A message from Bright Beginnings Central VA
BBCV staff are transitioning back to in-office operations. Staff will be in the office on Tuesday and Thursdays, and Friday mornings. The majority of meetings will continue to be held virtually, although some in-person meetings will also take place.
We are evaluating the possibility of in-person professional development programs, including our annual conference. No decisions have been made at this time.
We appreciate the Early Care and Education Providers who have contacted BBCV and expressed their willingness to help the community during this crisis, especially as the need for childcare has grown.
We at BBCV, along with our community, country and the world, look forward to the complete end of this crisis and the return to normal programming. Until then, please stay safe and healthy.
The Dolly Parton Imagination Library through Bright Beginnings CV at the United Way of Central Virginia, is offered to children from birth through age five who reside in the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford or Campbell.
Registrations are temporarily suspended in the counties of Amherst, Appomattox and Bedford due to limited funding. We hope to resume registrations in these counties as soon as possible.
Bright Beginnings extends its sincere gratitude to the Watt Foster Family Foundation for its generous support of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library in Campbell County!
Bright Beginnings CV is accepting applications for a Coordinated Enrollment Assistant.
Send letter of interest and resume to:
Director, Bright Beginnings CV
United Way of Central Virginia
1010 Miller Park Square
Lynchburg, VA. 24501
Bright Beginnings Central Virginia (SBCV) is a regional initiative, serving the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell, and the city of Lynchburg. BBCV is housed within the United Way of Central Virginia, which serves as its fiscal agent.
Our Vision: All Children are supported in getting ready for kindergarten, to lay the building blocks for third grade reading proficiency.
BBCV serves as a facilitator of conversation and action focusing on the needs of children.
Food Drive to Support the S.O.S. Backpack Program
The S.O.S. Backpack Program (Sustaining Our Students), is a component of the Central Virginia School Readiness Initiative (CVSRI), in collaboration with United Way of Central Virginia and its community partners. Donations to the Food Drive are accepted at all times.
Who does the drive benefit?
The following Elementary Schools in the Central Virginia Area:
What types of donations are you accepting?
We are accepting donations of new back packs, as well as food donations of:
Canned Chili, Stew, or Chicken & Dumplings
Soup (individual & large size for families)
Tuna, Spam, Canned Chicken
Spaghetti or Ravioli
Mashed Potatoes or Rice
Goldfish, Pretzels, Microwave Popcorn
Granola Bars, Raisins
Macaroni and Cheese Singles
Apple Sauce (individual cups)
Pudding Cups, Fruit Cups
Canned Vegetables, Canned Fruit
Oatmeal, Peanut Butter (small jars)
Cereals(box or individual bowls) or Poptarts
Where can I bring my donations?
Donations are being collected (year round) at United Way of Central VA, at 1010 Miller Park Square in Lynchburg, 24501. For more information about the drive, you can contact Dawn Wise at United Way of Central Virginia at (434) 455-6900 or e-mail at email@example.com.