Faith, Family, Freedom Celebration a night to remember for Birthday Blessings volunteers

July 2, 2010 at 9:57 am Leave a comment

CONCORD, NC – Morning radio host Erica Parkerson knocked our socks off when she told us New Life 91.9 wanted to honor Birthday Blessings at its annual Faith, Family, and Freedom Celebration.

8,500 people came out on June 26 for a night of family fun, fireworks, and music by Steven Curtis Chapman, Superchick and Newworldson. By the end of the evening, our donation barrels were overflowing from all the toys and baby care items attendees generously hauled into Charlotte Motor Speedway’s zMAX Dragway.

One man donating two bags of toys, in particular, stood out to our volunteer executive director, Amy Cervantes. “He told me that at one point in his life, he was homeless, and that he knew personally just how meaningful our programs are to children experiencing homelessness.  That was the ‘wow’ moment of the night for me personally. I thought I was going to start crying right on the spot.  It was very touching.”

By the end of the night, our 14 volunteers spoke to hundreds of festival-goers and had collected close to 400 items valued at almost $1,800!

We owe a huge thank you to everyone who supported Birthday Blessings at this New Life event.  It certainly takes a village to celebrate the lives of homeless children in the greater Charlotte area!

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