Bridges Together to Host First Fundraiser

Bridges Together Inc., a Sudbury, MA-based nonprofit organization dedicated to developing and distributing innovative and effective intergenerational programs, will host “Spring into Summer,” its first public fundraiser, on Sunday, April 28 from 2:00 to 4:30 pm at the Maynard Elks Club, located at 34 Powder Mill Road in Maynard, MA. In keeping with the organization’s mission, the family-oriented fundraiser is designed to bring together adults and children of all ages. The program will include a multigenerational fashion show, light refreshments, door prizes, a silent auction, and the opportunity to pose for professional photographs. Tickets can be purchased online at BridgesTogether.org or by calling 781-316-8577. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children; 10-person tables can be reserved for $125.

The fashion show will feature models ranging in age from 4 to 84, and will include contemporary clothing as well as vintage outfits dating back to the 1920s. During the intermission, attendees will be invited to make their own sundaes, courtesy of Erikson’s Ice Cream in Maynard. Throughout the afternoon, individuals and groups will be able to pose for professional portraits by Susan Ogar of Just So Designs; photos will be available for purchase online after the event.

Bridges Together Creator and Executive Director Andrea Weaver structured the fundraiser to appeal to a broad range of ages and interests. “We believed it was very important to create an event that involved entire families, including children and grandparents,” said Weaver. “While other non-profits host fancy cocktail parties or adult-only dinners, we wanted to align our major fundraiser with our core values and mission, which is strengthening family and community ties. ‘Spring into Summer’ will be a lively, fun, and engaging afternoon for everyone!”

Bridges Together Inc. is a nonprofit organization (501c3) dedicated to developing and distributing innovative and effective intergenerational program models. The flagship program, Bridges: Growing Older, Growing Together, has been successfully implemented in public schools, private schools and community centers for more than 20 years. In November, Bridges launched a new program called Gardner’s Garden, based on Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences Theory. For children and seniors alike, Bridges Together programs promote positive attitudes about aging, expand learning opportunities, and strengthen family ties. For more information, visit BridgesTogether.org.

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