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


Date: Friday, April 16, 2021

Description: Join Bridges for a Zoom extravaganza with champagne toasts, virtual entertainment, a silent auction, and even a live DJ. Dust off your party clothes and log in from the comfort of your home, together, we can lead Arlington families out of homelessness and into stable, independent futures.

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

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

Details: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/Bash

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Date: April 1 – 30, 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: April 8, 2021 | 1pm

Description: At this virtual event, hosted by Volunteer Arlington, businesses will have the opportunity to listen and learn about ways they can effectively support the needs of our community, especially during a global pandemic. Excella, an Arlington based technology company, will share their stories of community work. After this, participants will be able to connect with local nonprofit and community organizations who are supporting residents in need. Participants will have the opportunity to hear about the most current challenges and learn ways their business can play a role in making a marked difference in our community.

Details: https://volunteer.leadercenter.org/businesses-care

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Date: April 20, 2021 | 12 – 4pm

Description: The Arlington Chamber of Commerce is seeking individuals and teams of enthusiastic volunteers to participate in Arlington Chamber Volunteer Day, an annual tradition that engages businesses and individuals in rewarding half-day service projects throughout the community.

Details: https://web.arlingtonchamber.org/events/Arlington-Chamber-Volunteer-Day-3434/details

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Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021 | 12pm- 1pm

Description: Join representatives from Arlington’s Continuum of Care (CoC) for a virtual panel discussion about how COVID-19 has impacted people experiencing homelessness, as well as the agencies that serve them, and how you can help as the crisis continues.

Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/panel-discussion-covid-19-and-homelessness-in-arlington-tickets-145919807071

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Date: May 2021

More details coming soon!

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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. Bridges to Independence is honored to be a beneficiary, along with our partners at OAR. 5K finisher medals will be given to all children crossing the finish line.  Costumes are welcome and encouraged for this fun, family event.  Medals will be awarded to three finishers with the best costumes! This year’s race format is dependent on how the coronavirus and Federal, Virginia and Arlington guidance and restrictions evolve through the spring. More information will be made available in March.

CONTACT: Christina Armstrong, carmstrong@bridges2.org

DETAILS: Stay tuned!

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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. Last year, Lemonade Stand was not able to make it usual appearance due to COVID-19. Bridges pivoted from the in-person Lemonade Stand, and instead, offered a three-prong approach. Bridges youth created original art and learned the value of good decision making and financial empowerment through online seminars. Their artwork was auctioned off to the community in August.

This year, Lemonade Stand is dependent on how the coronavirus and Federal, Virginia and Arlington guidance and restrictions evolve through the spring. More information will be made available soon.

CONTACT: Emmy Hamed, ehamed@bridges2.org 

DETAILS: Stay tuned!

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Arlington Cares

DATE: Stay tuned for details!

CONTACT: Christina Armstrong, carmstrong@bridges2.org

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Date: Monday, August 2, 2021

Location: Arlington Army Navy Country Club

Description: Join us at the beautiful Army Navy Country Club in Arlington for a fun charity golf event! Spend the day on a private golf course while supporting a great cause. Limited teams and sponsorships are available.

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

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

Details: Registration will open soon.

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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 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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