Bright Beginnings

Dear Friends,

On behalf of all of us at Bright Beginnings, I am writing to thank So What Else for your $150 gift, which has a significant impact on the lives of homeless infants, toddlers and preschoolers and their parents. Because of your investment, Bright Beginnings is able to transform lives by increasing the odds that homeless children will be successful in kindergarten and every future classroom and spurring their parents’ hope and the stability that create a better environment for them to learn and grow.

Both our current Perry School Center and our plans to build a second center East of the River are a key part of our strategy to help as many homeless children as possible prepare for kindergarten learning program significantly narrows the gap in school readiness and subsequent academic success between homeless children and their more affluent peers. As a result, our children are better prepared for kindergarten, experience better physical and mental health, and enjoy increased self-esteem and achievement.

Homeless children and their families are facing a difficult economic environment and a social services network that is near the breaking point. Now, more than ever, these families need a safe and nurturing environment like Bright Beginnings. We are serving single mothers, single fathers, and 2-parent families with previously stable work and housing histories that have never been homeless before. Our comprehensive services help homeless families put their lives back together while their children prepare for kindergarten in a safe, stable environment where there is a routine, compassionate care, social serves and stimulating educational

Thank you again for supporting the comprehensive, child-centered and family-oriented approach that ensures a bright beginning for homeless children and their families. We hope you will visit us soon!


Dr. Betty Jo Gaines
Executive Director

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