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Bright Blessings will be featured on NBC’s Today Show Wednesday

A producer with NBC’s TODAY Show has confirmed that a special segment about local nonprofit, Bright Blessings, is scheduled to air next Wednesday, July 13, during the 10 am hour of the TODAY Show.
This past February, a TODAY team was in Charlotte to interview and film for the feature segment about Matthews-based Bright Blessings, a volunteer-led nonprofit serving homeless children and families across the greater Charlotte region.
Amy and John Cervantes, founders of Bright Blessings, are Mint Hill residents. […]

By |July 11th, 2011|Non-profit|0 Comments

New West Union County Rotary Club president installed

Chad Hannon was named the Union West Rotary Club Chad president for the coming year.
“I joined Rotary back in 2009 with hopes of being able to contribute to our community,” he said. “I am looking forward to the next stage in my life and being President of Rotary. My goal in life is to help […]

By |June 28th, 2011|Non-profit, Union County|0 Comments

IBM employees volunteer at Blessed Assurance

Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care participated in IBM’s celebration of 100 years as a company on June 11 and 15. More than 75 employees from IBM in Charlotte contributed at 26 area non-profits in the region. As a part of this celebration, Melanie A. Tindley, Systems Availability Leader at IBM, reached out to Nate Huggins […]

By |June 22nd, 2011|Around Town, Non-profit|2 Comments

Bright Blessings offers new program to help homeless children

 

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. […]

By |June 14th, 2011|Good deeds, Non-profit|2 Comments

Korean Appreciation Day in Mint Hill draws more than 300

The organizers of the new North Carolina Korean War Veterans Memorial in Mint Hill held a Korean Appreciation Day at the Park on Fairview Sunday. More than 300 tuned out for the event which was an appreciation for the Korean communities in Charlotte and the South for helping to finance the new memorial. Don Putnam, […]

By |May 16th, 2011|Around Town, NC Korean War Memorial, Non-profit|2 Comments

Discover Mint Hill ramping up for this year’s festivities

The folks who are putting together  Discover Mint Hill this year have just about finalized plans. The event explores the culture and history in the town and will be held  April 16 from 9 am to 3 pm at “Discovery Square,” which is at the intersection of Bain School Road and Matthews-Mint Hill Road.

Monarch Mortgage of Mint Hill is sponsoring a Treasure Hunt for cash prizes. “Explorers” can follow their treasure map to the booths at “Discovery Square.” Collect a sticker from each booth to enter the drawings.

So what can you expect this year? […]

By |March 21st, 2011|Around Town, Non-profit|0 Comments