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Opportunities for Kindness

A family is in need of reliable transportation to school and work to provide for their home. They were close to their last payment when their vehicle was stolen.

Imagine you’re about to have your car paid off…and it’s stolen.  Now, how will you get your child to school and get yourself to work to continue to be able to provide for your family.

A parent is in need of reliable transportation.  A donation of a vehicle to neighborhood bridges  will give you the tax write off with a receipt for the Kelly Blue Book value of the car.

Financial contributions towards the purchase or payments on a vehicle are tax deductible as well.  

Washers & Dryers For The Burkett Center For Students with Complex Special Needs

The Burkett Center in Jefferson County does amazing work with their students with complex special needs.

The goal is to have 3 gently used washers and 3 dryers donated.  Donations can also be made towards the purchase of appliances for the center.

They are constantly washing bibs, sheets, blankets and clothes.

They are also in need of washing detergent. 

Please contact Cathy Tuggle Maple if you have appliances to donate, and to coordinate pick up of donations of laundry detergent. 

Donations can be made online or you can drop off a check written to Neighborhood Bridges Gardendale at City Hall attention Bill Casaday.  

National Sponsors

Kindness Council Members

Recently Filled Needs

Donations of items needed for food pantry at The Gardendale Library

Thank you to so many who have donated to stock the small food pantry at The Gardendale Library this past year.

They continue to need: beef stew, ravioli, chicken/dumplings, hearty soups, peanut butter, jelly, crackers, canned meat of all types, cereal and shelf stable milk, instant coffee and powdered creamer, single serving juice, fruit and pudding cups, spaghetti noodles and sauce w/meat, and more. 

They do not need any canned green beans or mixed vegetables at this time.

The food pantry at The Gardendale Library is available for anyone who needs to get a bag or two of food anytime, and they have a list of some larger local food pantries available.

These items can be dropped off directly at the Gardendale Library.

GHS Cosmetology Presents “Bags of Blessings”:Purses & Handbags Needed

Gardendale High School Cosmetology presents “Bags of Blessings” benefitting the women of First Light Women & Children’s Shelter.  Now through September 24th.   

Do you have a gently used purse, handbag or small tote you no longer use?  Send it through any GHS student to be dropped off at the Cosmetology Department Room 006 in the Career Tech Wing.  Or contact neighborhood bridges to arrange pick up.

For each bag donated you will be given a chance to win a $25 gift card.

These bags will be filled with beauty items to encourage and empower women in need.  

Kindness is beautiful.

UPDATE: Shoes Purchased & Delivered. TENNIS SHOES NEEDED: For a girly girl in elementary school. Size 13 children.

A young elementary school age girl needs a pair of size 13 children’s tennis shoes.  She’s a girly girl.  

If you’d like to contribute towards new tennis shoes for her https://secure.1stpaygateway.net/secure/custompayment/neighborhoodbridgesgardend/14160/default.aspx?

A young man working in our community was recently commended for his work ethic at his pizza job. His single mom was recently out of work without pay with Covid and fell behind financially. Let’s support them with our kindness.

A recent post praised the honesty and work ethic of a young man at a local pizza place.  We’ve learned he’s the only child of a single Mom.  They found a mass on his brain when he was 3 years old.  He was only given a 12% chance to live.  That was 14 years ago.  He does school online and works with his Mom.  She was recently out of work without pay when she contracted Covid.  They fell behind financially.  The joy of my job in spreading kindness is sharing it with those who would never ask for anything for themselves.  Share as you feel led.  Every cent donated on their behalf goes directly to them.  #kindness is contagious.

UPDATE: We’ve exceeded our goal. Construction has begun. 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.

A construction ministry experienced in building to code with locally purchased, under warranty weather treated materials.

The cost is estimated at $3,262.  The family no longer has to contribute their stimulus thanks to a portion of our Kindness Council’s sponsorship from Good Neighbors Pest Services, local donors, the efforts of Jimmy and Heather Argo, a very generous donor, the MCCarty Farrah Masonic Lodge #8 and  Libby’s Friends.

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.

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?

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