Opportunities for Kindness
Middle school student in need of new shoes. Men's size 11, 2 pairs would be great. Prefers Nike in any darker color, but would be happy with anything at this point! He's being picked on due to the condition (and smell) of his current shoes, but the family doesn't have means to buy new ones. This student is SO APPRECIATIVE and sweet! Shoes can be dropped off during school hours at Elberta Middle School, ATTN Mrs. Burt - School Counselor. When you click "I Can Help" you can let us know if you need help getting the shoes delivered - we have drop off locations on the Eastern Shore, Central Baldwin, and North Baldwin where items can be left for volunteers to pick up and deliver to the school. Thanks for helping this fellow!
A student at Bay Minette Elementary really wants to be part of the band but cannot afford the instrument. A local music store is holding a trumpet and the cost is $350. Donations in any amount up to $350 are appreciated. Please click "I Can Help", fill out and submit the form, and donating instructions will be sent. Please donate through neighborhood bridges since they will be making the purchase. Thank you for helping put a smile on this child's face.
We have a RHS Senior student who has an outstanding balance of school/class fees. The current total is $1395.00. The student's family is unable to cover the balance and does not want him to be burdened with it as it is his senior year. Donations in any amount toward this total are very much appreciated. Click "I Can Help", fill out the form, and donating instructions will be sent. Thank you for any help you can give.
Recently Filled Needs
Student at Perdido School Needs Shoes
We have a student who has numerous holes in his shoes. He really needs a new pair of tennis shoes, boys size 6. He would be so excited to have a pair with red and black on them, but any new shoes will be wonderful. Shoes may be shipped or delivered to Perdido School (Attn: Mrs. Hayden) at 23589 Co Rd 47 Perdido Al 36562. Thank you for your kindness.
Help for Working, Single Parent at Fairhope West
The Good News: Single working parent has been approved for afterschool childcare scholarship!
The Bad News: Scholarship doesn't start until October.
In the mean time this parent will need to pay $200 so they can continue working. Please respond if you are interested in contributing.
Girls Jacket Needed at Perdido Elementary
We have a student who needs a light jacket to wear in the classroom but her family is unable to buy one. She would like a "girly" color, child's size 4/5. Please deliver your donation to Perdido Elementary, 23589 County Road 47, Perdido, 36582, attention Ms. Hayden. If delivery help is needed please note that on the "I Can Help" form and arrangements can be made. Please help keep this girl stay warm. Thank you.
Underwear needed at Perdido Elementary
Accidents happen! Our school nurse needs some boy's underwear for younger students. 1 or 2 packages of underwear in sizes 4, 6 and 8 are requested. Please deliver any donations to Perdido Elementary, 23589 County Road 47, Perdido, attention Ms. Hayden. If you need delivery help, please fill out the "I Can Help" form and arrangements will be made. Thank you.
Kleenex for Fairhope High School
We are in need of facial tissues (kleenex/puffs) for students to have on hand in our counselors, nurses, and social workers offices.
Any donations are greatly appreciated and can be dropped off in the main office of the high school. The address is 1 Pirate Dr., Fairhope, AL 36532.
Spirit Shirts and Shoes for Robertsdale Elementary
2 male students at Robertsdale Elementary need new tennis shoes. Both boys wear youth size 13. To be like other students, each boy would also love to have a Spirit Shirt, youth size medium. Spirit shirts can be Ordered Here. Please deliver/ship any donations to Robertsdale Elementary, 1 Cub Drive, Robertsdale, AL 36567, attention Ms. Forrest. Thank you for showing kindness to these two students.
About Baldwin County
Andy Burton - Area Director
A resident of Fairhope since 1971, Andy is the original owner of Andrees Wine, Cheese & Things. She is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University with a degree in culinary arts, worked as a personal chef for many years and was also an adjunct professor at the culinary school in Gulf Shores. Andy’s involvement with neighborhood bridges started when saw needs posted on Facebook and began donating. In 2021 she became an Area Director and is happy to be a conduit for kindness. Andy has one son and two grandchildren. In her free time she enjoys playing bridge and traveling the world.
Dena Pittman - Area Director
A lifelong resident of Baldwin County, Dena is an associate broker with Coldwell Banker Reehl Properties. She has been a local Realtor for over 25 year meeting the housing needs of the community. Upon learning about Neighborhood Bridges, Dena immediately felt compelled to meet the needs of local children in the school system through donations. In 2021, she was appointed as Area Director, along with Andy and Lori, with plans to expand Neighborhood Bridges to every school in Baldwin County in the near future. Serving daily through kindness is so very important, as we live in such a giving community. Dena has 2 children, Whitney and Hayden who attended Spanish Fort schools. Whitney now works in the music industry and lives in Nashville, while Hayden is a college football player and student at UAB in Birmingham.
Lori Terral - Area Director
I have been a resident in Fairhope since 2004. It is truly a pleasure to call Fairhope my home, I wanted to see this community thrive and do what we can to make it the best it can be. Neighborhood Bridges is a wonderful outreach of kindness to the children in our community, that is all done anonymously. I was asked to be an area director along with two other ladies. It has been so exciting to see how giving our community is, so many needs have been filled already. I am a graduate of LSU, and have been a stay at home mom. I am married to Gregg Terral and I have 4 grown children. I also have one beautiful granddaughter!
Miranda Schrubbe - Area Director
A Birmingham native, Miranda is a community volunteer living in Fairhope. She worked as a medical social worker before becoming a full-time mother. Following her husband’s service in the U.S. Navy, Miranda and her family settled in Baldwin County, where she has been involved in several local nonprofit organizations. A long-time advocate for the local public schools and students, Miranda is honored to be a part of neighborhood bridges --- helping behind the scenes and serving as the Area Director for the Foley and Elberta communities. She is married to Dr. Ben Schrubbe; they have 3 adult children – Hannah, Georgia and Adam.