Fairway Group Volunteers at Bright Blessings
Bright Blessings is a volunteer-led nonprofit organization that strives 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 and this week a few Fairway employees got to help with that! Bright Blessings boats two core programs Bless-A-Birthday and Bless-A-Baby, which raise spirits and boosts confidence for homeless children ages tots to teens, and offers help and hope for babies beginning life amidst the struggles of homelessness. Each program incorporates education, enrichment and critical-care needs for the children we serve– our commitment is to supporting the whole child.
Because Bright Blessings is a volunteer-led organization, a team of Fairway Mortgage of the Carolinas employees banned together, made their way to The Giving Village and helped out! Our experience started out humbling as we watched a video on all of the amazing achievements made through Bright Blessings. From the smiles they put on children’s faces who had never had their own birthday party, to the time they spend working in The Giving Village making sure each child is taken care of, Bright Blessings exceeded our expectations with their fantastic work.
Finally, each volunteer got the chance to make and sponsor his or her own Birthday Gift Box for a child. After we decorated, yes, decorated – even the men – we put in fun birthday surprises and wrapped the gifts up! Our Director of Marketing, Kelly Yale, commented, “Bright Blessings has been my favorite charity for the last few years. I love the idea of giving a child in need a birthday party and gift when they have so little. It’s so rewarding to be able to give back as a company.” Bright Blessings unites for the common purpose of offering hope, support, and love to the children and families struggling and Fairway hopes for another chance to offer our hand and help to help this purpose succeed. We were so happy to be apart of this special occasion to help support and celebrate the lives of local homeless children!