A Bright Spot

Bringing Smiles One Free Card at a Time

Ashburn, VA   |
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A Bright Spot

EIN: 92-1058676


To provide joy and happiness to people in need of support. Primarily, this is in the form of letters, stickers, and cards. These will be mailed to people or hand-delivered to caretakers. Donations will be received to procure stamps, envelopes, and other expenses for providing a bright spot in each childs day.

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Principal Officer

Dee Dee Schrader

Main address

44573 Yarmouth Rd

Ashburn, VA 20147 USA

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Subject area info

Community mental health care

Gift distribution

Population served info


Widows and widowers

Non-adult children


Immigrants and migrants

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NTEE code info

Nonmonetary Support N.E.C. (F19)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.



Programs and results

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Our programs

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Bringing Joy to Kids

We send cards to kids who need support, whether at home, in the hospital or refugees to America. All free of charge.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
People with diseases and illnesses
Children and youth

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Financial data

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Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Contributions, Grants, Gifts $14,217
Program Services $0
Membership Dues $0
Special Events $0
Other Revenue $0
Total Revenue $14,217
Program Services $26,950
Administration $312
Fundraising $0
Payments to Affiliates $0
Other Expenses $0
Total Expenses $27,262

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: 2023

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Total Assets $15,023
Total Liabilities $0
Fund balance (EOY)
Net Assets $15,023


The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Principal Officer

Dee Dee Schrader

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Board of directors
as of 01/27/2024
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Board chair

Dee Dee Schrader

Mary Crowe

Steve Schrader

Marg Schulenberg

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 1/18/2023

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