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Essentials Drive for Bridging (Bloomington)

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ORGANIZATION: Bridging

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Important Note: For the quickest reply from Bridging, please reach out to us directly by contacting Danyelle Marthaler at 952.460.1037 or danyelle.marthaler@bridging.org

Please reach out to us directly and do not click the "I Want to Help" icon. Thanks!

NOW
more than ever, we need your help to serve the mission as we empower people to THRIVE in their homes.

OFFSITE OPPORTUNITY!!! 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 an average of100 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 250 people (100 households) 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:

Pillows: New and (clean/stain free) used pillows needed! We distribute an average of 300 pillows each week!

Blankets:
All sizes (twin, full, queen, and king) wanted. We need blankets for an average of 300 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, utility scissors, and a container to hold items. We need an average of 120 packs per week to give each home a pack.

Cleaning Kits: Include dish scrubber, rubber gloves, sponges, hard surface scrub brush, dust cloths, and a container to hold items (bucket or shoebox size bin). (No cleansers please). We need an average of 120 packs per week to give each home a kit.

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, housing insecurity, and poverty.

Driven by volunteers and donations of furniture and household goods from the community, Bridging has furnished over 100,000 homes since 1987.

NOW more than ever, we need your help to serve the mission as we empower people to THRIVE in their homes.

To learn more and get involved, please visit bridging.org.

Bloomington Location: 201 W. 87th St. Bloomington, MN 55420

Danyelle Marthaler, Community Engagement Coordinator
Direct phone: 952.460.1037
email: danyelle.marthaler@bridging.org

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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 11 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.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Homeless & Housing
Immigrants & Refugees
Community, Homeless & Housing, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

Tue May 28, 2024 - Fri Aug 02, 2024

WHERE

201 West 87th StreetBloomington, MN 55420

(44.84587,-93.28297)
 

SKILLS

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Warehousing
  • Disaster Response
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

N/A

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