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Who knew?

This month, Bridges of Hope is celebrating the one-year anniversary of Common Goods. Yes, it’s already been a year since Common Goods opened its doors!

For those who wonder if a social venture can really provide financial support to a nonprofit, I am excited to announce that, after just one year, Bridges of Hope will utilize $40,000 of proceeds from Common Goods to continue and enhance services offered to families in the Lakes Area. Who knew?

Common Goods provi

des a clean, fun and colorful destination for the conscientious shopper to save a few bucks, scoop up some great merchandise and “go green” at the same time. Stop by sometime for inspiration on how to re-purpose that old coffee table or make use of Grandma’s leftover sewing patterns.

Donations of quality, gently used furniture, house wares, clothing and other items are welcome at Common Goods Monday – Saturday from 8:30-5:30. Items are sorted, cleaned and sold on our sales floor. Some items may be redistributed to one of our many partners thereby serving more families and keeping perfectly useful goods out of local landfills. Common Goods is providing so much more than just revenue for Bridges of Hope.

Who knew? Maybe our generous funders and the many partners who helped Common Goods get off the ground. We’re so grateful to the Brainerd Area Community Foundation, Crow Wing Power Community Trust, Initiative Foundation and Otto Bremer Foundation for the start-up funding for Common Goods. There are too many friends and supporters to name; you know who you are!

Thank you for your support in this “new” adventure that I guess we can’t really call “new” anymore. Happy Anniversary Common Goods!

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