Did you know that Bridges Together has kicked off its first-ever Annual Giving Program? We are thrilled with the tremendous growth of Bridges Together over the past year, and with your help, we can continue our exemplary work! The letter we sent out to our supporters can be found below; we are posting it online today, Giving Tuesday. Will you consider joining us on this exciting journey as we continue to build intergenerational bridges?
Because of your past support, Bridges Together is affecting thousands of older adults and children. In order to sustain and grow effectively, we are launching our first ever Annual Giving Campaign.
With your help, this year, through our Bridges Program Curricula Suite, more than 1,400 students and 450 volunteers in 30 communities across the country will experience the excitement and power of intergenerational relationships. While fun and educational, these programs actually prepare our youth for their futures working with seniors, personally and professionally. At the same time, the volunteers are being provided with opportunities to engage with children in meaningful ways. This is so critical because in just 10 years, there will be more adults over the age of 65 than children under the age of 15.
We also need your continued support in order to present to and support more than 500 people about how they can be change agents, building more age-integrated communities, affecting thousands of lives. Did you know that some professionals want an off-the-shelf intergenerational program with detailed instructions like the Bridges Program Curricula Suite while others have a vision of bringing young and old together in another creative way? We support both!
In order to continue to affect more lives, we are launching our first ever Annual Giving Campaign with a goal of raising $15,000. This is just one piece of our Annual Fund which will yield $100,000 for our operations. With your donation, you will enable Bridges Together to expand our programs to three or more communities, impacting more than 1,000 people over five years, while strengthening extended families, organizations and entire communities. Additionally, through your participation, we will be able to train more leaders to engage children and older adults resulting in magical, life-changing experiences.
Imagine the difference we will make in the lives of so many, with your help. Your participation is key to Bridges Together reaching our Annual Giving goal. You can donate online, through your Donor Advised Fund (a link is also online), your credit card, or send your gift in the enclosed envelope. Your gift to Bridges Together will empower us to continue to grow as we change this world one child and one older adult at a time. Please remember, your generosity does make a difference.
Best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season filled with peace, joy and love.
On behalf of the thousands of people who benefit from Bridges Together’s work, I offer my deepest appreciation and warmest regards,
Andrea J. Fonte Weaver