Bless-a-Child Fundraiser From Lynn Pitts
A FUNDRAISER ON BEHALF OF BRIGHT BLESSINGS
My involvement with Bright Blessings started almost 7 years ago when I was looking for a place to donate my crochet. Those donations led to weekly volunteering and now employment. Bright Blessings tries to ensure that every child we serve has a great birthday experience. It is hard to believe that there are children out there who have never had a birthday present, much less a celebration, but it happens all the time. Please help us give every child that special feeling of celebrating their birthday through a gift of joy, hope and care. Our goal for 2018 is to serve over 10,000 children in the Charlotte and surrounding areas through our four core programs, Bless a Birthday, Bless a Baby, Gift of Care and Gift of Literacy. You can help make that happen. Birthdays have always had special significance for me, let's share that with others!
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.