Annual Events

Bright Beginnings is dedicated to meeting the immediate needs of children and families living in homelessness.

February

Women’s Heart Health Day

BBI is a strong advocate for healthy living and health education. In February, in celebration of Women’s Heart Health Day we provide free health screenings for our parents and staff. We invite health care professionals, healthy living advocates, and community organizations who are invited to support this event by offering a health-related presentation or hosting a meal. Contact us for more information.

March

Read Across America Month: Stop, Drop and Read Initiative

Every day during the month of March we celebrate National Literacy Month. We encourage our community supporters to stop by the center and read a favorite story to the children. We hope to read and collect at least 1000 books in the month of March, so consider reading or donating your favorite book.

April

Bright Beginnings’ 5 K Race

Put your feet in motion at Bright Beginnings 5K. All proceeds from the 5K directly support Bright Beginnings’ programs that prepare young children for kindergarten and helps families become self-sufficient. Run, walk, or join the stroller brigade! Can’t participate? Be a virtual runner or a fundraiser instead. Stay tuned for more updates!

May

Health and Wellness Month

The key to health and wellness is taking action! Get moving with us as we try new foods, different workout routineness, learn how to cope with stress and enjoy a few surprises along the way. Passionate about health and wellness? Come give a presentation about a healthy lifestyle. Cook healthy foods in our Life Skills class, or even teach a yoga class.

Teacher Appreciation Week

At Bright Beginnings we are grateful for our highly-qualified, caring teachers who understand the special needs of children who are experiencing homelessness. Help us honor our teachers by donating in-kind gifts such as gift cards, flowers, or help plan the BBI Annual Teacher Luncheon.

June

Father’s Day Celebration

Parent acknowledgment is crucial to the success of Bright Beginnings and especially when it comes to fathers. Help us honor fathers by collaborating on a Father’s Day breakfast. Many of our fathers are preparing to reenter the workforce. Donate father’s day gifts such as ties, dress shirts shoes, socks or gifts cards.

Parent Auction

The Parent Auction is our way of rewarding our most active and involved parents. Parents “shop” for household, bathroom and kitchen supplies in a store created just for them. Help us reward their hard work by donating only new and unused items from our wish list online.

August

Family Fun and Fitness Day

BBI will celebrate the end of a fantastic school year with Family Fun and Fitness Day. Parents and children relax, laugh, play games, and enjoy one another in a fun and entertaining environment.

Annual Transition Ceremony

As we look ahead to the new school year, we must also reflect on the achievements of all BBI children and prepare to send our Pre-K students to kindergarten. Each student receives a diploma and school supplies for the upcoming year. Volunteers assist with the set-up and ushering classrooms to the reception room. 

November

Thanksgiving at Bright Beginnings

Many of our families do not have the means to purchase a Thanksgiving meal. Help us supply families with dinner essentials. The week of Thanksgiving we will distribute canned goods or gift cards to families to ensure they have a happy holiday with a full belly.

December

The Bright Beginnings’ Annual Holiday Celebration

Without a doubt, the biggest time of the year at BBI is the holiday season. During the month of December, volunteer groups stop by to participate in arts and crafts, read winter stories and play games in the classrooms. Parents and children dine together in the classrooms, playing games and singing songs. Want to make a child’s holiday wish come true? Donate to our BBI Holiday Store. It is our mission to find every item on the list. Donate toys, clothing, books etc. for all ages (six weeks to five-years-old). We need you to make the holidays a truly joyful time.