The Bryan-Braker Railroad will give kids and their parents a unique opportunity. Kids will have a blast and parents will feel good knowing they are helping their community. The donations received to ride the train will directly benefit our community through a gift to a local non-profit.
A ride on the Bryan-Braker Railroad is so much more than a ride, it is a source of benefit to our community partners who work tirelessly to help those in need. Bryan-Braker desires to support these efforts in a fun way. It’s all part of Bryan-Braker’s vision to be identified with the rich history of our community which trains have always had in Solano County.
The Little Train that Could
For those who think that tiny trains and funeral homes don’t go together, think again.
Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, long a sponsor of many community events, shared fun and joy with children and adults of all ages at the recent KidFest in Vacaville by offering rides on its miniature train. Proceeds donations for the ride benefited the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), which helps children who are victims of abuse and neglect. The event raised $800.
“We couldn’t think of a better way to honor kids—both those who experienced joy and Kidfest and those who are in need of help,” explained Bryan-Braker manager, Chris Donhost. While many people think that funeral homes deal with death for the most part, our main job is to help the living. We try to do that in many forms. The Bryan-Braker Railroad is a chance for us to give back to the communities we serve and embrace the joy that living can offer.”
“We are so grateful to Bryan-Braker for this donation,” said Candy Pierce, Executive Director of CASA. “What a wonderful way to give back to some of Solano County’s most vulnerable children, those who have been victims of abuse and neglect, while also giving joy to children of all ages. ”
“We love the story of the little train in children’s books that says ‘I think I can, I know I can’, said Donhost. “We know we can provide hope to kids—and we think we’ve done that so that they, in a sense, will be inspired by the little train.”