Bright Hopes is a Stony Brook-based volunteer organization that makes blankets and quilts for the needy to help give them a sense of home and comfort.
Daniel, 26, a participant in Family Residences in
Daniel, 26, a participant in Family Residences in East Setauket, shows a quilt he made as a Bright Hopes volunteer. (April 18, 2013) (Credit: Robin Dahlberg)
Bright Hopes co-founder Deborah Fisher, of Stony Brook,
Bright Hopes co-founder Deborah Fisher, of Stony Brook, checks quilts made by volunteers as gifts for people in shelters, foster homes and emergency facilities. She designs the quilts and assembles precut fabric pieces in kits. (April 18, 2013) (Credit: Robin Dahlberg)
Lynn Kamen of Stony Brook sews a label
Lynn Kamen of Stony Brook sews a label onto a quilt at a meeting of Bright Hopes, a Stony Brook-based volunteer organization that makes one-of-a-kind quilts for families and children without permanent homes. (April 15, 2013) (Credit: Robin Dahlberg)

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Helen Emmerich, Joyce Bonitch and Lynn Kamen, from
Helen Emmerich, Joyce Bonitch and Lynn Kamen, from left, all of Stony Brook, sew on Bright Hopes labels. No two quilts are alike. Volunteers teach others in the community how to make the tops. (April 15, 2013) (Credit: Robin Dahlberg)
One of the thank-you notes Bright Hopes has
One of the thank-you notes Bright Hopes has received from grateful homeless children who have received its quilts. (April 18, 2013) (Credit: Robin Dahlberg)
Bright Hopes co-founder Deborah Fisher of Stony Brook
Bright Hopes co-founder Deborah Fisher of Stony Brook sits among quilts made by volunteers. For the past 10 years, Bright Hopes has made and donated more than 500 quilts and 100 baby blankets to displaced families and children to help them feel at home wherever they are. (April 18, 2013) (Credit: Robin Dahlberg)
Bright Hopes co-founder Eileen Fisher, left, and Bright
Bright Hopes co-founder Eileen Fisher, left, and Bright Hopes volunteer Joyce Bonitch, both of Stony Brook, set up a quilting machine at the Stony Brook home of Bright Hopes volunteer Barbara Goldberg. (April 18, 2013) (Credit: Robin Dahlberg)
At a day program operated by Family Residences
At a day program operated by Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. in East Setauket, habilitation specialist Carole Smith, 58, of Selden helps Daniel, 26, of East Setauket sew pieces of a quilt top together for Bright Hopes. (April 18, 2013) (Credit: Robin Dahlberg)

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