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 Massachusetts communities (as well as communities in Berkeley, CA and Mt. Pleasant, MI) 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|
|Berkeley, CA||Richard Castrillonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Burlington||Katie Bercury, Elementary Social Studies Coachemail@example.com|
|Central Michigan University-Institute for Intergenerational Relations (Mt. Pleasant)||Leeny MaloneBeachfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hopkinton||Amy Beck, Volunteer Coordinatoremail@example.com|
|Maynard||Kerry Healy Weeks or Amy Lovelessfirstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com|
|Newton (Lasell College)||Joann Monteparefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Oak Bluffs||Rose Coglianoemail@example.com|
|Stow||Sharon Funkhouser, Outreach/Volunteer Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sudbury (Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School)||Debbie Howell||Debbie@BridgesTogether.org|
|Townsend||Karin Canfield Mooreemail@example.com|
|West Springfield||Barbara Morinfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Make a tax-deductible donation!
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 generations.
- $25 – Provide materials for a day-long training
- $50 – Assemble a Bridges kit for a classroom
- $100 – Support Bridges Together’s eNews
- $250 – Support research to demonstrate Bridges’ impact
- $500 – Sponsor a programming resource page
- $1,000 – Purchase equipment for online trainings
- $2,500 – Sponsor a one-day workshop
- $5,000 – Sponsor a Bridges program in one community
- Ponte Vecchio: $5,000
- Zakim: $2,500
- Old North: $1,000
- Golden Gate: $500
- Brooklyn: $250
- Tower: $100
- Ambassador: $50
- Sunshine Skyway: $25
Click the “Donate” 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 for helping to build more intergenerational bridges!