The Bright Realty team celebrated the 2016 Christmas holiday by ensuring children of Cumberland Presbyterian Childrens Home in Denton had gifts under the tree. Cumberland offers residential care and emergency shelter for children in need, as well as counseling and parenting classes for families. According to staff at Cumberland, The holiday season is both joyous and challenging for those we serve. Our children have faced hardships that no child should ever face.
The team participated as part of the annual Bright Industries holiday event that benefits a local non-profit organization.
Twenty-three children at the home completed wish lists that were forwarded to Bright Industries. The Bright Realty team helped fulfill Christmas gift wishes for those children with items including Fitbits, UGG boots, clothes and shoes, makeup, art supplies, a pogo stick, basketball and football. One child has his request for a Western outfit (boots, belt, belt buckle and jeans) filled. Other items provided by the team included DVDs, gift cards, an iPod, headphones and a set of Harry Potter books.
The children being served by Cumberland have been in crisis and participating in this effort is a great chance to demonstrate what the Christmas season is all about, said Eric Stanley, president and COO. We consider it a privilege to serve our community in this very small way and hope it makes a difference for the children there.
The staff was very grateful for the generosity shown by Bright Industries and Bright Realty employees. Thank you for being a wonderful part of our community at Cumberland and giving so generously this holiday season to our Angels, they said. The words thank you dont seem to cover how we feel! You are all so wonderful!