BENEFITING: Bright Beginnings
EVENT: BRIGHT BEGINNINGS 5K - 2016
EVENT DATE: Apr 30, 2016
April Gassler wrote -
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. Bright Beginnings provides safe, nurturing, developmentally-appropriate childcare for homeless infants, toddlers and preschoolers and helps them reach important childhood milestones, while helping their parents to end their homelessness.
In 2015, the Kiwanis Club of Washington, D.C. embarked upon a five-year partnership with Bright Beginnings to provide $500,000 of financial support for Bright Beginnings' home-based care program. But the needs of Bright Beginnings and our homeless neighbhors are so great that the Kiwanis Club of Washington, D.C. is also supporting Bright Beginnings by participating in the Annual Bright Beginnings 5k as a Fundraising Team.
Please support our joint efforts to end homelessness and to aid in the education and proper social development of pre-school aged homeless children in our community.