Health. Nutrition. Comfort.
Our Gift of Care program provides basic essentials to thousands of homeless and impoverished children across our local communities every year. Good health and hygiene, a sense of security, and proper nutrition are all crucial factors in the physical and emotional development of children.
Did you know?
Homeless children are sick four times more often than children with stable living arrangements.
– National Center on Family Homelessness
Children in poverty often live in conditions unsuitable for attaining optimal sleep, which contributes to health and behavioral problems.
– American Psychological Association
Homeless children go hungry at twice the rate of other children and frequently suffer inadequate nutrition.
– Institute for Children and Poverty
Bright Blessings works to help ease these effects of poverty for the children
we serve by supporting them with healthy snacks, hygiene kits, and comfort items
like blankets and stuffed animals.
Every winter, we provide hundreds of warm fleece blankets to children in overcrowded shelters.
Kids served through our birthday program receive bath and personal care sets in their gift packages, and little ones served through our baby program receive healthcare kits, food and feeding supplies in their Blessing Baskets. Healthy snack packs are distributed throughout the year to every child we serve, and all transient children also receive soft blankets and pillows to serve as portable bedding when they move from place to place. Transient elementary children receive new stuffed animals for a sense of security on nights when they sleep in unfamiliar places, and thousands of hygiene items including shampoo, soap, washcloths, and oral care supplies are distributed to help improve basic hygiene and decrease the risk of illness.
Our Gift of Care program gives essential support and comfort to children who otherwise lack the most basic of care necessities.