Serve Our Community
We partner with several local ministries to help you make a difference in your community. Here's a list of some of the local outreach opportunities we have:
This ministry takes place on multiple Saturdays each month at our Randhurst and Des Plaines locations. Volunteers set up the community room at The Bridge as a grocery store where families can come and pick up needed food items.
Young, expecting moms, 7 months pregnant or later, and those with babies 0-24 months old are invited to a program setup for the entire family. Following the program, moms are welcome to pick out donated diapers and baby wipes. This ministry occurs the third Saturday of each month at our Randhurst location.
The Bridge takes donated cars and, depending on their condition, either scraps them or fixes them up for carless families.
Team World Vision
Every year people from The Bridge participate in the Chicago Marathon to raise money to build wells in Africa. Our team has raised money for thousands of people to have easy access to clean drinking water for life. To learn more, check out Team World Vision's website here.
Higher Up Ministries operates in the Boxwood neighborhood in Mt. Prospect. Higher Up runs several weekly, monthly, and yearly events such as Bible studies, a grocery day, and the Boxwood bash. Check out their Facebook page here.
Food pantry runs from our Des Plaines location on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays each month and from Randhurst on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. and registration runs until 10:45.
Safe Families is an organization that provides help for families before DCFS steps in. Volunteers in Safe Families sign up to take a child(ren) for a certain period of time to allow the parent(s) time to find a place to live or go through rehab. Check out Safe Families' website here to learn more about them and different ways to get involved.