December 2012

Year End Giving

All 2012 charitable contributions must be at BrightStone on or before December 31, 2012 to qualify for a 2012 charitable contribution. As BrightStone is closed through the holidays, there are two methods by which you can make your year-end gift: (1) Mail a check made payable to BrightStone to:  BrightStone, P.O. Box 682966, Franklin, TN  37068.   OR (2) Make an online gift through this website prior to midnight, December 31, 2012.

Franklin Civitans Provide BBQ, Bingo & Support


Civitans L to R:  Marion Holder, Brenda Hauk (of BrightStone),                              Scott Myers, John House, Chuck Nuzum

 The Franklin Civitan Club recently hosted its annual BBQ & Bingo night.  for the adults, families and staff of BrightStone. Members of the Civitan Club also presented a $500 check to BrightStone to fund its programming for adults with special needs.

“This annual get-together is quite a favorite among BrightStone families and staff.  We had a great turnout and everyone had a wonderful time,” shared BrightStone’s Executive Director, Brenda Hauk. “We love spending time with our friends at the Civitan Club and look forward to it every year. Their support is such a blessing!”

You Are Invited to our Christmas Program!

Please join us this Thursday night, December 13, at 6:30 p.m. in Jamison Hall in The Factory at Franklin.  Our Christmas program is open to the community and is our gift to you for the Christmas season.


Do you have your calendar marked?   BrightStone’s annual Jingle Bell Sale kicks off this Thursday night, December 6th, with a “Sneak Peek” shopping opportunity. For a $5 donation, shoppers can shop the preview sale between 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to get an “up close and personal” look at new gifts and holiday decorative items produced by BrightStone adults, who live with developmental disabilities. The Jingle Bell Sale continues on Friday and Saturday, December 7th & 8th.  Hours on Friday are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday’s hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The sale will be held at BrightStone, 140 Southeast Parkway Court, Franklin, TN, 37064 What will you find at The Jingle Bell Sale?  High quality items that are competitively priced! Unique ceramic nativity scenes, yummy fudge and tea mixes, beautiful stoneware platters and bowls, a variety of holiday painted gift pots, and much, much more! The Jingle Bell Sale is a wonderful opportunity to purchase Christmas gifts for your friends, family members and co-workers. All sales benefit BrightStone adults, who seek to work and live a productive life.
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