2016 in Pictures

Here are just a few shots from 2016, highlighting the enormous person-power that is involved in making Bridges of Hope and Common Goods "happen." We are so thankful to our shoppers, donors, volunteers, staff, and board for the ways you contribute to this amazing organization. Thank you for building Bridges.

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Inspiring Hope

I have the awesome privilege to work for an agency that I love and in a role that is a perfect fit for me. I am an Outreach Worker at Bridges of Hope and I provide in-home support to families that are in complex and challenging situations. Recently, I worked with a family that struggled with chemical... Continue Reading →

Looking Ahead

Our staff and board members spent the day together yesterday enjoying good food & fellowship and we also did some planning for the future of Bridges. It was a relaxing & energizing day! We started out by naming our burdens & distractions and giving them to God so we could be fully present in our... Continue Reading →

A Few Numbers, and Many of Your Words

Last year was another record-breaking year at Bridges of Hope. In 2013, we received referrals, calls & requests for help from 2,896 households! Part of my role at Bridges is to crunch the numbers, which I realize doesn't necessarily sound all that fun or exciting, but I really do enjoy it because of what it... Continue Reading →

Fred-Mark Golf Tournament Raises $15,000

It was a chilly day for golf but the warmth for Bridges of Hope was more than present from the 200+ golfers at the 22nd Annual Fred-Mark Charity Golf Tournament. Our staff & board members had the opportunity to greet golfers in the morning & serve them lunch in the afternoon. We also hosted a... Continue Reading →

Volunteers Make a Difference at Common Goods

At Common Goods, we are thankful for the hundreds of volunteers who help out every year! Volunteers help us get extra projects done (see photos below), keep the store clean & neat and also raise awareness and bring donations in to Common Goods. Many of our volunteers are local youth who are excited to make... Continue Reading →

New Collaboration with Salem WEST Begins April 1

& You may have heard that Bridges of Hope is teaming up with Salem WEST to serve our clients better. As many of you know, Salem WEST is a ministry of Salem Lutheran Church in Deerwood, MN. They have been serving the community for nearly 20 years and have worked closely with Bridges of Hope... Continue Reading →

Common Goods’ Top 10 Most Appreciated Donations

At Common Goods, we literally receive thousands of donations every year--it's the backbone of our business, and we truly wouldn't be able to do what we do without the generosity of our faithful donors! The following is a list I've compiled of our "Top Ten" most appreciated donations. These items are our best sellers, are... Continue Reading →

How Are YOU Involved This Fall?

Fall is our busiest season here at Bridges of Hope and we  would love to have YOU join us! Here are a few updates about what we've been up to and how you can get involved: Mark your calendar for our Open House on November 15th and come check our our new office. Details will... Continue Reading →

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