The Lives We Touch: Christin’s Story

01/25/2018 by Rebecca Toews

“I wonder if any one of my colleagues could possibly fathom how meaningful their work was today?” thought Christin as she loaded the couches, boxes, and housewares into a truck during her volunteer day at Bridging. “If they could connect a human face, like mine, to the couch they painstakingly loaded into a truck, would it matter?”

In 2000, 19-year-old Christin and her 8-month old son were moving in to their first apartment.

“All we owned was baby furniture and a hand me down kitchen table. I remember sleeping on the floor our first night in our apartment, enclosed in a circle of moving boxes.”

Christin was referred to Bridging by an agency partner, received furniture and nearly 20 years later, she came full circle. She found herself back at the warehouse, volunteering at Bridging and loading moving trucks with her co-workers.

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