For Immediate Release
OUR DAILY BREAD HAS CHANGED ITS NAME TO BRITEPATHS
Will Continue Mission to Assist Struggling Families in the Fairfax County Area
FAIRFAX, VA (July 21, 2016) – On July 21, Fairfax-based non-profit Our Daily Bread officially changed its name to Britepaths.
Executive Director Lisa Whetzel said, “We are so excited to make this momentous change. Our organization has significantly evolved over the last 32 years, and our Board of Directors and staff felt it was time for a change. Our programs and mission remain the same, but we’ve refreshed our name, logo and look to reflect who we are today and what we strive to be in the future.”
Whetzel added, “Britepaths expresses the customized mentoring approach we take in conducting our self-sufficiency programs. For each client, we believe that there is no single, ‘right’ path. Everyone is different with differing needs and situations.”
“Britepaths also honors our roots by expressing a guiding light that shines on a brighter future for those we serve,” Whetzel said. “We hope the community will join us in embracing our new name and be inspired to take part in our work to help those among us who are struggling to move from a place of need to one of true self-sufficiency.”
The organization’s Board of Directors and staff unveiled the new name, logo and web site, britepaths.org, at a launch event at the Tower Club Tysons Corner. Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova was the featured speaker at the launch event. She was joined by Teresa, a Project BRIDGE Program client who is working toward self-sufficiency and her volunteer Financial Mentor, Martha Borowski, who spoke about the impact Britepaths’ work has had on their lives. Britepaths is grateful to the Tower Club Tysons Corner for naming the organization its nonprofit partner for the year and offering its atrium for the announcement event.
Since its founding in 1984, Britepaths has tailored its services to meet the ever-changing needs of the working poor and those in crisis in the Fairfax County area. The organization serves approximately 2,000 households per year through its primary stability and resilience services, an additional 3,000 households during the holiday season, and is working to serve at least 2,500 Fairfax County Public Schools students in need this fall through its Collect for Kids Back to School Program.
Britepaths' mission is to provide our Fairfax County area neighbors in need with short-term safety-net services and empower them to work toward long-term self-sufficiency. The organization relies on funding and volunteer support from businesses, individuals, community organizations and faith communities to provide services that: Stabilize Families: supplemental food and financial assistance; Build Resilience: Financial Education, Project BRIDGE and the Naomi Project; and Seasonal Supports: Back to School and Holiday assistance. More information is available at: http://britepaths.org.