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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.

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(100%) $2,130 To date $2,000 Goal

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  • Bank Financial
  • Bank of America
  • BMO Harris Bank
  • M. Brown & Associates
  • Wintrust1-Wheaton Bank & Trust
  • Wintrust2-Glen Ellyn Bank & Trust
  • Wintrust3-Naperville Bank & Trust
  • Wintrust4-Bolingbrook Bank & Trust


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


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

Thank you to all those who pledged!

  1. Theresa Gaziano-Steffan November 7, 2020

    “The Rockford Relatives support your efforts. Thank you for your commitment to this important cause. Thinking of all of you!
    The Rockford Relatives”

  2. Jeff and Maureen November 6, 2020

    “Bless you all for supporting those less fortunate, right here in our own community.

    God be with you, and stay warm! we'll be praying for you and everyone taking part, and all those that need a warm place to sleep at night.

    Love you! - Jeff, Maureen, Brody, and Maeve”

  3. Kathy And Todd Smart November 6, 2020

    “Thank you for all you do to help our community!”

  4. Farrar Family November 5, 2020

    “Love this event. Thanks for raising awareness!!”

  5. The Wolschlag Family November 5, 2020

    “Thank you for letting Ella join you. Good luck .”

  6. Mike O'Neill November 4, 2020

    “Good Luck, looks like good weather!”

  7. Brenda Brocato November 4, 2020

    “Blessings to you for your good work!”

  8. Judy Dinerstein November 4, 2020

    “We hope you enjoy your sleepout, but it sounds like you are sleeping in your van and the girls have to fend for themselves! No fair! lol Neverthless, enjoy! Sid & Judy”

  9. Audrey Wolschlag October 29, 2020


  10. Julie and Neil October 25, 2020

    “Love you guys!”

  11. Jennie and Peter Gates October 25, 2020

    “Be safe, be warm and thank you for your loving hearts in supporting our most vulnerable families. We love you xxx”

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