Building Bridges Event

It’s been a fun & busy couple of weeks here at Bridges of Hope. We moved into our new building and, just a week later, we hosted over 400 community members at our Building Bridges Event at The Arb.

It was amazing and we were thrilled that so many of you came out to support the 5th graders in the contest and to learn more about Bridges of Hope.

Our classroom sponsors (Nor-Son, Northway Construction, SEH, and Widseth-Smith-Nolting) helped us test 54 popsicle stick bridges.

The winning bridge, constructed by a group of four 5th graders with just 75 popsicle sticks, held a whopping 93 pounds and took our testing station down with it. Take a look!

I just love how calm the kids look while the adults are shocked! Needless to say, we were impressed by the skills of all 498 5th graders who participated.

Those who attended the event voted for the winner in the Aesthetic Category and here is a photo of the winning bridge:

Congratulations to all the kids who participated and thank you to all who attended this event.

“Like” us on Facebook to see photos of the event and learn about the current happenings at Bridges of Hope.

The Building Bridges event was a memorable kick-off to our Fall Fundraising Campaign (click here to read Steven & Laura’s story). Our generous community has already contributed $9,738 toward our $60,000 goal.

Reaching that goal means we can help 400 more families this year. Can YOU help? Click here to donate online.

Thank you for helping us build Bridges!

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