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Britepaths Raises $86,000 at Artful Living Gala - Source Connection news papers

Posted on May 13,2019
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Guests peruse the silent auction items at the Britepaths Gala. Photo by Steve Hibbard.

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By Steve Hibbard

At its “Artful Living 2019: Thrive,” Britepaths raised $86,000 through its Wing Span Raffle and auction, and juried art show and sale featuring 60 local artists. About 250 people paid $100 to attend the 35th anniversary gala at the Country Club of Fairfax last Thursday, May 2, 2019. The money will be used to support struggling families in the community.

A live, charity auction offered a beachfront condo stay in Cozumel, Mexico; a stained-glass piece by Britepaths’ Executive Director Lisa Whetzel; and an Emerald Isle, N.C., beach house rental. The evening’s festivities also included live music by Latin-jazz band Batida Diferente, appetizers, wine and beer and a photo booth.

According to Whetzel: “At Britepaths, what we are trying to do is to help low-to-moderate income families that are struggling financially in Fairfax County to become self-sufficient for the long-term. And we do that through several different ways of stabilizing families with safety net services and building resilience in families to weather future financial storms. Financial literacy in teaching basic budgeting and personal finance really helps people to manage their limited incomes. We serve 3,500 children every year through our food assistance program and also through the holiday gifts and school supplies programs in the fall.”

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