Bright Blessings to Host “Stuff the Stockings”
Bright Blessings, a non-profit organization serving homeless children and families across the greater Charlotte region, will host its annual “Stuff the Stockings” family-fun community event on Sunday, November 13, 1:00-4:00 p.m. This year, the non-profit is excited to host the event at its new location in Matthews, transforming the organization’s Giving Village into a winter wonderland of service projects and fun activities for all ages.
Now in its fourth year, this annual community event is a collaborative partnership between Bright Blessings and longtime media sponsors MomsCharlotte.com, the Charlotte Observer’s online forum for parents, and Little Ones Magazine, a local publication for families.
Event attendees are encouraged to bring small gifts and treats to the event, which they will use to fill holiday stockings and winter fun bags for local homeless children of all ages. Matthews based Family Dollar has returned as an event sponsor again this year, generously donating all of the stockings for participants to fill. Event sponsors also include Harris Teeter, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Hampton Inn, Wish Upon A Star Parties, and Your Event Source.
In all, attendees will make over 600 winter fun bags and stockings at the event, to be distributed to the local homeless children that Bright Blessings serves during the month of December.
In addition to filling the stockings and bags, families and attendees of all ages will enjoy an array of activities. Kids will create their own make-and-take KidzArt project, help decorate bookmarks for the non-profit’s Gift of Literacy program, decorate cookies, make sand art projects, and watch as Mad Science makes it “snow” with bubbles. Hot chocolate and refreshments will be served for all, adults and older children can help wrap books, and families will also enjoy a holiday train ride to the “North Pole” where they’ll be greeted by a special guest.
“We are particularly excited to bring this annual event to our new Matthews home this year,” says Amy Cervantes, Bright Blessings’ co-founder and volunteer executive director. “It is a truly magical day to see so many people across our community come together to help brighten the holidays for local kids in need.”
Bright Blessings is located at 608-A Matthews Mint Hill Road. Event admission is free with donations of small gifts and treats for the stockings and winter fun bags. Wish Lists of suggested items listed by age group are available on the non-profit’s website at www.BrightBlessingsUSA.org.
For more information, go to www.BrightBlessingsUSA.org