Opportunities for Kindness
Recently Filled Needs
Daphne Middle School boy needs help with school clothes
Our friends at Family Promise reached out to us to help with school clothes for a student at Daphne Middle School. Mom had to leave everything when she and her son moved to this area. He needs size men's medium shorts and pants and would like 4 of each. His preference is athletic style, elastic waist, any color. He also needs ankle socks - no white please. The school will be closed on Friday, August 5th. Please deliver on Monday, August 8th so this child can be ready when school starts on August 10th. Deliver to Daphne Middle School, 1 Jody Davis Circle, attention school counselor or school resource officer. Thank you!
4 Daphne elementary students need shoes and school supplies
Grandmother raising 4 grandchildren needs help with shoes and school supplies – 2 first graders, 1 second grader, and 1 fourth grader. Be as specific as possible in the message area so we can keep the needs current. School will be closed Friday, August 5. Please deliver any donations on Monday, August 8th since school starts on the 10th. Deliver to Daphne North Elementary at 2307 Main Street, attention school counselor. Let’s help Grandmother get these children off to a good start! Thank you for your kindness.
2 FIRST GRADE BOYS (school supplies have received for them)
2 x Tennis shoes size 12 – any color
2nd GRADE BOY
Tennis shoes size 1 – any color
2 small purple glue sticks
5” kids blunt scissors
8 count broad tip washable markers
4 count crayons
Black dry erase markers, thick/chisel tip
1 package Post-it Notes
#2 sharpened pencils with erasers
2 pink erasers
1 blue plastic pocket folder with prongs
1 yellow plastic pocket folder with prongs
1 green plastic pocket folder with prongs
4th GRADE BOY
Tennis shoes size 4-1/2. Red or blue please
3 ring binder with inside pockets and clear view cover
5 tab dividers, plastic with pockets
Wide ruled spiral notebook, 70 sheets
Zipper pencil pouch for 3 ring binder
#2 pencils with erasers
10 count washable markers, broad tip
24 count crayons
1 box colored pencils
1 pencil sharpener, hand held
2 red pens
5” pointed scissors
1 package wide ruled loose-leaf paper
1 plastic pocket folder
Backpacks and School Supplies Needed for 2 Daphne Middle School Boys
Backpacks with technology sleeves are needed for two 8th grade students. One boy prefers a blue or navy backpack. One boy prefers a black backpack, Nike brand if possible. The school is closed Friday, August 5th. Please deliver on Monday, August 8th since school starts on the 10th. After clicking "I Can Help" below please be as specific as possible in the message area so we can keep the need current. Donations should be delivered to the office at Daphne Middle School, 1 Jody Davis Circle, attention school counselor. It's easy to spread kindness!
Basic school supplies also needed for EACH student:
- 1" binder with folders or dividers for 6 classes and loose-leaf paper
- Pencil pouch with pencils, pens, colored pencils, stick glue, markers
- 2 composition books
- Scientific calculator
School Supply Drive for Ruff Wilson Youth Organization in Daphne
Each year, RWYO supplies our 65 summer campers with basic school supplies such as notebook paper, markers, pencils, colored pencils, pens, etc. Backpacks have been provided. Our youth range from ages five (5) to twelve (12) or kindergarten to sixth grade. This assists families who face financial hardships allowing parents to focus on other needs for the school year. Our target date is July 25.
Please deliver any donations to Ruff Wilson Youth Organization, 1317 Johnson Road in Daphne between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Thank you for getting these children off to a great start this school year!
Summer Reading Camp student needs shoes
A first grade boy attending Daphne Elementary Summer Reading Camp needs tennis shoes size youth 6. Any brand is ok. Please deliver to the office at Daphne Elementary, 2307 Main Street, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. and mark your donation attention Ms. Bryant or Mrs. Herman. School will be closed Monday, June 20th for a holiday. Thank you for your kindness.
Clothing for female Fairhope High School student
We have a special needs female student in need of SOFT clothing. Donations can be dropped off in the main office of Fairhope High School. The address is 1 Pirate Dr., Fairhope, AL 36532. Thank you for your kindness.
- Size XL t-shirts
- Size L athletic shorts or leggings
About Baldwin County - Eastern Shore
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. This year she agreed to be one of three Area Directors and is happy to be a conduit for kindness. Andy has one son and two grandchildren in the Fairhope school system. 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!