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On November 7th more than 1,000 children, teens and adults will spend the night sleeping outside in tents, boxes, or cars or doubled up inside their homes without a bed to call their own, all to raise awareness about family homelessness and funds for Bridge Communities' Transitional Housing Program.

Your help is needed now more than ever. With your help, Bridge Communities will transition over 100 families to self-sufficiency by working with community partners to provide mentoring, housing, and supportive services. Please give to demonstrate your commitment to helping homeless families build a bridge to a brighter future!

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Nearly 90% of your donation will benefit the families in our transitional housing program.

A personal message from The Bennings

I have had the pleasure to participate in SOS for 4 years! This year it's a little different for us because we will have our first child together so we are sleeping out, outside our house this year.

This event has always given me a new perspective on homelessness each year. This year, with us having our first child together, will make it all that much more "real" for us. Putting ourselves in a situation that is similar to some of the families in Bridge Communities before they enter the program. Having to make those tough decisions about, where does my child sleep? It's getting cold, can we stay in the car?

I want to help Bridge Communities welcome more families in need to the program and your donations do just that! Can you help by providing 1 night of housing? Just $35 dollars for a night of housing is all it takes.

I thank you for your support of Bridge Communities this year during SOS! See you on the lawn!

The Bennings

The Bennings

My online fundraising progress

(70%) $685 To date $980 Goal

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  • Bank of America
  • BMO Harris Bank
  • M. Brown & Associates
  • Wintrust1-Wheaton Bank & Trust
  • Wintrust2-Glen Ellyn Bank & Trust
  • Wintrust3-Naperville Bank & Trust
  • Wintrust4-Bolingbrook Bank & Trust


  • Coldwell Banker Charitable Foundation
  • Compass Mortgage
  • Dave Scatterday, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
  • Wheaton Yamaha Music School


  • BeaksCo
  • Builder Supply Outlet
  • First Eagle Bank
  • Nicor Gas
  • Oxford Bank & Trust

Thank you to all those who pledged!

  1. Laurie September 22, 2020

    “Love that y'all are supporting a great cause!”

  2. Alex and Sharon September 22, 2020

    “You continue to make a difference in our community. Thanks for all you do!”

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