About Us

Our mission is to serve and support our friends.

Our Vision

Creating a welcoming community in which every person receives their basic necessities, guidance, hope, and compassion

Our History

September 2007: Mr. Bob's Under the Bridge started with 6 backpacks and open hearts for distribution to our friends in the city.

2012: Mr. Bob's became a 501(C)3 to better serve our friends through outreach and compassion.

July 2019: Mr. Bob's launched a mobile shower-trailer to provide a hygienic option for our friends.

The Impact

Building a family of volunteers who embody our culture of serving others & committing to the well-being of the homeless and the hurting

Mr. Bob's 2020

We would like to extend a tremendous thank you for your generosity in 2020 supporting Mr. Bob’s Under the Bridge. In a year full of the unexpected, our friends had an unwavering source of stability due to your kindness. No matter what the world looks like, Mr. Bob’s is a safe place for the homeless to receive compassion and support.

500

Volunteers and counting

5000

Hygiene kits distributed

50000

Dollars raised for our friends

Our Team

John Arcuri, President

John has been proudly involved with the Mr. Bob’s organization since 2013 and has served as president since 2018. He owns Milwaukee Warehouse, which provides warehousing and distribution services in southeastern Wisconsin. John’s parents instilled the value of serving others at a young age. This passion to serve has remained with him throughout his life.

Cheri Hesse, Secretary

Cheri has been involved with Mr. Bob's for over 10 years. She has been on the board since its inception and served 5 years as President. Sermons at Advent inspired Cheri to get involved with her community. At that time, Mr. Bob's was expanding, so it seemed to be the perfect opportunity. Since Cheri joined, her love for the Mr. Bob's family has only continued to grow.

Dr. Michelle Graham, Board Member

Dr. Graham joined the Board of Directors in January 2020, following her inaugural partnership with Mr. Bob's Under the Bridge while serving as the President of the Medical Society of Milwaukee County. She serves as the East Region Chief Medical Officer for UnitedHealthcare and has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Michelle is passionate about population health, medical education, and ensuring compassionate care for the underserved.

Jade Erickson, Youth Board Member

Jade is a senior at Cedarburg High School. She has been volunteering with Mr. Bob's for a year and recently became a youth board member. Jade values her experience with Mr. Bob's because it has given her the chance to meet many kinds of people and go out of her comfort zone. Her kind heart has helped the people around her grow while she grows as well.

Katie Sadowski, Vice President

Katie has been volunteering for Mr. Bob’s Under the Bridge since August 2018. She was a Youth Board member for the organization since October 2018 before she became Vice President. Volunteering for Mr. Bob’s is one of her greatest passions and she is grateful to learn her community's stories. She is a freshman at the University of St. Thomas.

Ethel Veik, Treasurer

When she is not handling Mr. Bob's financial reports, Ethel is active in her community. She worked at the Taylor Electric Company doing billing, accounts, and advertising for 48 years as well as Sound Designs for 17 years. She served as the treasurer of Advent Lutheran Church for 37 years. Ethel loves to use her skills and work experience to help those in need. She also stays active as a golf and tennis player!

Davina joined the board in January 2020 after volunteering with Bob's on many occasions and has bene a strong advocate for the continuation of the field outreach conducted at Kosciusko Park located in Milwaukee, WI. She is proud to help coordinate volunteer efforts and work alongside the many, beautiful volunteers that bring to life the important ground-level work that is bringing unity to us as a community.

Ruby is a junior at Cedarburg High School. She grew up with the Mr. Bob's team; she has been volunteering with Mr. Bob's for the past 7 years and is now a youth board member. Ruby describes her experience with Mr. Bob's Under the Bridge as that of a growing family. With every new person she meets, she can expand her family and spread the compassion of the Mr. Bob's community.

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Mr. Bob's Under the Bridge is a 501c(3) outreach organization serving the homeless community in Milwaukee and surrounding areas.