Join Bridges to Independence for these upcoming events and activities in 2021 as we celebrate our 36-year anniversary this year!

Date: April 1 – May 31, 2021

Description: We are collecting personal health items, food, and clothes for the students and parents of Drew elementary. If you have any questions, please contact Emmy Hamed, ehamed@bridges2.org.

Details: Drew Drive

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DATE: June 12, 2021

Description: Competitive runners, fitness/frequent runners, joggers/recreational runners & walkers/strollers are welcome! Join Clarendon United Methodist Church as it hosts the annual Arlington Bunny Hop! 

The race’s mission is to provide an opportunity for people of all ages to enjoy a fun, healthy, spring weather activity and to raise support for local Arlington charities. The race is an outreach mission of the Clarendon United Methodist Church.  To date, the Hop has contributed $37,132.68 to the beneficiaries:  Bridges to Independence and OAR (Offender Aid and Restoration).  

This year, the race will be held in person on June 12th for those that are comfortable meeting in person. All CDC guidelines will be followed at the race. If you prefer to complete the race virtually, you can run the race any time from any place June 12th-20! 

This event is family-friendly, so you can bring the kiddos, your parents, friends, or neighbors! 

CONTACT: Christina Armstrong, carmstrong@bridges2.org

DETAILS: https://potomac.enmotive.com/events/register/2021-arlington-bunny-hop-5k

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DATE: June – September

DESCRIPTION: We are collecting back-to-school items such as new backpacks and school supplies for grade-school children. Help students feel confident and prepared to tackle the new school year! Please contact Emmy to discuss customized opportunities such as a partnership or individualized drive.

CONTACT: Emmy Hamed, ehamed@bridges2.org 

DETAILS: Stay tuned!

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DATE: July 2021

DESCRIPTION: Typically, in the summer, Bridges to Independence hosts an annual youth Lemonade Stand, making an appearance at various sites across Arlington in July. The youth learn good decision-making, a strong work ethic, and salesmanship through promotion, prep/cleanup, and management of their own lemonade stand.

Due to COVID-19, Lemonade Stand will not be able to make it usual appearance this summer. Instead, Bridges is pivoting from the in-person Lemonade Stand, and will offer a three-prong approach called Lemonade with a Twist. Bridges youth will create original art and learn the value of good decision making and financial empowerment through online seminars. Their artwork will be auctioned off to the community in August through an online art auction.

CONTACT: Emmy Hamed, ehamed@bridges2.org 

DETAILS: Stay tuned!

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Arlington Cares

DATE: Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 5:30 – 6:30pm

DESCRIPTION: This free, virtual event put on by Volunteer Arlington will recognize the Community Service Award Winners and remind us of the importance of serving others. A heartwarming opportunity for all ages that celebrated the overwhelming goodness that is within our community.

CONTACT: Christina Armstrong, carmstrong@bridges2.org

DETAILS: https://volunteer.leadercenter.org/arlington-cares-celebration-volunteerism

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Date: Monday, August 2, 2021

Location: Arlington Army Navy Country Club

Description: Join us for a fun charity golf tournament at the beautiful Army Navy Country Club in Arlington to support Bridges’ vision to break intergenerational cycles of poverty for local families faced with insecurity in housing, employment, and youth development. Funds raised will house families in need and empower our communities with the resources they need to break the cycle of poverty and begin to build sustainable lives. 

Contact: To sponsor the event, please contact Christina Armstrong at carmstrong@bridges2.org.

For registration questions, please contact Emmy Hamed, ehamed@bridge2.org

Details: https://bridges2.org/2021-golf-tournament/

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Kickball Tournament

DATE: TBD

LOCATION: TBD

DESCRIPTION: Join us for the annual Kickball Tournament, a benefit to support Bridges to Independence and our mission serving families overcoming homelessness.

CONTACT: Christina Armstrong, carmstrong@bridges2.org

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DATE: October 9, 2021

DESCRIPTION: Join us for the fourth annual 5K run, Home Run for the Homeless, presented by three local nonprofit organizations: Bridges to Independence, Community Lodgings, and Homestretch. Details are coming soon!

CONTACT: To sponsor the race, please contact Christina Armstrong at carmstrong@bridges2.org.

For registration questions, please contact Emmy Hamed, ehamed@bridge2.org

 

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DATE: October – December 2021

DESCRIPTION: Help spread the joy of the season to families at Bridges! Holiday Helpers spread the magic of the season to families by sponsoring them through gift cards. Gift cards such as Visa, Mastercard, or American Express enable families to experience the joy of shopping for their loved ones! If you’d like to be a Holiday Helper, please reach out to learn more.

Details: Stay tuned!

CONTACT: Emmy Hamed, ehamed@bridges2.org 

 

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DATE: Thanksgiving, November 25, 2021

DESCRIPTION: Gather your flock and join Bridges and Big Tom (the turkey) for the Arlington Turkey Trot! Grab your kids, family, and friends and run or walk this fun 5K. More details soon!

CONTACT: To sponsor the race, please contact Christina Armstrong at carmstrong@bridges2.org.

For registration questions, please contact Emmy Hamed, ehamed@bridge2.org

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DATE: Tuesday, November 30, 2021

DESCRIPTION: GivingTuesday is dedicated to unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. The movement is organized in partnership with GivingTuesday’s global network of leaders, partners, communities and generous individuals. Join Bridges in this global generosity movement that unleashes the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world.

Details: Stay tuned!

CONTACT: Emmy Hamed, ehamed@bridges2.org 

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Date: May 2022

Description: Now is the time to Do More! Do More 24 is centered around helping children and families live their best lives by reducing disparities in health, education, employment, and economic opportunity. You can help build a more equitable future for your neighbors by supporting our campaign!
When you #DoMore4Equity and contribute to Bridges’ fundraiser, you are supporting our programmatic work as we strive to bring equity to those in our community that have been impacted by intergenerational cycles of poverty. We need your help to provide community members with the resources they need for success.

Details: Coming soon!