BECOME A BRIGHT BEGINNINGS SUPPORTER
WHEN: AUGUST 26, 2017
LOCATION: YMCA OF GLOUCESTER COUNTY
CONTACT: KATHY RHEAD AT
Bright Beginnings is a community outreach program that provides children in need with the new clothes and school supplies needed to start the school year with confidence and excitement. Now they can concentrate on learning and making friends and look forward to each school day.
Becoming a Shopping Buddy requires no more than a ready smile, less than three hours of your time, and the desire to help a child. Individuals and small groups are always welcome. Take an active role in nurturing the potential of our youth and volunteer this August!
Sponsor a Child
There is no cost to the child’s family to participate. Each child that goes shopping gets a budget of $150.00 as well as a healthy breakfast provided by the Y that morning. This opportunity is possible through the generous donations of individuals, companies, and foundations in the Gloucester County area. We need your help to make a difference in the lives of some deserving people.
Each child receives a backpack filled with grade-appropriate school supplies. You and/or your business or organization can help fill backpacks by donating the supplies and/or the backpacks themselves. Backpacks are provided to children who participate on a shopping trip, children on our waiting list, as well as children throughout the entire community that express the need.