Holiday Program

Hope for the Holidays!

All of us at Britepaths are so grateful to everyone who sponsored families, donated funds and sponsored our Holiday Program in 2019. Thank you for helping our families put aside their struggles for a few days and enjoy a festive meal and gifts for their children. Because of your support, more than 600 Fairfax County area families in need enjoyed holiday cheer. View Photos

Our 2020 Holiday Program will start up in late September. Join our Email List to get updates on this program and other great ways to provide help and hope to our struggling neighbors throughout the year.

Questions? Contact Shefali Ryan at sryan@britepaths.org or 703.273.8829 x888


Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Heart Warmer

Smile Makers
Vienna Baptist Church
Monopati Consulting, LLC/In Memory of Dr. Vijayalakshmi Sivaprakasapillai
Inca Social

Stocking Stuffer
Moss Building & Design


More Information:

Mail Checks: Britepaths' address is 3959 Pender Drive, Suite 200, Fairfax, VA 22030. Please write "Holiday Program" in memo line of checks. Please Note that if donations arrive after we have covered gift card costs, they will be used throughout the year to help needy families in our community.

  • Deadlines to Sponsor Families: Sponsor a Family Option is Now Closed.
  • Sponsor-a-Family Delivery Dates: Deliver By Nov. 22 for Thanksgiving and Dec. 16 for December Meals and Gifts.
  • Sponsor a Family Guidelines: Click Here
  • Frequently Asked Questions: Click Here
  • Donation Receipt (PDF): Click Here 
  • "Donate" a Post! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn and share our messages to help spread the word. Tag us @britepaths (@britepathsfx for Instagram) if you post about us.

About the Holiday Program

A Season of Giving: Click Here to see how community members helped our families in 2018.

The holidays are a time for sharing, and there is no better way to celebrate than by giving hope and help to children and their families who may otherwise go without a festive meal or a gift. Please consider sponsoring a Fairfax County-area family in need for the holidays.

This is Britepaths' 20th year of ensuring that struggling families in our community are able to share in the holiday cheer that is all around us. Our Holiday Program matches individuals and families in need with donors who provide Thanksgiving and December holiday meals, as well as gifts for the children in the family.

The families we serve have demonstrated need and are referred to the program by Fairfax County social services agencies. Many of the parents work multiple jobs to make ends meet. Others are searching for work after being laid off or cannot work because of illness or injury or some other crisis.

When you sponsor a family or donate, you will feel the true spirit of the season. Participating in the Holiday Program is a wonderful group or family service project. And it’s a great way to give back to the community, because your help goes to families in crisis who live very near you.