If you or your group would like to help on a one-time project basis, we have several opportunities.Install Floating Floor The Bakery has a wonderful balcony with a conference table that can be used by non-profit groups for meetings and is available for customer seating. The balcony has a deteriorated vinyl tile floor that we want to cover with a floating floor of engineered locking panels.
Someone needs to be familiar with the use of a chop saw. No other skills beyond basic handyman are required. We estimate 12 hours of work, so three people could do it in about four hours. Paint the Office Also in the balcony is the office space where we do our paperwork. We would like to paint this room. This is harder than it seems because the room is so full that many items may need to be removed during painting. We estimate 12 hours of work, so three people could do it in about four hours. Deep Cleaning Our Bakers always keep the Bakery sanitary, periodic 'deep cleaning' of the surfaces that aren't used for food prep is always welcome. This will involve a lot of work down low so lots of bending over, deep knee bends and hand-and-knees. The time for this project can vary depending on how extensive the effort is. We estimated 12 - 24 hours of work, so four to six people could do it in a day. This project needs to be scheduled on a Saturday, Sunday, or in the late afternoon - evening.
About Bridge Bread Bakery
2639 Cherokee Street, Saint Louis, MO 63118, US
Bridge Bread is a social enterprise designed to provide job opportunities for people experiencing homelessness or those who are housing insecure. The goal of the program is to help the disadvantaged engage in a financially rewarding effort that enhances self-worth, promotes dignity and enables them to help themselves.
Bridge Bread seeks to empower people who have experienced homelessness to rebuild their lives with meaningful employment.
Our own Bakery is a highly successful social enterprise that demonstrates that people who have experienced homelessness are eager to work hard and can be valuable employees that earn decent wages. We are a hand up, not a handout to our Bakers. This promotes their self worth and accounts for our success rate.
We want to grow our social enterprise to employ more Bakers making and selling more products through more channels so we can provide further opportunities in all areas of a small business.
Working with social work and business school departments at local universities and with progressive businesses, we intend to find ways to replicate this success in for-profit businesses in many additional kinds of business.
2639 Cherokee StreetSt. LouisSt. Louis, MO 63118
- Must be at least 18
- These are one-time projects only.