Although we are unable to gather together for Bridges' Annual Cook-Off, our organization & those we serve are still in need of your support. Whether you are supporting your congregation to win the Golden Ladle, or you are a community member looking for a fun (and tasty) way to make a difference, you can take part in the first-ever Chili & Challenge Virtual Edition...its as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. Purchase event tickets through Friday, September 11, 2020, or make a donation by Wednesday, September 16.

2. Join Bridges for the Virtual Chili & Challenge Watch Party on Sunday, September 13, 2020, after you've picked up your chili meals at The Periodic Table. The 30-minute event will launch at 1:15 pm but we'll stick around until 4:30 pm to watch with you!

3. Participate in the Virtual Auction between Sunday, September 6, 2020 - Wednesday, September 16, 2020, to win one of many fantastic baskets!


Every year for the cook-off, guests gather to learn about & support Bridges to Housing Stability while enjoying delicious chili. Although we'll be gathering virtually this year, Bridges has partnered with The Periodic Table & Tino's Italian Bistro & Wine Bar to provide chili meals & alcoholic beverages.

All orders must be picked up between 12:00 - 4:00 pm on Sunday, September 13, 2020, from The Periodic Table, located at 8808 Centre Park Drive, Columbia, MD 21045. Curbside delivery will be provided. Ticket sales will support Bridges to Housing Stability along with two local businesses: Tino's  Italian Bistro & Wine Bar — an award-winning long term supporter of Bridges, & The Periodic Table — a new, innovative restaurant that we are so excited to partner with!


Bridges is excited to introduce a safe & user-friendly virtual auction with over 30 baskets, that can be accessed from the comfort of your own home via computer or smartphone. The wide variety of high quality, unique items are currently available for viewing only, & now is the perfect time to start shopping! The virtual auction is hosted through Charity Auctions Today. All auction proceeds will support Bridges to Housing Stability.

While silent auction purchases cannot be added to congregations' tip jars, this is a fun way for you & your loved ones to win amazing gifts & support Bridges' mission. Click the image above to find the basket that will be your next gift to your favorite family member, coworker, or yourself! Bidding will begin at 8:00 am EST Sunday, September 6, 2020, & will remain open until 8:00 pm EST Wednesday, September 16, 2020.

Spread the word about this exciting event by sharing the event flyer (click here).















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