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.
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.
Young Knights is a mentoring ministry in Chicago for boys. Male volunteers commit to meeting with those they mentor to help them through life, homework, and have a bit of fun too. Young Knights is designed to help at risk boys become great men. Check out their website here.
Exodus World Service
Exodus World Service is an organization that works with UN places refugees in the Chicago area. Volunteers create welcome packages including household items such as pans, blankets, and silverware. Volunteers also meet with families to show them around and help with English.