Bridging AZ Furniture Bank
Bridging AZ serves as a clearinghouse for donated furniture and household goods to be distributed to qualified families and individuals in need. Recipients are identified and qualified by partnering social service agencies where the clients are enrolled in programs supporting their transition from temporary to permanent housing. These case-management programs support families and individuals moving into self-sufficiency. Most clients were previously challenged by homelessness, domestic violence, chronic life-threatening disease, substance abuse, employment and/or job training, learning disabilities or just bad luck.
Bridging AZ is a Federally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. In 2003, the organization began as a ministry of St Barnabas on the Desert Episcopal Church by Jim & Donna Piscopo. The response was so overwhelming Bridging AZ incorporated as a nonprofit in 2004, in the past 11 years Bridging has distributed over 250,000 items to families in need.