Our annual Tree Lighting takes place the first Thursday in December at Brooker Memorial at 157 Litchfield St., Torrington, CT at 6:30 p.m. Early in November, Friends of Hospice, Inc. sends out via mailing or posts a letter on social media, so that people can purchase stars to honor or remember their loved ones.  For over 20 years this has been our primary fundraiser that allows us to continue supporting Hospice related end-of-life needs, as well as, bereavement services for children, teens and adults.

        Last year due to Covid-19 we had our first ever virtual tree lighting. As the loved one’s name was read, a board member hung the star with their name on it on the tree. Many checked the box on the order form to have their loved one’s name included in our video presentation. They were able to share our YouTube link with other family and friends from all over the country and watched the presentation together in the comfort of their own homes. The response was wonderful, so we have decided to do another virtual tree lighting for our 2021 Light Up a Life. Click on the photo below to see last year's video.

Because our tree lighting will be held on December 2nd this

year, we are requiring all forms be returned to us no later

than November 17th. The mail has been unreliable for getting

there before due dates, so to have your business listed as a
sponsor your loved one’s name in
 the video, we suggest
​you plan to mail it in by Nov 12th.

We thank you for your continued support of Friends of Hospice, a volunteer non-profit
organization, where 100% of your tax-deductible gift helps to support your neighbors in their time of need.


For a fillable 2021 PDF Star Order Form please click here

To become a Sponsor for our event, please click here  


Serving Torrington, Litchfield, Harwinton, and Morris Connecticut

Friends of Hospice, Inc.