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Britepaths (formerly Our Daily Bread)

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Financial Counseling, Food, Food Banks & Pantries, Homeless & Housing, Housing Expense Reduction Support, Human Services, Job Training, Vocational Counseling

Mission: Britepaths provides our Fairfax County area neighbors in need with short-term safety-net services and empowers them to work toward long-term self-sufficiency.

Target demographics: struggling individuals and families

Direct beneficiaries per year: 667 Financial Literacy clients through one-on-one mentoring, budget classes and financial counseling; 328 households with supplemental and emergency food assistance; 451 households with emergency financial assistance for rent, utilities and vital car repairs; 17 Project BRIDGE clients working toward financial self-sufficiency (with six graduates); provided mentoring support to 28 new and expecting moms through our Naomi Project; harnessed community support to provide holiday meals and gifts for 2,945 individuals and families; and provided school supplies to 2,500 local students in need.

Geographic areas served: Fairfax, Virginia

Programs: Building Resilience: Financial Literacy, Project BRIDGE, Financial Empowerment Center at South County, 3 Cups of Coffee, Naomi Project; Stabilizing Families: Food Bridge and Financial Assistance; and Seasonal Supports: Back-to-School and Holiday Assistance.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

For over two years now, Our Daily Bread has been pivotal in extending financial literacy training to inmates of the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center. As one of the instructors for this class, I have received top notch logistics and program support for my efforts from Our Daily Bread. Several inmates who have completed the class have commented on how the skills and concepts taught have already benefited their families and will benefit them upon release. Our Daily Bread is deserving of the thanks of our community for their efforts and their empathy in extending this class to the under-served inmate population.

1 Milo V.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our Daily Bread has taught me that poverty and hunger exists, even in Fairfax County, one of the most wealthy counties in the US. Their mission goes to the basic human need, and fulfills it with amazing dignity, dedication, and organization. I have been fortunate to volunteer in a couple of their very successful campaigns, and I have seen first hand the amazing impact it makes, at a macro level in the community and at the micro level in each of the families they help. I have been privy of several heart breaking stories of families in need, and I have seen how this organization becomes a friendly hand that helps them in their utmost need.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

For over a decade I have supported this small, quiet organization and the big impact it has the lives of adults and children in need. I have delivered donated groceries in person to individuals and families who are ever so grateful, individuals and families that live on the edge, families who struggle with the basic needs of food and shelter that I take for granted. Now, I am fortunate enough to also contribute money to Our Daily Bread's continuing need. This is one charity that I wholeheartedly support because I see their great work first hand. I urge all to give what you can to this worthy charity. Better yet, get involved personally and see for yourself what good works can achieve.

Review from Guidestar