Bridging and the Nature Conservancy are two of my favorite groups to designate in the Community Fund Drive. Bridging (http://www.bridging.org/) provides furniture and household items to people who are transitioning out of poverty and homelessness. I have volunteer there a few times, and I donated the contents of my mom's apartment after she passed away. The Nature Conservancy (http://www.nature.org/) not only buys up and preserves land in a wide variety of habitats, but they also work with landowners to build a culture of stewardship. I give because I want to help create paths out of poverty, and to save forests and prairies that produce the wildflowers that I love.