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How your car donation could save a family like Christina’s

August 12, 2016

IMG_2739A reliable car is a necessity for most families in DuPage County. That’s how we get to work, our children’s schools, the grocery store–almost everywhere. And Bridge families like Christina’s have the same needs.

But, there’s one key difference. For most of us, a car in need of repairs might be a hassle, or an unexpected but affordable expense. For Christina, a car in need of repairs can jeopardize her entire future.

You see, for a Bridge family, one of the most significant barriers to finding and keeping employment is unreliable transportation. If you can’t get to work, you can’t keep your job. If you can’t keep your job, you can’t become self-sufficient. If you can’t become self-sufficient, the cycle of poverty and homelessness continues.

Many client families enter Bridge Communities with no car, or cars that soon break down. But you can help. 

We currently have six families in desperate need of a car. Will you donate your used car to Bridge Communities?

Your car will be transferred directly to a homeless family, and your gift will help them get back on the road to self-sufficiency. Plus, your donated car may be eligible for a full tax deduction of the used car value.

Because Christina recently received a donated Honda Civic, she can safely get to work every day, and continue saving for a house for her and her seven-year-old son. The day Christina received her car, she passed along this message to her generous donor: “I have tears in my eyes today–thank you!”

To donate your car, please contact Tom Thiltgen at (630) 545-0610 ext. 14 or

Thank you for helping families like Christina’s break the cycle of homelessness!

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