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92% of all donations go to program services.
The following items are in short supply and desperately needed.
Safeway/Giant cards,Metro cards, Kids' socks, Kids underwear,
Pull-ups, Kids' toothbrushes
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Giving your time and talent is one of the most rewarding ways you can support the mission of Bright Beginnings.
This month's volunteer opportunity
Dream Booster Tours
Have you ever wondered where children living in shelters go during the day? Where do they learn? Where do they play? Where do they go to feel safe? Bright Beginnings understands the special needs of young children and families living in homeless environments. Our safe, nurturing, developmentally-appropriate childcare for homeless infants, toddlers and preschoolers helps them reach important childhood milestones, while we help their parents to end their homelessness.
Bright Beginnings’ Annual 5K Race!
Saturday, May 12, 2012
It's that time of year again to put our hands (and feet) together to give homeless children and their families a bright beginning. Our Bright Beginnings’ Annual 5K Race, sponsored by the Junior League of Washington, is a perfect opportunity to show your support for these special children and their parents as a walker, runner or sponsor. Your registration and sponsorship directly benefit homeless infants, toddlers and preschoolers and their families. Because of your support, young homeless children receive critical educational and therapeutic support that prepares them for kindergarten while their parents receive support, hope and a hand to stabilize their lives. Register today!
Saturday, May 12, 2012 - 8 a.m.
Hains Point, East Potomac Park
Washington, DC (see map)
Are you interested in becoming a 5K sponsor? Each sponsorship level offers excellent promotional and visibility opportunities.
Download our sponsorship packet.
Contact Joan Woods at Bright Beginnings or Natalie Hardy with the Junior League of Washington.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Bright Beginnings’ Parent Auction on June 26 is our way of rewarding our most active parents. Homeless parents will be able to “shop” for household, bathroom and kitchen supplies in a store created just for them. Our annual Parent Auction rewards our most involved parents who are making all the right moves to support their child’s education and stabilize their families. Please help us reward their hard work by choosing items from our wish list.
Please call Heidi Bluming or Emma Kupferman at 202.842.9090 for more information.
Takeah was six months old when she enrolled in Bright Beginnings’ infant care program. Her parents were trying to care for her and two older siblings but neither parent was living in permanent housing. Takeah’s mother wasn’t working and had substance abuse problems. She didn’t take very good care of Takeah, who was undernourished and frequently was not bathed well. The social services team and her teachers worked with her parents to teach proper childcare and nutrition for each stage of Takeah’s development.
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Charles has been at Bright Beginnings less than a year. When he enrolled, his speech was unintelligible and he was diagnosed with cognitive delays, which were addressed by our onsite therapeutic and social services staff. Now, at age two-and-a-half, he speaks well and uses adjectives, describing school as "delicious" and "tasty." Charles loves all kinds of animals, particularly polar bears, tigers and alligators.
Read more about Charles