Britepaths Seeks Donations to Provide Holiday Assistance to Local Families
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Lisa Whetzel, LWhetzel@britepaths.org, 703.273.8829
FAIRFAX, VA (October 26, 2022) – Fairfax-based nonprofit Britepaths is seeking donations from the community to provide holiday meals and gifts for children in 265 Fairfax County area families.
Britepaths is distributing gift cards that will allow parents in referred families to purchase food for Thanksgiving and December holiday meals and gifts for their children. Donations of funds or gift cards are greatly needed to meet the commitment to these families.
To donate and learn more, visit Britepaths’ Holiday Program page at: https://britepaths.org/our-services/holiday-program. Britepaths’ online donation form makes it easy for users to give and also create their own donation campaigns to share with friends and colleagues. Checks or gift cards may be mailed to Britepaths at 3959 Pender Drive, Suite 200, Fairfax, VA 22030. Please write “Holiday” in the check memo line. For more information, contact Britepaths at 703.273.8829 or email@example.com.
Community members may also help by attending Britepaths’ Wine & Wonderment wine tasting event on Wednesday, November 9, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at 2941 Restaurant (2941 Fairview Park Dr., Falls Church, VA). All proceeds from the evening will go to the Holiday Program. Attendees will enjoy wines selected and appetizers prepared by 2941 Restaurant and will have the opportunity to bid in a silent auction. Auction items include a diamond pendant from Diamonds Direct Tysons, beauty and spa gift baskets from Alya Salon & Spa in Vienna, and an artistic photography package by Viktoria Art Photography. Event tickets are $75 per person. Purchase tickets and preview the auction at: https://britepaths.org/event/ww2022. Advance registration is recommended, but walk-in registration may be available.
Britepaths partners with several Fairfax County Public Schools to receive referrals for families with demonstrated need for holiday assistance. Participating schools are in the Fairfax High School and Justice High School pyramids, serving families who live in the City of Fairfax, central Fairfax County, and the Falls Church area.
Britepaths’ Executive Director Lisa Whetzel said, “Britepaths’ Holiday Program presents an opportunity for individuals, families, businesses, and community groups to make a difference for our neighbors during the holiday season. We hope community members will be inspired to make the season brighter for hard-working families who may otherwise go without special holiday meals and presents for their children.”
Britepaths is in its 38th year of providing assistance and a way forward for Northern Virginia residents in crisis, and served 8,993 people in FY2022. Throughout the year, the organization relies on funding and volunteer support from businesses, individuals, community organizations and faith communities to provide services that: Stabilize Families with supplemental food and financial assistance; Build Resilience through financial education and workforce development classes, coaching, and mentoring; and offer Supports for Children through our Back to School drive, Food4Thought weekend food packs and holiday assistance. More information is available at: britepaths.org.