Happy Holidays Re-Bridgers:
My son was chanting Re-Bridge NOW in the back of the truck this morning so I thought I would send a holiday note and let you know how we are standing at the end of the year. My friend took this attached shot of the Magnolia Bridge all lit up (thanks to Cabrini!) for the holidays.
Mignon Faget AdornAments
SOLD OUT! – Mignon Faget sold all of the 300 AdornAments that were made on this first run – the Magnolia Bridge and Re-Bridge’s efforts to save it proved to be a very popular item (but we knew that).
Bubbles for the Bridges
We beat our own estimates and raised over $20K at the first annual gala, Bubbles for the Bridges, but we also had a swell time! The Sanctuary was warm and inviting, the weather was ideal, the Creole String Beans were grooving, Commander’s food was excellent, we had a great selection of hard to find elsewhere Silent Auction items, and well, the guests were all fantastic. Thanks all of you who supported this event. We are still sending out the thank you notes to all the wonderful donors who helped make the event a huge success.
Re-Bridge will hold two flagship events a year, a Crawfish Boil in the Spring that our past Chair, Mary-jo Webster, has volunteered to oversee, and the fall Gala. Otherwise, we will be seeking additional funds from private and public foundations to help us reach our matching goal. As you know we were awarded $844,400 from the Transportation Enhancement Act to rehabilitate the Magnolia Bridge. We need $220K to match those funds and have raised to date $40K. So we have a ways to go. In addition to seeking funds, our tee shirt and Mignon Faget’s AdornAment sales and individual donations made to our website or mailed in are helping us towards that goal. We will begin looking into the Dumaine Street Bridge now that a new director of the Department of Public Works has been announced.
What you could do for Re-Bridge:
LIKE us on Facebook
DONATE on our site – rebridge.org
BUY A TEE SHIRT – sold at Swirl – they are hip, ultra soft and hot looking.
BUY AN ADORNAMENT – Mignon Faget will have to make more after Christmas.
Thanks for all your support, and we look forward to another year of your help.
1055 Moss Street
New Orleans, LA 70119