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January 15, 2010

The buzz around town is all about the third annual Garage Party Benefit to be held on Saturday, January 30, 2010 from 7:30 to 12:30 a.m.  Nearly 400 guests will attend what is being called “The Party of the Season!”  The Local Favorite band will be performing so come and dance the night away. This dynamic event held at the Gearhead Garage in Glen Ellyn is sponsored by The Bridge Builders, an auxiliary group of community residents who raised nearly $22,000 last year with 100% directly benefiting the Auto Donation Program of Bridge Communities.

This year many local restaurants will be donating a portion of their profits to Bridge Communities during the Garage Party weekend, including: Cab’s, Honey Café, Shannon’s Irish Pub, Adelle’s, Bells n’ Whistles and more. Plan to stop by and enjoy a great meal while you support Bridge!

So please join us at the Gearhead Garage for appetizers, cash bar, and music by “Local Favorite”.  Tickets can be purchased for $40 either in advance or at the door. RSVP and purchase tickets in advance through or at the door by responding to with your name, address and number attending by January 23, 2010.

One of the biggest challenges the families in the Bridge Program struggle with is finding and retaining employment that will support their families, and a significant barrier is often that of unreliable transportation. Many of the families enter the Program with no car or one that is in disrepair. Through the Auto Donation Program, Bridge is able to give clients a safe, reliable car.  Since there is limited public transportation in DuPage County, gifts of a reliable used car or donations needed to make the car roadworthy will directly help a homeless family on their road to self-sufficiency.

If you are thinking of purchasing a new car, donate your used car to Bridge. You may be able to claim a higher tax deduction than donating it to a charity that sells used cars for cash.  To donate your used car or make a donation to help homeless families served by Bridge Communities, call Mark Milligan at 630-545-0610, ext. 10.

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