Kay's Bless-a-Child Campaign
A FUNDRAISER ON BEHALF OF BRIGHT BLESSINGS
I have been involved with Bright Blessings for over seven years. I have watched them grow from serving several thousand children to an anticipated 10,000 children in 2018. Bright Blessings exists to bring joy, care, and hope to homeless and impoverished children throughout Charlotte and the surrounding area. They do this by celebrating birthdays, blessing babies, and providing care and comfort items. They do this without drawing attention to themselves or looking for a pat on the back. I am so proud to be a part of this organization. I come to you, my friends, asking for your support. As you consider making year-end donations to charitable organizations, I humbly ask you to consider Bright Blessings. Over $.88 of every $1.00 goes directly to programs and the children they support. I would be thrilled to talk with you and share more about the work they do.
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.