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jcpenny Turns Around Fantastic Bright Space in Short Timeframe


Mary Knuff, the home office facilities director for jcpenney, came to the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children in December 2010 with the goal to create a Bright Space project at the Samaritan Inn homeless shelter in McKinney, TX. The catch: The project had to be planned and completed in time to coincide with the employer’s April 2011 Volunteer Month, 120 days away.


A mere four months after that first phone call, a crew of jcpenney and Bright Horizons employees descended upon the Samaritan Inn with toys, furniture, and paint, getting to work by sweeping, hammering, painting, hanging, assembling.  By the end of that April day, the Samaritan Inn had gotten a new reading room plus a fully furnished family room, sitting room, intake room, and lobby.


“We absolutely believe The Samaritan Inn is now the most beautiful homeless shelter in the country,” wrote Lynn Sipiora, Samaritan’s executive director. “Under the leadership of mastermind Mary Knuff, an incredibly beautiful and functional space was born.”