A free service that puts expert tips, child development resources, and events directly into the hands of parents and caregivers. Available in English and Spanish.

    Is there a young child in your life?
    Bright by Text is for anyone who cares for and loves a child, prenatally through age 8: parents, parents-to-be, grandparents, babysitters, aunties, uncles, neighbors, friends, teachers, and more.

    This is for you!
    There are many great resources out there for parents and caregivers with young children, but when you have little ones, finding the time to research what you need can be challenging – especially now! Thankfully, there is an easy way to get local information on resources and events sent directly to your phone.

    United Way of Greater New Bedford has teamed up with Bright by Text to send messages that are targeted to your child’s age and include fun and easy activities, positive parenting tips, local resources, and information about physical development.



    Become a Bright by Text Partner

    If you are an organization serving families in the area, you can become a Bright By Text partner to share local information about:

    • Healthy child development and resources, birth to age eight
    • An event or series of events focused on families
    • Events or resources that are free or low-cost

    We require a minimum of ten days’ notice to approve any message. Please make sure your event aligns with the Strengthening Families Protective Factors.

    Have questions about Bright by Text? Email BBT@unitedwayofgnb.org