We exceeded our fundraising goal and raised $103,616 for Do the Bright Thing! In response to pandemic-related learning loss and the rise of homelessness in our city, Brightlane has doubled our number of school partners. In this school year alone, we’ve served more children than in any year of our 21-year history. Still, many more desperately need our help to get the education they deserve, which is why we doubled our Do the Bright Thing goal this year.
We achieved this goal with the help of over 700 donors and volunteers during the month of February! This includes gifts from 366 brand new donors to Brightlane! The record amount, which included $25,000 in matching funds, is a 54 percent increase from the prior year’s campaign. The funds will be used to support the organization’s efforts to empower a record number of students experiencing housing insecurity and homelessness enrolled in their programs to become full participants in a learning journey that leads to a brighter future.