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Opportunities for Kindness

Father lost job - Fairhope family needs assistance with utility bill and groceries

Local family of 8 was supported by one income but the father recently lost his job. Parents need assistance with $200 electric bill and $300 for groceries to get them through the next month while he looks for a new job.  Any donations would be greatly appreciated. Just click "I Can Help" to donate. 

Children finally have a home to live in - let's get them some beds!

Update: Bedding and pillows have been donated, still seeking beds.
Mom and her 5 children (3 in elementary and 2 teens) had been living in a shared residence with family and were even homeless for a short time. Now they have their own place! The teens are sharing an air mattress and the littles are sleeping on the floor. Can you help to get these kids into beds? The bedrooms are small so the need is for 2 queen sized beds and neutral colored (grey would be great) bedding for both. The teens have pillows but the 3 littles all need pillows - they are currently using stuffed animals. Delivery of items can be facilitated through neighborhood bridges. Your kindness would put a smile on these children's faces!  

Stonebridge overdue lunch balance for family in need

A family at Stonebridge Elem has accrued an overdue lunch balance of $400.00 and is unable to pay it.  All unpaid balances are due by June 13th.  Donations in any amount to help this family would be greatly appreciated!  Just Click "I Can Help" and you will receive donation instructions.  Thank you for spreading kindness in our community!

RHS Family Needs Twin Bed & Bedding

Bedding and frame have been donated - mattress only needed

A RHS family needs a twin bed, mattress, and bedding. This is a single-income household where the grandmother is sole caregiver. Grandmother suffered a broken ankle about 6 months ago and has had several surgeries to correct the injury. Unfortunately, she will still need to undergo another surgery soon. Since her injury, grandmother has been sleeping in the recliner in the living room as she cannot go upstairs to her bedroom. She is currently using a wheelchair to get around.  We are asking for a twin bed, twin mattress, and bedding for her to use in the living room. She has managed so far in the recliner but has found it very uncomfortable during her recovery and would really like to sleep in a bed for the rest of her recovery. If you are able to donate any of these items, please let us know via the I Can Help button.  

Financial Assistance Needed for Home Care Items for Disabled Foley Siblings

Update: $700 has been donated.
Two disabled elementary students in Foley are in need of care items for the summer. Their single mom has very limited income, so she is unable to afford all of the necessities required for their care when they are out of school (these things have been provided through other resources during the school year). Both children must wear night-time pull-ups around the clock - 5 per day for one and 3 per day for one, and one relies on pediatric shakes for her nutrition. The cost for a 12-week supply of these items is $1400. Please show kindness to this struggling family and donate toward the purchase. To streamline the purchase/delivery, and to make sure the correct items are provided, neighborhood bridges will use your donation to obtain these items. To contribute, click "I Can Help" and you will receive an email with a link for donating online. Thank you for helping these children and their mom get through the summer months!

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Robertsdale High School Overdue Lunch Fees $287.50

We have several students with overdue lunch fees. These are for students whose families struggle financially. We would like to alleviate this burden so they do not have to worry about it at the start of the new school year. The total due is $287.60. If you can contribute any amount, please donate through neighborhood bridges by clicking I Can Help.  You will receive an email with online donating instructions.  neighborhood bridges will pay the school to be sure the money goes to the correct accounts.  Thank you for your generosity.

Clothing for Male Fairhope Middle student

Single parent home with 5 children in need of mens deodorant, body wash, lotion and laundry detergent. 

T shirt size XL and shorts size 2XL

Mens sandals, slides or crocs size 9, 10 and 11 

Fairhope West student wants to attend Church Camp this Summer

Good News- Family able to pay 75.00 towards the summer camp

Bad News- Can not afford to pay the remainder of the cost of 150.00

Thank you for making Church camp possible!  

Fairhope West student in need of funds for Space Camp

Good news- Student has received a scholarship to attend Space Camp this summer! 

Bad news- Family required to pay 397.95 for materials and clothing package in order for student to attend. Family unable to pay for the additional fees. 

Thank you in advance for your help in making Space Camp possible!

RHS Homeless Family Pet Food

We have a RHS student who is homeless and his family is living in a hotel. Due to financial circumstances, they are struggling to provide adequate pet food for the student's bearded dragon. The student is worried his pet is malnourished because his pet is less active. His pet needs specially formulated feed to keep him healthy. The student is kind but struggles with anxiety which makes this situation more worrisome for him. We hope to receive enough donations to sustain his pet for the summer ($200). If you can contribute any amount, please click I Can Help.  You will receive an email with online donating instructions. neighborhood bridges will purchase a gift card to a pet store.

RHS Student JROTC $220 Summer Camp Fees

We have a male freshman student wanting to attend Camp Blanding for JROTC this summer. This is an opportunity for the student to undergo Basic Leadership Training which will include training and activities about naval science studies, drill, uniform prep & inspection, rappelling, among other skills. He is an outstanding student with straight A's and very kindhearted and respectful. He lives with his single mom who cannot afford the fee. His mom does not want him to miss out on this amazing opportunity and would greatly appreciate any help. The camp costs a total of $220. Payment is due by May 20th. Please click I Can Help and fill out the form.  An email will be sent with online donating instructions.  Thank you for supporting this student.

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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.

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