Provides support, encouragement, and tangible items necessary to furnish a new home to men and women who have been released from incarceration.
HOW WE USE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS:
- $25 provides 1 bed set to 1 individual.
- $50 provides 1,000 "Bridges to Hope" brochures for community members.
- $250 provides 28 essential items to 1 individual.
A STORY FROM OUR AGENCY:
Jared's earliest memory is watching his mother get beaten to death at the young age of 4! He was immediately taken into custody of the state and placed in a foster home. Before long he had been in a total of 17 foster homes. You see, Jared, like any other human who would have witnessed such an atrocity, became rebellious. He was angry at the world and knew no other way to deal with it but to fight. He joined a gang, got involved with drugs and you know what happened next; incarceration.
After 15 rough years of being imprisoned and placed in solitary confinement for months at a time, Jared finally realized this was not the life for him. He became a model inmate and finally was released and found support through several nonprofit organizations such as Bridges to Hope. He was able to pick out furniture, clothing and household items to furnish his new home. Jared's gratitude has been repaid by volunteering with Bridges to Hope. He shares his painful story with others so our community understands that all those who are incarcerated are human and each has an individual story of their own.
CAMPAIGN CODE NUMBERS:
Campaign Code: 6857
(For campaigns at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, City of Lincoln, LES, LPS, Lancaster County, SCC and private companies.)
State of Nebraska: 708J
3107 S. 6th St. #107
Lincoln, NE 68502