation Printing, WPST, and Mason, Griffin & Pierson, P.C.

Proceeds from this event enable Womanspace to support survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their families, ensuring that no victim is ever turned away. Services include emergency shelter, counseling, court advocacy, victim assistance, and transitional housing. Founded 35 years ago, Womanspace Inc. is the only non-profit agency serving victims and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Mercer County.

If you are a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault and are in need of assistance, please call Womanspace’s 24-Hour Hotline at 609-394-9000. To donate to Womanspace please contact Susan D. Klejst, Director of Development, at 609-394-0136 or at You can also donate online at If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Susan Adams at 609-394-0136 or at
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