YMCA Bright Beginnings
Help Prepare Local Students for Success in School

Prepared and confident kids today become contributing and engaged adults tomorrow.

YMCA Bright Beginnings gives children in our community the tools they need to succeed each school year. We provide eligible students with new clothes, shoes and a backpack filled with supplies. Together, we can ensure that local students get the school year started on the right foot.

Back-to-School Shopping for Children

Each fall, as the school year approaches, parents take their children back-to-school shopping. Many of us take this for granted as a necessary step to help prepare our children to excel academically. But across our region there are families who cannot afford backpacks, school supplies or keep up with the clothing needs of growing children.



If your organization or company would like to partner with YMCA Bright Beginnings, please contact Katie Gholson, at gholsonk at ymcarichmond dot org or 804.474.4322.

Many Thanks to Our Sponsors