Bridges to Independence is looking for some Holiday Helpers this year to help us get some "secret santas" to sponsor a family! With your help, Bridges will be able to bring the holiday spirit to all our families in need!
While you aren't the sponsor yourself, you are helping us recruit people to become family sponsors. Through this role, you can even do a bit of fundraising to help raise money for a family and get them sponsored through your active network of friends, families, and colleagues.
How can you help bring the holiday spirit to a family in need? I'm glad you asked!
We ask you to post biweekly, at least, on your social media about Bridges' work or about homelessness and how the community is able to help. If you want to post more than that, go for it! We encourage you to take this project and run with it. Bridges will equip you with a communications guide and some pre-made posts to help you get started. We welcome and encourage you to make your own social media posts.
You can also create an advocacy campaign page on Bridges' fundraising platform so you can direct your network there to raise money for a family in need. We will give you more information about this if you reach out or sign up.
Another option you have is to encourage people to sponsor a family with gift cards this holiday season ($50 per child and $100 per parent). There's a couple ways we think may be an easy for you to do this: 1) Host a virtual game of Gift Card Bingo to get people excited to donate, 2) create a Gift Card Giving Tree (we have examples for you), and/or play bingo on your social media platform (you'll have a bingo card and ask people to give you the amounts or gift cards you need to win).
If you have any questions, please do reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can answer them! If you already know this is the volunteer role for you, hit the sign up button now!
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Bridges To Independence
3103 9th Road North, Arlington, VA 22201, US
Bridges to Independence leads individuals and families out of homelessness and into stable, independent futures. We offer a continuum of aid and support for all family members, helping them attain financial security and move forward into self-sufficiency. A private, nonprofit organization, Bridges has been working with and for families experiencing homelessness since 1985, when we were founded as the Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless.
In a nutshell, "what we do" is build bridges to independence for homeless families and families at risk of becoming homeless. Our bridges - our services - strengthen these families and provide them with the stability, skills, knowledge, and community networks to become self-sufficient. We offer supports for every family member - adults and children alike. Our short-term goal is to help individual clients right now. Long-term, we aim to break the inter-generational cycle of poverty by preparing today’s struggling kids to be tomorrow’s successful adults. From housing to financial literacy, from tutoring to youth development, from life skills to career counseling, we tailor a continuum of services. Some activities are required, some are optional, and some are just plain fun.
Children & Youth
Homeless & Housing
Tue Oct 20, 2020 - Fri Jan 15, 2021
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.