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April 20, 2015

Seattle Master Teacher Group Helps the Hungry

The Master Teacher team of Seattle (Teachers, Education Coordinators, and Regional Education Coordinator Cameron Randall) like to work together to give back to their local communities. Earlier this year, they joined 900 other volunteers for the One Night Count project. They walked the streets of Georgetown, WA, from 2 – 3:30 a.m. on January 27 counting people who are homeless.

Food Bank Heroes Among UsDuring the holidays, many from the Master Teacher team headed to Northwest Harvest, their local food bank, to pack bulk food.  On December 16, 2014, collectively, they volunteered 50 hours and helped pack more than 9,500 pounds of dried beans – enough to feed more than 7,300 people in the North West.

Because of their efforts, Northwest Harvest received a Foundation Gleason Grant for $250 in the team’s name. 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.

“Thank you so much! We received your grant and want to extend our appreciation to the Master Teacher Team of Seattle who volunteered at Northwest Harvest. Thanks to each of them, we will be putting more nutritious food on the table for children, seniors, women, and men in every county of Washington,” said Todd Girouard, Donations Manger for Northwest Harvest.

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.