When Rashida first came to Britepaths, she had experienced a number of setbacks, including homelessness. In just under two years -- with guidance from our staff and volunteers and a lot of hard work -- Rashida has reduced her debt, found stable housing, maintained employment, enrolled in school for Occupational Therapy, and is giving her all to maintain some semblance of hope for her two children through a very difficult year. It's a lot, and she is their sole source of support, but she's handling it well, and we are so proud of her.
Our community's support has meant that Rashida's family, and many others, can stay in their homes and continue their inspiring paths to self-sufficiency despite the pandemic -- a crisis that has affected each of us…some more than others.
All of us at Britepaths extend a huge Thank You to everyone who donated so generously to our There's No Place Like Home: An Eviction Prevention Campaign in October to help us provide financial assistance to local families in need so they can stay in their homes and weather the pandemic. Together, we raised just over $125,000! A special thank you to Kim and Pete Scudera for providing a foundational grant. And thanks to Unity of Fairfax for naming our campaign a beneficiary of its Halloween Virtual 5K/1K Run/Walk/Roll.
We are on the front lines for our struggling neighbors, and it is thanks to you that we are able to be here when it seems like there is nowhere to turn for help. We and our families are so grateful for our village.