Supporting the Bridge

For over ten years, Kehilat Chaverim has contributed “welcome bags” to the girls who find transitional housing at The Bridge’s group home in West Hartford. The Bridge’s residential program provides a safe home for girls whose lives are in crisis, offering counseling services, basic needs, and the skills necessary to become self-sufficient.   Our members donate items such as sheets, towels, personal hygiene products, journals, pajama pants and socks, supplemented by funds from our budget and cash donations to purchase backpacks and items as needed. The Social Action Committee leads this effort to help make the girls feel more at home during a stressful transition.   

Want to help?  

Your contributions for The Bridge welcome bags are much appreciated. Each bag includes the items listed below, and all contributions are welcomed. Please select items that are colorful and cute.   

Contents of each bag costs approximately $35-$50. Contributions of full bags or individual items are appreciated.  

Please return your donated items in a bag. We will supply the backpacks. Each WELCOME bag will include:

  • Set of twin sheets
  • Towel and washcloth
  • Shampoo
  • Bath soap (bar or liquid)
  • Small stuffed animal (beanie baby type)
  • Colorful socks, scarf, hat or gloves
  • Pajama pants (size med or large)
  • Journal and pen
  • Special gift, eg. Lip gloss, hair clips, nail polish



If you prefer, financial contributions are also appreciated.


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