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 128 Chicagoland and NW Indiana communities.  Please consider making a one-time or monthly donation by clicking on the “donate now" link below. If you would like to discuss sponsorship, a corporate gift, or a foundation grant, please contact Rob Steinmetz at 708.532.0500 or rob@thebridgeteencenter.org

DONATE NOW


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


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 7th, 2019. Sponsorships and corporate tables are now on sale. General tickets and tables will go on sale online on 12/1/18. Last year's event raised $149,310, and we hope to break that record this year! 

Save The Date Postcard (PDF)

Sponsorship Opportunities (PDF)

Event Website (Sponsorships, Tables, Tickets, Auction)


Sponsorship Opportunities

The Bridge Teen Center consistently partners with local businesses and colleges through sponsorship packages that provided valuable exposure to the families we serve and the community as a whole. A wide array of opportunities exist for any marketing budget, starting as low as $250. We believe in building long-term, mutually-beneficial partnerships - and we hope to have the opportunity to connect with you soon. For more information, contact Amber Holup, Development and Events Coordinator, at 708.532.0500 or amber@thebridgeteencenter.org. 

Sponsorship Deck


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


Drive Out Bullying

In honor of National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month in October, The Bridge Teen Center hosts a month-long initiative to raise support for our free programs that combat bullying on a daily basis. Hosted in partnership with our sister organization, The Bridge Thrift Store, there are several ways for businesses, churches or individuals in the community to get involved through sponsorship, service, or by hosting a donation drive. For details, contact Amber Holup at 708.532.0500 or amber@thebridgeteencenter.org