Peachy the Magazine December 2013 - Page 115

INSPIRATION “One of the most admirable things about Bright Blessings is that they drop off the gifts anonymously and they don’t get to see the joy that it provides.” Amy said: “It seems like such a simple thing, to have a desk, or surface to write on, but it is something these children lack. One high-school age student who received a lap-desk was overcome. She had been studying each night using a piece of plywood as a desk. This gift gave her a personal study space and, in a small way, the encouragement to achieve.” VOLUNTEERS ARE THE HEART AND SOUL Bright Blessings has creatively engaged volunteers and community partners in several capacities. In the past year alone, 1,500 Bright Blessings volunteers have amassed 20,000 volunteer hours ???qA???)???????????????? ???? ??????????)??????????????????????????????Q?????????????????????)????????????????????????????)???????????????????????t????????+?qA????????????????????????????)???????????????????e?????????t()?????????????????????????????)??????????????????????????????)??????????????????????????????????)???????????????????????????)????????????????????????????)??????????????e????????????)??????????????????????????)???????????????????????????????)?????????????????????????????)??????????????????????????????)???????????????????????????????)Q???????????????????????????)??????????????????????????????)Y?????????????????????????)??????????????????????????????)????????????????????????????????()Q???????????????????????)????????????????????????????)?????????????? ???? ???????d)?????Y????????%?e???????????????????????????????????????????) 5 H?????((???((0