Matthews, NC, August 11, 2013 – Bright Blessings will hold its 3rd annual open house this Sunday August 18th 2013 from 2:00p.m. to 5:00p.m. at its Matthews location. Bright Blessings is a local non-profit organization that serves more than 3,000 homeless children across the greater Charlotte region.    This is a free event open to everyone in the community and offers an inside look at the non-profit’s programs.  Visitors can take a self-guided tour of The Giving Village and spend a little time volunteering if they would like a hands on experience helping with projects suitable for all ages. Light refreshments will be served in the “Village Café” and activities for children will take place on the lawn including sand art, spin art, and more sponsored by partners Your Event Source and KidzArt.  Thank-you prize tickets will be available for a $1.00 donation to enter for a chance to win great prizes donated by some of our amazing local supporting companies.  


“This is a wonderful opportunity to elevate awareness about the issues of family homelessness and the mission of Bright Blessings. We are  grateful to have the generous support of so many people, organizations, and businesses across our local community and this is a small way to celebrate the impact our collective efforts make,” commented Amy Cervantes, Co Founder of Bright Blessings.


Bright Blessings holds many service based events during the summer months including Family Service Days each Friday.  The organization kicked off a juice pouch drive that began in early June with a goal of collecting 5,000 juice pouches (capri sun/kool-aid jammers) to fulfill its birthday program needs for homeless students this fall.  The collection of juice pouches will continue at the Open House on Sunday where guests can “add their slice to the cake” by bringing a box of juice pouches.  Each family who donates juice pouches will receive a free ticket for a chance to win thank-you prizes. 


Bright Blessings was founded in 2005 by Amy and John Cervantes of Mint Hill, North Carolina.  Their family service project was born from a desire to help needy children while instilling a love and commitment for community service in their own young children.  What began as a monthly birthday party at one homeless shelter has now grown into a non-profit organization that operates numerous programs and supporting projects for thousands of homeless children and families across the greater Charlotte region.

To learn more about Bright Blessings, contact Heather Williams at 704-497-0056, or visit

Ellie & Lizzie Blanchard, happy volunteers at a Bright Blessings Family Service Day.


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