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Making a Difference:  Heather Nicholson is Giving Cats a Second Chance

June 8, 2015

Heather NicholsonStray Cat Blues, a no-kill shelter in Pennsylvania with unwavering dedication and commitment to helping stray, abandoned, and feral cats, recently received a Gleason Grant in honor of Heather Nicholson’s volunteer efforts.

Heather, Director at SEI Family Center, volunteers in the shelter cleaning, feeding, and playing with the cats. She also helps to facilitate the adoption process.


Heather.cats“My time volunteering at the shelter brings me boundless joy, but the Gleason Grant afforded me an opportunity to help beyond the giving of my time,” says Heather. “Both of my cats, Angel and Romeo, were rescued by Stray Cat Blues and have been a tremendous blessing in my life.”

Any Bright Horizons employee or a group of employees who volunteers at least 20 hours a year with a qualified nonprofit organization* is eligible to apply for a Foundation grant. Larger grants are available in honor of those who volunteer more than 100 hours a year.

The Foundation recognizes the Bright Horizons volunteers who are making a difference in the communities where we live and work through volunteering, engagement, and fundraising.  Volunteers can be Foundation grant recipients, Community Champions, volunteers hosting Brightening Lives Activities, and/or groups or individuals fundraising for the Foundation. If you or someone you know should be recognized, please contact the Foundation at bhfoundation@brighthorizons.com.

*Please see our Funding Guidelines for more information on eligible organizations.