Cervantes Family Year End Campaign
A FUNDRAISER ON BEHALF OF BRIGHT BLESSINGS
As you know, Amy and I founded Bright Blessings some 12 years ago to instill and foster a passion for giving with our children. At the time, we had two and Eli was just an infant. We now have three and if you can believe it, Alex took the High School Varsity and JV Basketball Teams to volunteer at Bright Blessings a couple of weeks ago. Amy and I recognize that you receive many solicitations and that there are many worthy causes. We are however going to ask you to help us support TJ, Ayisha, Paul, Clara and the other 10,311 homeless and impoverished children that Bright Blessings will serve in 2018.
Amy is still the Volunteer Executive Director and 90% over every dollar given goes directly to the children Bright Blessings serve. We do need your support and I am intentionally going to ask you to support in a different way than some other organizations. Bright Blessings needs your support every month because these children need support every month so our goal is to get 100 people to donate $100 per month for one calendar year. I ask for this amount to two reasons... First, $10,000 every month would cover nearly half of Bright Blessings monthly cash needs. More importantly, I want each of you to see it on your credit card or bank account each month and be reminded that you and your family are helping homeless children each month. Amy and I have three growing boys and if we go out to dinner twice a month, that is what is costs. With your donation of $100, you can help Bright Blessings serve two children each month for the next year. Thank you in advance for your consideration, friendship and your support.
John (JC), Amy, Alex, Eli, and Adam
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.