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Thursday, November 29, 2012
Downers Grove Patch accepts letters to the editor, which will be posted on the site weekly. The following was submitted by Bridge Communities. If you're interested in submitting a letter, e-mail Downers Grove Patch Editor Amanda Luevano at email@example.com. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Dear Editor: Thank you to the 1,500 wonderful people who on November 3rd made a statement about homelessness by sleeping out in tents, boxes and cars to raise awareness of the growing problem of homeless families. Sleep Out Saturday is sponsored by Bridge Communities, the largest provider of transitional housing in DuPage County, serving 100 families each year. People from faith-based, community, corporate and family groups braved a cold night and …
Area youth groups and families will sleep outside to raise money for Bridge Communities, helping homeless and impoverished families in DuPage County.
In 2012, DuPage Pads served 1,398 homeless individuals, 138 families and 236 children, a 39 percent increase from the previous year. To raise money for Bridge Communities, an organization that helps more than 100 families in poverty each year, families and youth will participate in “Sleep Out Saturday” on Nov. 3 at about 75 sites in DuPage County. Sleeping in parking lots, yards and cardboard boxes, they’ll experience what some residents experience regularly. Last year, Bridge Communities raised more than $130,000 as a result of Sleep Out Saturday, according to a press release from the organization. The money goes toward helping families with life-skills mentoring, financial counseling, employment training, tutoring and an auto repair and …