Youth Philanthropy Contest Celebrate Giving
Here are some pictures from the 2016 Youth Philanthropy contest and the Celebrate Giving! It is so humbling and heartwarming to know the amount of support Bright Horizons has from the community. All 27 Youth projects were funded, 4 of which are going to Bright Horizons! What an amazing group of students! Also, two very special Bright Horizons volunteers were nominated as Philanthropist of the Year! It was an honor to see them accept their award. Congratulations Steve and Karen Warner and to the Youth Project Contest Winners!
Philanthropist of the Year Award Winners Steve and Karen Warner (center) and Bright Horizons staff (left Emily, Linda and right Zenaida, Celeste)
Steve and Karen Warner, active and dedicated volunteers of Bright Horizons, along with the First United Methodist Church, initiated the movement and restoration of the transitional house “Kris’s House of Grace” at Bright Horizons. Kris’s House of Grace was named in honor of Steve and Karen’s daughter Kris who lost her life to domestic violence and of the Gould family and their daughter Grace, who donated the house to First United Methodist Church.
Bright Blessings will brighten up a child’s day by giving them a bag of blessings when they move into Bright Horizons.
With Purse Power students will be collecting gently used purses to fill with necessary toiletries for displaced women at Bright Horizons.
Birthday in a Box
is helping parents in shelters and temporary housing provide a birthday party for their child.
the “Go-To” Bag will provide children who come with their mothers to Bright Horizons with a care package to help ease their transition into their new environment and comfort them.