Britepaths

Britepaths Britepaths helps families who are struggling help *themselves* to brighter futures. Get involved at: britepaths.org. For 36 years, Britepaths has been providing help and hope to struggling residents of the Fairfax County area.
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Similar to a business, we provide a service to the community called social impact. Social impact is the effect an organization's actions have on the wellbeing of the community. Britepaths serves more than 7,000 households in Fairfax County, which is approximately 11.5 percent of the households who live at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. In 2019, Britepaths was honored to be name

Similar to a business, we provide a service to the community called social impact. Social impact is the effect an organization's actions have on the wellbeing of the community. Britepaths serves more than 7,000 households in Fairfax County, which is approximately 11.5 percent of the households who live at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. In 2019, Britepaths was honored to be name

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We mailed grocery store gift cards to our Food Bridge families this week thanks to a generous donation from Our Lady of ...
06/11/2021

We mailed grocery store gift cards to our Food Bridge families this week thanks to a generous donation from Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Vienna, VA! This is one of several heartfelt thank yous we received that we are passing on to them. So grateful to OLGC parishioners for providing help and hope for our families while they work through a crisis.

Ms. S wrote: "Thank you so much for providing help. I am a single mom and do what I can to make it so that my daughter will have a better life. It’s awesome to know that there are good people in the world that are helpers."

We mailed grocery store gift cards to our Food Bridge families this week thanks to a generous donation from Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Vienna, VA! This is one of several heartfelt thank yous we received that we are passing on to them. So grateful to OLGC parishioners for providing help and hope for our families while they work through a crisis.

Ms. S wrote: "Thank you so much for providing help. I am a single mom and do what I can to make it so that my daughter will have a better life. It’s awesome to know that there are good people in the world that are helpers."

MIERCOLES 16 DE JUNIO DEL 20216 PM - 7 PMEsta clases se presentará a través de ZOOM.Usted podrá participar usando su com...
06/11/2021

MIERCOLES 16 DE JUNIO DEL 2021
6 PM - 7 PM

Esta clases se presentará a través de ZOOM.
Usted podrá participar usando su computadora o teléfono
inteligente con audio y/o video.

Para registrarse, llame al 703-704-6101
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MIERCOLES 16 DE JUNIO DEL 2021
6 PM - 7 PM

Esta clases se presentará a través de ZOOM.
Usted podrá participar usando su computadora o teléfono
inteligente con audio y/o video.

Para registrarse, llame al 703-704-6101
o envíe un correo a [email protected]

Love our partnership with Catholic Charities, Diocese of Arlington! We've provided budgeting classes for them for severa...
06/10/2021

Love our partnership with Catholic Charities, Diocese of Arlington! We've provided budgeting classes for them for several years. Today, Marcelle Miles and Carole Rogers on our Financial Literacy team gave a presentation about our services to their employment specialists so they can share information with their clients about Britepaths and Financial Empowerment Center at South County services that might be helpful to them in their journeys to self-sufficiency and better jobs.

In the pic (clockwise from top left): Alicia Tocto of Catholic Charities, Marcelle Miles and Carole Rogers.

Love our partnership with Catholic Charities, Diocese of Arlington! We've provided budgeting classes for them for several years. Today, Marcelle Miles and Carole Rogers on our Financial Literacy team gave a presentation about our services to their employment specialists so they can share information with their clients about Britepaths and Financial Empowerment Center at South County services that might be helpful to them in their journeys to self-sufficiency and better jobs.

In the pic (clockwise from top left): Alicia Tocto of Catholic Charities, Marcelle Miles and Carole Rogers.

A big Thank You to The American Legion Post 177, Fairfax VA for ANOTHER $1,000 donation that will help us provide grocer...
06/09/2021

A big Thank You to The American Legion Post 177, Fairfax VA for ANOTHER $1,000 donation that will help us provide grocery store gift cards to local families in need. We are one of 10 local organizations with food programs that they have been supporting during the pandemic, and we are so grateful for their continued support in this most challenging time.

In the pic (l-r): Joe Schmidt and Mike Kimlick from the American Legion and Christina Garris and Mila Cobos, who are on the front lines of Britepaths' Food Bridge team.

A big Thank You to The American Legion Post 177, Fairfax VA for ANOTHER $1,000 donation that will help us provide grocery store gift cards to local families in need. We are one of 10 local organizations with food programs that they have been supporting during the pandemic, and we are so grateful for their continued support in this most challenging time.

In the pic (l-r): Joe Schmidt and Mike Kimlick from the American Legion and Christina Garris and Mila Cobos, who are on the front lines of Britepaths' Food Bridge team.

We're excited to be part of Mara Hair And Mode Studio's 6th Anniversary celebration! Purchase raffle tickets at their st...
06/09/2021

We're excited to be part of Mara Hair And Mode Studio's 6th Anniversary celebration! Purchase raffle tickets at their store in Old Town Fairfax City, or online, and 100% of ticket sales go to help Britepaths' families! Learn more about their July 10 anniversary celebration and purchase raffle tickets at: https://www.maramodestudio.com/pages/6th-anniversary. Please Share!

🎟 Enter our ANNIVERSARY RAFFLE 🎟 Donate to charity with us and win $100s of prizes! Get yours at the studio or online via link in bio!

100% of the proceeds of raffle ticket sales will go to Britebaths which is a local organization who for 37 years, have been providing help and hope to struggling Northern Virginia residents. (https://britepaths.org/)

Britepaths is a dedicated leader in developing sustainable solutions that stabilize low-income working families, build resilience through financial literacy and workforce development, and provide supports for children.

Items you can win:

4 Bumble and Bumble hair product bundles up to $200 value

4 Mara Mode Boutique $50 Gift Cards

4 Mara Hair Studio $50 Gift Cards

1 Digital Gift card for 3 free Yoga classes with Sun & Moon Yoga Studio

1 High Side Bar and Restaurant $50 Gift Card

1 Gallon of Italian Ice from Rita’s Italian Ice

1 Mobius Records $25 Gift Card

20 Woody’s Nickels (Each one is for a free soft serve!) from Woody’s Ice Cream Shop

And more...

How it works: The more money you spend the more chances you get to win items. Once you purchase online, we will write your name on physical tickets in the amount you purchased and the tickets will go in the raffle box at the studio. Winners will be picked at random at the Anniversary party event on July 10th. If you're not there and you won, you will contacted via phone on Monday July 12th. #maragals #charity #raffle

A big thank you to everyone from Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Vienna, VA who SHOWED UP over the weekend to ...
06/08/2021

A big thank you to everyone from Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Vienna, VA who SHOWED UP over the weekend to contribute funds and grocery store gift cards that will be mailed to our Food Bridge families this week. So grateful to this congregation for their ongoing support for our families. ❤️

So grateful to Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Vienna, VA for collecting grocery store gift cards to assist ou...
06/04/2021

So grateful to Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Vienna, VA for collecting grocery store gift cards to assist our Food Bridge families! The cards will be sent out to our families next week so they can purchase fresh, healthy food while they work with our staff and volunteers to budget, pay off debt and become financially self-sufficient. We're thankful for all they ways they help our families each year.

This weekend we are collecting grocery store gift cards (Giant Food, Safeway, Aldi, Walmart) & monetary donations for Britepaths to assist families in Fairfax County. OLGC parishioners have been generously supporting this annual drive for over 20 years. Stop by the Bell Tower Circle in front of DeSales Hall, Sat. June 5th, 3:30-5pm and Sun. June 6th, 7:30am-12pm and 4:30-6pm.

#Volunteer Need! Please Share! Britepaths is seeking a Volunteer EBT Coordinator to serve every other Thursday throughou...
06/04/2021

#Volunteer Need! Please Share! Britepaths is seeking a Volunteer EBT Coordinator to serve every other Thursday throughout the season at the Fairfax County Farmers Markets' Annandale Farmers Market, which is operated by Fairfax County Park Authority. This unpaid volunteer position in partnership with Freshfarm will assist community members who receive SNAP benefits with purchasing fresh local food. Five hours every other week: Thursdays, 7:15 am to 12:30 pm from May 6-November 4. Volunteer must be 18 or older and able to provide own transportation to the Market. Apply to [email protected]. Details at: britepaths.org/Volunteer-FarmersMarket

#Volunteer Need! Please Share! Britepaths is seeking a Volunteer EBT Coordinator to serve every other Thursday throughout the season at the Fairfax County Farmers Markets' Annandale Farmers Market, which is operated by Fairfax County Park Authority. This unpaid volunteer position in partnership with Freshfarm will assist community members who receive SNAP benefits with purchasing fresh local food. Five hours every other week: Thursdays, 7:15 am to 12:30 pm from May 6-November 4. Volunteer must be 18 or older and able to provide own transportation to the Market. Apply to [email protected]. Details at: britepaths.org/Volunteer-FarmersMarket

Proud to be the newest members of the Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce, Inc.! Join us!
06/03/2021

Proud to be the newest members of the Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce, Inc.! Join us!

NEW MEMBER ALERT: We are pleased to welcome Shannon Bryant , Director of Development at Britepaths to the Chamber. Britepaths provides short-term food and financial supports and long-term financial coaching and workforce development to the working poor of Northern Virginia. https://britepaths.org/

06/02/2021

Get your food business off the ground! Still time to register for our free virtual Food Entrepreneur class series with Financial Empowerment Center at South County NVFS & La Cocina VA Please share!

06/02/2021

Britepaths' Maria Jose Cantoni, Director of the Financial Empowerment Center at South County (FECSoCo), was interviewed on May 23, 2021 by Maria Esther Caceres, Community Affairs Director of WLZL- El Zol 107.9. She discussed FECSoCo's free services, including Financial Coaching, Job Readiness and Small Business consulting, and their new Food Entrepreneurship Workshops. We are grateful for this opportunity to inform the community about our resources. Learn more at http://FECSoCo.org. Listen to El Zol, Washington, DC's premier Spanish language radio station, at https://www.audacy.com/elzolradio.

María José Cantoni, directora del Centro de empoderamiento financiero en el sur del condado (FECSoCo) de Britepaths, fue entrevistada el 23 de mayo de 2021 por María Esther Caceres, directora de asuntos comunitarios de WLZL-El Zol 107.9. Habló de los servicios gratuitos de FECSoCo, incluidos el asesoramiento financiero, la preparación para el trabajo y la consultoría para pequeñas empresas, y sus nuevos talleres para emprendedores culinarios. Estamos agradecidos por esta oportunidad de informar a la comunidad sobre nuestros recursos. Obtenga más información en http://FECSoCo.org. Escuche El Zol, la principal estación de radio en español de Washington, DC, en https://www.audacy.com/elzolradio.

-- with United Way of the National Capital Area Fairfax County Government

Britepaths is hiring for 2 positions!- Computer-Tech Instructor in Alexandria- Outreach Manager in FairfaxApply by June ...
06/02/2021

Britepaths is hiring for 2 positions!

- Computer-Tech Instructor in Alexandria
- Outreach Manager in Fairfax

Apply by June 4. Details at: britepaths.org/jobs. Please Share!

#job #jobs #nonprofit #nonprofitjobs #fairfaxva #northernvirginia

Britepaths is hiring for 2 positions!

- Computer-Tech Instructor in Alexandria
- Outreach Manager in Fairfax

Apply by June 4. Details at: britepaths.org/jobs. Please Share!

#job #jobs #nonprofit #nonprofitjobs #fairfaxva #northernvirginia

Did you know? In the U.S., 84% of the country's household wealth is owned by white families. Black and Hispanic families...
06/01/2021
Britepaths Town Hall: Resilience Programs Through an Equity Lens

Did you know? In the U.S., 84% of the country's household wealth is owned by white families. Black and Hispanic families account for only 4.1% and 2.5% of the nations wealth, respectively. And according to the Federal Reserve, those numbers have remained unchanged for more than 30 years.

On May 20, 2021, Britepaths hosted our second virtual Town Hall: Resiliency Programs Through an Equity Lens. The panel discussion was engaging and informative, covering topics ranging from America's racial wealth gap to the psychology of money management. We were joined by special guests Jon Dauphiné, CEO of the Foundation for Financial Planning and Erica James, a dedicated Britepaths volunteer and Certified Financial Planner. Also lending a perspective to the conversation was Britepaths Financial Literacy Program Director Marcelle Miles.

Watch the recording: https://youtu.be/HugY07hAjQs
Learn more about our Town Halls at: britepaths.org/news/TownHalls21

On May 20, 2021, Britepaths hosted its second virtual Town Hall: Resiliency Programs Through an Equity Lens. The format was an engaging panel discussion, cov...

Join us TODAY at 4:30p for a free, virtual Town Hall discussion featuring Jon Dauphiné of Foundation for Financial Plann...
05/20/2021

Join us TODAY at 4:30p for a free, virtual Town Hall discussion featuring Jon Dauphiné of Foundation for Financial Planning. Click for zoom link: https://bit.ly/3tKqQxR. Please Share!

Join us TODAY at 4:30p for a free, virtual Town Hall discussion featuring Jon Dauphiné of Foundation for Financial Planning. Click for zoom link: https://bit.ly/3tKqQxR. Please Share!

Please Join Us and Please Share! Our second virtual Town Hall is this Thursday, May 20 at 4:30 pm. Resilience Programs T...
05/18/2021
A Town Hall Discussion: Resiliency Programs through an Equity Lens

Please Join Us and Please Share! Our second virtual Town Hall is this Thursday, May 20 at 4:30 pm. Resilience Programs Through an Equity Lens, with special guest Jon Dauphiné, CEO of the Foundation for Financial Planning. We'll spend some time unpacking the intersection of privilege and service, and discuss how initiatives like FFP's Communities of Color, sponsored by BNY Mellon - Pershing, are elevating new stories of financial resilience, and reshaping who gets access to the American dream. Free and Open to All! Register to receive Zoom link: https://bit.ly/3tKqQxR.

Britepaths' Resiliency Programs Through an Equity Lens

Britepaths and the Financial Empowerment Center at South County are proud to partner with United Way of the National Cap...
05/18/2021

Britepaths and the Financial Empowerment Center at South County are proud to partner with United Way of the National Capital Area for #DoMore24 on May 19. Please donate and share to help us provide crisis assistance and self-sufficiency supports for local families who are struggling. domore24.org/britepaths

Britepaths and the Financial Empowerment Center at South County are proud to partner with United Way of the National Capital Area for #DoMore24 on May 19. Please donate and share to help us provide crisis assistance and self-sufficiency supports for local families who are struggling. domore24.org/britepaths

Please Join Us and Please Share! Our second virtual Town Hall focuses on our Resilience Programs Through an Equity Lens,...
05/14/2021
A Town Hall Discussion: Resiliency Programs through an Equity Lens

Please Join Us and Please Share! Our second virtual Town Hall focuses on our Resilience Programs Through an Equity Lens, with special guest Jon Dauphiné, CEO of the Foundation for Financial Planning, on Thursday, May 20 at 4:30 pm. We'll spend some time unpacking the intersection of privilege and service, and discuss how initiatives like FFP's Communities of Color, sponsored by BNY Mellon - Pershing, are elevating new stories of financial resilience, and reshaping who gets access to the American dream. Free and Open to All! Register to receive Zoom link: https://bit.ly/3tKqQxR.

Britepaths' Resiliency Programs Through an Equity Lens

We're grateful to Northwest Federal Credit Union for their long-time support for our families and the work we're doing i...
05/13/2021

We're grateful to Northwest Federal Credit Union for their long-time support for our families and the work we're doing in the community. Today, NWFCU's Gabriel Hidalgo brought a donation of $1,500 for our Food Bridge program to help our hungry neighbors. He's pictured at right with Executive Director Lisa Whetzel.

We're grateful to Northwest Federal Credit Union for their long-time support for our families and the work we're doing in the community. Today, NWFCU's Gabriel Hidalgo brought a donation of $1,500 for our Food Bridge program to help our hungry neighbors. He's pictured at right with Executive Director Lisa Whetzel.

Britepaths is hiring for 2 positions! - Computer-Tech Instructor in Alexandria- Outreach Manager in FairfaxApply by June...
05/13/2021

Britepaths is hiring for 2 positions!

- Computer-Tech Instructor in Alexandria
- Outreach Manager in Fairfax

Apply by June 4. Details at: britepaths.org/jobs. Please Share!

#job #jobs #nonprofit #nonprofitjobs #fairfaxva #northernvirginia

Britepaths is hiring for 2 positions!

- Computer-Tech Instructor in Alexandria
- Outreach Manager in Fairfax

Apply by June 4. Details at: britepaths.org/jobs. Please Share!

#job #jobs #nonprofit #nonprofitjobs #fairfaxva #northernvirginia

Our Financial Literacy team enjoyed catching up today with our wonderful volunteer Sarah Baker -- and her special guest ...
05/11/2021

Our Financial Literacy team enjoyed catching up today with our wonderful volunteer Sarah Baker -- and her special guest Willie! Sarah is a Certified Financial Planner and serves as an instructor and financial coach. Thank you, Sarah!

In the pic, clockwise from top left: Sarah and Willie, and Britepaths' Marcelle Miles, Carole Rogers and Martha Borowski.

Our Financial Literacy team enjoyed catching up today with our wonderful volunteer Sarah Baker -- and her special guest Willie! Sarah is a Certified Financial Planner and serves as an instructor and financial coach. Thank you, Sarah!

In the pic, clockwise from top left: Sarah and Willie, and Britepaths' Marcelle Miles, Carole Rogers and Martha Borowski.

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3959 Pender Drive, Suite 200
Fairfax, VA
22030

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Monday 10:00 - 14:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 14:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 14:00
Thursday 10:00 - 14:00
Friday 10:00 - 14:00

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For 36 years, Britepaths has helped struggling families in the Fairfax County area THRIVE!

Over the years, we have changed our name, expanded our services and grown our staff, volunteer base, partnerships and number of families served. But our founding concept that community members who have means and determination can work together to help our struggling neighbors succeed remains the same.

Britepaths began in 1984 as a homeless shelter that rotated among several local congregations – many of which still support our work. When Fairfax County opened a shelter, we started a soup kitchen for the homeless. In 1986, we were named “Our Daily Bread,” and in 1989 we became an independent non-profit. We rebranded as Britepaths in 2016 to better reflect our evolving mission.

As the cost of housing in Fairfax County rose sharply through the 1990s and 2000s, we shifted our focus to helping the working poor who had a place to live but were struggling to pay for all their necessities. In response, we offered emergency food, financial assistance and seasonal assistance, and eventually launched a Financial Literacy program.

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Loved plugging my Britepaths pals last night on my show with the great Sol Roots, check out the link below at about 13:45 in, I will also be plugging you guys again with Jess at our live gig this Saturday. Keep up the great work!
Thanks for letting us help you Britepaths, what a fabulously great time Jess and I had. Click right here for the full, right-way-flipped video of our two full sets. https://youtu.be/vmenBZmQgeU
Just made my donation! “I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”
A big thanks to all NAIFA NOVA and NVAHU families and friends who generously donated funds and volunteered to organize, prepare, shop, and deliver groceries and more to those in need within our community yesterday. Happy to make another familiy's life a little brighter! The families who received our services were truly grateful. Thanks to Britepaths for making this possible and doing all you do to help those who need it most. #community #ittakesavillage #bethechange #naifanova #britepaths #familydayofgiving #grateful
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