About Us


Through the efforts of a small team of  paid staff and more than 6,000 volunteers each year, and close to 150 social services agencies in the Twin Cities 7-county area, Bridging is able to serve over 14,000 individuals each year. Like spokes on a wheel, Bridging represents one part of the process for an individual or family to build a fresh start.

At Bridging, it is very important to us that the clients’ experience is dignified from the moment they arrive at our warehouse to the moment their home is furnished with hope. Our team of staff and volunteers are committed to ensuring the items they bring home are safe, clean and in good working condition. Our team carefully inspects the gently-used donated furniture and housewares when they enter our warehouse so that they meet our quality standard.

As families face the exhausting challenge of finding affordable housing, employment, education and health care they are left with severely limited resources to furnish their home. A furnished home environment is a basis for improved job performance, better grades in school and healthy family interactions. By relieving the pressure to purchase furnishings, Bridging services provide families a comfortable home and allow them to focus on other crucial matters in their life.

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The Lives We Touch Kormasah and Emmanuel’s Story

“Being homeless in Minnesota is no joke,” recalls Emmanuel C (Bridging client: November, 2016). “Especially dealing with all the kids, it ain’t no joke.” After facing increasing violence in their neighborhood in New Jersey, Emmanuel and his wife Kormasah, who both originally immigrated to the United States from Liberia,...

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