The approaching holiday season is meant to be a time of joy, punctuated by moments with special family and friends. For those whose loved ones who have passed away, the holidays can be a time of marked sadness. Remembering our loved ones and including them in our holiday observances keeps them alive in our hearts and celebrates their legacy that continues to live on.

Home Nursing Agency Foundation presents Lights of Love, a tribute event that invites you to “shine your own special light” in honor or memory of someone dear to you. Tree(s) will be lit in various locations with white lights to represent our Family Hospice program and blue lights to represent Grief Services for children, adults, and families. The trees will be lit on Nov. 22 and remain lit through Jan. 7, 2022. All gifts benefit Family Hospice & Grief Services.

CLICK HERE to make a donation and post a dedication

CLICK HERE to make a general donation to Lights of Love


Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Lights of Love 2021 is supported by UPMC Altoona, UPMC Health Plan, The Lakemont Partnership, and WTAJ TV.

Light displays are featured in the following areas:

  • UPMC Home Healthcare of Central PA Corporate Office, 20 Sheraton Drive, Altoona (along Plank Road)
  • UPMC Home Healthcare of Central PA Cambria Office, 118 Ebony Road, Ebensburg (along Route 22)

Donations of any amount can be given to honor or memorialize your loved one. All proceeds from Lights of Love benefit Family Hospice and Grief Services. 

If you choose, the individual you honored or family of the deceased can receive a card of recognition to acknowledge your generous gift. 

Write a personal dedication in memory or honor of your loved one. The dedication will be featured on an interactive tree. Click here to make a donation and post your dedication.


A Cling of Love

All donors of $25 or more will receive a 3"x5" static window cling that can be customized by writing the name of your loved one. Post on a window, your car, or a mirror as you treasure thoughts of a special loved one throughout the holiday season.


A Special Light

With a gift of $100 or more, you can receive a beveled glass star Lights of Love ornament! Adorn your tree with this custom ornament as a reminder of your loved one’s special place in your holiday celebrations or enjoy it as an everyday decoration after the holidays are over.

The Home Nursing Agency Foundation welcomes all private and public donations, which are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law. For more information about Lights of Love, please contact Kim Helsel at 814-947-7024.

The official registration and financial information of Home Nursing Agency may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.