Holiday Program


Holiday 2021: Stay Tuned!

We hope you’ll plan to help our families have hope and cheer this coming Holiday season. More information coming to this page in September.

 

Questions? Contact Dorothy Altmiller at daltmiller@britepaths.org or 703.273.8829


 

About the Holiday Program

 

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' 22nd 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 traditionally 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. Due to the pandemic, in 2020, donations from our supporters helped us send gift cards to families so they could purchase food and gifts for their children. We are still in the process of determining how we will deliver assistance this year.

The families we serve have demonstrated need and are referred to the program by Fairfax County and Fairfax County Public Schools social workers. Many of the parents were already working multiple jobs to make ends meet before the pandemic and are now struggling even more due to layoffs, reduced work hours, health issues or some other crisis. All of us have been challenged this year, but these challenges have been magnified for our families, and especially their children.

When you donate to Britepaths' Holiday Program, 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 children and their families who are in crisis and live very near you.