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On November 6th 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 Jenifer Bystry

Dear friends,

On Friday, November 5th I will once again be united in empathy and experience with families facing homelessness. Like so many moms and their kids, I'll be spending the night in my car. With your kindness and generosity, I'm hoping to raise $3,000 -- enough to house one family with Bridge for three months.

Thank you for considering supporting these resilient families by sponsoring my Sleep Out Saturday efforts.

With heartfelt gratitude,


Jenifer Bystry

Jenifer Bystry

My online fundraising progress

(78%) $2,350 To date $3,000 Goal

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  • Bank Financial
  • College of DuPage
  • Compass Mortgage
  • Dave Scatterday, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones
  • Nicor Gas


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

Client Speaker Sponsor

  • Men in Black Pest Control Services

Thank you to all those who pledged!

  1. Paula Worniak November 10, 2021

    “Thank you for your effort Jen”

  2. Synthia Karpack November 5, 2021

    “Sending warm thoughts and prayers from Michigan! XO
    PS - Looks like Chico is up for the adventure too:)”

  3. Brett Karpack November 5, 2021

    “Good luck Aunt Jen!”

  4. Penny Russell November 5, 2021

    “Good luck Jen! Keep warm my friend! x”

  5. Amanda Lipinski November 5, 2021

    “Always proud of the work you are doing and the impact you make daily! Much love ??

    Alex & Amanda”

  6. Cindy J November 5, 2021

    “Brava Jenifer! Keep doing the good works you do!! Love will keep you warm ??”

  7. Sheri L Renas November 5, 2021

    “You're doing great things for the community. Stay warm!”

  8. Claudia MacDonald November 5, 2021

    “Hey Sis, so proud of you for all your selfless giving not only to Bridge, but to so many. Stay warm! Love You!”

  9. Sean Shannon November 2, 2021

    “Stay warm girl. Great work your doing.”

  10. John & Cindy Glavin November 1, 2021

    “A great cause!”

  11. Bonnie Curzio November 1, 2021

    “What a great cause!”

  12. Jill November 1, 2021

    “Bundle up!”

  13. Karla November 1, 2021

    “You are a shining example to us all.”

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