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


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 event, please contact Christina Armstrong at carmstrong@bridges2.org.

For registration questions, please contact Michele Kalweit, mkalweit@bridges2.org.

Details: https://potomac.enmotive.com/events/register/2021-home-run-for-the-homeless-virtual-5k

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Kickball Tournament

DATE: November 20, 2021

LOCATION: Long Bridge Park

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.

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

For registration questions, please contact Michele Kalweit, mkalweit@bridges2.org. 

Details: https://bridges2.org/kickball-2/

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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 Michele Kalweit, mkalweit@bridges2.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!

 

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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!

CONTACT: Christina Armstrong, carmstrong@bridges2.org

DETAILS: coming soon

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Date: Fall 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.

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

For registration questions, please contact Michele Kalweit, mkalweit@bridges2.org.

Details: Coming soon

 

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Back to School Drive 

DATE: June – August 13th

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!

CONTACT: Emmy Hamed, ehamed@bridges2.org 

DETAILS: Back to School Drive 2021  

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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!

CONTACT: Emmy Hamed, ehamed@bridges2.org 

DETAILS: coming soon!

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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!

CONTACT: Michele Kalweit, mkalweit@bridges2.org.

DETAILS: coming soon!