About Us

Bridging, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving the greater Twin Cities, provides donated 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 Roseville and Bloomington, Bridging is driven by volunteers and donations of basic home essential items from the community.

Since 1987, Bridging has served nearly 90,000 local Twin Cities households, and reduces landfill space by 10 million pounds each year.

OUR MISSION: 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.

OUR VALUES: Collaboration, Dignity, Quality, Sustainability, Teamwork, Volunteerism

YEAR FOUNDED: 1987; Bridging is a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization primarily serving the Twin Cities.

CLIENTS SERVED: More than 4,500 households served per year; more than half of the individuals we serve are children under 17 years of age. 87% of clients have a household annual income of less than $20,000 per year.

VOLUNTEERS: Nearly 5,000 individual and group volunteers donate more than 75,000 hours each year.



Learn more about Bridging by reading our 2018 Report to the Community. Click the link below to see all great things we accomplished together, in 2018.

Check out our 2018 Report to Community:

Founder Fran’s Briefcase Full of Memories

“In my family, we were dirt poor back then, but that’s OK, because everybody was! I remember when someone got a new sweater, the whole class rejoiced,” says Fran Heitzman, Bloomington Minnesota Class of 1943. It is not every day you get to sit around a table with four...

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