Agency Success We’re Proud to Support07/12/2019 by arcstone
We love meeting our agency partners in person and celebrating their success, joining in their work, and supporting innovative approaches to community support. We work with nearly 190 agency partners– all working hard each and every day to make Minnesota a better place to live, work and play in. Check out the ways in which we’re celebrating alongside many of our partners, below. Have an idea for us? Invite us to your organization and we’d be happy to join you! Put simply, we think our partners are the best and are humbled to a part of this vast network of support in the Twin Cities and throughout Minnesota.
A New Approach to Community Support
Recognizing the high costs of relocation for their clients, the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance established a Housing Relocation Fund. We were happy to attend their kick-off event for this new fund in March to assist their clients not only in accessing furniture and housewares, but supporting the costs of moving, damage deposits, and other costs not supported by traditional funding streams.
25 Years in the Making
It’s not every day you get the chance to sing “Happy Birthday” to change makers supporting personal empowerment and employment. We joined Twin Cities R!SE in May to share birthday cake and recognize the incredible difference TC Rise has made in the lives of thousands in the past 25 years.
Lunch and Songs
Community often gathers around food – we were happy to take a lunch break in December and join the community at the Division of Indian Work at their annual Caroling Team Lunch and Performance. Good food, good music, good community – can’t beat it!
Building the Future
Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity builds the future each and every day. For a brief moment, Bridging had the good fortune of joining in their work by celebrating their new development in St. Paul’s North End neighborhood. We helped raised a wall and look forward to celebrating the completion of this project and the opportunity 11 St. Paul families will have to own their own home.
On the Road
We are absolutely honored to have developed a partnership with Red Lake Nation in 2018, and even more honored to have been invited to the Red Lake Reservation in June. We met staff, were treated to Red Lake Walleye for lunch, and delivered two semi-trucks of quality furniture for families. It’s a privilege to stretch our work beyond the Twin Cities metro.
Celebrations Are Where It’s At
You can’t have summer in Minnesota without community festivals. In May, we joined Richfield’s annual Unity in the Community: Cinco de Mayo festival, sponsored by the Richfield Police Department and the Joint Community Police Partnership. The festival featured food, music, dance, games, and the opportunity to learn about a variety of community services. Richfield Police Department’s Community Liason Diana Chaman Salas said, “Celebrating our different backgrounds and experiences leads to a better understanding between cultures and strengthens our community.” We whole-heartedly agree.
Let Us Know What You’re Up To
Are you working with a current agency partner? We would love to know what your organization is up to and how we can support, celebrate, and innovate alongside you.
Do you know of a community partner we should work with? Let us know!