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Making a Difference: RM L’Ornya Bowie Nourishes Minds and Bodies of Children in D.C.

June 15, 2015


Volunteering for the Ivy Foundation of Washington, D.C., is a big part of Regional Manager L’Ornya Bowie’s life. L’Ornya is helping to build a playground, helps with monthly food drives to support the 1 in 8 children in D.C. that go hungry daily, and organized an October 2015 feeding homeless children event with a local shelter.

She also chairs the 2015 Childhood Hunger Awareness Initiative and is part of the committee to collect backpacks and school supplies for youth Kindergarten – 12th grade to provide these children with necessary supplies for academic success.

In honor of L’Ornya’s volunteer commitment, the Ivy Foundation recently received a $500 Gleason Grant in her name from the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children.

“I am beyond honored by this award!” says L’Ornya. “I am excited to share this with my fellow foundation members and to use the funds to provide children in the District of Columbia with food nourish their bodies and school supplies to nourish their minds.”

“Thank you to The Bright Horizons Foundation for Children and all those who make grants like this possible,” says L’Ornya. “The opportunity to use this to give back means more than you will ever know.”

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.