Our community is filled with so many incredible charitable organizations but last fall we chose to support a local organization called Bridging that is based right here in the Twin Cities. As the weather turned, our friends at Bridging said their big need heading into winter was blankets so we held our first annual blanket drive.
We put out the word to friends and family about this partnership and within a few weeks we were able to round up about 100 blankets before the holidays. While dropping off the donated blankets, we had the opportunity to see Bridging’s good work with a tour of the Roseville facility and the shopping process.
Bridging has two locations in Roseville and Bloomington and helps provide donated furniture and household goods to Minnesotans transitioning out of homelessness. Bridging gives hope – and for many – a leap toward financial stability for the first time. Bridging is driven by volunteers and donations of basic home essential items from the community. Here are a few Bridging stats:
· Bridging has served nearly 90,000 local Twin Cities households
· Since 1987, Bridging has reduced landfill space by 10 million pounds each year
· More than 4,000 households served per year
· More than half of the individuals Bridging serves are children under 17 years of age and 77% of clients have a household annual income of less than $15,000 per year.
Working with Bridging was such a great experience and we encourage you all to help. Most of us could do a quick purge of household essentials that aren’t being used. Instead of throwing those items away, a donation to Bridging would greatly impact a family in your community.
KK & Co has made a New Year’s resolution to be more active with different organizations by volunteering and promoting the amazing work these organizations provide so standby for 2019 projects!
Bridging is always looking for volunteers or donations. If you’re interested in learning more, volunteering, or donating your gently used/new household items please contact KK & Co. or visit Bridging at https://www.bridging.org/engage/.