Celebrating International Day of Families

Happy International Day of Families! The theme for this year’s Day of Families is “Families, Healthy Lives, and Sustainable Futures”. This comes from the United Nation’s recently approved 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes 17 goals, all aimed at ensuring healthy living and promoting well-being for all. Bridges to Community is proud to be […]

Happy World Fair Trade Day

What is World Fair Trade Day? This year, May 14th is the international World Fair Trade Day, with the theme of “Be an agent for change.” This day celebrates Fair Trade farmers, cooperatives and organizations around the world, and is sponsored by the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO). Fair Trade is an ethical way of […]

2015 Raise the Roof Sponsors

THANKS FOR MAKING OUR 2015 EVENT A HUGE SUCCESS! SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR 9th ANNUAL EVENT: Wednesday, October 5, 2016! Download Sponsorship Form Thank you to our 2015 sponsors!  

Executive Director John Hannan Highlights First Quarter 2016 Achievements

From the Director’s Desk We are only three months into this year, and already you have helped us accomplish so much in the communities of Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.  Over 380 volunteers traveled with us during this time, including 210 high schoolers, helping construct 25 houses, perform 2 house repairs, install 10 latrines and biodigestors, […]

Bridges Honors the Memory of Susan Hadley

From Executive Director John Hannan It is with a heavy heart that I relay the passing of a long-standing and dedicated Bridges to Community Board Member, supporter, and volunteer, Susan Hadley. Susan’s professional career was extremely distinguished.   She was a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Tufts University […]

Bridges Medical Program Grows in 2016

Since its founding, Bridges to Community has been dedicated to the improvement of health and sanitation in the countries where we work. Indeed, our first projects were providing access to water through well construction. Today, we have expanded our health program to include the construction of health clinics, maternity houses, latrines, and smoke-reducing stoves. Our growing […]

Youth Group Leads Effort for Housing Repairs in DR

Everyday, Victor Carrasco sees more students come through the doors of the youth center. Victor is Bridges to Community’s Community Coordinator in the Dominican Republic, and he was astonished to see the numbers of youth committee members double in the last three months. One great motivator for this has been the new youth center, which […]

80 Westchester Teens Head to Nicaragua with Bridges

80 high school volunteers from four Westchester county high schools will be traveling to Nicaragua with Bridges to Community on March 19th to build 6 homes, 2 latrines, and 1 smokeless stove for families in need. The schools of Fox Lane, John Jay, Bronxville, and EF Academy will each be sending groups of high school volunteers […]

Bridges Families Highlight: Jacqueline’s Story

Jacqueline works hard every day to provide for her children.  A housekeeper for a wealthy family in Nicaragua, she wakes up early, gets her 13 year old son, Walter, and twins, Brian and Brandon, ready for school, then leaves for work. Her oldest son watches his 6 year old brothers after school until their mom […]

Bridges Family Highlight: Idania Gaitan

Idania has reason to be celebrating this season: she is the first to pay off her house in Piedra Menuda, Nindiri. Not only is she the first–she is a few years early.  As she tells it, it was her determination and her drive to have a house all her own that gave her the motivation […]