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Recent posts

Volunteer at the Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ on September 7!
Aug 27, 2019
“Porkstock 2019” is right around the corner, and we need your help to make it a success! Please sign up to volunteer at The Glen Ellyn Backyard BBQ(GEBYBBQ) as it returns for its 11th year on Saturday, September 7. Not only is the GEBYBBQ is the largest amateur BBQ contest in the state of Illinois–it’s a […]
Join us at Sleep Out Saturday 2019!
Jul 29, 2019
Join us and hundreds of Bridge supporters this fall for Sleep Out Saturday. When you sleep out, donate or fundraise for Sleep Out Saturday, you’ll build a brighter tomorrow for the homeless families in the Bridge Communities transitional housing program. Register today at www.sleepoutsaturday.org! You Pick the Date! The countywide sleep out will be held […]
Meet this year’s Celebrating Women, Transforming Lives Honorees!
Mar 20, 2019
On Friday, April 26, Bridge Communities will celebrate the women of DuPage County and their 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. Our Celebrating Women, Transforming Lives Spring Luncheon honors women with […]
You Can Put a Bridge Family On the Road to Success
Feb 20, 2019
When Nancy’s* family came to Bridge Communities last fall, they were homeless and desperate for safe housing.      Your generosity helped us welcome them to the Bridge family with open arms and provide them with their own apartment–thank you!      But that’s not all. You see, the family came to us with almost no […]
You changed lives on #GivingTuesday!
Jan 10, 2019
On #GivingTuesday 2018, you gave two homeless families the gift of homes and hope. Thank you!      You brought both of these families into the safety of their own Bridge Communities apartments, connected them to caring mentors, and put them on the path to a better future–all by the end of the year.   […]
Hope and healing: Ambar’s story
Dec 11, 2018
When you support Bridge Communities, you are giving homeless families much more than an apartment. You are giving them everything they need to heal from the traumas of abuse and homelessness. So today, we’d like to tell you about Ambar, who could use your help more than ever. For years, she had suffered from abuse both […]
Here’s how you can help a homeless family on #GivingTuesday 2018!
Nov 26, 2018
Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday, and we’re hoping to raise $12,775 in one day. That’s enough to provide one full year of housing for a Bridge Communities family!      And we have great news to share:  Engineering Systems Inc. will generously match the first $5,000 in donations you make in honor of #GivingTuesday!      But we can only […]
Thanks for joining us at Sleep Out Saturday!
Nov 5, 2018
It was cold. It was rainy. And it was a meaningful, life-changing experience for hundreds of participants across DuPage County as they joined us for the 15th Annual Sleep Out Saturday! The evening kicked off with a high energy Rock Out for Sleep Out Rally, held for the first time at the rally’s new location […]
A special update on a #GivingTuesday family
Oct 30, 2018
Now that it has been nearly a year, we thought you might like to know about the progress made by a Bridge family rescued from homelessness on #GivingTuesday 2017. Last fall, K came to Bridge Communities desperate and broken-hearted. After leaving a bad relationship, she and her daughter had nowhere to live. A relative let little […]
Pearls of Wisdom from Bridge’s Mark Milligan
Sep 28, 2018
You may know the story of how Bridge Communities came to be in the summer of 1988. But to hear co-founder Mark Milligan tell the story is truly something special. “I was working in a homeless shelter, a place that people could go overnight and sleep, and I kept noticing in this homeless shelter a […]