Brighten the Corner
Where You Are!
Touching the Lives of Homeless People with Love
Music, Blankets, Socks, & Friends
Brighten the Corner takes live music directly to people who are unhoused. Many have said the songs bring them happiness. On a weekly basis we also provide socks, shoes, blankets, sleeping bags, padded mats, clothes, and hot meals to homeless people. We build friendships, give encouragement, restore hope and their sense of dignity, and connect them with community resources.
Nutrition, Water, Dignity, & Hope
Hunger exists even in America. We take healthful food directly to people experiencing homelessness. We provide Taco Bell food and nutritious snack packs. Dehydration is also a problem among homeless people, and we provide water. We treat everyone with dignity and take time to listen and learn their name. We also try to re-connect them to their family.
It is more blessed to give than to receive. We believe that one of the greatest joys in life is what we…
We are planting a seed. As Rabbi Harold Kushner mentioned in When Everything You Always Wanted Isn’t Enough, the ancient rabbis taught…
Money is not the only way to assist. We do need donations to buy food, blankets, and sleeping bags to share with…
Our Mission Statement
As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charity serving the homeless community on a weekly basis, we provide live music, hot meals, nutritious snack packs, clothes, shoes, socks, blankets, sleeping bags, and padded roll-up mats to people experiencing homelessness. More importantly, we take time to listen and develop friendships; we call them by name, and treat them with dignity and compassion. We share an encouraging word. As we gain their trust, we seek to connect them with other resources that can help with housing, healthcare, and employment. Ultimately, we give them hope … and we are seeing changed lives!
First, We Love Them
Brighten the Corner shares nutritious snacks such as meal-replacement protein bars, and wholesome and filling Cheesy Bean and Rice Burritos with our homeless friends downtown. We are also supplying sleeping bags, blankets, and soft roll-up mats to provide padding for those who sleep on the sidewalk.
More importantly, they like to talk with us and enjoy our friendship. We share encouragement, a sense of dignity, and inspiration with people who are largely forgotten by society. We learn their names, shake their hands, and give them a hug. Many have said that it means so much to them to see that we care about them and that we give of our time to be with them. To us, this is what it means to “brighten the corner” where we are.
Love Changes Everything
We believe that every person has a choice to help make the world a better place. We cannot necessarily do great things, but we can do ordinary things with great love.
It is better to light one little candle than to curse the darkness. We have chosen to take our candle and go light our world. You don’t have to do something “great,” you can just brighten the corner where you are. That is our goal as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity organization. And we are making a difference.