Bright Blessings offers new program to help homeless children

The Mint Hill Times

The Kirton family of Waxhaw display the finished gift sets they created for local homeless children (L to R): Savannah, Braxton, and mom, Crystal.


Bright Blessings, a local non-profit with programs that aid homeless children and their families, announced a unique opportunity for summer visitors to show their support—with a personal touch.
The organization, which was started by Mint Hill residents Amy and John Cervantes, is promoting its new “Heart To Heart” project that offers individualized giving experiences that help connect visitors with local homeless children in a personally tangible way.  Members of the Kirton family from Waxhaw were some of the first to participate.
Through its Build-A-Bucket project, participants make a $10 contribution to support Bright Blessings and create their own one-of-a-kind gift sets for homeless children, each uniquely designed and assembled.   At The Giving Village, the Kirton family chose gift containers and themes from the Village Toy Shoppe’s “Heart To Heart” specialty section to prepare their personalized gift sets. Continue reading

Thieves steal cable nodes in Mint Hill

This time it’s thieves hitting unfinished subdivisions. Last month, Mint Hill Police reported there was an uptick in people illegally dumping trash and vandalizing homes in unfinished neighborhoods in the town.

Now the police say they received notice from Time Warner Cable that 13 cable node boxes had been stolen from

various locations in Mint Hill. The cable node boxes are valued at $3,000. The boxes were stolen from two neighborhoods in Mint Hill which are still under development: Joli Cheval and Fairington Oaks Subdivisions, located off of Thompson Road.

Pictured below are the boxes in which the nodes are held. These nodes provide residences nearby with cable, internet and phone services through Time Warner Cable.

Officers are asking anyone with information to contact the police. Information can be given anonymously. Call Det. Sgt. Moberg at 704-545-1085.

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