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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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Nearly 90% of your donation will benefit the families in our transitional housing program.

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(100%) $2,025 To date $1,000 Goal

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Thank you to all those who pledged!

  1. Julie Pavelich October 29, 2017

    “Sorry I’m late with my encouragement and donation. You inspire us all to be better humans. Thank you, Iris and Bapa!!”

  2. AngieB October 29, 2017

    “Sorry I'm late donating, Iris. I hope you, Aaditi, and your Bapa are having hot chocolate right now.”

  3. Heather Jamieson October 29, 2017

    “So proud of you Iris!”

  4. Nico October 28, 2017

    “Way to go, Iris!
    I appreciate how involved you are with issues that are so deeply important. You are a fine role model.

    Grateful for you,

  5. Dean October 28, 2017

    “Good job flower!! You’re an inspiration to so many...xoxo”

  6. Dr. Bob October 28, 2017

    “Iris—congratulations on developing a desire for social justice like several generations of wonderful relatives have modeled for you. You have my respect!”

  7. Karrey ISCA October 28, 2017

    “You’re a good egg, Iris!”

  8. Kate Wasserman October 28, 2017

    “Great job, Iris! <3”

  9. Yer Mum October 28, 2017

    “Iris, I'm proud of you on this cold night and every other day, too. Your compassion for others, your commitment to social justice, and your quiet determination are an inspiration to me. I love you all the time, every day, no matter what!”

  10. Anonymous October 28, 2017

    “Iris, thank you so much for sleeping out and raising money for Bridge Communities.”

  11. Diana October 24, 2017

    “You are awesome, Iris. Thank you for being part of the solution.”

  12. Darlene Adams October 23, 2017

    “Thanks for being such an awesome young lady!”

  13. Brent and Kim Curtis October 22, 2017

    “Iris we are so proud of your participation in this cause. Your mama raised you right.”

  14. John and Angela Loveless October 21, 2017

    “Thanks for sleeping out for such a great cause!”

  15. Ellen and Larry October 12, 2017

    “We're proud of all you do for Bridge! Stay warm!!!”

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