BRIDGE For Community Life, Inc.

A nonprofit organization

$8,715 Raised by 64 Donors

87% complete

$10,000 Goal

Thank You giveBIG 2021 Donors!

Ronald Gagnon  $500
Julie Steinmetz $500
Bill & Maureen Steinmetz $100
Luke & Heidi Gardner  $50

Meg Heaton  $50
Elspeth Ballantine  $20
Jonathan Tarpinian  $20
Anonymous  $20
Anonymous $20
Maureen Kleckner  $25
Jesse Stickler  $25
Mary Richardson  $100
Gary Knigge  $250
Janet Brackett  $100
Karin Marjanen  $20
Mollie Wise  $100
Savana Swenson  $25
LaVonne McCombie  $10
Lynn Zevenbergen  $100
Betsy & Scott Martin  $500
Kandace Nyberg  $100
Annette & Troy Peterson  $100
Stephanie Serres  $20
Chris Harmon  $50
Tim Mead  $100
David Ebben  $50
Ginny Ballantine  $60
Matt Drewiske  $50
Peggy Parkinson  $100
Debbie & Bill Brennan  $100
Kris Jensen  $50
Melodie Elwood  $100
Dianne Miller $100
Tara Ramberg $20
Rachel May $50
Anonymous $50
Mark Schallinger $50
Narges Akbarin $100
Phyllis Harper $100
Heidi & Jerrick Krueger $50
Megan & Ted Ballantine $50
Bruce & Ann Gutzke $100
Michelle Wirth $50
Anonymous $100
Sue Frazier $75
Cheryl Hustad $25
Joe & Mary Jo Graetz $50
Anonymous $100
Anonymous $100
Mary Jean Anderson $250
Jim & Bobbi Drewiske $50
Pauly Debbie Cudd $50
Terry Jennings $200
Engravers Connection LLC $50
Anonymous $50
Jill Sutter $50
Joshua Merrick $30
Anonymous $100
Wally Brown $100
Anonymous $100
Brigette Peterson $50
Jessica Drewiske $250
Anonymous $50
And Thank You to the BRIDGE Board of Directors for their Matching Gift of: $2,750

Hear from BRIDGE Executive Director Peg Gagnon about our fundraising project this year:

This project may include:

  • Installing awnings and/or other overhead protection from sun & weather.
  • Additional picnic tables to provide outdoor seating for activities & leisure while distanced.
  • Walking paths to encourage physical exercise.
  • Landscaping to provide a welcoming, peaceful environment.

These additions would allow staff & clients to enjoy in-person activities during the warmer months while following CDC COVID-19 guidelines & ensuring everyone’s safety.

About BRIDGE For Community Life

BRIDGE is a non-profit organization located in Hudson, WI, providing community-based life skills training, employment services & social and recreational programs for youth & adults with disabilities. We proudly serve individuals in the St. Croix Valley.

Our History

In 2004, several families came together to form an organization devoted to providing opportunities for youth with disabilities as they transitioned into adulthood. Our volunteer effort resulted in the formation of BRIDGE for Hudson Youth, Inc., now BRIDGE For Community Life, Inc. 

We are served by a robust volunteer base of community members, & high school & university students. We offer programs & services year-round & have recruited and developed a first rate staff to work with our clients.

Our focus remains creating opportunities for youth & adults with disabilities in lifelong learning, work, and social & recreational opportunities.

Community-Based Supports - Pre Covid-19
(Click the COVID-19 PIVOT tab above to learn how BRIDGE has adapted our services)

BRIDGE believes that individuals with disabilities should have meaningful choices in their daily activities, contributing to independence & self-determination.  

Involvement in the community through interaction & participation is a priority & builds relationships & develops skills in navigation & endurance. Clients are in the community 60-70% of their day at BRIDGE.

  • During the summer, clients are able to cultivate a garden & bring the produce to local farmers markets for donations to BRIDGE. What they don't give away, they donate to the local food shelf.
  •  Clients  explore their creative side, whether through music class at Brickhouse Music, painting club, creating colorful placemats for Meals on Wheels, & more!

  • Clients attend our Campus Life program - giving them a one-of-a-kind college experience. UW-River Falls students & faculty host our clients in various activities from physics to football, finance to international cultures, & more.

  • Clients have access to local parks for recreational activities like geocaching, hiking, & snowshoeing. Clients regularly exercise at the YMCA & Catalyst Sports Medicine.

Organization Information


BRIDGE For Community Life, Inc.

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PO Box 1620
HUDSON, WI 54016



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