DATE: January 21, 2022

Description: Join us for a virtual shelter tour. Bridges CEO Sam Kelly will lead you through our emergency family shelter. This is your opportunity to learn what our shelter offers and the typical experience a family has when they enter Bridges programming.

Details: Register

Contact: Christina Armstrong, carmstrong@bridges2.org

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DATE: February 21, 2022

Description: Join us for a virtual Brunch with Bridges and toast Samuel L. Kelly, Jr. for 16 years of service!

This BYOBB event (bring your own butter and batter) is a virtual brunch experience for you and your family!

This is your chance to elevate your brunch skills without leaving your home and master the skills behind making a delectable brunch.

Details: Register here!

Contact: Christina Armstrong, carmstrong@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!

Contact: Emmy Hamed, ehamed@bridges2.org 

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DATE: Spring 2022

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

Details: Coming soon

Contact: Christina Armstrong, carmstrong@bridges2.org

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Bridges Bash

Date: Spring 2022

Location: Army Navy Country Club

Description: Join us for our annual gala! Come out and enjoy a night of live music, complimentary drinks, and hors d’oeuvres! All in support of helping families and individuals experiencing homelessness, housing instability and systemic poverty find independence and housing stability.

Details: Bridges Bash Info Page

Contact: Christina Armstrong at carmstrong@bridges2.org.

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Date: August 1, 2022

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 and employment. 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.

Details: Coming soon

Contact: Christina Armstrong, carmstrong@bridges2.org.

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Back to School Drive 

Date: June 2022

Description: We are thrilled to partner with Volunteer Arlington and other local nonprofits through the “Buy a Neighbor School Supplies” program. There are two ways to participate; you can either make a donation that will be used to distribute gift cards, allowing families to buy their own school supplies. Or, you can donate school supplies and drop the donation directly at Bridges to Independence. We are collecting back-to-school items such as new backpacks, pens, notebooks, and more for grade-school children. Help students feel confident and prepared to tackle the new school year!

Details: Coming soon

Contact: Emmy Hamed, ehamed@bridges2.org 

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Senior Wish List 

Date: Summer 2022

Description: Support youth in Bridges programming by sending them to school with the items they need. Each student created a wish list with what they think they will need. More details coming soon!

Details: Coming soon!

Contact: Emmy Hamed, ehamed@bridges2.org 

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Art Auction 

Date: Summer 2022

Description: Decorate your walls for a cause! You can bid on and purchase unique art creations made by our youth! It is part of our initiative called “Lemonade with a Twist,” which includes creative ways to engage the youth and raise needed funds for the Youth Program. More details coming soon!

Details: Coming soon!

Contact: Christina Armstrong, carmstrong@bridges2.org

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Date: October 2022

Description: Lace up your running shoes because the 4th annual Home Run for the Homeless is here! Join us for a fun day of community bonding and friendly competition, all while walking or running to support a great cause!

The family friendly 5K benefits Bridges to Independence, Community Lodgings, and Homestretch. All organizations provide housing, employment, and child care services to homeless parents and their children in Northern Virginia and operate primarily in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax County, and Falls Church.

Details: Coming soon!

Contact: Christina Armstrong, carmstrong@bridges2.org

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Date: October  15th – December 15th

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 get started!

Details: Coming soon!

Contact: Emmy Hamed, ehamed@bridges2.org

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Kickball Tournament

Date: November 2022

Description: Get your team together and join us for our annual Kickball Tournament! The tournament will be held at Long Bridge Park and will be a day filled with friendly competition and entertainment. In addition to playing kickball, you’ll enjoy a live DJ, food, drinks and expanding your network! Proceeds from this event support local families experiencing homelessness, housing instability, or systemic poverty.

Details: Coming soon!

Contact: Christina Armstrong, carmstrong@bridges2.org

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Date: Thanksgiving, November 2022

Description: It will be a Flight to the Finish! Gather your flock and join Bridges in Arlington’s 17th Annual Turkey Trot! Family and friends of all ages and running/walking abilities are encouraged to participate in this fun 5k! Proceeds from this 5k not only support Bridges, but also other Arlington nonprofits that we are proud to stand alongside.

Details: Coming soon!

Contact: Christina Armstrong, carmstrong@bridges2.org

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Date: November 30, 2022

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: Coming soon!

Contact: Emmy Hamed, ehamed@bridges2.org

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Date: November – December 2022

Description: You can make a child’s dreams come true by donating new or lightly used toys! You can drop off new or gently used toys at partnering locations; coming soon!

Details: coming soon!

Contact: Emmy Hamed, ehamed@bridges2.org