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Recent posts

Thank you for joining us at A Chair Affair!
Jun 13, 2017
  On June 8, Naperville hosted the “chairity” event to kick off summer with A Chair Affair! Held at the brand new Elements at Water Street inside Hotel Indigo alongside Naperville’s beautiful Riverwalk, nearly 250 guests had an exciting evening full of food, fun and philanthropy to benefit the families of Bridge Communities. The program […]
The chairs are here for A Chair Affair!
May 24, 2017
Great news: The chairs have arrived! Visit downtown Naperville today to see the outstanding chair artwork from A Chair Affair, from now until June 8. Click here to vote for your favorite! Then, on June 8, join us at the hottest “chairity” event of the summer and bid on the chair of your choice! You […]
You are changing Kate’s life! Read on in our Connections Spring Newsletter
May 9, 2017
When Kate first approached Bridge Communities, her life was in shambles. She had just escaped from an abusive husband. She was barely scraping by, desperate to support her twin babies and her parents on a part-time retail job salary.      She was running out of time. But you saved her from despair and homelessness. […]
It’s National Volunteer Week, and We Are Thankful for You
Apr 24, 2017
At Bridge Communities, during National Volunteer Week and every week, we are thankful for you. We are thankful that you choose to volunteer, sharing your skills, your experiences, your energy and your wisdom with the 130 homeless families we’re serving this year.      We are thankful that you’re giving Bridge families a chance at […]
It All Starts With You: Our 2016 Annual Report
Mar 13, 2017
2016 all started with you, and your excitement and generosity toward helping Bridge families succeed. And we saw outstanding achievements from all our client families, from parents and children alike. These achievements would not have been possible without you. We couldn’t be happier to share these accomplishments with you in the Bridge Communities 2016 Annual […]
You can put a Bridge family on the road to a better future
Mar 9, 2017
Meet K, one of the moms in the Bridge Communities transitional housing program.      She’s a lot like all the parents we’re privileged to work with at Bridge. She had the strength to move forward after homelessness. She had embraced the Bridge program and was learning to budget. She had determination and the […]
Meet the speakers and honorees of Celebrating Women, Transforming Lives!
Feb 24, 2017
We hope you can join us at our annual Spring Luncheon on Friday, April 28, as we celebrate DuPage women’s commitment to the community. Their incredible gifts of time, talents and treasure will be recognized, as well as their efforts to make our communities a better place for homeless families. Celebrating Women, Transforming Lives will honor women with ties to DuPage […]
Meet a family you rescued from homelessness on #GivingTuesday
Jan 23, 2017
On November 29, when you supported #GivingTuesday at Bridge Communities, you changed the future for two more homeless families.     Because of you, we were able to adjust our plans and bring two more families into the Bridge program, before the deep freeze set in. Thank you for making this possible!      And now, we’ll introduce […]
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 […]