"Drive Out Bullying" Returns in October
Posted on Aug 17 2020 by Priscilla Steinmetz
The Bridge Teen Center and The Bridge Thrift Store proactively combat bullying on a daily basis by providing FREE afterschool programs, events, and job readiness programming that are designed to ENGAGE, CONNECT and EMPOWER teens. Bullying has reached epidemic proportions in our community, and is an issue we see impacting students each and every day. In this season of increased online activity, cyber bullying will continue to rise. October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and The Bridge encourages you and your group to support this initiative in one or more of the following ways:
Did you know that just 2 hours of volunteer time from a group of 6 can generate enough revenue to provide unlimited access to The Bridge Teen Center for 3 students for 6 months? Safe, socially-distant service projects will be scheduled throughout October for individuals, families (no children under 10), businesses and other groups. Volunteers will sort clothing, stock merchandise, and prepare merchandise for sale. Volunteers receive limited edition Drive Out Bullying t-shirts while supplies last. For more info, email [email protected] or call 708.532.0500.
*No application is required for students age 10 through 6th grade.
VOLUNTEER TOOL BOX:
We rely on your donations of gently used clothing, furniture and home goods to raise support for The Bridge Teen Center’s free programs. Due to COVID-19 safety restrictions, we ask that all donations be dropped off in our touch-free donation trailer located behind The Bridge Thrift Store on Mondays though Saturdays during store hours. Follow posted signs. Items not accepted include baby furniture of any type, mattresses, tube televisions, most entertainment centers, and merchandise that is badly damaged, dirty or not in overall good sell-able condition.
We process hundreds of bags of donated goods throughout the month of October. This means our store stock is changing daily, with more great deals hitting the floor each and every day. Stop in for some incredible finds! The best part is, your bargain-hunting will support the programs at The Bridge Teen Center that combat bullying for LOCAL teens on a daily basis.