Our current status
We know great things don’t happen overnight, but they can happen very quickly! Bright Connections started as a way to connect Americans to Russians and has developed into much more than that as we have learned more about the needs of the orphanages.
The Articles of Incorporation have been filed with the Secretary of State’s office. We received our 501 (c)3 status in March 2012. This means that donations to Bright Connections are tax-exempt and that the organization itself is tax-exempt.
In March 2012, two Bright Connections representatives traveled to Kirov, Russia to visit the orphanages that we are working with and their directors. Learn more about the orphanages.