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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 Paulsen family

This is Juls' 5th year (and my 3rd year) sleeping out to raise funds to help those less fortunate.

3 tidbits that Juls wants to share:

- Avg age of a homeless child in Bridge’s Transitional Housing Program is just under 8 years old.

- over half of our clients are single moms that have suffered domestic violence.

- Sadly, Bridge is expecting a tidal wave of calls once the eviction moratorium ends.

Thank you for your support, we greatly appreciate it!!

The Paulsen family

The Paulsen family

My online fundraising progress

(84%) $835 To date $1,000 Goal

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  • M. Brown & Associates
  • Wintrust1-Wheaton Bank & Trust
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  • Wintrust3-Naperville Bank & Trust
  • Wintrust4-Bolingbrook Bank & Trust


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


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

Thank you to all those who pledged!

  1. Don & Margie November 12, 2020

    “Have fun and stay warm! We'll be thinking of you both.”

  2. Laura November 6, 2020

    “Juls, this is a great cause. I am happy to support your effort. You are making a difference by assisting our neighbors in need. Your mom is my friend and former coworker from 20 years ago.”

  3. Will November 5, 2020

    “Pamela it is great to see you fundraising for Bridge and sleeping out with your daughter for 5 years! Great profile, story, and keep up the fundraising!”

  4. Anonymous November 3, 2020

    “Such a great cause!”

  5. The Swanson family October 29, 2020

    “We are so proud of you Juls for continuing to make a difference and for such a good cause! Hope you get some good weather that night.”

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