Annual Report June 1, 2010 to May 31, 2011
September 2011 Dear Friends: Board of Trustees 2010-2011 Janice Beckmen, Co-chair Kathryn Radutzky, Co-chair Bob Rowan, Treasurer Beth Tulloch, Secretary Alison V. Bryant John Crosby Laura Zinn Fromm Amy Cairns Harrison Diane Hoey Frank Keller Jon Maslin Rabbi Ellie Miller Leonard Prentice Victoria Smith Ginger Stearns Jean Trees William ―Prez‖ Tyus John Vigilante Dimitri Vorona Geoff Worden Emeritus Trustees Judy Newhouse Sarah Rosen Susan Tully Ginger Worden Staff Lois Bhatt, Executive Director Chip Cliffe, Run Coordinator Lisa Fitzsimons, Data Manager Craig Prince, Volunteer Coordinator Daniel RosenHanst, Run Coordinator
For twenty-three years, Bridges has addressed the needs of our homeless neighbors by expressing compassion, giving respect and extending friendship. Today, Bridges’ mission of bringing the housed and homeless together in community continues to be witnessed by the student and adult volunteers who participate on our weekly Runs and various other events/ programs. This year, in addition to fulfilling our ongoing commitment in New York City, Newark, Irvington, and Summit, we focused on expanding our services to women and children in Newark; reaching out and assisting homeless men living on the streets in Irvington; restructuring our New York Runs to be more interactive, safe and enriching for our homeless friends and volunteers; and strengthening our operations staff. We are pleased to report (details are outlined on the following pages) that we have been successful in accomplishing these goals. Bridges has had a year of growth, which included shoring up its infrastructure. As a result, Bridges is poised to increase its outreach in the coming year. We are grateful for the help of our 1500 volunteers, your generosity and an excellent operations staff. The coming year presents new opportunities for expansion especially in Newark, and we hope that you will continue to support us as we make a difference in the lives of those who are experiencing homelessness. Thank you for your support, Janice Beckmen and Kathryn Radutzky Co-chairs
Outreach The Bridges’ Run: The Bridges’ Run, or outreach visit, is at the heart of our mission to bring the housed and homeless together in community. The Run is an opportunity for a group of trained volunteers, along with a Bridges employee or board member, to go directly to the streets and shelters to meet with homeless men, women and families. In this fiscal year, Bridges made a total of 210 Runs to New York City, Newark & Irvington averaging four per week, an increase of 11% over the previous year. Bridges met more than 500 people in need each week, delivered 100,000 brown bag meals; 9,000 toiletry kits; 13,000 pairs of new socks; and 1,500 gallons of soup, hot chocolate and lemonade. New York City: Eighty-one Runs were made to New York City in this fiscal year. Without fail, Bridges made stops at Battery Park and Pace University near the Brooklyn Bridge every Friday night continuing its longstanding tradition of never missing a Friday night Run to New York City. The people we met a Battery Park were predominately men living on the streets. Additionally, on mid-week Runs visited Center Street, the Staten Island Ferry Terminal and various street corners. In the midst of this economic recession, the crowds at Battery Park and near the Brooklyn Bridge greatly increased in number. Improving the New York Runs to accommodate these larger crowds became a major and immediate priority. Distribution procedures have changed. Core volunteers, those who join the run consistently, have been recruited. In addition to these core volunteers, we have identified and developed relationships with fifteen people who are homeless or were previously homeless who have become our liaisons on the street and communicate with us during the week. We find their help and advice invaluable. Now, after much hard work, the New York Runs are a fine example of Bridges bringing the housed and homeless together in community. Newark: Seventy-five Runs were made to Newark in this fiscal year. At our regular Saturday stop behind Penn Station, we regularly see about 120 homeless men. That is twice the population we met in the previous year. In addition to Penn Station, Bridges regularly visits and fulfills the needs of more than 350 women and children living at the Emergency Residence Program at the Newark Y; 70 men at St. Rocco’s Men’s Shelter; and approximately 150 people at four ministries in Newark. At the Emergency Residency Program (ERP) at the Newark YMCA, every month, high school teens plan a birthday party for all the children in the shelter who are having a birthday that month. On another Saturday, the teens plan an activity day for the children. In the summer of 2010, children from the ERP and Bridges’ teen volunteers enjoyed two field trips: one to New York City with just the teens and one to Philadelphia with the younger children.
To bring services to the estimated 600 homeless children in Newark, Bridges has established new relationships with three new shelters predominately for women and children in Newark: Turning Point Communities; Harmony House; and the Apostle House. Together, at these locations, approximately 300 children are living in shelter situations that range from one room with no kitchen facilities and a shared bathroom to transitional apartments. Beyond the Bridges Run in Newark: Bridges is an active participant in the Newark-Essex Coalition to End Homelessness. In the first year, Bridges led one of six teams for the Newark 50 Project, a campaign to house 50 of Newark’s most vulnerable by December 2012. During a three day period the teams assembled and canvassed areas including, but not limited to, Newark Penn Station, Newark Liberty Airport, Route 280, Broad Street areas, and the Passaic Riverfront, between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. In the spring of 2011, Bridges joined United We Stand, a Newark-based coalition that canvasses various neighborhoods in the hopes of attracting homeless and others at risk to a mobile van for HIV testing and treatment referral. The Bridges’ yellow truck helped draw people to the mobile testing van where outreach workers could provide information and encourage those at risk to be tested for HIV. Bridges staff and volunteers participated in the 2011 Point in Time Count for Essex County (PITC) on January 27th from midnight to midnight. This annual census of individuals/families that are homeless is conducted at the request of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The teams sent out between midnight and 4 a.m. found over 30 men living outside Penn Station – one of Bridges’ regular stops. Irvington: 54 Runs were made to Irvington. On Sundays, Bridges visits the Irvington Neighborhood Improvement Corporation (INIC) in the East Ward. Without the food, clothing and other necessities that Bridges delivers every week, we know that those individuals and families we meet are only weeks away from homelessness. Meeting the needs of these families is important, but over 100 people, mostly single men, in Irvington are also estimated to be living on the streets. In January, working with Irvington Mayor Wayne Smith Bridges set up a Run in front of City Hall in Civic Square, which takes place every other Sunday. Civic Square is the heart of Irvington and is in close proximity to an area three or four blocks away from where many homeless men are living on the street. Summit: Since our move to the Oakes Center two years ago, Bridges has increased its outreach to those in need in Summit. Every Friday, our doors are open to those living on the streets or living day-to-day.
We see as many as 15 individuals on any given Friday. Showers are available on our premises and several of our visitors bathe, and receive new underwear, clothing and food. Bridges, together with the Christ Child Society of Summit, collected school supplies for 500 children in Summit who qualify for free or reduced lunches. On Thursday, August 26th and on Friday, August 27th, 2010, 310 children arrived at Bridges to collect supplies. Each child received a backpack; thousands of supplies were also distributed. The only information requested was the child’s school and grade. Additional backpacks and school supplies were sent to individual principals for further distribution. Several members of the staff, along with adult and teen volunteers, helped build the Habitat House on Morris Avenue in Summit this spring.
Collaborations Bridges is pleased to collaborate with the following organizations that help us fulfill our mission to bring the housed and homeless together in community and provide valuable services to our homeless friends in abundant ways.
Anti-Poverty Network of New Jersey, Edison Apostles House, Newark Board of Education, Summit Body of Christ Ministry, Newark Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey Christ Child Society, Summit Church Women United Food Pantry, Irvington Coalition for the Homeless, New York Emergency Residency Program, Newark Family Promise, Summit First Hopewell Baptist Church, Newark Habitat for Humanity, Morristown Harmony House, Newark School Supplies: 1,000 children received Housing and Community Development Network of NJ, Trenton Irvington Neighborhood Improvement Corporation backpacks and school supplies this year, including the Irvington Public Library 500 distributed to Summit students in need. That is Loaves and Fishes, Summit twice the number of children supplied last year. Recipients included children at the Emergency Residency Lovicks Holiness Church, Newark Midnight Run, Dobbs Ferry, New York Program, South 10th St. Run, Pastor Anthony Williams, NJ Community Research Initiative INIC, Newark Public School Homeless Unit, Elizabeth (United We Stand Coalition), Newark Coalition, and PEP. Thousands of notebooks, pencils and New York City Rescue Mission, New York other supplies were also distributed. Newark Public Schools, Homeless Unit, Newark Office of the Mayor, Irvington Holiday Gifts: In December, 2010, Bridges distributed over 3,000 gifts. In the previous year, 2,000 Office of the Mayor, Newark Project Live, Inc., Newark gifts were distributed. Over 300 pairs of new St. Rocco’s Men’s Shelter, Newark weatherproofed, insulated work boots, 300 warm St. Rocco’s Women’s Shelter, Newark “hoodie” sweatshirts, hundreds of pairs of thermal Summit Helping Its People (SHIP) underwear, and blue jeans were delivered to the street. Turning Point Communities, Newark New pajamas and toys went to children in shelters. Urban Renewal Corp., Newark Westy Self Storage, Chatham Youth Consultation Service, Sawtelle Learning Centers
Training and Education Teens Tackle Homelessness: Seventy-five high school students from 29 high schools and religious institutions attended Bridges Outreach’s 2nd Teens Tackle Homelessness conference on October 23, 2010. It is the only such conference held in the country. Jennifer Velez, Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Human Services, was the keynote speaker. The conference offered three workshops and round table discussions with people who had experienced homelessness. One teen commented, “It opened my eyes to the different ways someone can find themselves homeless and how it can happen to anyone.” The conference was planned by a high school steering committee representing students from several area high schools. Training Video: A new training film and manual for all Run volunteers and organizers was released in September 2010. View the film on www.bridgesoutreach.org under “Training and Education” and on YouTube “Bridges Training Video.”
Bridges gratefully acknowledges the pro bono services of Pisarkiewicz Mazur & Co. for brand and marketing and Pro Bono Partnership for legal services.
Staff and Board of Trustees Bridges operates with a full-time Executive Director and part-time Data Manager. This year, Bridges increased the hours of the two Run Coordinators. Run Coordinators are responsible for overseeing all aspects of every Run (outreach visit). A part-time Volunteer Coordinator responsible for scheduling and training volunteers. The Bridges Board of Trustees includes people from a wide range of professions from surrounding towns including our areas of service in New York City, Newark, Irvington and Summit. Members of the homeless communities hold board positions and provide valuable insight to programming and services.
Volunteers Volunteers are at the heart of Bridges. More than 1,500 volunteers participate in a Bridgesâ€™ Run each year. Bridges is grateful to have the support of over 60 groups from schools, houses of worship, corporations and community organizations to help in outreach. Many groups support Bridges weekly and monthly with donations of brown bag lunches. Volunteer Run Groups 2010-2011:
Aon Consulting, Parsippany Baxter Health Care, New Providence Blessed Kateri Church, Sparta Bonnie Brae, Liberty Corner Brookside Community Church C.R. Bard, Inc., Murray Hill Carpet et cetra, Morristown Chatham United Methodist Church Christ Church, Short Hills Christ Church, Summit Christ the King, New Vernon Church of the Presentation, Upper Saddle River Congregation B'nai Israel, Millburn Congregation Bnai Jeshurun, Short Hills Corpus Christi, Chatham Delbarton School, Morristown Denville Community Church, Denville First Baptist Church of Westfield First Congregational Church, Montclair First Congregational Church, Westfield First Unitarian Society of Plainfield Fountain Baptist Church, Summit Girl Scout Troop 631, Summit Greek Orthodox Youth Commission of NJ Green Village United Methodist Church Holmdel Community Church Kent Place School, Summit Lake Hopatcong United Methodist Church Morrow Memorial UMC, Maplewood Mt. Olive Girl Scouts Murray Hill Health & Racquet Club New Born Mission, Irvington Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, Summit Ogden Memorial Presbyterian Church, Chatham Oratory Preparatory, Summit Our Lady of Lourdes, Mountainside Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament, Roseland Paramus Catholic High School, Paramus Peace Friendship Club, Short Hills PEP Program, Summit Presbyterian Church of Chatham Township Presbyterian Church of Upper Montclair Prudential, Newark Quest I.S.O.C., Yonkers, NY Randolph High School Roselle Catholic High School Rotary Club of Irvington Rotary Club of Madison St. Bartholomew Church, Scotch Plains St. Bernard & St. Stanislaus Parish, Plainfield St. Catherine of Siena Parish, Cedar Grove St. Elizabeth's BRANCHES Youth Group, Wyckoff St. Elizabeth's Church, Linden St. Helen's Church, Westfield St. Mary's Church, Pompton Lakes St. Matthew's Church, Randolph St. Michael R.C. Church, Netcong St. Rose of Lima, Short Hills St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Pittstown
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St. Vincent de Paul Church, Stirling St. Vincent Martyr, Madison St. Virgil's Church, Morristown Stanley Congregational Church, Chatham Stifel Nicolaus, Florham Park Summit Youth Center Temple Beth Or, Washington Township Temple Emanu-El of Westfield Temple Sharey Tefilo, South Orange The Pingry School, Martinsville Unitarian Church, Summit United Methodist Church, Cranford United Methodist Church, Mount Tabor Westfield High School
Soup Makers: All Bridges Runs have containers of soup and hot chocolate in the winter or lemonade in the summer. Fifteen soup makers prepare all the soup and beverages for every Run on a rotating basis. The Founderâ€™s Award, is granted each spring to one or more exemplary high school volunteers in honor of the co-founders of Bridges, Ginger and Geoff Worden; the first Executive Director, Ellen Maher; the first Board of Trustees; and early volunteers. The 2011 recipients are: Sarabeth Domal, Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child; Katherine Molinari, Paramus Catholic High School; and Jonathan Schwolsky, Oratory Preparatory High School. In honor of the recipients, a child from a Newark shelter attended a two week overnight summer camp program in the Poconos. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service: On Monday, January 17th, 120 volunteers of all ages gathered at Bridges as part of Summit's 13th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, which was organized by Shaping Summit Together. No Where to Go, a film that highlights the need for, and barriers to safe, stable housing was presented followed by a discussion with the director of the film, Lori H. Ersolmaz of Voices of Hope Productions.
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Financial Overview Financial Overview: Bridges does not seek or receive federal or state funding. In the 2010-2011 fiscal year, our income was received from one annual appeal, foundation grants, individual donors, matching gifts, interest income and a biennial fundraising event, the Brown Bag Bash. Dedicated Funding: At the Bridges Brown Bag Bash in May 2011, $20,000 was raised specifically toward the purchase of a new 15 passenger van for Bridges. The van will help Bridges expand its outreach by transporting volunteers and those who are homeless as needed. Corporate sponsors for the 2011 Brown Bag Bash: MCJ Amelior Foundation Prudential R&R Marketing The Thomas and Agnes Carvel Foundation West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc.
Cash Reserve: Income from the Bridges Biennial Brown Bag Bash is placed in reserve to offset expenses during a non-Bash year. Bridges is financially stable with funds to cover operating expenses in case of emergency. Overhead: Administration and fundraising are 7% of our overall expenses.
Donations: Bridges received and distributed over 100,000 brown bag lunches, 40,000 breakfast bags and 9,000 toiletry kits this year. Literally tons of clothing and over 1,000 coats were also given to friends in need. Our donors are groups from houses of worship, clubs, schools, offices, and individuals. Through careful inventory of our distribution, we estimate the value of these donations to be $721,033. Grant Awards: Central Presbyterian Church, Summit Christ Church Board of World Fellowship, Summit Community Congregational Church, Short Hills Junior League of Summit J.C. Kellogg Foundation Lena Willis Mission Fund Lydia Collins deForest Charitable Trust Madison Rotary Club Foundation Sarah Ward Foundation Summit Area Public Foundation The Thomas & Agnes Carvel Foundation Verizon Foundation Verona Service League Victoria Foundation, Inc. A Family Foundation wishing to remain anonymous
Management & General Fund Raising
Donated Items & Services
Income 2010 â€“2011
Income: Total income for the fiscal year ending May 31, 2011, is $1,044,706 including donated goods.
Expenses: Total Expenses for the fiscal year ending May 31, 2011, are $957,318 including donated goods.
Income was received from one annual appeal, foundation grants, individual donors, matching gifts, interest income and a biennial fundraising event, the Brown Bag Bash.
Program Expenses include but are not limited to: purchase of new goods, storage of donated and new goods, direct program salaries, truck and related expenses, volunteer training and shelter programs.
Independent Audit: An independent audit of financial statements for the fiscal year ending May 31, 2011, was conducted by James Wood, CPA. A full copy of the audit is available upon request.
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Financial Contributorsâ€”June 1, 2009 to May 31, 2010 Jen and Jared Abbey James E. Abbott Omar Abusada Adath Shalom Synagogue, Morris Plains Christie and Mark Adelman Hilary and Edward Allinson Carol and Brian Angle Anika Ansetta AON Consulting Kirsten and Thomas Arcella Elaine and Raymond Arciszewski Victor Arencibia Artcraft Dental Laboratory Mari and Steve Austin Cynthia and Terry Baker Rhonda and Nic Ballintyn Bridget and Rob Barber Angela Barbieri Debbie and Randy Barker Penina and Matt Barr Christine and Carl Beck Katherine and Mike Becker Wendy and Jeff Beckerman Janice and Jeff Beckmen Judy and Tom Beckmen Sarah Beckmen Anne Marie Bednar Robin and Ray Beier Deb and Joe Belfatto Adam Bell Benedict-Miller Holly and John Benge Robin and Simon Benito Rosemary Bergamo and Frank Ghio Lisa and Joe Berkery Susan and David Berkowitz Elliot and Andy Berndt Beth and Steve Berns Lois and Sandeep Bhatt Celia Biamonti Pat Bisogno Lynne and Don Blaesser Ellen and Robert Blake Carolyn and Greg Blonder Blue Ridge Sky Foundation Janet and Seth Bodner Donald Bogosian Myung and David Bondy Bonnie-Brae School Ann and Stan Borowiec Susan and Rick Bosland Maribeth and Ben Bowen Barbara and Bill Brenn Beth Brier Barbara Britan Nancee and Nick Brown Alison Bryant Catherine and Anthony Bugliari Karen and Todd Builione Teresa Bunker Lizzie and Chris Burn Mary Burns and William Jones Sheila and Dan Butko Dorothy and Charles Butler Laura and Shawn Byron Amy Cairns and Christopher Harrison Joanne and Robert Calafiore California Pizza Kitchen Susan and Jack Callahan Lisa Campbell Alison and Doug Canfield
Canterbury Design Deborah and Derek Capanna Theresa Cappetta and Richard Abbatiello Vinnie Cappetta Patty and Steve Caputo Jane and Mark Carano Mary and Fred Carbone Regina and Curt Cariddi Carver Delaney Families Foundation, Inc. Cass Family Foundation Megan and Tim Castano Celgene Celgene Central Presbyterian Church, Summit Virginia and Shawn Cepeda Sheila and Ray Chandonnet Gen and Chris Chang Anne and Gil Childers Anne and Gary Chin Chodorcoff Family Fund Maria and John Chrin Mirka and Michael Christenson Chubb & Sons, Inc. Maria and Frank Ciaravalli Elizabeth and Bill Cicchino CIT Group, Inc. Anne and Stuart Clarke Kathy and Tom Clingan Carolann Clynes and Bob Bourne Cindy Cobbs and Jim Ludwig Michelle and Dale Cohen Heidi and Brett Cohen Kathy and Andy Cohen Dale and Richard Cohen Marie and Roy Cohen Bev and Robert Cohen Beth and Doug Cohen Kathryn and John Colao Angela and Dennis Coleman Amanda and Timothy Collins Marie and Tony Combias Lilly and John Combias Dawn and James Comerford Betsy Compton and Eric Grubman Donna Conforti and Paul Rissman Congregation B'Nai Israel, Millburn Millie and Jack Cooper Mary Cooper Jodi and Wayne Cooperman Jill Corcoran Adrienne and Mark Cortazzo Karen and Chris Cotter Mary and Raymond Courtien Elizabeth and David Cowen Deanna and Thomas Crane Karen and Dean Criares Jean Crichton and Robert Gunhouse Betsy and John Crosby Nan and Harry Curtis Carolyn and Steve Cutler Joan and Bob Daeschler Kathy and Peter Daley Kumi and Leo Dalton Doreen Daly and Bill Grady Barbara and Kevin Daney Lorraine and Nick Del Guercio Jean and Herman Delancey Barbara and Francis Delaney
Kathy and Jim Della Sala Deloitte and Touche Vicky and Don DeMuth Jennifer and Ralph DeSimone Patty and Joe Diaz Ellen and Chip Dickson Dawn and James Didden Penny Dinger Marin and Steve Dinsmore Maureen and Roger Domal Susan and Pat Donnellan Joan and Stuart Douglas Jim Dove Peggy and Terry Dugan Annette and Terry Dwyer Helen and David Dwyer Trisha and Bob End Thomas English Karen and Hans Ephraimson Arden and Alan Epstein Tom Errico Ann and Bowers Espy Rizaya Etheridge Barbara and Bill Evans Linda Faver Gail and Jeff Ferrell Heather and Terence Finan First Congregational Church, Westfield Anna Fisch Wendy and Lee Fishman Paige Fitzpatrick Lisa and Brian Fitzsimons Sandy and Doug Flaum Lenore Ford Amanda and Steve Ford Fortress Investments George Foster Fran and George Foussianes Robert Freireich Coni Frezzo and Ed Sannini Terri and Mark Friedman Nancy Friedman and Mike Zinn Laura and Stephen Fromm Kelly and Matt Fulton Christine and Rick Galiardo Joan and Mike Gambro Marianne and Joseph Garibaldi Gentle Caring Dentistry Irma George Charles Giaimo Cathy and Alkesh Gianchandani Anne and Alex Gibney Monica and Hal Ginsberg Julie and Brian Ginsberg Lisa and Jeff Giroux Denise and Robert Glassman Suzanne and Jordan Glatt Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Chatham Rebecca and Mitch Gold Golda Ochs Academy, West Orange Adam Golden Ellen and Richard Goldstein Francesca and Steve Gooby Goshen Investments Ellen and Lewis Gould Peggy and Jack Governale Cheryl and Chip Grabowski Dorsey Grant and Rich Tambor Lisa Greenberg and Jan Wolitzky Lesley and Neil Greenstein Jane and Dave Grewcock
Elaine and Anthony Grillo Bob and Shelley Gula Rita and Gary Gulden Betse and Frank Gump Laura and Bill Gump Pam and Michael Gumport Ellen and Michael Gunther H.O. West Foundation Jung-Eun Ha and Jay Chun Margaret McHugh Hagen Lisa and Pat Haggerty Ellen and Thomas Hakes Thomas Hall Nancy Hamilton Patsy and Bill Hammond Vivien and Cary Hardy Pat and Vaughn Harris Valerie Harrison Hartshorn Elementary School PTO, Short Hills Dawne and Andy Hauseman Michelle Hayes Pam Hayes Christine and Scott Hayward Jamie and Charlie Heckelman Jennifer and Eric Hedrick Mary Heinen and Drew Jones Colette Hendricks Sheila and David Hepp Cathy and Dick Herbst Mary and Merrill Hess Hewlitt Packard Mary and Bob Hill Hilltop Community Bank Jan and Gene Hilzenrath Ellen and Stuart Hochberger Diane Hoey and Craig Rothenberg Diana Hoffman Nancy Holecek Chris Holle Liz Holler Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Westfield Jill Howard and David Daigle Christopher Hoyle Kathy and Bob Hugin John Hurley Grier and Michael Hynes Anne and Steve Iler ING Investment Management Insperity Melody and Milt Irvin Lauren and Dennis Irvin Melody and Milt Irvin J.C. Kellogg Foundation Meg and Howard Jacobs Joan and Bob Jennings Harriet Johnson Susan and Henry Johnson Karen and Walter Jones Nicole and Ken Jordan Nancy Kalkin and Lincoln Miller Rachel and Russell Kaplan Kim and Matt Kaplan Kaplan Sisters Foundation Kaplan Sisters Foundation Elizabeth Kardos Mona Karim Margie and Don Karp Jayne and Hank Katz Julie and Clarence Kehoe Michelle and James Keller Susan and Henry Keller Janet and John Keller
Cynthia and Peter Kellogg Megan and Kirk Kellogg Tricia and John Kelly Sara and David Kelso Barbara and Bill Kennard Robin and John Kennedy James Kennedy Lizanne and John Kenney Sharon and David Kessler Laura and Jon Kessler Barbara and Bill Killeen Astri and John Kimball Julie Kimmel and Phillip Schluter Emily King Clarissa and Russ Kivler Diane and Mitch Klaif Amy and Bob Klausner Amy and Malcolm Knight Lorraine Kolibas and Jeffrey Goldstein Kerry and Steve Kowitt Lynn and Glenn Kramer Pam and Mike Krause Elizabeth and Andrew Kriegman Anne and Brian LaFontaine Kimberly Lambert and Matthew Sutton Lassus Wherley Suzanne Lawrence Natalie Leighton Liz and Fred Leighton Stacey and Ross Levin Andrea Levy Jennie Lewis and Mark Patterson Mary Li Mary Liebman Beth and Vincent Lima Nachama and Harold Loeshelle Lai and Hong Loh Lois Schneider Realty Diane and Charles Long Liz and David Lowenstein Barbara and George Lucaci Helen and Mike Lucciola Debbie and Steve Lupton Teri and Michael Lusty Alison and Christopher Lutz Kathleen Lynch Madison High School - ROAR Madison Rotary Club Foundation Amy and Aamir Malik Cathleen Mallaney Lacey and Matt Malloy Judith and Martin Malloy Jennifer and Dan Malone Betsy Maltby Kimberly and Mark Mandel Judy and Joel Mandelbaum Meg and Tony Marchese Richard Mariso Marketing Licensing Associates Cindy and Bob Martin Kristy and Jon Maslin Sondra and Harold Maslin Catherine and Joseph Masucci Julie and Doug Mazer Deanna and Steven McBoyle Eleonore and Russell McCabe Paula and Frederick McCarthy Sheila and Robert McCullough Pat and Gerry McGinley Seema and Kevin McGrath Amy and Chris McGrath Christine and Joseph McGrath Elizabeth and David McGraw Gery and John McKenna
Tammy and Dave McLean Shelly and Dave McManus Liz and Malcolm Mead Sarah and Paul Meiring Jen and Drew Meister Monica and Chris Melendes Alicia and Charles Merinoff Merk and Co., Inc. Donna and Gerald Merola Bradford Meyer Marcia Michaels Gina Milano Arlyn Miller Leslie and Stuart Milsten Susan and Marc Mink Leyda Montalvo Mary Ann and Craig Moore Rebecca and Kevin Morano Mary Moriarty Diane and Tom Moriarty Heidi and Paul Morton Sara Moss Sandy and Greg Murphy Nonie and Francis Murphy Jane and Steve Murphy Christine Murray Jeana and Rami Musallam Tamar and Benjamin Nahum Dara and Bob Near Julieanne and Brad Nettune New Providence United Methodist Church Mary Nohara and Steve Jones Northern Lights Post Shari and David Nyman Oak Knoll School of Holy Child Marian Glenn and Daniel Ocone Duffy and Charles O'Connell Amanda and Blake O'Dowd Ogden Memorial Presbyterian, Chatham Gia and Patrick O'Keefe Stacey and Gage Olcott Shelley and Brad Olson Joan Olszewski Martin O'Reilly Laura and Tom O'Rourke Jorge Orsovay Kathleen and Mort O'Shea Debbie and Marc Paley Nina Pardi Tammy Pearsall Diane and Dixon Peer Sandy and Arnie Peinado Judy and Ken Peskin Elaine and David Phipps Peg Pipchick Marianne and John Plahs Margaret and Lance Podell Marjorie and Andrew Porter Sharon and Allan Portnoi Jen and Corbett Powers Susan and Doug Present Deborah and Richard Previdi Patricia and Richard Proctor Prudential Elizabeth and Thomas Pryma Adam Psichos Rowena and Rob Pullan Marcia and Bernard Pundyk Ellen and Edward Purcell Deborah and James Purdon Yvette and Bob Pusateri Patrice and Kevin Quinn Jane and Kevin Quinn Nancy and Tom Quinn R & R Marketing
Nora and Rob Radest Kathryn and Michael Radutzky Mimi and Mark Rae Mary Ragan Pam and Frank Randazzo Brooke and Robert Ratterman Timothy Reilly Janet and Dennis Resnick Carol and Bill Rice Judith and Donald Richards Diane and Elven Riley Susanne and Doug Robinson Jennifer and Tom Rooney Patrick Rooney Roosevelt Intermediate School, Westfield Diana and Bill Rosen Sarah and Dave Rosen Roz RosenHanst Leigh Rosoff Esther and Bob Rowan Helen and Bob Ruark Mr.and Mrs Daran Rubin Jean Rutter Joseph Saleh Sanofi-Aventis Terry and Jim Schaefer Ann and Melvyn Schaffer Jeff and Laura Schaffer Craig and Amy Schiffer Kate and Mike Schlesinger Cara Schnapper Cheryl Schneider Lori and Josh Schor Loren and Timothy Schramm Betsy and Rob Schwartz Shelly and Bill Scott Carol and Albert Sebilia Carolyn and John Semler Susan Shapiro Debbie and Jerry Shaw Stacey and Thomas Shepherd Lori and Barry Sher Jerome Shindelman Judy and Walt Shipley Ross Silver Diane and Doug Simon Nancy Simpkins and Howard Stahl Lisa and Matt Siracuse Sloane and Brett Skolnik Patti and Roger Smith Sheila and Tripp Smith Victoria and Peter Smith Mary Jane and Dan Somers Stephanie and Warren Spar Rebecca Spence and Michael Mooney Richard Spiro St. Paul AME Church Stanley Congregational Church Ginger and David Stearns Douglas Steffen Linda Stone Pam and Brad Stone Sunbelt Beverage Company Haya Taitel and Steve Becker Illya Targoniy Jill and Josh Tarnow Temple Sharey Tefilo Israel, South Orange Mary-Ann and John Terrett Jaleh Teymourian The Bar Method The MCJ Amelior Foundation The Other Fellow First Foundation The Rosen Group
The Thomas & Agnes Carvel Foundation Sue and Charlie Thomas Tiger Baron Foundation Debra Tompeck Ginny and Howard Topf Harriet and Neale Trangucci Jean Trees Paula and David Trone Kim and Tom Troy Sally and Charles Tsiang Beth and Dan Tulloch Susan Tully and Ray Klas U.S. Document Retrieval Service Tom Ucko Jennifer and Jeff Ufberg Betsy and Tom Uhlman Union Chapel AME Church, Summit Unitarian Church in Summit Betsy and Drew Vaden Denise and Dean Vanech Margaret and Thomas Varga Anna and Miguel Velez Verizon Carroll and Rick Vicens Penny and John Vigilante Barbara and Will Von Klemperer Kim and Bill Wachtel Adraine and Robert Wahby Janet Walton Marjorie and Bill Waltzinger Phyllis and Jerry Watson Susan Watts Sara Webb and Chip Woodbury Kathy and Don Weida Robin and Ira Weidhorn KarenAnn Weingartner Josh and Robie Weinreich Lisa and Frank Weishapl Joyce and Jack Weissman Regan and Steve Wesson Suzanne and John Willian Elizabeth and Kimo Winterbottom Wendy and Jason Wiseberg Carmelita and Richard Wohl Lois and Ben Wolkowitz Peggy and Cary Wong MaryAnne and Ray Wood Ginger and Geoff Worden Erika and Greg Wright Anne and Michael Zachara Maria and Paul Zazzera Eebie and Jed Zobitz
Bridges is grateful for the continuing support of its financial donors, lunch makers, and those who contribute goods which are distributed to our homeless friends in need.
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Bridges Annual Report — June 1, 2010 to May 31, 2011 The Bridges’ Run, or outreach visit, is at the heart of our mission ―to bring the housed and homeless together in community. In 2010-2011, Bridges made 210 Runs – that averages more than three per week and is an increase of 11% from the previous year. New York City: 81 Runs Newark: 75 Runs Irvington: 54 Runs
Bridges is grateful to those who make financial contributions and to the hundreds of volunteers who give their time or donate clothing, toiletries, brown bag lunches and breakfast bags. In 2009-10, Bridges distributed: 100,000 Brown Bag Meals 9,000 Toiletry Kits 13,000 Pairs of Socks 1,500 Gallons of Soup, Hot Chocolate and Lemonade
Published on Oct 4, 2011