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On November 4th more than 1,500 teens, children and adults will spend the night sleeping outside in tents, boxes, or cars to raise awareness about family homelessness and funds for Bridge Communities' Transitional Housing Program.

With your help, Bridge Communities will house more than 120 families and provide 91,000 nights of housing and supportive services to homeless families in DuPage County. Please give to demonstrate your commitment to helping homeless families build a bridge to a brighter future!

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A personal message from Jill Garbaliauskas

I participated in my 1st Sleep Out Saturday last year! One of the things I realized as I slept outside was how noisy the nighttime truly is, even at 2 AM. The cars, the road noise from tires, the wind, etc.

As I laid there, my clothes and coat dampening from the moisture in the air as the night went on, I thought how difficult it has to be for individuals (and families) to sleep outside and need to function the next day at work or learn in class. It was far from a restful sleep, sleeping in 5-10 minute increments, if that. Although it was in the 40’s, it was so damp. The other thing I thought about was how fortunate I am to be able to have somewhere warm to put my head at night. Another thing I reflected upon is how blessed I am to work for Bridge Communities and to be able to help raise money and awareness to provide families a place to lay their head! By donating to Sleep Out Saturday, you too can help provide resources for homeless families!

For only $35.00, you can provide a family one night of safe housing! Will you please make a pledge to help a homeless family find a safe and warm place to lay their head at night?

Sincerely,
Jill Garbaliauskas

Jill Garbaliauskas

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(33%) $330 To date $1,000 Goal

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Thank you to all those who pledged!

  1. Veronica H November 3, 2017

    “Good luck. Love you!”

  2. Donna November 3, 2017

    “Stay strong, warm, and know we are all proud of you!”

  3. Donce Gee October 31, 2017

    “You are awesome. Keep up the good work.”

  4. The Bird Family October 19, 2017

    “Thank you Jill for bringing awareness to the homeless epidemic.”

  5. John koval October 16, 2017

    “Wish I could pledge more, it's a great thing your doing! God bless!”

  6. Michelle Ruehle October 15, 2017

    “What a wonderful thing you are doing! Happy to support the cause.”

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