Opportunities for Kindness
Recently Filled Needs
Boaz Elementary Family in Need After House Fire
Unfortunately, the family of one of our sweet students lost their home to a house fire over the weekend. While we anticipate that this family will have other needs to come, these are the most immediate. Thank you so much in advance for helping this family out!!
-Adult female: Medium shirts, pants size 5 or 6, shoes size 5-6
-Adult male: Medium shirts, shoe size 8-9
-Young girl: Clothing size 4/5
-Student (female): Shoe size 13, clothes size 7/8
-Jackets for all and Walmart gift cards for groceries
BMS in need of student clothing and hygiene products
Middle school is an age where our students are beginning to go through puberty and are going through some changes. With that being said we have had a very large influx of need this school year to provide our students with a change of clothes as needed when soiled. Often it is difficult for a student or myself to reach a parent in real-time for them to immediately bring a change of clothes. BMS has already given out what was purchased by the school for this year. The need is for pants girls size 12 to 18 and womens/juniors size 0-6 and underwear girls size 12-18 and womens/juniors size XS (4), S (5/6), and M (7).
NOTE: This need is being 100% covered by pre-existing financial donations from Neighborhood Bridges Boaz supporters. Thank you!
Christmas support for Boaz students in need
Each year, several student families within Boaz City Schools are in need of support during the Christmas holidays. Boaz City school counselors identify these student families which may be new to the community, have had recent changes in their circumstances, or somehow otherwise missed the Christmas Coalition sign-ups. Funds collected for this need will be used by the counselors to make Christmas-related purchases for these students.
With the economic slowdown from COVID-19, some organizations who may have assisted with these needs in the past have been forced to scale back their support. As a result, there is increasing need and decreasing resources. So, your donation will help ensure Boaz area children have a Merry Christmas and are able to enjoy their time with family before returning to school.
You may donate online or by check payable to "Neighborhood Bridges Boaz" and delivered to the Boaz Area Chamber of Commerce. Please indicate in your response how much you would like to contribute. For your reference, sponsorship of one child is approximately $100. However, every donation will be extremely helpful!
Student in need of vision assistance
An elementary student is in desperate need of corrective eye care. The uninsured family was able to come up with approximately half of the cost of service and supplies, and is in need of assistance with the remaining balance in order for the child to receive the corrective eyewear. This eyewear will allow the student to stop struggling with school work due to vision problems.
Corley Elementary School Clothes Closet
Corley Elementary is in need of the following items for its school clothes closet to help provide students needed clothing for regular wear and for emergencies:
*New Boys athletic/knit pants: Sizes 5-14
*New Girls athletic/knit pants: Sizes 5-14
*New Girls knit long sleeve t-shirts: Sizes 5-14
*New Boys and Girls tennis shoes: Sizes 13-4
*New Boys and Girls underwear and socks
These items are given to students in need and in emergency situations daily. Clothes closet supplies help keep our students in warm and appropriate clothing, especially as cooler weather approaches. It is very helpful for the school to have these clothing items on-hand for daily needs that arise.
You may purchase these items to donate and deliver them at the Boaz Area Chamber of Commerce during business hours or your may donate funds to be used to purchase these items. You will receive donation instructions by email once you respond.
Neighborhood Bridges Boaz asks that you please donate new clothing. Please let us know in your response which items you intend to donate, and how many of each item, or if you are donating funds please indicate the amount in your response.
Thank you in advance for your support and help!
Boaz Elementary Student Family in Immediate Need After House Fire
The family of a Boaz Elementary student is in immediate need after a house fire this week. The five family members are out of the home and safe, but they are needing your help in recovery. New clothing and food are the greatest needs. Please consider donating new (unused) clothes or Walmart/Piggly Wiggly gift cards so the family can buy needed groceries and supplies. Thank you so much for helping this sweet family during this tough time!
Please indicate in your response how much of each item (or the dollar amount) you plan to donate.
SIZES (new clothes only, please):
Child (girl): Tops size 6 and 6x, pants size 7, shoes kids 12-13, underwear size 6-8. She loves anything princess, unicorns, and rainbows. She also loves coloring books and princess Barbie's.
Mom: Shirts size L and XL, pants size 12-14, shoes size 10.
Dad: Shirts size L and XL, pants waist size 34Wx32L (or L/XL), shoes and socks size 10.
Aunt: Shirts size M and L, pants size 6, shoes are a kids 4.
Uncle: Shirts size XL, pants size 34Wx32L (or L/XL), shoes and socks size 10.