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Recent posts

Beatrice’s Bridge Communities Story: The Conclusion
Dec 19, 2016
“It was hard to balance work, school and family, but Naya was always my strength. She has always been happy, always strong. And she gave me the strength to do what I needed to improve myself. I know that everything I do, it’s for her.”      Beatrice had been working her way through nursing […]
Beatrice’s Bridge Communities Story: Part 2
Dec 12, 2016
“It was 9 AM on Christmas Eve when I had my last interview with Bridge Communities, and my life changed forever. We went over to the apartment, and I saw that it had 2 bedrooms. I just started crying. I couldn’t believe I was actually getting a 2-bedroom home. Without Bridge, I didn’t know how […]
Beatrice’s Bridge Communities Story: Part 1
Dec 5, 2016
“When my daughter Naya was 5 months old, I was working as a CNA and was also in nursing school. My dad gave us just a year to stay with them. At the end of that year, I was still in school, and on track to graduate. But he still told me we had to […]
Can you guess what you made possible on #GivingTuesday?
Dec 1, 2016
Because of you, on #GivingTuesday, we hit our donation goal of $12,775! Combined with our match from Bank of America, this means we will be able to house two more homeless families than we’d planned on in 2017.   Their safety would not have been possible without you. Never doubt that your donations, your tweets, […]
Will you Give a Tuesday on #GivingTuesday?
Nov 1, 2016
Last year, you came to our rescue in a big way.      For the first time, Bridge Communities participated in #GivingTuesday, the national day of charitable giving. The end of the year was nearing, and time and money were running out. We asked if you’d help us raise $4,550–one night of housing for each of […]
Because of you, Kelly’s family is safe
Oct 17, 2016
As Kelly’s story shows, the living situation and security of a family can change in the blink of an eye. After her divorce, Kelly and her three kids–Maddie, Kyle and Becca–were grateful to move into her brother’s house in Warrenville. A few years passed, life settled down, and Kelly even found love again. Then, her […]
Sleep Out or Sleep In–It’s Up To You!
Oct 10, 2016
Now is your opportunity to make #HomelessNoMore a reality for 130+ Bridge Communities families! Sleep Out Saturday is less than a month away, and there’s still time to get involved! Here’s why you’ll want to join us on November 5: Sleep Out or Sleep In: Join the movement that stands apart and register for Sleep […]
Still time to sign up! Run on behalf of Bridge families on October 23
Sep 29, 2016
The Naperville Marathon races will be held on October 23, 2016, and YOU can be a hero for Bridge families! Sign up to run and fundraise in their honor today! Runners will also receive a registration discount to use on the Naperville Marathon website. Signing up is easy: -First, click here to become a Charity Hero […]
Thanks for joining us at the Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ!
Sep 12, 2016
This year, summer didn’t end on Labor Day! The Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ returned for its 8th year on Saturday, September 10. Thousands of community members joined us for the “ProteinPalooza,” a day of food, family-friendly activities, concerts and of course, barbecue! Attendees enjoyed the sounds of outstanding bands, including The Neverly Brothers, Expo 76 […]
We’re proud to announce our scholarship recipients!
Aug 31, 2016
We are so happy to introduce you to two outstanding Bridge kids, Daniela and Ryan. As teenagers, they faced all the same challenges as their peers–but they had to deal with the unique struggles of homelessness, too.   It wasn’t easy. It was something no teenager should ever have to worry about.   But, once […]