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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.

A personal message from St. Barnabas Episcopal Church Youth Group

Please join the St. Barnabas Episcopal Youth Group in helping us to meet our goal. Thank you!

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church Youth Group

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church Youth Group

Our online fundraising progress

(100%) $1,685 To date $1,000 Goal

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Thank you to all those who pledged!

  1. Harry Gieschen November 10, 2020

    “Ivan Gieschen rocks.”

  2. Andrea Ruth Di Febo November 10, 2020

    “Thanks, Ivan for doing such a compassionate service for the homeless. Love, "Cousin" Andrea and Ralph”

  3. Gieschens November 8, 2020

    “Thank you for this ministry and opportunity!”

  4. Aunt Mara November 6, 2020

    “Proud of you, Ivan!”

  5. The Wetle Family November 6, 2020

    “God bless the members of the St. Barnabas Youth Group! Thank you for raising awareness and funding for those in need in our community!”

  6. Brenda Lotesta November 5, 2020

    “Bless you all and thank you for your ministry!”

  7. Uncle Scott & Aunt Linda November 5, 2020

    “A valuable learning experience for you, Ivan Gieschen”

  8. Aunt Kelly and Uncle Roland November 4, 2020

    “We are proud of you and your dedication to supporting this great cause, Maddie Wetle!”

  9. Fornal November 3, 2020

    “Keep smiling, Maddie! Y'all need some of those old, scratchy farm blankets to use in your video :)”

  10. Dennis October 26, 2020

    We are so proud that you are promoting such a helpful and needed charity.

  11. Tina October 26, 2020

    This is a great charity you are supporting.”

  12. RICHARD and CARI SHIELDS October 25, 2020

    “Thanks for your commitment and participating in SOS!”

  13. Marie Czech October 25, 2020

    “We are so very proud of you!”

  14. Mark Ramirez October 25, 2020

    “So proud of all you to take this worthy cause. so seriously!”

  15. Chris G. October 24, 2020

    “May the angels of God guard you through the night.”

  16. Kim Kucaba October 24, 2020

    “I’m so incredibly proud of all of the youth group kids. Thank you for your time and continued dedication to helping the community. Great job!”

  17. Bob Trask October 24, 2020

    “I'm so grateful for the youth at St. Barnabas for their willingness to get involved and raise awareness for the plight of people experiencing homelessness!”

  18. Anonymous October 24, 2020

    “Thanks so much for showing love for those in need, St. Barnabas youth!”

  19. Patty Dixon October 5, 2020

    “Way to go, St. Barnabas Youth Group! Very proud of you!”

  20. Angela October 2, 2020

    “I am so proud of our students for their commitment to this cause!”

  21. Jay and Georgia Baum September 27, 2020

    “God Bless you for helping those in need.”

  22. Doug & Kay Long September 27, 2020

    “Good luck with this worthy project.”

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