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Recent posts

A Weekend to Remember: Thank you for celebrating the Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ!
Aug 31, 2015
The weekend of August 28-29 marked the 7th Annual Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ, and we thank YOU for making it a success! The Bridge Builders group of Glen Ellyn kicked off the weekend’s festivities with “Barbacoa Bajo Las Estrellas,” (Barbecue Under the Stars) a unique new event featuring Latin cuisine by renowned chef Paul Lindemuth. […]
We need YOU! Volunteer at the Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ on August 29
Aug 6, 2015
We couldn’t serve 130 homeless families per year without you! Will you help out and volunteer at one of our most important fundraisers of the year? By volunteering for a 3-hour shift, you will be directly helping us save homeless families in the community. Plus, you’ll get to enjoy fantastic live music, a free meal […]
Why Bridge Tutors Matter: A’s Story
Jul 21, 2015
At Bridge Communities, the children in the Transitional Housing Program are just as important to us as their parents. We care deeply about their success and well-being, and that’s why Bridge children at any grade level can be connected to a tutor, who will work them weekly and help with their studies. “A” is just one […]
Sleep Out Saturday 2015: This Is The Day
Jul 7, 2015
This Is The Day. The day we open our hearts to humanity. The day that marks the start of something you’ll never forget. The day you begin your journey to inspire positive change in the world. The day that leads to a better tomorrow for homeless families in your community. Join Today! Save the date for […]
A Chair Affair Brings a Night of Fun and Philanthropy to Naperville
Jun 18, 2015
On June 12, Bridge Communities proudly presented the second edition of A Chair Affair, a unique opportunity to appreciate and celebrate beautiful artwork through the transformation of chairs, stools and benches. From May 21 to June 11, 2015, chairs were on display at retail locations in Downtown Naperville, where the community was encouraged to visit, view and vote for these fun, whimsical, funky […]
Meet Allison’s family in Bridge’s Connections Newsletter
May 28, 2015
What if you had to flee from your own partner in order to keep your children safe? It’s a scary thought, and one that’s close to home for many Bridge families, including Allison’s. In our Spring issue of the Bridge Communities newsletter,”Connections,” you’ll learn why Allison and her daughters had to escape an abusive home. […]
Garden Walk returns on June 20
May 18, 2015
Spring into summer with the Glen Ellyn Garden Walk! Enjoy a self-guided tour of some of the most beautiful gardens in town. Tickets are $25 (advance) / $30 (door) and includes entrance into six private gardens and one bonus Park District garden, self-guided tour map, Master Gardeners on-hand from University of Illinois extension, raffle opportunities […]
A Chair Affair Returns to Naperville!
Apr 30, 2015
Don’t miss one of the most unique parties of the year and your opportunity to find one-of-a-kind artwork for your home! Back for its second year, Bridge Communities combines artistic talent with a great cause to present A Chair Affair in the Naperville community this spring. From May 21-June 11, the 30 chairs, stools and […]
Thank you, Soup & Bread Glen Ellyn!
Apr 21, 2015
On Saturday, April 18, the first Soup & Bread Glen Ellyn event was held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church to benefit the families served by Bridge Communities. We would like to send a warm and huge thank you to the following people for this wonderful event: -Organizer Extraordinaire: Mary Elizabeth Lane -St. Mark’s Episcopal Church […]
Thank you for volunteering with Bridge!
Apr 14, 2015
It’s National Volunteer Week, and there’s no better time to celebrate service, and celebrate those who have built and bolstered Bridge Communities: amazing volunteers like you. Bridge was founded by volunteers, volunteers grew the ministry to a point where it was a viable organization, and today, volunteers like you are the heartbeat of Bridge Communities. […]