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2022

Bridges to Independence MLK Day

MLK Day of Service

Thank you to everyone that participated in Volunteer Arlington’s MLK Day of Service! It was an amazing day “on, not off”, over 100 volunteers came together to assemble Birthday Boxes and Welcome Home Kits for Bridges’ families! Thank you to Philip Wilkerson and the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. for participating in the #ArlingtonCares challenge,…

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2021

Helping Hands Society of Greater Washington

Helping Hands Society of Greater Washington

Bridges was honored to attend a luncheon hosted by the Helping Hands Society of Greater Washington. The luncheon was to recognize grant recipients and members…

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First Presbyterian Church

First Presbyterian Church

Last month, middle and high school students from First Presbyterian Church sorted, organized, and prepared donations for Bridge’s Back to School Drive and Drop! Thanks…

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Volunteers at Bridges to Independence

CannonDesign

Thank you, CannonDesign, for moving our office furniture from our administrative offices to our community services center. Some of Bridges staff are working out of the…

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AWLA

Bridges enjoyed tabling at AWLA’s Community Care Fair! Bridges shared about our programs and services to attendees while getting to meet their furry friends! Click…

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CareFirst

CareFirst

Thank you, CareFirst, for volunteering at Bridges for CareFirst’s week of equity and action! They spent a couple hours a Bridges shelter gardening, landscaping, and cleaning…

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Dominion Guild

Dominion Guild

Thank you, Dominion Guild, for donating towels, sheets, bathroom supplies, and more! The donations will go directly to families in Bridges shelter. Often times, families enter…

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Impact 100

Congratulations to Access Youth for being awarded Impact100 DC’s founding year grant of $105,000! Bridges enjoyed learning more about your mission and look forward to…

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Northern Virginia Alliance League

Northern Virginia Alliance League

We had a great time attending the Fall Festival hosted by the Northern Virginia Alliance League. The day consisted of afternoon tea, an evening reception,…

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Accenture

Accenture

Thank you, Accenture, for volunteering with Bridges for the annual Accenture Day of Service! This year, volunteers from Accenture collected grocery items to stock the…

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Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Earlier this month we were thrilled to have members from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints volunteer at our shelter. They did an…

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Help The Homeless

Helping Warm The Homeless

This Month, an organization called Helping Warm the Homeless contributed 5 dozen Halloween goodie bags and 3 dozen adult bags to Bridges Trunk-or-Treat. Thank you…

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Turners

Turner’s Construction

Bridges was thrilled to present during Turner’s Construction Inclusion Week! The week focuses on actions to advance diversity, equity and inclusion, while focusing on unconscious…

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Hays Recruiting

Hays Recruiting

Hays Recruiting volunteered their time this month, by hosting a grocery store drive on behalf of Bridges. They traveled to local grocery stores and collected…

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Girls Scout Volunteers

Girls Scout Blankets

A local Girl Scout Brownie Group was hard at work this month creating cozy blankets for families at Bridges! Additionally, they held a drive to…

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Hoops project for Bridges to Independence

CTAB Hoops

Thank you, CTAB Hoops, for collecting over 50 Thanksgiving meal kits for families at Bridges! Each meal kit included the pantry staples to a Thanksgiving…

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Ballston Bid Donation

Ballston Bid Holiday Wreath Market

The Ballston Bid hosted their first annual Holiday Wreath Market. Proceeds from the sale went to support Bridges and other local organizations. We appreciate your…

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Stateside Donates to Bridges to Independence

Stateside Support

Stateside held an internal drive to collect essential items for families at Bridges shelter! They collected toothpaste, laundry detergent, cooking pots, and more. Thanks, Stateside! 

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Turner Construction

Turner Construction Holiday Gifts

Thank you, Turner Construction, for donating Holiday gifts to families at Bridges! Every year, Turner Construction stuffs shoe boxes with essential items such as shampoo,…

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State Farm Logo

State Farm Volunteers

Thank you, State Farm, for volunteering with Bridges! State Farm employees supported Bridges’ mission by volunteering virtually and collecting pantry staples for families at our shelter!

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Do you need help or supportive services?

If you or someone you know is experiencing homelessness, or at risk of becoming homeless, contact Arlington County’s Department of Human Services Community Assistance Bureau (CAB) at 703-228-1300 for help. In case of shelter need during non-business hours, please call 703-228-1010 for assistance.

Arlington County also is offering special assistance with rent, food, and vaccination information during the pandemic. Call 703-228-7999 or visit https://publicassistance.arlingtonva.us/.

If you live in the Green Valley community and are in need of supportive services, please call 703-525-7177.