Bright Beginnings
Bright Beginnings gets moving!


Bright Beginnings' children incorporate more physical activity into their day with commonly-found items and creative activities. Join the fun by donating one or two items or all the items for a month. Our kids will really appreciate it! Call Heidi Bluming at 202.842.9090 for more information or to drop off your donations.


Monthly Supplies List

September
SCHOOL DAZE!
10 pairs of socks
6 queen size flat sheets
5 rectangular and 5 circular laundry baskets
Duct, masking and clear packing tape (20+ rolls)
20 Hula hoops
1 Limbo music CD (see Target, Party City or Amazon)

October
PARADE YOUR FALL COLORS!
10 pairs of socks
20 dozen plastic eggs
20 recycled egg cartons
3 old hats (can be plastic)
2 cloth sacks or bags
Punch balls (10 packs of 4) (Check the dollar store or Target)
Queen-sized pantyhose (50+)

November
FALL INTO PLAY!
10 foam pool noodles
Foam craft sticks (3 packs of 72)
Punch balls (10 packs of 4) (Check the dollar store or Target)
Sturdy paper plates (10 packs)
10 pairs of socks

December
FESTIVE FEET!
10 pairs of socks
Recycled newspaper (50+)
Foam craft sticks (2 packs of 72)
10 cardboard milk cartons (quart or pint-size)
1 bookshelf (three 4’x1’ shelves)

January
WINTER WANDERLAND!
10 cardboard milk cartons (quart or pint-size)
10 foam pool noodles
Aluminum pie plates (5 packs of 2)
20 Frisbees
6 plastic construction cones
10 pairs of socks
10 round floor spots for kids (check in the exercise equipment section)

February
HEART BEATS!
5 bags of beans
CD player
20 Hula-hoops
15 clean recycled soup cans
15 clean recycled plastic bottles (soda or other beverage bottle)
10 pairs of socks

March
MARCH MADNESS
Solo plastic cups (1 pack)
Duct, masking and clear packing tape (20+ rolls)
10 Hula Hoops
5 mesh laundry baskets
500 yards of sturdy cord
10 pairs of socks

April
SPRING FORWARD
1 deck of playing cards
500 yards of sturdy string
20 recycled newspapers
10 pairs of socks

May
MAY IN MOTION
10 pairs of socks
50 small square bean bags
25 rolls of bubble wrap

June
JUMPING INTO JUNE
1 large water cooler with cover (2 feet deep)
2 large plastic water basins
100 plastic fish

July
JAZZ IN JULY
10 clean recycled containers that can hold water (i.e., butter/margarine, cottage cheese, sour cream or take-out containers)
10 pairs of socks

August
FUN & FITNESS FINALE!
4-6 large plastic storage containers with lids
10 pairs of socks