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Furnishing homes with hope since 1987

Bridging was founded on one simple, yet powerful idea—that together we can create a bridge between those in need and those with excess. Since the first donated item, Bridging has provided the basic home essentials to over 90,000 families.

30 years ago, Fran Heitzman gave away a piece of furniture to a couple who had just had a baby. He had no way of knowing how the idea of being a bridge between those who have excess, and those who are in need would spark thousands of volunteers to action and help thousands of people in the Twin Cities, and beyond.

This video gives a glimpse into how, through the effective reuse of donated items, Bridging can change the lives of people who are transitioning out of homelessness and poverty. Thank you to all who donate, and thank you to all our clients who allow us to tell their stories.

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Without your help, we simply could not help those in need throughout the Twin Cities. Check out the many different ways you can engage!

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Give Stuff

Items that no longer have meaning to you can mean the world to a family or individual in need. Donate quality, gently used items and furnish a home with hope.

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Support our mission by making a financial gift to Bridging today.


Our Volunteers The glue that keeps Bridging together

We rely on volunteers to do just about everything at Bridging. Without their help, we simply could not help those in need throughout the Twin Cities.

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