Joclyn's Bright Blessings Fundraiser
A FUNDRAISER ON BEHALF OF BRIGHT BLESSINGS
This holiday season, I'm reaching out to friends to ask if you'd join me in supporting Bright Blessings. I've had the honor of being involved with Bright Blessings since 2009 and have watched them grow from serving fewer than 3000 homeless and transient children per year to over 10,000. I've heard so many wonderful stories about children who had never celebrated their birthdays or had never owned their own toothbrush and are beyond excited when they finally do thanks to the support of Bright Blessings. I've had the opportunity to host birthday parties in the group homes for children with no homes of their own and it's been an amazing thing to watch them open gifts and celebrate with their peers. In the past couple of years we've also started a program of giving backpacks with books and learning activities to pre-school children in low income areas, something they wouldn't have if not for the generosity of Bright Blessings and their donors. Please join me in supporting this wonderful organization. I appreciate any size donation.
Thanks So Much,
About Bright Blessings
90% of every dollar goes directly into Bright Blessings' programs. Thanks to the generosity and caring of our volunteers and donors just like you, we will help provide joy, care, and hope to more than 10,000 homeless and impoverished children this year.
Bright Blessings first began in 2005 as a monthly birthday program for children staying at the Salvation Army Center of Hope in Charlotte, North Carolina. The organization's founders, John and Amy Cervantes, wanted to help brighten the lives of needy children while also instilling a love and commitment for community service in their own young children. For nearly three years, the Cervantes family threw birthday celebrations every month for hundreds of homeless children at the Center, adding educational and enrichment activities to their program and also providing the kids with gifts, new books and basic care essentials.
In March of 2008, the family decided to incorporate their program as a not-for-profit charity with a twofold mission of engaging volunteers of all ages to help brighten the lives of needy children across the greater Charlotte metro area. Today, Bright Blessings remains a volunteer-led organization that will impact more than 10,000 homeless and impoverished children this year through its core programs, Bless-A-Birthday, Bless-A-Baby, Gift of Literacy and Gift of Care.