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‘Tis the Season…

In early November 2009, Nicole, a mother of two, called Bridges of Hope in tears because she knew she and her husband Tom would not be able to afford a Thanksgiving dinner for her family. Tom had been laid off a few months earlier and the family was just making it on Tom’s unemployment and Nicole’s part-time job–there was simply no extra money left over at the end of each month. Read more…

Sadly, there are so many families in our area that face tough times, especially during the holidays. I am happy to announce that Bridges of Hope will, for the second year in a row, act as the coordinating agency for the Thanksgiving Basket and Christmas Gift program to support families like Nicole and Tom. We are proud to partner with key organizations such as Crow Wing County Social Services, New Pathways, Salem WEST and Salvation Army as well as local  food shelves, churches, businesses and individuals. Our goals are to see that all families have a blessed holiday and to coordinate our efforts in a way that ensures our generous community resources are used wisely.

Are you looking for a way to connect with our community this holiday season? Could you organize a sponsor drive at your church or place of work? Maybe your family would like to sponsor another family this holiday season. To learn more, take a look at our website for information about the Thanksgiving Basket and Christmas Gift program. Thank you for helping us build bridges during the upcoming holiday season!

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