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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 Molly Howieson Family

Each year, I post a picture of my own grandchildren. They have been blessed with stable housing. They don't have to worry where they are sleeping tonight. As you can imagine COVID has brought on special challenges for families. At the beginning of the pandemic 43% of our families had lost their jobs. Fortunately, they were with us and didn't have to worry about losing their housing. Our unemployment rate is with clients is now 6%! The phones are still ringing and we are still serving families. We have served the same amount of families this past year but are expecting high numbers of calls once the eviction courts open up again. This year more then ever we need your support so that we can be there for the families who are coming to us. $35 will cover one night of housing. Any amount would be deeply appreciated!

Sincerely,
Molly Howieson Family

Molly Howieson Family

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(46%) $550 To date $1,200 Goal

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  • Bank of America
  • BMO Harris Bank
  • M. Brown & Associates
  • Wintrust1-Wheaton Bank & Trust
  • Wintrust2-Glen Ellyn Bank & Trust
  • Wintrust3-Naperville Bank & Trust
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  • First Eagle Bank
  • Nicor Gas
  • Oxford Bank & Trust

Thank you to all those who pledged!

  1. Marian Stricker October 24, 2020

    “Molly, you do so much! Thank you for all your guidance and dedication!”

  2. Michelle Bratton October 23, 2020

    “Good luck with the Sleep Out!!”

  3. Suzanne October 23, 2020

    “Thank you for ALL that you do for our families, Molly!”

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