Brightway, The Dimitri J. Apostle Agency insurance office presented a $5,000 donation Thursday morning to help fund one of the Piedmont’s biggest supporters of children in need.

Thanks to the Star Outreach program, Bright Blessings received the gift in a ceremony at its office in Matthews, North Carolina. Star Outreach is a product of Orion180, an insurance carrier Brightway writes policies for in the Tar Heel State. Orion180 donated more than $160,000 to non-profits in 2021.

Bright Blessings is a volunteer-led organization founded by two of Apostle’s Brightway Insurance clients, John and Amy Cervantes, in 2005. The non-profit group helps makes a positive impact in the lives of homeless and impoverished children.

From providing basic care to celebrating birthdays for more than 100,000 kids over the past two decades, Bright Blessings works in partnership with more than 30 local agencies and school districts throughout Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Mecklenburg, Union and York Counties in North Carolina.

Shown in Thursday’s check presentation, from left, are Dimitri Apostle, Brightway, The Dimitri J. Apostle Agency owner and Tisha Henderson, Bright Blessings Executive Director.

If you would like to join Brightway, The Dimitri J. Apostle Agency and Orion180 insurance companies and give to Bright Blessings, visit the non-profit online at or call 704-846-2329. Ninety percent of their operating budget goes directly to program services benefitting children.

To learn more about the Orion180 Star Outreach program, visit online at

Brightway, The Dimitri J. Apostle Agency offers customized Home, Flood, Auto, Boat, Condo, Renters, Personal Articles, RV, Motorcycle, Umbrella, and Life insurance policies from numerous insurance companies. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EDT) and Saturday/Sunday by appointment. Visit them online at or call 704-218-6000.

Brightway’s corporate office staff provides expertise and support in areas including customer service, technology, accounting, marketing, distribution and business analytics. In addition, Brightway handles carrier relations and appointments, as well as support with personnel hiring, licensing, onboarding, training and retention. The company’s signature after-the-sale service empowers Agency Owners, like Apostle, to focus on new business sales and provide customers the personalized service they deserve.

About Brightway Insurance

Established in 2008, Brightway grew to become one of the largest privately-owned property/casualty insurance distribution companies in the U.S. with over 300 franchises in 30 states and over $900 million in annual premiums. Recently, Brightway’s success led to a private equity investment that has infused the company with financial and human capital, and data and analytics access, to accelerate growth and deliver new and exciting market opportunities.

Brightway produces winning outcomes for franchisees and their customers by offering access to customized coverage solutions from a range of insurers paired with full back office and marketing support.  This winning model allows agents and producers to focus on addressing the needs of their customers to become trusted advisors and grow their businesses.

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