There are many ways for you to help strengthen the intergenerational (IG) movement!
Launch a BT Program
Many people are helping to bring a BT program to their own community, or one of their grandchild’s. If you are interested, thank you. Rest assured, we will walk this journey with you and help you every step of the way!
Get started by contacting our Intergenerational Facilitator Julie Shaw at Julie@BridgesTogether.org or 978.793.9509
Are you leading an IG program, as a volunteer or paid staff member? Do you want to meet with others who are doing similar work? Do you want to learn more about central IG topics or perhaps how to get started?
Join our growing Mosaic Network. We meet regularly for Lunch, Learn & Network sessions, sponsored by the Massachusetts Council on Aging (MCOA). Starting this fall, we will have a newsletter dedicated specifically to IG Leaders.
To get involved, contact us at Mosaic@BridgesTogether.org
Would you like to volunteer with Bridges Together? We help community leaders to connect with local older adults who want to participate in intergenerational programs. We also rely on dedicated volunteers who help us at the administrative level so that we can grow more efficiently, touching more lives.
Below are some Massachusetts towns (and one Michigan town) that are running programs. Contact information is included; please contact the administrators directly for more information.
If you would like to start a Bridges Together program in your own town or help as an administrator, email Info@BridgesTogether.org or call 978-793-9650.
|Town/Organization||Contact name||Contact email|
|Beverly||Jessica Waggett, Assistant Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Brookline||Jamie Donchin, HELP Counseloremail@example.com|
|Burlington||Katie Bercury, Elementary Social Studies Coachfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Central Michigan University-Institute for Intergenerational Relations*||Leeny MaloneBeachemail@example.com|
|Hopkinton||Amy Beck, Volunteer Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hyde Park||Lee Ann Friguietti, Stacy Coq, or Jackie Tortorilla||LFrigulietti@beaconcommunitiesllc.com, email@example.com, or JTortorella@beaconcommunitiesllc.com|
|Maynard||Kerry Healy Weeks or Amy Lovelessfirstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com|
|Monomoy||Barbara-Anne Foley or Donna Benderfirstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com|
|Stow||Sharon Funkhouser, Outreach/Volunteer Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Worcester/Girls Inc.||Kathy Odgren, Girls Inc.||email@example.com|
|* In Mt. Pleasant, Michigan|
Make a tax-deductible donation!
At Bridges Together (BT), we are educating professionals about intergenerational (IG) topics. We are creating a network that connects leaders with other professionals and resources. We are empowering teachers, community organizers, and participants of all ages to create intergenerational opportunities and programs, such as Bridges, in their own worlds.
All of these efforts take financial support. Grants, sales of program curricula, fees for coaching, and honoraria for speaking engagements do not cover all of the costs. Donations are critical.
Please make a tax-deductible donation today so that we may continue to educate, empower, and connect.
- $25 – Provide materials for a day-long training for one attendee
- $50 – Cover the rental fee for space for a one-day Bridges Together training session
- $100 – Create a Bridges program curriculum manual for one professional
- $250 – Assemble a Bridges program curricula materials kit for one community
- $500 – Sponsor a programming page to educate professionals
- $1,000 – Sponsor the Bridges Together enews, distributed monthly to 2,000+ subscribers
- $2,500 – Sponsor a Bridges program in one community
- $5,000 – Sponsor a Bridges program in two communities
Click the “Give” button above to give online or send your checks to: Bridges Together, The Gatehouse at the Wayside Inn, 47 Wayside Inn Road, 1st Floor West, Sudbury, MA 01776. If you have a donor advised fund (DAF), you can also use the tool on the top right.
Please note: We have updated our system; it is now possible to make a donation online without having a PayPal account. Click on the credit card icon on the bottom left corner once you are transferred to the PayPal page.
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Thank you helping to build more intergenerational bridges!