Bridging 101

06/12/2018 by Rebecca Toews

“Well, we were homeless for 2-3 months…”

“I remember I built a circle of moving boxes so that we could sleep in the middle because he was 8 months old and i didn’t want him to crawl away if he woke up. And we slept in a circle of boxes.”

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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