Our Impact

A Sound Investment in a Brighter Future for Local Neighbors and Families

At Britepaths, we understand that you have many choices when selecting a non-profit to support. We recognize that you want to see your dollars having an impact — a good Return-On-Investment (ROI). We strive to do just that. Our work makes an important, tangible difference, helping families in the Fairfax County area work through a crisis and move from a place of need to true financial self-sufficiency.

Community Impact in 2019

Building Resilience — Through our Fairfax office and the Financial Empowerment Center at South County, we provide mentoring, counseling and classes that address financial literacy and employment needs to help individuals and families work toward financial self-sufficiency. These programs served 2,204 people in 2019.

Stabilizing Families — Families who come to us in crisis can receive emergency food assistance and/or financial assistance to help with rent, utilities or car repairs. In 2019, generous donations and grants helped stabilize 811 families.

Supports for Children — While our focus is on families, more than half the total clients we serve are children. Our supporters help us provide school supplies and holiday support to children and their families, weekend food packs to students in need at our partner schools, and financial education to local youth. The community came together in 2019 to assist 5,273 children.

Volunteer Power — Volunteers are vital to our ability to deliver our services in an efficient and cost-effective manner. In 2019, 755 volunteers donated 8,079 hours of their time to support our work, at a value of $280,720

Your Dollars At Work

$100 provides school supplies for 10 students

$500 provides food for 5 families in need of emergency food support

$1,000 provides matched savings seed money for 2 clients working with financial mentors

$2,500 provides grocery deliveries to 30 families

$5,000 provides assistance for 13 people who need car repairs so they can get to work

$10,000 provides financial assistance to 34 families to pay rent or utilities

     

    (Britepaths) and their team has blessed my family and me from the start to finish during my difficult battle of managing money, my divorce, losing my job and exhausting my savings. With their help, I am currently working as a Medical Assistant and replenishing my savings again. And also regaining my independence. 

    — Ms. E, Britepaths Client