YMCA Bright Beginnings is a community outreach program that provides children in need with new clothes and school supplies to start the school year with confidence and excitement. The Y organizes planned shopping days and volunteers to shop one-on-one with a child.
After a fun bus ride – in typical Y-fashion, singing and cheering are a must – the kids meet their volunteer shopper, eat a healthy breakfast, and then head out to find shirts, pants, shoes, socks, underwear, and coat. And at the end of the day, the kids receive a backpack filled with school supplies!
Volunteers for this program often come back year after year because they see first-hand the difference they are making!
The Rappahannock Area YMCA supports over 300 children annually through Bright Beginnings.