How You Can Help

The generous support that Bridges receives from our community allows us to carry on in the mission to eliminate domestic and sexual violence in our community and to provide a safe and empowering environment for victims and survivors. Whether it is through financial contributions, event sponsorship, volunteering, or donation of goods and services, your generosity helps thousands of women, men, and children to rebuild their lives each year.

 


 

Become a Volunteer

You can donate your time by volunteering or interning directly for our agency! Bridges’ tireless and committed volunteer core assists in staffing the 24-hour support line, provides court and hospital advocacy, helps at the offices in Nashua and Milford, visits schools, tables during community outreach, and assists in planning special events. To learn more about the different ways you can volunteer your time with Bridges, please click here.

Interested in learning more and attending an upcoming volunteer training? Please complete the Volunteer Application Form, call our office at (603) 889-0858, or email the Volunteer Coordinator at volcoord@bridgesnh.org.


Make a Donation

Your gift will be used to help provide free, confidential services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking across Southern New Hampshire. Bridges could not provide these services without the support of community members like you.

Ways to Give include credit card donations, donations by check, gifts via Venmo, Donor Advised Funds, and Planned Giving. Monthly and recurring gifting options are also available.

To learn more about each of these methods of supporting Bridges, please click here.


Host an In-Kind Drive

Donations of physical items can be very helpful to fulfil our program needs and offset expenses. We believe that Bridges’ clients deserve the best and accept new and in like-new condition items.

To learn more about donations of physical items, please click here or contact the Housing Coordinator at janiceshouse@bridgesnh.org


Attend an Event

The Bridges Open: The Bridges Open features a fabulous 18 holes of golf, raffles, and lunch. This event is held at Sky Meadow Country Club, with the option to sign up as an individual or to grab your friends, family, or coworkers to create a foursome. The price of this event includes golf cart and lunch. To learn more about the Bridges Open, please click here.

Love is in the Air: Love is in the Air is a fabulous fundraising event with live and silent auctions, dinner, dancing, and revelry that combine for a can’t-miss night out. The theme of the event is meant to celebrate healthy relationships and the joy and freedom to live without abuse. Early bird tickets for this annual event go on sale each October! To learn more about Love is in the Air, please click here.


Become a Mission Ambassador

Mission Ambassadors are an integral part of Bridges’ mission to cultivate communities free from violence & oppression as we support victims & survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking. We hope that you’ll join the ranks of Bridges’ distinguished team of supporters, community partners, Board Members, and staff representatives who promote the value that Bridges: Domestic & Sexual Violence Support brings to the 14 communities across Southern New Hampshire that we serve.

This toolkit provides guidance and resources that you need to excel at being a Bridges Mission Ambassador. Within this document, you will find everything from sample email templates and elevator pitches to key statistics to a comprehensive overview of the services offered to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking who access Bridges services daily.

To learn more about becoming a Mission Ambassador, please contact Tara Levine at dirdevelopment@bridgesnh.org or (603) 889-0858 ext. 237.


Hold a Facebook Fundraiser

Facebook fundraisers make it easy to support causes that are important to you, including Bridges! Supporters can set up a dedicated Facebook fundraiser at any time, such as to celebrate a birthday or to mark a moment and tell others about Bridges to amplify the impact the organization can have.

Once your Facebook Fundraiser is created, be sure to invite your friends to donate, share the fundraiser to your feed, or donate to the fundraiser yourself.

If you or someone you know is interested in setting up a Facebook fundraiser, the Bridges team is here to support you! Please contact Tara Levine, at dirdevelopment@bridgesnh.org or (603) 889-0858 ext. 237 to learn more.


Cell Phone Donation Program

Be a part of the pollution solution and dispose of your old cell phone(s) in an environmentally and socially conscious way! Bridges accepts used cell phones and accessories to be put to good use through our cell phone donation program. Working phones can be issued to those we serve as emergency 911 phones, and non-working phones and accessories can be sent to a refurbishing/recycling company and turned into cash as a fundraiser for Bridges. To learn more about the Cell Phone Donation Program, please click here or contact the Housing Coordinator at janiceshouse@bridgesnh.org.


Rosebush Endowment Fund

The Rosebush Endowment Fund was founded in 2012. Domestic and sexual violence is cyclical, often repeating for generations in families. The fund is named after Theresa Rosebush, a woman who experienced violence in her own life, but ultimately broke the cycle of violence. The fund represents hope, love, and proof that violence can end. The funds raised through the Rosebush Fund are kept in an endowment, with growth providing ongoing funding for a sustainable Milford Office and beyond. To learn more about the Rosebush Endowment Fund, please click here.