ShareHope Hosts Candlelight Vigil on December 6

Jonesboro, Ark. — ShareHope, a program of NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation, will host a Candlelight Vigil to honor the memory of the children who have died, regardless of age or reason. The annual Candlelight Vigil at the Angel of Hope Statue will be held this year on December 6, at 7 p.m. in the NEA Baptist Prayer Garden. There is no charge to participate.

Each year, on December 6 at 7 p.m., cities around the world that have an Angel of Hope Statue hold a similar candlelight memorial service, to honor and remember all of these children, that are deeply loved, and never forgotten. It is tradition to place a white flower or candle at the Angel. Candles and white flowers are provided to each participant. Participants are encouraged to bring pictures or other memorabilia to place at the Angel during the service. All personal items will be available to pick up on Monday, December 11 in the ShareHope office.

Deadline to be included in the program has passed, however individuals and families who are interested are still welcome to come for the event.

The Angel of Hope statue is an exact replica of the original Christmas Box Angel of Hope statue, located in Salt Lake City, Utah. It stands as a symbol of hope for all parents who have experienced the loss of a baby or child of any age. The Angel of Hope is based on the angel statue in the book “The Christmas Box” by Richard Paul Evans. Copies of the book will be available for those in attendance.

For more information about the candlelight service, please contact Annie Thompson: or 870-936-7719.

The NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization that is committed to enhancing the lives of those it serves in Northeast Arkansas through the five programs it supports. The Foundation, through generous gifts from our community, touches every member and every corner of our region. The Foundation currently supports five programs: the Center for Good Grief, Center for Healthy Children, Medicine Assistance program, HopeCircle, Wellness Works and ShareHope. For more information about the NEA Baptist Charitable Foundation, visit

Press Release – NEA Baptist

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