Bright Beginnings

BBI 2014 Champions for Children Capitol Hill Event

On April 30th Bright Beginnings had the pleasure of honoring 2014’s Champions for Children. Executive Director Dr. Betty Jo Gaines, presented awards to Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) and Representatives Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Jim McGovern (D-MA), and Hal Rogers (R-KY).“In this era of cutbacks, reductions, and sequestration, it is vital to recognize those members of Congress who work to protect the most vulnerable of our citizens from the most devastating effects of downsizing,” said Dr. Gaines.

Representative Jim McGovern gave compelling remarks, highlighting the importance of caring for children and providing the building blocks for success. The evening also featured speeches from two current BBI parents, Benita Garner and Shallsea Ford. Thank you to our champions for allowing Bright Beginnings to make a difference in lives of families.