Opportunities for Kindness
UPDATE: $1,999 of the $3,262 needed has been raised. $1,263 to go. Grandparents need a wheelchair ramp for their wheelchair bound grandchild they’re raising.
A degenerative, terminal condition has landed a young child in a wheelchair. The child is being raised by the grandparents in a home they own so the construction will be permanent. They need a ramp over the threshold of the front door. They have an existing ramp up to the porch but we it will not withstand the weight of the motorized wheelchair for long. The motorized wheelchair is being stored by a friend until a new ramp is built.
LABOR HAS BEEN DONATED.
A construction ministry experienced in building to code with locally purchased, under warranty weather treated materials.
The cost is estimated at $3,262 With the family contributing their stimulus, a portion of our Kindness Council’s sponsorship from Good Neighbors Pest Services, and current donations we’ve raised $1,999. $1,263 to go.
If 65 generous neighbors donate $20, we’re there. Financial donations towards the (rising) cost of lumber and supplies.https://secure.1stpaygateway.n... mail checks written to neighborhoodbridges to 6128 Lakeside Drive, Mt. Olive, AL 35117 or drop off at Roo’s garden center on Mt. Olive Road.
This family didn’t come to us for help. We saw their post looking for a wheelchair ramp and offered to do what we can. She has helped others donating hand made masks and blankets for the blind. It’s time to show this family the love and support of our community.
Recently Filled Needs
House Fire: Family of 4 Lost Everything Except the Clothes on their Backs
Family of four lost everything in a house fire. Two adults and two kids were able to escape without injuries but only in what they were wearing at the time.
Gift cards needed for clothing and essentials :Target, Academy, Ross,TJ Maxx, JC Penny's,Justice
Gift Cards may be dropped off at:
Gardendale Fire Department Hwy. 31
Mt. Olive Fire Department Mt. Olive Rd.
Gardendale Elementary after Spring Break
Or donate financially to fill the immediate needs of this family who has lost everything. https://secure.1stpaygateway.net/secure/custompayment/neighborhoodbridgesgardend/14160/default.aspx?
Gardendale Elementary Students are Requesting Reusable Plastic Water Bottles
Gardendale Elementary Students are in need of reusable PLASTIC water bottles. 25 Total. Water fountains are turned off due to COVID. Students forget or can’t afford to bring their own water bottle everyday.
Please drop items off at the school office. Or make a donation online towards the purchase of the needed items.
Gardendale Public Library Food Pantry in need of supplies.
The small food pantry at the Gardendale Public Library needs some supplies. They need sources of protein like canned chicken and tuna/ham,soups/chili/ravioli, peanut butter, non refrigerated shelf-stable meals, puddings, Vienna and summer sausages, etc. They do not currently need corn or green beans. Just drop off items in bags at the front counter. Thank you all tremendously for providing a service for some people in need who come by the library.
Gardendale Elementary Needs Bottled Water
We continue to need cases of bottled water since students are not able to use the water fountain. We have used all of the community donated water and are currently relying on teacher donations. If any local businesses or individuals are willing to donate, we would greatly appreciate it.
Please drop off bottled water at Gardendale Elementary School Office
Family lost everything in tornado in Fultondale. Sizes detailed below.
Family lost everything in Fultondale tornado.
Ladies 12/14, L or XL in tops, 8 shoes
Men’s 30x30 pants,medium shirts,10 shoes
Girls 3t/4t size 8 shoes
Boys 12-18 month size 6 shoes
Gift cards welcome.
Indicate your online donation is for this family and 100% of your contribution will go towards meeting their needs.
Contact Cathy Tuggle Maple to arrange pick up of your items (205) 613-1946
Teacher’s family lost everything in tornado in Fultondale. In need of new or gently used clothes, baby items or gift cards. Sizes detailed below. Or donate online. You can drop off at:Gardendale Elementary School Care of Erika Arnold Hughes
A teacher’s family lost everything in the tornado storms in Fultondale last night.
If you have any new or gently used: Clothes or baby items for a boy 2T/3T Shoes size toddler 8
New Diapers size 6
Mom:size 18 pants, 2xl shirt, shoes size 8 Dad: xl shirt, 34/36 waist 29/30 length pants
You can drop off at: Gardendale Elementary School Care of: Erika Arnold Hughes
Gift cards are welcome.
Indicate if your online donation is for this family and 100% of your contribution will go directly towards meeting this family’s needs.