There are many ways of supporting the vital work of the Bridge Family Center and its numerous programs, from the Bridge Youth Shelter to the Family Resource Center to the Teen Center.
We deeply appreciate donations of goods and services, and welcome gifts of new and
|Annie Tilden baked about two dozen|
cupcakes a week for her Bat Mitzvah
project. Annie's Kupcakes for Kids
were distributed to our West Hartford
shelter and other residental houses.
The kids in our shelters have definitely
enjoyed the result.
used items (in excellent condition) for the youth we serve. We maintain an annual wish list of items that may be donated throughout the year, either at our offices or directly to a program site.
Please call us at 860.521.8035 during our office hours, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, so that we can tell you where and when to drop off your donated items.
Donated services might include sewing, cooking, printing, legal assistance, painting, media/public relations services, calligraphy, or computer skills--the list is as long as your knowledge and talents! Lend us your expertise from hip-hop dance instruction to knitting lessons. The services might be for an event or a program, or to support the infrastructure of the Bridge.
Please contact Judy Bierly
at 860.521.8035 to discuss your interest in donating a service to the Bridge.
For our many special events, we welcome donations of raffle and auction items, as well as T-shirts, refreshments, services, and, of course, your gift of volunteer time. If you are interested in donating an item for an event, please call us first so we can discuss it with you.
Click here to learn about sponsorship opportunities
for a Bridge special event.Holiday Wish List
Marshalls, WalMart, Kohls, BJs, Best Buy, Bobs, Target, Old Navy, TJ Maxx, Eblens, Macys, Westfarms Mall, Buckland Hills Mall, Victorias Secret, Michaels, Bow-Tie Cinema, Rave Cinema, CVS, Walgreens, Barnes and Noble, restaurants (Chilis, Ruby Tuesdays, Olive Garden, A.C.Petersons ), supermarkets, Visa and American Express gift cards. New basketballs, tennis racquets, badminton racquets and birdies. New winter coats, hats, gloves, scarves, socks, PJ bottoms (male & female, all sizes); wallets, umbrellas. Nintendo Wii games and accessories; Xbox 360 gaming console; karaoke machine; portable radios.
New games, Legos; books birth to teens; DVDs (PG or PG13); journals; 2013 planners. New household items: fire extinguishers, alarm clocks, kitchen ware, lamps, vacuums, carpet steam cleaner, steam mop, lamps, twin sheets and comforters, towels, bath rugs. Honey-baked spiral hams, Christmas candy.
Funds for monthly activities for teens; need scholarship monies for Bridge summer camps for students grades 4 through 8 ($275/week).VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
- Adults to bake and prepare special meals for/with youth shelter residents; play guitar and sing at holiday parties; volunteers with prior experience with young people to play games, share activities, and talk with adolescents; volunteers with special skills, such as knitting, yoga, etc., that they could teach to young children after school or residents in our shelters.
BIG HOLIDAY WISH: Painting contractor to paint at Bridge locations.
**HOLIDAY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
Volunteers with prior experience with young people to play games, share activities, and talk with adolescents; volunteers with special skills, such as knitting, that they could teach to residents in our shelters; play guitar and sing at holiday parties.Year-Round Wish List
Bean bag chairs
Books and magazines
Cases of sports drinks and snack packages
Flashlights with batteries
Funds for monthly activities
Games and toys
Gift certificates for activities (e.g., bowling, skating, movies)
Irons and ironing boards
Seasonal outdoor clothing
Raincoats for ages 3-6
Sports Equipment (e.g., Basketballs)
Stationery and stamps
Toiletries and personal hygiene Items
Towels and sheets (double and twin size)