About Us


Through the efforts of a small team of  paid staff and nearly 5,000 volunteers each year, and close to 200 social services agencies primarily in the Twin Cities 7-county area, Bridging is able to serve over 13,000 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 Cynthia’s Story

Squirrel was referred to Bridging by Radias Health—she had been homeless for the last three years after her friend passed away. She says she spent many nights at a local grocery store coloring her elaborate paisley designs, and the employees there always took good care of her.

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