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Bridging

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 27 people are interested

PLEASE NOTE: ALL VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES AT BRIDGING ARE POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE DUE TO CORONA VIRUS RESTRICTIONS. WE WILL UPDATE OUR IN-HOUSE POSTINGS AS THESE RESTRICTIONS CHANGE.

Help Bridging Stock the Shelves! Imagine how you could cook a meal without basic kitchen utensils or sleep without a pillow or blanket?

Thousands of local families and individuals face this situation every day.

By hosting an Essentials Drive at your workplace, faith-based organization, or in your community, you can help provide essential items to households in need while raising awareness. Bridging serves over 85 households each week.

Location: Off-site at your work, school, faith-based organization, and in your community.

Organize a drive today! Help us stock the shelves so we can serve over 300 people every week. Essential Drives allow us to fill the gaps in donations and make sure families have what they need to fully function in their new home.

  1. Coordinator’s Guide is available with full details to get started.
  2. New or gently-used items accepted.
  3. Promotional support and templates are available for each type of project.

Types of Essentials Drives:

Blankets: All sizes (twin, full, queen and king) wanted. We need blankets for over 240 people each week!

Towels: All sizes and types wanted. Our goal is to provide one bath towel per person. That's over 13,000 towels each year!

Kitchen Packs: Include a can opener, mixing spoon, spatula and dish towel. We need over 80 packs per week to give each home a pack.

Pillows: We need over 240 pillows per week to provide one to every family member.

Looking for a challenge? Ask about our seasonal shortages and additional drive options. Bridging, a nonprofit organization serving the greater Twin Cities, is the largest furniture bank in North America. Through the effective reuse of donated items, Bridging improves lives by providing quality furniture and household goods to those transitioning out of homelessness and poverty. Driven by volunteers and donations of furniture and household goods from the community, Bridging has furnished over 90,000 homes since 1987.

Bloomington Location

201 West 87th St. Bloomington, MN 55420

Ruth Burkstrand

Email: ruth.burkstrand@bridging.org

Direct phone: 952.460.3750

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About Bridging

Location:

201 West 87th Street, Bloomington, MN 55420, US

Mission Statement

Through the effective reuse of donated items, Bridging improves lives by providing quality furniture and household goods to those transitioning out of homelessness and poverty.

Description

Bridging, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving the greater Twin Cities, is the largest furniture bank in North America. Providing furniture and household goods to families and individuals transitioning out of homelessness and poverty, Bridging gives hope-and for many-a leap toward financial stability for the first time. With locations in Bloomington and Roseville, Bridging is driven by volunteers and donations of furniture and household goods from the community. Since 1987, Bridging has furnished over 75,000 homes, and every year, reduces landfill space by 7 to 10 million pounds.

To serve as many people in need as possible, we work with a network of over 140 nonprofit organizations and social service agency partners who refer clients to us. These partners verify there is a need with each household before they walk through our doors.

Community
Environment
Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

201 West 87th StreetBloomington, MN 55420

(44.8458,-93.28297)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

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