Bright Blessings (formerly Birthday Blessings) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization serving the greater Charlotte community. The goal of Bright Blessings is to bring joy, recognition and support to homeless children and families during difficult and sad times in their lives. Every year, Bright Blessings makes a positive impact in the lives of thousands of needy youth and families across multiple counties around Charlotte.
As an all-volunteer organization, our dedicated "staff" of volunteers is truly the heart of all that we do. We offer many volunteer opportunities and service projects catered to people of all ages, and we host numerous family-fun events and fundraisers throughout the year. Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter so you can get all our latest news, stay informed about our community events and learn how you can help us celebrate the lives of homeless children.
The programs of Bright Blessings provide positive emotional experiences for homeless children and their families by lifting spirits, promoting confidence, broadening horizons, and supporting basic needs.
- Shelter Party Program - Birthday celebrations are held monthly at shelters and housing/program facilities serving homeless children and their families. All residents are invited to the parties, and those with birthdays in that month are celebrated as the guests of honor.
- Student Birthdays – In partnership with A Child's Place, this anonymous program serves homeless youth living in transient situations such as motels, cars and campgrounds. Homeless elementary students receive birthday snack bags and treats to celebrate at school with friends, creating joyful and empowering experiences for each child. Homeless middle school students receive Party-In-A-Bag kits with supplies, snacks, beverages and a small cake to share with family, strengthening bonds during times of hardship. All birthday students also receive a special gift package and a small bag of care-essentials.
- Blessing Baskets – These beautifully wrapped laundry baskets are filled with baby-care essentials, clothing, and gifts to celebrate the arrival of homeless babies, while supplementing their basic needs. Blessing Baskets bring help and hope to needy mothers while providing a healthy and positive start to life for homeless babies.