How to turn a $100 bill into a $2 million gift to a zillion bright kids
A bright kid’s club in the U.S. could become the biggest donor in the history of the nation’s capital, thanks to a $1 million gift.
The Bright Kids Foundation, which is part of the zillionbrightkids.org website, has launched an online fundraising campaign to match donations from families with children in need.
“This is the largest single gift ever given to a group of kids and families,” said a Bright Kids spokesperson.
“We’re really proud of it.”
Bright Kids, founded in 1998, works to help children with special needs learn how to read and write, as well as to build lifelong friendships.
The group says it has provided more than $500 million to thousands of kids since its founding.
Bright Kids has raised more than a billion dollars in total, including $400 million to help fund research into the genetic causes of autism.
The nonprofit group also has given more than 40 million dollars to help families with disabilities.
The goal of the Bright Kids gift is to help support more than 3,000 families each year who have children with disabilities and their families.
Bright has set a goal of raising $1 billion for the nonprofit organization and hopes to reach that goal this year.