Brighton Our World Junior Heroes Initiative preps care packages for dozens of military children

By: Sean K. Thompson
| Published 07/24/2023


THE WOODLANDS, TX – Brandi Watterson, the founder and owner of Brighton Academy in The Woodlands, recently formed a nonprofit organization to teach children the value of helping others. Brighton Our World recently held a special Junior Heroes Initiative where dozens of children and their parents came to prepare special boxes of care packages for shipment to the children of military servicemen and women at Fort Cavazos.

“We wanted to offer an opportunity for families to come and serve with each other, especially families with young children, because it’s hard to find such opportunities for such a young age group,” said Watterson. “This is something that children from preschool age through elementary school years will understand what they’re doing and the difference they’re making in the lives of children in military families.”

More than 60 boxes were filled with items such as toys, art supplies, and games by eager families. Upon their delivery to Fort Cavazos – formerly known as Fort Hood – in Killeen, Texas, they will be presented to children whose parents are being deployed. “Each box is our chance just to say, ‘We see you, we see your sacrifice, and we appreciate what you’re doing on behalf of all of us,’” said Watterson.

Brighton Our World will host another such initiative within the next month or so, and hopes to be able to prepare, deliver, and unveil even more boxes. Updated information can be found at

“I formed Brighton Our World so that children could impact the needs of other kids their ages in the hopes that they develop a philanthropic spirit and outlook on life that will last with them as they grow,” said Watterson. “The preschool years in particular are most formative in a child’s life, and research shows that if they’re taught to see the needs of others and to give back, it’s a value that will stay with them their entire lives.”

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