Britepaths of Fairfax County helps those in our area who are struggling. These individuals and families usually have steady jobs, but they live from paycheck-to-paycheck. Any kind of unexpected expense can throw them into crisis.
Our parish supports Britepaths through assistance to its Food Bridge program. Throughout the year, generous Holy Comforter parishioners donate non-perishable items for our Britepaths pantry. Then, twice a year, in March and November, we deliver food and household items to needy Fairfax County individuals and families. Our Outreach Fund contributed $1,532 in 2017 and $679 so far in 2018 to purchase grocery gift cards, fresh produce, baby supplies, and other groceries to complete these deliveries and support other Britepaths programs.
Our funding of Britepaths’ Food Bridge allows Britepaths to use its resources to support other much needed assistance such as financial literacy, mentoring, one-time grants for rent or utilities, food for the holidays and school supplies.
Holy Comforter’s budget cuts could jeopardize how Britepaths makes a difference in the lives of the less fortunate in Fairfax County. The only way we can continue to support Britepaths and other noteworthy charitable organizations is to make a collective commitment to help our neighbors in need.
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