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On November 2nd 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 130 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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Nearly 90% of your donation will benefit the families in our transitional housing program.

A personal message from Rachel Benning

I am pledging to raise 2 months worth of housing for a family in the Bridge Communities Transitional Housing Program! Housing today is very expensive and especially in DuPage County and there are families who are struggling to keep a roof over their heads. I am sleeping out to raise awareness of these families who are in our community, and are unable to find or afford safe housing.

I want to help Bridge Communities provide life altering services to homeless families in need, and it only costs $35 a day to house a family in the program. With $35 a day a family can receive financial literacy counseling, parenting classes, children enrichment, tutoring, education and career coaching, and above all SAFE HOUSING! Help me help homeless families get back on their feet. Consider all the power that a $35 donation can do. If only 30 people donate $35 I can meet my goal!

Thank you all for your support and I will see you on November 2nd!

Rachel Benning

Rachel Benning

My online fundraising progress

(57%) $1,195 To date $2,100 Goal

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  • Bank of America
  • BMO Harris Bank
  • Surveillance Triangle


  • Coldwell Banker Charitable Foundation
  • Compass Mortgage
  • West Suburban Bank


  • Builder Supply Outlet
  • ICNA Relief
  • Oxford Bank & Trust

Thank you to all those who pledged!

  1. Alicia Rasnic August 28, 2019

    “Rachel, you are an inspiration!”

  2. Allyson & Matt McGahan August 27, 2019

    “We are so incredibly thankful for all that you do to help people struggling with homeless in our community, Rachel. We're honored to be considered your friends. <3”

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