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Basket Brigades

December 13, 2017
Basket Brigade began as a philanthropic project of inspirational speaker Tony Robbins. There are many different ways that this concept can be implemented. Brighter Beginnings’ experience with this activity has been as a collaborator with a Piedmont Girl Scout Troop that has taken on Basket Brigade as a service learning project at Thanksgiving time. The more »

Richmond Family Health Clinic: Mural

October 26, 2017
If you’ve recently gone to visit the Richmond Family Health Clinic you might have noticed a beautiful Mural on the side of our building. Thanks to the Founding Director of the Bay Area Mural Festival Sarah Siskin, Brighter Beginnings was able to be part of the 2nd Annual Mural Festival on October 2nd- 8th 2017. more »

Playing Together 2017 Recap

September 20, 2017
Thank You Thank you to everyone who made our 10th Annual Playing Together for a Brighter Beginning fundraiser a success. With your support, we were able to raise over $47,000 for our work with vulnerable East Bay Families. ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Thank you to all of our volunteers who made Playing Together 2017 possible: Allen Lescure, Barbara more »

Staff Spotlight: Gina Hernandez

March 23, 2017
In 1989, Gina Hernandez applied for an Administrative Assistant position at The Perinatal Council, a family services organization focused on reducing the high infant mortality rate among African Americans in Oakland. Since then, The Perinatal Council has grown to provide new services within its mission of supporting healthy births and the successful development of children more »

Double Your Impact

December 12, 2016
Thanks to a generous match from Google, supporters who donate online on our HandUp.org campaign page before the end of the year, will have their donations matched 100% to double their impact on the lives of East Bay families in need. Your donations make it possible for Brighter Beginnings to:  Support new parents and children more »

Playing Together 2016 Recap

October 7, 2016
Thank You Thank you to everyone who made our 9th Annual Playing Together for a Brighter Beginning fundraiser a success. With your support, we were able to raise $70,000 for our work with vulnerable East Bay Families. Congratulations to this year’s tennis tournament winners: US Open Flight: Team France (Peter Singelstad,Simon Marlow, Jenny Taylor, Carey more »

Richmond Clinic Open House & Health Fair

June 29, 2016
Brighter Beginnings Family Health Clinic Open House & Health Fair July 29, 2016 | 10 AM – 3 PM 2727 Macdonald Ave. in Richmond, CA We provide low cost primary care for the whole family and can help you enroll in Covered California & Medi-Cal. Take a tour of our clinic & learn about available more »

Celebrating Dr. Seuss: Storytime & Clinic Open House

March 10, 2016
On the week of Dr. Seuss’ 112th birthday, Brighter Beginnings hosted a Story Time & Open House event at our Family Health Clinic in Antioch in partnership with Antioch Library. With a special guest appearance from Former Mayor of Antioch and current Brighter Beginnings Board Member Mary Rocha (who looked an awful like one of more »

Our Newest Partner: Nonprofit Finance Fund

November 16, 2015
Brighter Beginnings is very excited to announce that we have entered into a new financing relationship with the Nonprofit Finance Fund! Currently totaling $750,000, this includes both a line of credit and term loan to support our clinic growth. This financing enables us to better manage our day to day cash flow, as well as more »

Playing Together ’15: Auction Item Preview

August 19, 2015
Live Auction Preview   This year’s auction features opportunities to enjoy and explore Northern California, whether it’s with a trip to wine country, a weekend packed with San Francisco must-dos, a feast in Moraga, or a stay in Sacramento with forays to Yocha Dehe and rafting on the American River. Get ready to bid on more »

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