A FUNDRAISER ON BEHALF OF BRIGHT BLESSINGS
Stacey and I were introduced to this great organization ten years ago, when Bright Blessings was just a few years old. Your support and our growth has allowed us to move into our third location since we became involved, affording us with more space to support the homeless and impoverished children in our community. With young children of our own now, the need for every child in our community to have the opportunity to succeed has only gained greater traction in our hearts. We continually support Bright Blessings through our gifts, time and service. Together we can bring joy and opportunity to those most deserving in our community. Please join us in this mission through supporting the Bless-a-Child Campaign. Thank you for your support.
Russell & Stacey
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.