Doing For Others

"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal" - Albert Pike. I ran across this quote today and couldn’t help but think of YOU, our faithful supporters. You gave of your time, finances and talent in 2011 to “do for... Continue Reading →

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Bridge for the Arb Completed

This is a community that cares. We are thrilled to announce that our bridge project with Nor-Son, Simonson Lumber, and the Northland Arboretum is completed! This bridge was a great way to mark our progress toward our $60,000 Fall Campaign goal, which we reached in December--all thanks to our generous donors, who have shown us... Continue Reading →

Recycle Mania

Posted by Suzanne Welch, Common Goods General Manager. Common Goods held its first two-day Recycle Mania event on Jan 6-7, 2012. We had a beautiful weekend, weather-wise (practically unheard of in Minnesota!), and community members recycled over 2,3oo pounds of electronics and corded items! We were excited to give donors a tangible way to get a jump-start on cleaning up and cleaning... Continue Reading →

Rachel is the Living Proof

Here at Bridges of Hope, almost 100% of the clients we work with are struggling financially to some extent. One of our main goals when helping a family navigate their way through a financial crisis is to try to prevent the situation from happening again, which can be pretty tough. Most of us can be... Continue Reading →

2011 Blogging Review by WordPress

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,900 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it would take about 32 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the... Continue Reading →

Music to My Ears

For many, the Holidays are a wonderful time of year filled with family, fun, laughter, giving (and eating!). One of my favorite things about the Holidays is the Christmas music. I am an avid collector of Christmas albums, and coming from a musical family means that singing in church and playing instruments is a part... Continue Reading →

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