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Teacher Angela Diekhaus’s Work Rescuing Cats and Kittens Honored with Gleason Volunteer Grant

April 5, 2019

“At one point growing up, we had our childhood dog, a cat, a hedgehog, a hamster, a guinea pig, a couple of birds and a tank filled with fish,” says Associate Teacher Angela Diekhaus. “I rescued and brought home every one of them, except our dog and one of the birds.” In fact, she loved …Read More

Bright Space Grant helps BH Education Coordinator complete domestic violence training

September 24, 2018

Rachel Belk is an Education Coordinator at Bright Horizons Early Discoveries and has been a Bright Space Connector since January. Earlier this year, she took it upon herself to reconnect with the local Bright Space at A Safe Place in Zion, Illinois, which opened in 2004. Rachel was interested in volunteering, and discovered that A …Read More

Team of Seattle Education Coordinators Pack Food for More than 4,000 Meals

February 8, 2017

Every year the Seattle Team of Education Coordinators celebrates the holiday by volunteering with Northwest Harvest , and the agency will receive a #GleasonGrant for $250 in their honor. This year, the team helped pack 5,541 pounds of green beans, which will provide approximately 4,262 meals throughout the state!! Northwest Harvest is Washington’s own statewide …Read More

Volunteers Impact Hundreds of Children in Boston Area

November 30, 2016

Bright Horizons employees know how to give back. Recently, around 70 volunteers from the Watertown, MA, Bright Horizons office went to Cradles to Crayons to volunteer. The Bright Horizons Foundation for Children also presented a $1,000 Gleason Grant to Cradles to Crayons in recognition of these volunteers’ work. “Through your service at two shifts in the …Read More

Joel Cortina is Making a Difference

August 24, 2015

Joel Cortina, Regional Manager in Division 12, volunteers with the YMCA of the Greater Tri-Cities in Washington.  He serves as a positive role model as he instructs and leads a group of 8-14 children in different youth sport activities.  Each program lasts 7-8 weeks, and Joel usually volunteers two weeknights or Saturdays for the games …Read More

Making a Difference: Mom is Teaching Daughter Compassion for the Hungry

June 22, 2015

Volunteering is a family affair for Mary Sakellarios, Director of Sourcing at Bright Horizons. She and her daughter, Maggie, volunteer monthly to serve food, prepare meals, and donate food to Bread and Roses. “My daughter, Maggie, and I have learned so much from our experiences at Bread and Roses,” says Mary. “Last week, we helped …Read More

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 …Read More

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

June 8, 2015

Stray 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 …Read More

Making a Difference: Rachel Karrer Gives Comfort to Families with Sick Children

May 19, 2015

“My family and I started volunteering at Ronald McDonald House about 10 years ago,” says Rachel Karrer, Education Coordinator for the Lexmark Center for Children in Illinois. Rachel participates in the Adopt-A-Meal program. She and a group of friends visit every month to make breakfast for the visiting families. “Over the years I have been …Read More

Making a Difference: Amtul Suhail Helps Students Make Better Lives through Education

May 7, 2015

“Many people spend their time volunteering, but few people have the opportunity for their profession and their volunteer efforts to cross paths,” says Amtul Suhail, Director at 2nd Generation at Allerton in California. “I am thankful that the company I work for acknowledges my accomplishments and goes so far to even donate to a cause …Read More

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