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A special update on a #GivingTuesday family

October 30, 2018
Bridge18 68Now that it has been nearly a year, we thought you might like to know about the progress made by a Bridge family rescued from homelessness on #GivingTuesday 2017.
Last fall, K came to Bridge Communities desperate and broken-hearted. After leaving a bad relationship, she and her daughter had nowhere to live.
A relative let little A stay in his home temporarily–but there was no room for K, so she slept in her car. Working part-time at a gym, folding towels for $9 an hour, K had nearly lost hope for being reunited with her daughter under the same roof again.
     And generous supporters like you changed everything for K when you donated to Bridge Communities on #GivingTuesday.
Donors in our community made #GivingTuesday donations to provide a year of housing for K and A, and they moved into a safe apartment before the cold snap. The family was matched with caring mentors, received a donated car, learned to cook at our nutrition workshops and got little A enrolled in a top-notch DuPage County school.
But one of the best things? K went through our employment workshop and career assessment, and realized she had strengths in both people skills and in computers. She’s now completed coursework in IT, and was recently hired at a local hospital in IT recruitment–and today, K is earning a salary of more than $40,000 per year!
None of this would have been possible without friends like you. Thanks to the support on #GivingTuesday, K and her daughter truly are living their best lives today–and they are so grateful.
Says K, “Looking back, it was so hard to go through everything before Bridge. Now, I am so thankful and so concrete in my future. I can’t praise you enough. Thank you!”
At Bridge, we have an opportunity to bring another family in from the cold next year–a family just like K’s. Please consider donating to Give a Tuesday in honor of #GivingTuesday once more, because you will save the next Bridge family from homelessness.
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