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Pearls of Wisdom from the Supporters of Bridge Communities: Jack Flowers
Feb 2, 2018
2018 marks Bridge Communities’ 30th anniversary year, and we have lots in store to share with you this year. Alongside our special events and celebrations, we will also share “Pearls of Wisdom” stories each month, which will feature a different longtime friend, supporter, volunteer or graduate from Bridge Communities. We are honored that our first […]
Meet a Family You Brought in From the Cold on #GivingTuesday
Jan 12, 2018
Because of  100+ generous donors on #GivingTuesday, two families were brought in from the cold this winter and into Bridge Communities. These families were warm and safe in a Bridge apartment before the recent cold snap. Thank you for keeping them safe! And now, we’d like to introduce you to one of these families: K […]
Double Your Impact on #GivingTuesday
Oct 31, 2017
On November 28, we ask you to become a hero to the homeless families served by Bridge Communities.       A generous foundation donor has agreed to match your #GivingTuesday donation, dollar for dollar! Thanks to this generous match, your $35 gift will be enough to give not one family, but two families a night of housing in a warm, safe apartment.   […]
Take a Seat! The Chair Affair Artwork has Arrived in Hinsdale
Sep 14, 2017
Three cheers, the chairs are here! As of Monday, September 11, the 20 pieces of artwork to be featured in A Chair Affair – Hinsdale have been installed at retail and community locations throughout Hinsdale, Oak Brook, Clarendon Hills and Burr Ridge. Until October 5, you can visit and view the chairs in person, and […]
Experience a life-changing night on November 4: Sleep Out Saturday 2017
Sep 8, 2017
On Saturday, November 4, be one of the hundreds across Chicagoland that will take action against the growing family homelessness crisis. Join the Sleep Out Saturday movement todayto raise funds, donate, and for one night sleep outside, all to help homeless families rebuilding their lives in the Bridge Communities transitional housing program reach a brighter […]
A Chair Affair – Hinsdale to Debut October 5!
Aug 25, 2017
Your favorite “chairity” event is on the move—please join us for the debut of A Chair Affair – Hinsdale on October 5!  This fall, A Chair Affair’s cocktail auction & gala will be held at the beautifully redesigned Community House in Hinsdale. You’ll be able to enjoy in person all the one-of-a-kind pieces of chair […]
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 […]