Coming Soon: BTown Kids Easter Egg Hunt!

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On Saturday April 4th, BridgeTown will host its annual BTown Kids Easter Egg Hunt! Each year, we gather thousands upon thousands of easter eggs, paint faces, eat sweets, and hang out with a bunch of fun kids! Last year, we even hung out while it poured down rain. The kids did not care, and they still had fun getting their Easter Eggs and hanging out with volunteers.

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The Easter Egg Hunt is one of our non-summer BTown Kids activities. Each summer, BTown Kids runs for 10 weeks on Saturdays. While the summer program is a large part of BTown Kids, we believe it is necessary to continue the relationships throughout the year. One of the ways we do this is through larger events like the Easter Egg Hunt.

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If you would like to get involved in this year’s Easter Egg Hunt, please contact Brittany at bbaisley@bridgetowninc.org

While we cannot promise to keep the rain away, we can guarantee a fun time with kids and their families in North Portland!

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Volunteer Partnerships with BridgeTown Inc.

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Hello friends, and happy 2015!

We are so excited to start a new year of mobilizing volunteers, providing relief to the broken and marginalized, and hopefully leading to life transformation for all.

Before we share a few stories of amazing volunteers who have worked with BridgeTown, we do want to remind you that Night Strike begins again on Thursday January 15th! Feel free to click HERE to register for this week, or upcoming weeks. On the website, you can also sign up to sponsor a Night Strike Event in 2015.

At the end of the year, the Pre-Health Professionals Society at Concordia University raised $133 for BridgeTown Inc. through a “Turkey Trot 5K and Pie Your Prof” Event. We are so grateful for their generosity toward our mission. Our staff liked seeing the photos of the event, and are sure you will enjoy them as well!

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The professors prior to getting “pied”
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Action shot of the “Pie the Prof”

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A professor “post-pie,” but all smiles.

At the beginning of the month, the University of Notre Dame joined BridgeTown for an afternoon service project. Some of the students helped us clean and organize our BTown Kids storage unit, and prepare the toys and prizes for our summer program. The other half helped us tidy up the back room, and organize clothing donations for Night Strike. After the projects were completed, the team went on a walk-about. For those of you who have never experienced one, we essentially bring Night Strike to the city in the form of socks, sandwiches, coffee, and conversation. The students were able to provide these basic essentials and build up relationships with individuals on the street. If you attend a Night Strike event, you might be a part of a walk-about. Here are a few photos from our day with Notre Dame!

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Socks are passed out each week at Night Strike, and on Walk-Abouts.
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Making PB&J’s to hand out on a Walk-About.

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Two young ladies put together a new cart for clothing donations.

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Sorting clothing to hand out at Night Strike. Colder, winter months mean we had out more heavy coats, sleeping bags, and blankets.

Thank you again to both Concordia and Notre Dame! We are blessed by your donation of time, treasure, and talent. Together we are loving on the city of Portland. If you as an individual, or organization are interested in partnering with BridgeTown, email us at info@bridgetowninc.org

Let’s continue to Love People Because People Matter in 2015!

Night Strike Holiday Break

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Every year, Night Strike takes a four week hiatus during the Holiday Season. We are so thankful to our volunteers who come under the bridge week after week, and help us make Night Strike so successful!

To sign up for 2015 Night Strike registrations, click HERE

Night Strike will resume onĀ January 15th, so until then, Happy Holidays, and we will see you in 2015!

Questions can be directed to info@bridgetowninc.org

-BridgeTown Staff