Peachy the Magazine December 2013 - Page 116

Santa’s Southern Workshop organize baby items. Reams of paper are rolled out on long tables where children can create homemade wrapping paper, along with bookmarks and gift tags. be a part of the party, and they always ask if we will be back for their birthday.” Who could say “no”? n “Families can volunteer together, girl scout troops, businesses, social groups. Most importantly, this is something that we can all relate to. We all have a birthday, we all enjoy the celebration and recognition, and we want the same for these children,” said longtime volunteer Bronwyn Pressley. “This work can be tiring,” Amy said, “but the children are so thrilled to just Bright Blessings Inspires Us All To Work As One Since the founding of Bright Blessings in 2005, the Cervantes have worked with interested groups nationwide and have developed an affiliate network in several communities. “We have a network of affiliates who we provide with general parameters on what works as well as a manual for how to start a local organization,” Amy said. “We have encouraged these networks to start small, to see where the need and the passion is, so that they can have the greatest success.” In Charlotte, Bright Blessings efforts continue to grow as financial and in-kind donations from individuals and companies who believe in Bright Blessings flow in. 116 PEACHY