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Bridge Communities Celebrates 25 Years of Helping Homeless Families

November 2012 marks the kick off of Bridge Communities' 25th anniversary celebratory year. The celebration began at Sleep Out Saturday and continue with events, programs and stories about Bridge Communities' transitional housing program.

Nov. 5, 2012 - PRLog -- Bridge Communities announces the commencement of its year-long 25th anniversary celebration.  Bridge was founded in 1988 by Bob Wahlgren and Mark Milligan, two business men and friends who wanted to help a homeless family in their town.  In the years since, they have grown the organization they created – now known as Bridge Communities – into a life-changing force for homeless families in DuPage County.

Bridge Communities will spend the year between November 2012 and October 2013 celebrating the many people and organizations who have contributed to the success of its mission.  Stephanie Pierce and Jennifer Darnall, both Bridge Communities’ Board members and longtime supporters, are co-chairing the 25th anniversary celebrations.  

“This will be a year to celebrate all that Bridge Communities has accomplished over the past 25 years,” Pierce says.  “It gives us an opportunity to recognize and thank all those who have contributed to our successes and have allowed us to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of homeless families across DuPage County.”

The public launch of the celebration kicks off at Sleep Out Saturday, Bridge Communities’ flagship awareness and fundraising event, on November 3.  Special features have been added to the Sleep Out Saturday Rally to recognize the impact Bridge has had on helping homeless families in DuPage cross the bridge to self-sufficiency.  

Throughout the year, special events and projects are being planned to recognize and thank donors, mentors, volunteers, leaders and community partners who have played a role in Bridge’s mission.  Bridge’s annual events – including Sleep Out Saturday, the Family Christmas Party, The Garage Party, the “Celebrating Women, Transforming Lives” luncheon, and the Glen Ellyn Garden Walk – will host special celebratory elements.

The 25th anniversary celebration will culminate at a “Silver Jubilee” to be held Friday, October 4, 2013.  The gala will be open to the public, inviting everyone to celebrate in Bridge’s 25 years of providing homes and hope to homeless families in DuPage County.

For more information on Bridge Communities’ 25th anniversary celebration activities, please contact Heather Wachter at (630) 545-0610 ext. 30 or heather.wachter@bridgecommunities.org.

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