Furnishing Homes with Hope
St. Edward’s has a long and active relationship with providing volunteers and goods for Bridging, a local 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. As the largest furniture bank in North America, Bridging provides furniture and household goods to families and individuals transitioning out of homelessness and poverty.
Your Donations Make a Difference
Based out of Bloomington and Roseville, Bridging accepts quality, gently used and new furniture and household goods. Volunteers from St. Edward’s hear comments like:
“Mere words can’t express how much the things we received from Bridging were appreciated and most of all needed. My family and I would like to extend our sincere thanks for everything we received to turn our house into a home. We truly, truly thank you.”
Sometimes people just need that extra step up, to help them get back on their feet. Bridging helps people who can finally barely afford their own home to be able to furnish it as well, so they do not have to live in a home bare of the basics.
Many volunteer opportunities are also available, including: on-site, off-site, large group and small group. Join the ranks with so many St. Ed’s parishioners in volunteering for Bridging!
Visit www.bridging.org to view a full list of acceptable items, donation locations and hours, and volunteer opportunities. Donations are accepted at both locations during drop-off hours and fee-based pickups are also available.
For information about currently planned Bridging projects, contact Jerry Grebin.