REALTORS® Charitable Foundation at the Saint Paul Area Association of Realtors

1. What is Bridging?

Bridging is a local nonprofit that has recently been awarded a donation of $100,000 from the Realtors Charitable Foundation at the Saint Paul Area Association of Realtors (SPAAR). Bridging is the perfect beneficiary for such an award, and their goals go hand in hand with what SPAAR Realtors work to achieve every day--better communities.

Bridging's website says it best, "Bridging, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization primarily serving the Twin Cities, provides donated furniture and household goods to families and individuals transitioning out of homelessness and poverty. Bridging gives hope and a leap towards housing stability. With locations in Roseville and Bloomington, Bridging is driven by volunteers and donations of basic home essential items from the community." 

Watch this touching video, Building a Legacy of Hope, to learn more about the history of Bridging from the founder, Fran Heitzman. 


2. What is the Dresser Build Volunteer Event?

The Realtors Charitable Foundation has organized a stellar event with the goal of building 800 dressers in three days! Realtors, friends, family, and community members from far and wide will come together in May of 2022 to work towards this ambitious goal. There is no experience necessary to participate in this fun event! Since Minnesota spring weather is not to be trusted,  SPAAR is providing a large tent in case of rain, so be prepared for any type of weather!

A delicious barbecue lunch of hotdogs, chips and cookies will be provided for volunteers starting half an hour before the volunteer shifts, so bring your friends and don't miss this wonderful opportunity for a great time!

Help us all make the Twin Cities a welcoming community for all!


3. When and Where is the Dresser Build Volunteer Event?

May 23, 2022 at 1:30 - 4:30

May 25, 2022 at 1:30 - 4:30

May 26, 2022 at 11:00 - 2:30


SPAAR - Saint Paul Area Association of Realtors

325 Roselawn Avenue E, Saint Paul, MN 55117

Free lunch included! All are welcome!

Builders must be 14 years of age or older.

4. Sign Up!

This volunteer event is open to everyone over the age of 14! The Realtors Charitable Foundation is looking for over 200 volunteers, so please spread the word! Sign up for a shift on the Realtors Charitable Foundation website. The HIVE Real Estate Team will be building dressers on May 26th at 11:00, we hope to see you there!