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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.

A personal message from Susan Hacker

Working at Bridge Communities I get to hear and to share the stories of over 100 families who are overcoming the trauma of being homeless.

The issues that lead them to become homeless are different for every Bridge family. They lost a job. They fled abuse or they were abandoned by someone who promised to protect them.

But there’s one thing that’s the same about all of them: they want to build a better future, and to never become homeless again.

Will you help a family recover from homelessness by making a pledge to Sleep Out Saturday at

As I participate in Sleep Out Saturday this November 4th for the fourth time, I’ll undoubtedly be cold—but I’ll be kept warm thinking about the 800 families that have graduated from the Bridge program over the years. And I’ll also be thinking about the 100+ families currently in the safety of a Bridge apartment.

Just $35 is enough to house a Bridge family for one night and provide them the mentoring and support they need to create their path out of poverty.

Please help me meet my Sleep Out Saturday fundraising goal of $1,820 to house a homeless family for whole year!

Susan Hacker

Susan Hacker

My online fundraising progress

(100%) $1,615 To date $1,000 Goal

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Thank you to all those who pledged!

  1. Denise November 2, 2017

    “A great cause! And happy to support you and Bridge Communities!”

  2. Kathy Halloran (Bickler) October 27, 2017

    “Hi Susan, thanks for posting about this organization, glad to help with your pledge goal.”

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