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Transitioning out of homelessness is difficult on a variety of levels. One of those levels is furnishing a home. From beds to dishtowels, it can be incredibly expensive to acquire all of the furnishings and household goods that make a house a home.

Bridging AZ, a mission partner of Saint Barnabas, is Arizona’s first furniture bank. Bridging AZ’s mission is that no child within their reach should be sleeping on the floor. Located in Mesa, Bridging AZ serves as a clearinghouse for donated household goods and furniture and volunteers distribute goods to help those in need. Recipients are identified and qualified by partnering social service agencies and are enrolled in programs that support their transition from temporary to permanent housing.

Volunteers can help at the Bridging AZ warehouse by preparing furniture to go out, bundling home goods for easy distribution, and more. Most recently, the children and youth of Saint Barnabas helped bundle flatware, create hygiene kits, and paint furniture for children.

To learn how you can help, contact Jim Piscopo.