Bright Horizons Community Champions Program

When a tornado devastated her community and killed her father-in-law, Substitute Teacher Sara Nickel worked from sun up to sun down for three days after the tornado, making and delivering lunches, collecting donations, coordinating volunteers, finding places for people to stay, searching for lost animals, answering phones and cleaning up. Sara is a perfect example of a Community Champion!

Bright Horizons employees that volunteer their time with nonprofit organizations are eligible to be nominated by a Bright Horizons colleague to receive a Community Champions award. Community Champions are recognized with a framed certificate and may be featured in internal communications such as newsletters or Facebook posts.

Here are some examples of recent volunteer efforts by Bright Horizons Community Champions:
• Organized a food drive for a local food pantry
• Ran a half marathon to support several charities
• Walked 60 miles to raise money for breast cancer research
• Coordinated Hurricane Katrina relief drive
• Led a Girl Scout troop
• Coached a local sports team
• Provided respite care for a family with autistic children
• Taught horseback riding to people with disabilities

If you know of a Bright Horizons Family Solutions employee who is making an impact on their community through volunteering with a nonprofit organization, please complete the Community Champion Nomination Form [PDF file] and email it to