Are you ready to help?
Volunteers amplify our impact
immeasurably with consistent
commitment to our mission. From packing lunches and making soup to the distribution of hygiene kits, our volunteers are the heart of these initial encounters with people experiencing chronic homelessness.
Employee Volunteer Events
Packing events are a highly popular form of employee volunteer engagement. These events are great for team-building, service days, and corporate offsites! A Bridges staff member will work with you to determine the project budget, organize the supplies, provide a brief in-person Bridges overview to connect the work of your team with our mission and arrange pickup of finished items.
Long-term, recurring financial commitments to the mission of tackling homelessness speaks volumes to the employees and surrounding community. Corporate sponsors don’t just invest money – they invest ideas, talent, and social support that we need to optimize efforts to tackle homelessness in Essex and Union Counties.
Employee Volunteer Events
We make volunteer event planning easy so you can focus on impact and having fun.
Step 1: Determine your Event Budget
In addition to funding the cost of packing supplies, we ask that your company donates $50-$100 per event participant. Pricing details are below.
Step 2: Learn About the Event Types
Brown Bag Lunch Packing (brown bag lunches) - We have two options to assist with lunches are fantastic for our clients Sustainable and Fresh. You can purchase these items on your own or purchase ready-to-pack items through Bridge for your team to assemble as a group. For more details about this type of event, click here.
Hygiene Kit Packing (hygiene kits) - Hygiene Kits are always in demand. Kits typically contain sample or travel sizes of shampoo, deodorant, body lotion, shaving cream, razor, toothbrush, toothpaste, socks, and body cleansing wipes. You can collect your own or purchase ready-to-pack items through Bridge for your team to assemble as a group. For more details about this type of event, click here.
Cold Weather Kit Packing (Seasonal: Oct-Feb) (cold weather packs) – These kits are designed to make living outside more bearable for those unable to find shelter. Kits typically contain hand warmers, foot warmers, lip balm, socks and a solar blanket. You can collect these items on your own or purchase ready-to-pack items through Bridge for your team to assemble as a group. For more details about this type of event, click here.
Organize a Clothing or Item Drive - Drives create great visibility of your internal mission to support Bridges and sparks that do-good energy throughout the company. Successful drives are planned around specific types of items (such as jacket drive, shoe drive, sock drive, etc), start and end dates, and internal communications of the drive goals to encourage participation. For more details about drives, click here.
Donation for Event
Hygiene Kits for Packing
Cold Weather Kits for Packing
Sustainable Protein Only
Complete Lunches for Assembly
$50-$100 per employee
$4 per kit, in quantities of 50
$6 per kit
Brown Bag Lunches
Step 3: Contact Us
Email Christina Zamor at
to learn more or to get started.
We make planning your volunteer event a breeze so you can focus on team building and having fun. We look forward to learning more about your organization and working with you to make an impact on our community.