We are so thankful for your support of the 2021 Chili & Challenge! Although we weren't able to gather together, you showed up & showed out and we appreciate you. By participating in the Chili & Challenge, you helped Bridges provide affordable housing & supportive services to prevent & end homelessness in Howard County. Whether you're supporting a congregation competing for the Golden Ladle, bought chili meals, made a donation, or sponsored, you helped Bridges make a difference!

The winning congregations and the live stream announcement are below.

1st Place: Christ Episcopal Church

2nd Place: Glen Mar United Methodist Church

3rd Place: First Presbyterian Church of Howard County


This year, Bare Bones provided three deliciously flavored chilis (beef, chicken & vegetarian) with cornbread & coleslaw.

Chili meals were available for purchase until midnight on Monday, October 4, 2021, & picked up between 12:00 - 3:00 pm on Sunday, October 10, 2021. Each $20 meal included a $12 donation to Bridges to Housing Stability.

Bridges created a secure & user-friendly virtual silent auction that you can access from any computer or smartphone. Auction bidding ended at 8:00 pm on October 13!

The virtual auction is hosted through Charity Auctions Today & is a fun way to support the Bridges mission. All auction proceeds will support Bridges to Housing Stability.







Reid Spearman, PhD