Mercy Medical Center, Trinity Health

Pride Stores Raise $7,500 for Brightside for Families and Children

Every year, the colleagues at 31 Pride Stores throughout the Greater Springfield community sell paper angels to their loyal customers in support of Brightside for Families and Children. They matched last year’s success and presented 
Maria Zygmont, Director of Brightside, a check for $7,500. This longstanding tradition started many years ago and is just one of the many ways that Bob Bolduc, Founder and Advisor, Pride Stores, has found to help his community. He feels very strongly about investing in non-profits that care for our youth because they represent the future of all communities.

Brightside for Families and Children has not skipped a beat during the pandemic and has continued to serve more than 140 children as they navigate remote learning and COVID-19 safety. Last year they assisted more than 500 families through family outreach and stabilization, psychiatric and medication evaluation and management, special education, and just by being there to offer support and encouragement.