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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 Rachel Wincenciak

This will be my 3rd year participating in Sleep Out Saturday for Bridge Communities. I can honestly say that I am excited to be out there with other like minded souls, raising funds for homeless families. Now you may ask, "Why would you be excited to not get much sleep, and sleep outside in unpredictable weather conditions?" I'm excited because I know that my participation and fundraising will create positive CHANGE the lives of homeless families.

The money raised for SOS helps Bridge Communities continue to provide necessary job coaching, education and training, tutoring, counseling, financial management, case management, and above all safe housing. Bridge Communities has been able to expand and add to their numerous services, which only adds to the successes of families in the program. Without these services, families might not be able to reach their goals and find permanent housing.

Bridge Communities is already CHANGING the lives of homeless families for the better in our communities, but they still need our help to continue their amazing work. This is why I will continue to participate in SOS year after year, to raise awareness and raise funds to give a homeless family a chance to CHANGE their lives for the better.

Please consider donating to my campaign, my amount of 1500 is the money it would take to pay for a month and a half of safe housing for a family. That's 35 dollars a day! Help me raise money for a family in need :) Thank you for your donation and I will see you on November 4th!!!

Rachel Wincenciak

Rachel Wincenciak

My online fundraising progress

(90%) $1,345 To date $1,500 Goal

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Thank you to all those who pledged!

  1. LaBarbera Family November 1, 2017

    “Stay warm!”

  2. Karen Wincenciak November 1, 2017

    “Rachel, love you......especially your big heart and commitment to others!”

  3. Eric Friedemann October 24, 2017

    “Go Rachel!”

  4. Chris & Laura October 15, 2017

    “Rachel, thanks for giving your time (and sleep) so selflessly!
    Proverbs 14:31
    "Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors Him."”

  5. Alex and Sharon October 14, 2017

    “You go lady!”

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