Our Mission: To Help improve the lives of underprivileged students and their families in the greater Jacksonville area during the holidays.
Donate to Help Underprivileged Students
Currently, Bright Holidays is accepting donations for the holiday season and welcomes contributions of any amount. Every dollar helps and, please remember, Bright Holidays uses virtually every dollar raised to help those in need, i.e., Bright Holidays retains nothing for salaries or fixed operating expenses.
A $100 donation to Bright Holidays, nets one child holiday gifts with a value of approximately $125! The portion of funds raised which goes directly for gifts is 97% (per Bright Holidays tax return). And an estimated $25-$30 of additional value is created as we buy in bulk and get significant discounts from retailers who believe in our mission.
If you would like to help us brighten someone's holidays, use the Donate button on this page and bring joy to someone less fortunate this holiday season. We'll send you a report showing how we spent the monies raised.
Donation by Mail
If you would like to donate by mail, please send your check, payable to Bright Holidays, 7540 Founders Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082.
Frequently Asked Questions About Donations
Is my contribution tax-deductible?
Yes. Bright Holidays is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) organization and all donations are fully tax deductible.
How will my donation be used? Will a portion of my donation go towards paying your staff?
All monies raised by Bright Holidays go to help those in need. Nothing is retained for salaries, office space or other routine operating expenses. This is possible because Bright Holidays relies solely on volunteers and enjoys business relationships with area firms who provide pro bono accounting, legal, marketing and technology services. Miscellaneous expenses include liability insurance, postage, etc.
Does Bright Holidays really make a difference?
We believe Bright Holidays truly has an impact. Bright Holidays began when its founder learned of children: who stayed home from school when temperatures dropped because they didn't own a coat; who had never received a holiday gift; who slept on floors without blankets; who didn't have basic school supplies; and who went without food because their families had very little income. These are the people Bright Holidays helps.
I can't make a donation right now. Are there other ways I can contribute?
If you can't make a cash donation for the holiday season, please give us your time by volunteering. We are also looking for local businesses, civic organizations and individuals to sponsor toy & book drives, and fundraising events.
Make a Donation
Questions about Donating?
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