"My one message to the community is thank you to those who currently support Brighton Center. And to the rest of the community, we need to get the word out about ......WHO BRIGHTON CENTER IS AND WHAT THEY DO!"
I first became involved with Brighton Center in the early 70s when the Center was located at 8th and Brighton Street and known as the Brighton Street Center. I was a stay at home mom and looking for a worthwhile outlet. I volunteered in the summer recreation program for a year, teaching young girls how to sew then went on to joining my husband in running our business.
After almost 40 years of running a Software Company with my husband, we retired leaving the business to the next generation, our son. Now I had time to do things I never had time for. That is when I accepted the invitation from a longtime friend to volunteer for Brighton Center in 2013. The last three years have been fun, very productive, and added many new acquaintances to my life.
I am so impressed with the impact Brighton Center has with helping people live a better and more productive life along with all of the programs offered. I had no idea how many programs and locations Brighton Center had grown to include over the last 40 years since I was originally involved.
I always look forward to my volunteer day and enjoy the atmosphere since every day is different. We are all put here for a reason and hopefully I am helping someone else through volunteering. It seems like all of the people that I meet at Brighton Center are so dedicated to the mission and helping others, there are not a lot of places like that anymore. I am inspired to continue giving my time because I see first-hand how well Brighton Center uses donations and serves the community.
One memory that stands out the most is from Wine Over Water in 2015 and how much of a success the event was. As chair of the event, I was proud of how much money we raised ($37,000) for those in need.
My one message to the community is thank you to those who currently support Brighton Center. And to the rest of the community, we need to get the word out about ......WHO BRIGHTON CENTER IS AND WHAT THEY DO!« See All Stories