Brentwood Regional Community Chest
Brentwood’s Regional Community Chest was founded by Rose Pierce over 50 years ago and has served Delta communities ever since. These familiar barrels join the ranks of bell ringers and drop-off stations set up by the Salvation Army and Toys for Tots but hold a special place in East County’s heart and history.
You can define Rose Piece by her life-long dedication to less fortunate families. Her vision was to be able to create a community that took care of everyone within the community. What started as a woman with a vision has turned into a formal organization. A Board of Directors governs the BRCC and supported by hundreds of volunteers who work tirelessly to make her vision a reality each year. Further supported by the local school district, student volunteer helpers, the City of Brentwood, and our local Rotary, this event settles deep into the fabric of the holiday season in Brentwood.
There are many ways to get involved with the BRCC. First, you can donate. Throughout the year, the BRCC collects gifts, toys, and food items to distribute to local families in need. Starting the second week of November, business owners can have a BRCC barrel dropped off at store locations for collections. Barrels are also set out at local schools, churches, and even the post office! If you log on to their website, there are additional resources explaining ways you can donate: Brentwood Regional Community Chest
The BRCC also needs volunteers. The incredible generosity of donations means that there needs to be helping hands to collect and organize donations. Volunteers are also vital to distribute gifts to expectant families. Plus, the day of the distribution, the local Lion’s Club, supported by the Rotary, prepare a pancake breakfast for each of the nearly 500 families to enjoy. But, to make it all possible, extra hands are necessary.
Giving to the Brentwood Regional Community Chest
This year, 500 local families will receive the fixing for a full holiday dinner, canned food, and age-appropriate presents for the children in the family. The program only works when the community comes together to donate and put donation packages together. It is no small feat and requires the city to pull together. But, this is precisely what Rose Pierce envisioned …people coming together and reaching out to support their neighbors.
A Community United
The auditorium at Brentwood Elementary will be packed with volunteers. Children as young as three years old will be organizing goods, while adults and members of our senior community put together family packages. The laughter, stories, and helping hands that came together create a powerful energy of the community. We all have heard the adage, ‘It takes a village’ and Rose Pierce, and her vision, are proof.
Let’s be honest. Life can throw curveballs at any of us at any time. Knowing that there is a community surrounding you and supporting you while you try to figure it all out can provide a breath of needed air. Working to overcome obstacles during the holidays can be even more pressing. The BRCC offers an outlet of help and hope when people most need to know they aren’t alone.
Our local backroads are full of inspiring people. This event is one that genuinely does inspire hope and commitment to the people within our community. A warm meal and gifts for children may not fix all the problems a family is facing. But, it does inspire hope, and it does encourage unity. As we journey through our local backroads, we are proud to have been part of the evening and proud to celebrate Rose Pierce and her vision of community.
You Can Help Support the Brentwood Regional Community Chest
Another way to support the BRCC is by showing up and helping to pack the donation boxes. This event is something where even young children can participate. If you are interested in helping pack boxes, book your calendar for December 20, from 4 pm – 9 pm, at Brentwood Elementary School, located at 200 Griffin Lane, in Brentwood, CA.
You can also support the Brentwood Regional Community Chest on December 21. Beginning at 7:30 am – 12 pm, the community comes together to load cars with treats, fixings for a holiday meal and gifts. Again, this is a perfect opportunity to give back and get local children involved.
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