Holiday Program

We Need Your Help!

Britepaths is committed to providing Thanksgiving meals, December holiday meals and gifts for children to 500 families in need in the Fairfax County area this holiday season. Will YOU help us make a difference?

Sponsor a Family for the Holidays: Register Now Provide a family with a December holiday meal and/or gifts for children 18 and under. (Our Thanksgiving registration is now closed) We'll send you information on a local family in need. More Info: Guidelines; Frequently Asked Questions

Donate Funds: Donate Now Your donation helps us assist families who are not matched with sponsors. Checks and gift cards (Target, Walmart and local grocery stores) are also welcome. Britepaths deducts a small administrative fee. Mail or deliver to Britepaths at 4080 Chain Bridge Road, 2nd Fl., Fairfax, VA 22030. Write "Holiday Program" on the check memo line.

Be a Corporate Sponsor: Your company or organization can help us do more for our families by sponsoring our Holiday Program. Click Here for Details. Ready to be a Sponsor? Click Here

Winter Walk of Lights Discount: Use the coupon code GLOW17 to purchase discount tickets for Meadowlark Gardens Winter Walk of Lights, and our Holiday Program will receive a donation. Offer good Mon-Thurs, Nov. 13-30 (excludes Thanksgiving) and Jan. 1-7. Details: VIEW FLYER

Purchase a Britepaths Superhero T-shirt! Click Here CustomInk in Fairfax is donating 100% of proceeds from T-shirt sales to Britepaths' Holiday Program. Order through Nov. 21 and be a Holiday Superhero.

Questions? Contact Joanne Walton at or 703.273.8829 ext. 888 

Quick Links:

Sponsor a Family Guidelines
Frequently Asked Questions
2017 Donation Receipt: (PDF) (MSWORD)

Thank You to Our Sponsor!

The Rosenbaum Lending Group @ Washington First Mortgage

About the Holiday Program

The holidays are a time for sharing, and there is no better way to celebrate the spirit of the season than by helping your neighbors in need. We hope you will 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 have help and hope at the holidays. 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.

Families have demonstrated need and are referred to the program by Fairfax County social services agencies. Many of the families we serve 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, you will feel the true spirit of the season. Participating in the Holiday Program is a wonderful group or family activity. And it’s a great way to give back to the community, because your help goes directly to a local family in need.

Note: Our Program Has Changed a Bit, But Not for Our Supporters!

For many years, Britepaths held a contract with Fairfax County to serve as a clearinghouse to connect Fairfax County area families in need with community organizations, companies, faith communities, individuals and families who would help them for the Holidays. Britepaths chose not to bid for that contract going forward so that we can better focus our organization's energies on our self-sufficiency and emergency assistance programs. For our supporters who wish to sponsor families or provide donations to help families who are not sponsored, our Holiday Program will operate exactly the same way as it has in the past. As part of the change, our organization is committing to serve fewer families than we have in prior years, but the families we serve will receive much more meaningful assistance.