Will You Run for Hope This Year?

Written by Jenny Holmes, with assistance from Kassie Heisserer. Some people run for fun, some run for the free shirt, but on September 16, 2017, we will Run for Hope! Bridges of Hope is honored to partner with the Nisswa Chamber of Commerce for the 5th-annual Run for Hope, as part of the 44th annual Nisswa... Continue Reading →

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Dressed to Bless

Teatime is a great time--and excuse--to put on your finest and channel your inner English aristocrat. Looking for a fun new dress, jewelry, shoes or hat for this year's Afternoon Tea For Hope without breaking the bank? I recently stopped at the Baxter location of Common Goods and asked Danell to show me a few affordable... Continue Reading →

Pinkies up! It’s time for Tea

The Bridges of Hope Afternoon Tea for Hope is just around the corner. With a new venue, sure to ‘stir’ excitement, this is a fantastic event for a fabulous cause!Sipping tea got me thinking about proper teatime etiquette. Obviously, the Afternoon Tea isn’t necessarily a formal affair; however, gloves and hats have been spotted at... Continue Reading →

Hopelessly Devoted

Business owner. Bicycle enthusiast. Photographer. Father. Husband. And, just one year ago, Biff Ulm added ‘board member’ to the list. “I first became involved with Bridges of Hope after being contacted by a friend to serve on an advisory team for their retail store, Common Goods,” Biff noted. “I quickly discovered the true impact that shopping... Continue Reading →

Beauty in the Storm

In the midst of a storm, the last thing many of us witness is beauty. However, one Brainerd area couple saw just that in the hours, days and weeks following the July 12th storm that hit the Lakes Area this past summer. Tom and Marlene Larson have called this area home for over 50 years. But... Continue Reading →

Just Over Four Weeks To Go!

We’re already 4 weeks into our 2015 Bridges of Hope "I Hope" fall fundraising campaign, and we have been blown away by the generosity of so many individuals who believe in the power of this organization--and in the power of how, together, we can make a difference in the lives of countless people throughout our... Continue Reading →

Passion in Bloom

Kate Kuepers’ first experience with Bridges of Hope came when she and her family sponsored a family in need for Thanksgiving. “I really wanted to help those in need in our community and involve my family, as well,” she said. Then, last year, Kuepers – owner of Bloom Designs, a wedding and event florist and event styling... Continue Reading →

Baptism by Fire

Starting a new job always comes with ‘first day jitters.’ However, Brainerd’s newest Fire Chief had a baptism by fire – no pun intended. Tim Holmes’ first day on the job was July 13, 2015 – the morning after a devastating windstorm blew through the Lakes Area – changing the landscape, and countless lives, forever.... Continue Reading →

Building Bridges, Building Community

Do you know what happened when local 5th graders were given: 100 popsicle sticks, some white glue, strong science classroom instruction, and a boost of expertise from local design & engineering firms? Building Bridges 2015 happened, that's what! The event took place at Forestview Middle School this past Monday evening with over 600 people in... Continue Reading →

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