What is Project Night Lights?

Kids flash flashlights out of their windows at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, and local law enforcement and community members respond by flashing their lights back. Welcome to Project Night Lights. And boy, does it bring smiles to the faces of patients, who feel the love with those flashing lights.

On the second Wednesday of each month, we invite the community to come down to Michigan Street and line the sidewalks with their flashlights in hand, ready to help say 'goodnight'. The patients and families at HDVCH will blink their flashlights out the windows of their rooms to the community below. They know the shining flashlights represent hope, encouragement, and to keep fighting.

Each month, thanks to a partnership with Silent Observer our local law enforcement including Silent Observer, Kent County Sheriff, GRPD, SH Security, and other outlying units who will light up their squad car lights that are available within proximity to the hospital.

Project Night Lights Important Details
Date: 2nd Wednesday of every month
Start Time: 8:30 p.m. (Rain/Snow/Shine) A firetruck will sound their alarm to signal the start and end
Location: Find a spot on the sidewalk of Michigan Street, or Bostwick ave.
Parking: Park in public lots or side streets

To celebrate virtually, please submit a message/photo any of these ways:
  • Click "Add a Post" below
  • Text it to 682.255.1844
  • Post it on Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #ProjectNightLights