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brighter days foundation

our mission statement

 

The Brighter Days Foundation’s mission is to help seriously and chronically-ill children, ages 0-18, and their families living within the Brainerd Lakes Area of Minnesota by surprising them with meaningful gifts and/or opportunities to brighten their day.

 

The Foundation is set up to help bring the community together that the child resides in through fundraising events, scholarships and gift presentations by volunteers.

 

 
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kids ♡ kids holiday bAll

Grand View Lodge

Sunday, December 17, 2017 / 4:00-7:00 pm

 

This year, we will be hosting a brand new event celebrating kids who help kids. The Holiday Ball will take place at Grand View Lodge on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 4:00 pm. The evening includes a social hour, gourmet buffet dinner, cookie decorating, hot chocolate bar & s'mores, pictures with Santa, photo booth, dancing, and a lot more fun-all for a great cause!

Please bring an unwrapped gift for the Brighter Days Foundation Toy Chest and you'll be entered to win prizes.


The Brighter Days Foundation creates a "surprise" visit for children with chronic or long-term illnesses. We purchase gifts for the child, their siblings and parents. Our goal is to take their focus off of the daily struggles and onto something fun and uplifting. These children deal with so much more than the average child so the impact of our giveaways is so important not only to the child, but to their entire family.

If you have supported the foundation in the past, THANK YOU! If you are considering a sponsorship or donation for the first time, we would be very grateful. Your support and donations will help make this event a success and will assist in creating "brighter days" for families in the Brainerd Lakes Area in the coming year.

The Brighter Days Foundation is a 501c(3). Sponsorships and general donations without received goods are 100% deductible.


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2016-17 giveaways

Lily W. Giveaway | 9.15.16 Lily is a lovely 9 year old with juvenile arthritis who really loves gymnastics even though she has severe pain in her legs and joints.

Lily W. Giveaway | 9.15.16

Lily is a lovely 9 year old with juvenile arthritis who really loves gymnastics even though she has severe pain in her legs and joints.

Levi Giveaway | 8.31.16 Levi is a 5 year old who had beaten cancer (Wilm's Tumor, a cancer of the kidneys) but it has recently resurfaced in his lungs. He is awaiting a stem cell transplant.

Levi Giveaway | 8.31.16

Levi is a 5 year old who had beaten cancer (Wilm's Tumor, a cancer of the kidneys) but it has recently resurfaced in his lungs. He is awaiting a stem cell transplant.

Sophie Z. Giveaway | 8.24.16 Sophie is a special 4 year old who has Angelman's Syndrome and intractable epilepsy suffering from severe seizures. She recently had a seizure that caused her to be unconscious for 25 hours which was very scary for the her mother who cares for her 24/7.

Sophie Z. Giveaway | 8.24.16

Sophie is a special 4 year old who has Angelman's Syndrome and intractable epilepsy suffering from severe seizures. She recently had a seizure that caused her to be unconscious for 25 hours which was very scary for the her mother who cares for her 24/7.

 
Blake R. Giveaway | 7.31.16 Blake is a 12 year old boy with growth hormone deficiency who receives daily injections, eczema, immunodeficiency, asthma, and steroid dependent.

Blake R. Giveaway | 7.31.16

Blake is a 12 year old boy with growth hormone deficiency who receives daily injections, eczema, immunodeficiency, asthma, and steroid dependent.

Nick Giveaway | 7.26.16 Nick is a vibrant 10 year old boy with Asperger's who was recently diagnosed with severe scoliosis and the doctor's discovered a massive holocord syrinx on his spine and a condition called Chiari Malformation. He recently underwent surgery.

Nick Giveaway | 7.26.16

Nick is a vibrant 10 year old boy with Asperger's who was recently diagnosed with severe scoliosis and the doctor's discovered a massive holocord syrinx on his spine and a condition called Chiari Malformation. He recently underwent surgery.

Gracin Giveaway | 6.26.16 Gracin is heading into 7th grade and has managed her Type I Diabetes like a champ! It is never easy with this disease and we hope to have more advancements with a cure in the future for kids who struggle with this condition.

Gracin Giveaway | 6.26.16

Gracin is heading into 7th grade and has managed her Type I Diabetes like a champ! It is never easy with this disease and we hope to have more advancements with a cure in the future for kids who struggle with this condition.

 
Lilly + Greyson Giveaway | 3.16.16 Lilly has just recovered from a severe case of Lyme Disease which affected her ability to walk short term along with a recent change from a childhood diagnosis of PTSD to OCD. Her little brother Greyson has autism and is full of energy.

Lilly + Greyson Giveaway | 3.16.16

Lilly has just recovered from a severe case of Lyme Disease which affected her ability to walk short term along with a recent change from a childhood diagnosis of PTSD to OCD. Her little brother Greyson has autism and is full of energy.

Laine Giveaway | 2.21.16 Laine is a 4 year old who was able to take a break from chemo at Children's Hospital. She has an extremely rare childhood cancer that is stage 3 PPB or Pleuro Pulmonary Blastoma. We wish her family well as she continues to battle cancer.

Laine Giveaway | 2.21.16

Laine is a 4 year old who was able to take a break from chemo at Children's Hospital. She has an extremely rare childhood cancer that is stage 3 PPB or Pleuro Pulmonary Blastoma. We wish her family well as she continues to battle cancer.

Logan Giveaway | 2.17.16 Logan is a sweet boy who was born with several problems such as spina bifida, scoliosis, a duplicate right femur, and extra hip socket. He spent his last Christmas in Gillete Children's Hospital and has had several surgeries.

Logan Giveaway | 2.17.16

Logan is a sweet boy who was born with several problems such as spina bifida, scoliosis, a duplicate right femur, and extra hip socket. He spent his last Christmas in Gillete Children's Hospital and has had several surgeries.