Drive Out Bullying this October!

Posted on Aug 13 2017 by Rob Steinmetz


Drive Out Bullying this October!

ABOUT “DRIVE OUT BULLYING”

At The Bridge Teen Center, we believe that getting students involved with serving others is a crucial part of helping them develop respect and compassion. October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and The Bridge Teen Center is asking the community to help “drive out” bullying in our community by volunteering or conducting donation drives. Donated goods will be sold at The Bridge Thrift Store in support of The Bridge’s free holistic programs that proactively combat bullying on a daily basis. Since 2010, more than 5,200 different students from 128 different communities have benefited from those free programs. 


3 EASY WAYS TO GET INVOLVED...


1. SERVE (GROUPS OR INDIVIDUALS) 

The Bridge Thrift Store will host special “Drive Out Bullying Service Day” projects in October for individuals, families (no children under 10), and groups. Volunteers will sort, organize, and clean – all in support of National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. Space is limited for these projects, which will take place on October 7, October 14, October 21 and October 28 in two shifts, 10AM-1PM and 1PM-4PM. Advance sign-up is required. To sign-up, contact Jessica Jose (Volunteer Coordinator) at 708.532.0500 or jessicaj@thebridgeteencenter.org. Volunteers will receive t-shirts while supplies last.


2. SCHOOLS, CHURCHES, GROUPS, OR BUSINESSES

Collect donations in support of The Bridge Teen Center through your employees or members. Register your drive and promote your group’s involvement in the “Drive Out Bullying” campaign. To register, contact Rachel Blunier at 708.532.0500 or rachel@thebridgeteencenter.org. Donations can be dropped off during store hours (10AM-4PM on M, W, F, Saturday and 10AM-7PM on T, Th). For larger collections, local pick-up may be arranged (pending availability). A fillable field PDF flyer for drive hosts can be found below (download this PDF and fill in the "details" section with your drive information).


3. INDIVIDUALS OR FAMILIES

Each car dropping off donations on a designated “Drop-Off Saturday” will receive one free t-shirt (available while supplies last). Drop-off days will be held each Saturday during the month of October. One lucky donor’s name will be drawn EACH WEEK to be featured on The Bridge Thrift Store’s Facebook page and receive a $20 gift certificate to The Bridge Thrift Store.  Any individual or family may participate. Gift certificate winners will be announced on Facebook and Instagram. Gift certificate and t-shirt promotion is only valid on “Drop-Off Saturdays”, not during weekdays.


DRIVE HOST POSTER (FILLABLE FIELD PDF)

DOWNLOADABLE SUMMARY (PDF)




THE FINE PRINT

Drop-Off Saturdays will be held at The Bridge Thrift Store, located at 15605 S. 71st Ct. in Orland Park, from 10AM-4PM on 10/7, 10/14, 10/21, and 10/28. Donations are accepted at the rear of the building. “Drive Out Bullying” collection events can be hosted by any entity (churches, clubs, businesses) and can be hosted at any time in October.  Limited sponsorship slots are also available. For more info, contact Rachel Blunier at 708.532.0500 or rachel@thebridgeteencenter.org. Items NOT accepted include older TVs, mattresses, box springs, waterbeds, cribs, car seats, and firearms. Items commonly donated include apparel, glassware, home goods, furniture, electronics, tools, and more. 






DRIVE OUT BULLYING is sponsored by:

Orland Park Kiwanis Club
Azteca Foods
Citgo
BMO Harris Bank
Marquette Bank
DeVry University
Gwendolyn Sterk Family Law
Horton Insurance
The Private Bank
Moraine Valley Community College
Lawn Funeral Home