Mission Statement

Through the effective reuse of donated items, Bridging improves lives by providing quality furniture and household goods to those transitioning out of homelessness and poverty.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments Served 12,541 individuals from 4,408 households. More than half of those served were age 17 and under. 90% of households served have total annual incomes under $20,000, and 56% were transitioning out of homelessness. Provided more than 200,000 pieces of re-usable, good quality household goods, with a value of $6.2 million. Provided the full home essentials package at least 95% of the time. Had 6,000 volunteers, who provided 80,000 hours of volunteer time Saved approximately 10 million pounds from the landfill
Current Goals 1.) Serve over 4,400 households annually with a consistent shopping experience; one in which our clients are treated with dignity and respect. 2.) Provide a standard package of goods at least 95% of the time. 3.) Achieve a 94% or higher good/excellent rating on our annual agency survey. 4.) Save at least 10 million pounds from the landfill, each year.
Community or Constituency Served Individuals and families transitioning out of poverty and homelessness in the metro area.
Geographic Area Served Twin Cities metro area

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 03/08/2018

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201 West 87th Street
Bloomington, MN 55420
Phone: 952-888-1105

General Information

Alternative Name: Bridging, Inc.
EIN: 41-1725396
Principal Staff: Mark Wilkening
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 32
Volunteer Opportunities: Yes
Number of Clients: 12,500
Ruling Year: 1998


Board Chair: Todd May
Number of Board Members: 14
Board Meetings with Quorum: 6
Average Member Attendance: 10.5

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