Financial Support

Did you know that 89 cents of every dollar donated to The Bridge directly supports our free programs? We rely on the support of people like you to keep our programs free for the students we serve. Your donations remain LOCAL, and support teens and families from 125 Chicagoland and NW Indiana communities.  Please consider making a one-time or monthly donation by clicking on the “donate” button below. If you would like to discuss sponsorship, a corporate gift, or a foundation grant, please contact Rob Steinmetz at 708.532.0500 or


Chefs' Auction at Silver Lake Country Club

The Bridge Teen Center's annual Chefs' Auction event will be held at Silver Lake Country Club in Orland Park on Thursday, March 8th. This event will feature the signature cuisine of some of the finest suburban restaurants. Past participants have included Siam Marina, Cooper's Hawk, Harvest Room, Dancing Marlin, Wooden Paddle Pizza and more. The event will also feature fantastic auctions and live entertainment - with all proceeds supporting the free programs at The Bridge Teen Center. For more information, contact Rachel Blunier at 708.532.0500 or 

Download table and sponsorship information here (PDF).

Download a "Save the Date" card here (PDF).

The Bridge Thrift Store

Another easy way to support the work of The Bridge Teen Center is to donate your used furniture, home goods, and clothing to The Bridge Thrift Store. All proceeds from this 12,000 square foot store support the mission of The Bridge Teen Center. Donations can be dropped off during store hours, or you can call the store to arrange to have your items picked up. Call 708.614.6972 for more information. 

More Thrift Store Info

Wish Lists (In-Kind Donations)

If you would prefer purchasing something tangible instead of donating cash, please consider purchasing an item for The Bridge Teen Center from our Amazon wish list or the downloadable PDF version of our general wish list. If you have something that is not on these lists that you think we might be able to use, please contact us at 708.532.0500 with details. 

Amazon Wish List  |  General "Wish List" (PDF file)

Shop Using Amazon Smile

If you are doing online shopping using Amazon, simply using this "Amazon Smile" link will direct a percentage of every purchase you make to The Bridge Teen Center. It costs you nothing extra! Could it get any easier to support our free programs?!?

Amazon Smile Link

Matching Gifts

Many companies match employee donations to charitable organizations like The Bridge Teen Center. If you aren't sure if your company has a matching gift program, check with your human resources office. Matching gifts often double and sometimes, even triple your donation to The Bridge Teen Center. For a list of companies that are known to offer employee matching gift programs, follow the link below.

Companies with Matching Gift Programs