Member Agencies

Bridges to Hope

25-WORD DESCRIPTION:

Serving men and women soon to be or recently released from incarceration by providing furniture, clothing, and household items at no cost to them.


HOW WE USE YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS:

  • $0.50 per week purchases new underwear for 16 reentrants. ($26)
  • $3 per week purchases one bottle of shampoo, conditioner, deodorant & toothpaste for 39 reentrants. ($156)
  • $10 per month purchases a 30 day buss pass for 15 reentrants. ($120)
  • $100 pays for 720 Bridges to Hope brochures to hand out to corrections employees, residents and community members.


A STORY FROM OUR AGENCY:

Who do you see in prison? Do you see your family, friends or neighbors? Probably not. However, that is exactly who resides behind bars! No one plans to be incarcerated and yet situations in life can lead to exactly that.

Take for instance a young boy whose earliest memory is watching his mother get beaten to death at the young age of 4! He was immediately placed in a foster home. Before long he had been in a total of 17 foster homes. You see, he, 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, he 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. His 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

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State of Nebraska: 

ADDRESS/PHONE:

3107 S. 6th St. #107
Lincoln, NE 68502

402-420-5696

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