Holiday Program

UPDATE, September 5, 2017: For many years, Britepaths (formerly Our Daily Bread) 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 did not bid for that contract this year, and while we will still have a Holiday Program this fall and still very much welcome your support to sponsor families, we will no longer serve as the clearinghouse organization. For our supporters who wish to sponsor families or provide donations to help families who are not sponsored, our Program will operate pretty much the same way as it has in the past. We will provide more information and registration soon for assisting our families in the 2017 Holiday Program. If you have any questions, please contact Joanne Walton at or 703.273.8829, ext. 888.

Anahita shared this photo of her and her family shopping 
for the family they sponsored for the 2016 December holidays.
Notes from the 2016 Holiday Program

We were overwhelmed by the community's support for our families! Thank you to our Holiday Heroes and all the individuals, families and organizations who sponsored families for the holidays or provided support so that we could help those who were not sponsored. We made sure that 2,924 individuals and families in need in the Fairfax County area had holiday meals and gifts for their children. 

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2016 Holiday Donation Receipt (MS Word) (PDF)

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.

Britepaths' 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 are referred to the program by Fairfax County Public Schools social workers and counselors, as well as 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.

Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors! Cox Farms, Fairfax Turkey Trot, General Dynamics Information Technology, Northrop Grumman ECHO, Primescape Solutions, Combined Properties, Quality Information Partners, MOD Pizza Vienna, Volkswagen Group of America, 29 Diner, Kimley-Horn Employees, Kearney & Company, Willow Springs Lends a Helping Hand and Fair Trade Winds Mosaic District. Learn about our Holiday Heroes.

Questions? Contact Joanne Walton at or 703.273.8829 ext. 888