Opportunities for Kindness
RHS has a student who is pregnant and in need of maternity clothing. She is petite and wears a small in maternity tops and pants. In addition, she would like a pillow for comfort while she sits in her desk at school. Please CLICK HERE to see an Amazon list of the few items she needs.
Please ship to Robertsdale High School, 21630 Highway 59 Robertsdale, AL, 36567, attention Kinsey Allen. Thank you!
Parent has had surgery this year and is having difficulty as the year ends with meeting all financial needs. Family would benefit from gift cards to use on groceries and gas. Click "I Can Help" and let us know if you can purchase a gift card and drop it off at Elberta High School, ATTN: Ms. Lee, or donate online and we will purchase/deliver. Thanks for helping this family through this rough time.
We have a new student with a dietary restriction. He is able to drink Strawberry Pediasure Peptides. He also eats baby food that is fruit or meat. At this time, the student's insurance records are being processed from doctor to doctor. Insurance normally covers the Pediasure Peptides, but currently the family has to come out of pocket while paperwork processes.
This is putting financial stress on the family. We are asking our amazing community for help getting our student two or three cases of the Pediasure Peptides and some fruit or meat baby foods, to provide a supply for them, until the insurance paperwork and processing is straightened out.
Please deliver your donations to Pine Grove Elementary, 43980 Pine Grove Rd, Bay Minette 36507, attention Ms. George. Any help is always a blessing.
We have a growing girl at Spanish Fort Elementary who is in need of school clothes and jackets for the colder weather this winter.
Shirt colors are navy, white or red.
Pants can be khaki, navy or jeans.
Any color jacket.
We really appreciate your willingness to help!
Shirt Size: Adult Small or Medium
Pant Size: 16 youth
Any donations can be dropped off at the school office Attn: Counselor
Spanish Fort Elementary
30900 Hwy 225
Spanish Fort AL 36527
A Daphne High student athlete would love the opportunity to travel to Nationals during the month of February to compete with her team. She is a hardworking, talented athlete and works part time to pay for her training, in addition to helping support a single parent household. The cost of this trip is more than the family can afford. We are hoping to find a few sponsors to assist with the cost of this athletic opportunity, as it opens the door for so many to make connections with college teams, coaches and potential scholarships. Between the competition, hotel and food voucher cost, the total amount to attend Nationals is $1,000. Any amount would be helpful and we are so appreciative of all that you do! Please click "I Can Help" to make a donation to the future of this talented student.
A local Daphne family is currently struggling and is requesting clothing assistance for their 2 growing boys.
Male Student 1:
Boys jeans-size waist 30 and length long or 32 skinny jeans
Boys khakis-waist 30 and length long or 32 skinny or straight legged
Ankle socks- (Nike) boys asked
Crew socks- possibly Nike
White tees- size Men’s small
Black tees-size men’s small
Boxer briefs-size men’s small (possibly brand psd) boys asked whatever brand just not cotton
Male Student 2:
White tees-size youth large
Black tees-size youth large
Boxer briefs-boys large psd brand boys asked for, just not cotton
Boys jeans-boys large 14/16 straight legged or skinny jeans
Please deliver any donations to Daphne High School, 9300 Champions Way, Daphne, Al 36526, attention Mrs. Sasser. Thank you for any help you can give!
Agencies usually only provide Christmas gifts for children birth to 12. Baldwin County Angels, a partnering non-profit, is providing gifts for approximately 125 Baldwin County teenagers aged 13-19. These children ask for simple things like hygiene product, pillows, sheets & blankets and gift cards. CLICK HERE to find the Walmart Teen Angel Tree idea list. The last day to donate is December 8.
Donations (unwrapped please) can be dropped off or shipped to Robertsdale Laundry Blessing Barn, 18450 Highway 104, Robertsdale 36536. They may also be dropped off at one of the following locations and our elves will get them to Robertsdale.
Old Tyme Feed & Seed, 19580 Greeno Rd, Fairhope
Daphne Fire Station, 28280 N. Main St
Bay Minette Fire Station, 608 D’Olive St
As we enter the holiday season, we have 10 local children needing help with Christmas gifts. The goal at Ruff Wilson Youth Organization in Daphne is to provide $150 in either Target or Walmart gift cards to the parents for each of these children so there will be gifts under the tree. During these tough economic times, this may very well be the only gift the children receive this year.
Financial contributions in any amount are welcomed and appreciated. Click the "I Can Help" button and fill out the form. Donating instructions will be sent. Thank you for helping make Christmas special for each of these children.
Students with various low-incidence disabilities, such as Autism and intellectual disabilities at Stapleton School have some high sensory needs and we are building an indoor sensory area to meet the needs of our students. We could use help to get the Sensory Room up and running for students who need a safe place to calm down and take a break when overwhelmed. Currently, the only sensory places are outdoors, such as the playground. This makes it difficult for students to access the space they need when inside the classroom, and impossible to use during rainy, very hot, or very cold days. All of the students using the room are served in the special education department, and the materials requested are substantial enough to last for many years of students’ sensory needs. Use the link below to choose and order items that have been selected for the sensory room, and choose shipping address "Stapleton Canby Sensory Room Gift Registry Address" to have items shipped to the school.
Recently Filled Needs
RHS Student Fees
We have a RHS Senior student needing assistance in paying off her school fees. She currently owes $240 which must be paid before she can graduate. Her mom recently became a single mother of 3 as the father recently walked out of their lives and does not maintain contact with any of them. We would like to lessen the burden on this family who is already under so much stress by assisting them with the school fees. If you are able to help, please make donations through Neighborhood Bridges.
RHS Student Needs Cap & Gown
We have a RHS student needing assistance with covering her cap & gown fee. The student's father recently left the household which has forced mom to pick up the pieces to provide for her 3 kids alone. The change in income has been stressful on everyone and we would like to lighten the burden for this family. This is an urgent need as the deadline to order this is December 1st. The total for the cap, gown, and tassel (with shipping) is $75.00. If you are able to help, please donate funds through Neighborhood Bridges.
RHS Family Needs Tires for Car
We have a RHS family currently without transportation due to their minivan needing new tires. We would like to assist them as the student is currently having go to the doctor for lots of medical follow-up following a motorcycle accident. The cost of tires and labor is $485.52. If you are able to help, please donate through Neighborhood Bridges.
RHS Student in Need of Clothing
We have a RHS student who was just kicked out of her home and made to go live with another family member. Due to the circumstances, the student had to leave a good bit of her clothes in her previous home and needs help replenishing some of the basics:
panties, cotton hipster preferred, size 7/large
sports bras, size large
sneakers, women's size 9 (donated)
If you are able to help, please drop off donations at the RHS front office (21630 Highway 59 Robertsdale, AL 36567), Attention: social worker.
*Please note BCBE schools will be out 11/20-11/24 for Thanksgiving break*
New Glasses Needed at Bay Minette Elementary
Bay Minette Elementary student who is unable to see without glasses needs a new durable pair of glasses. The nurse at the school has negotiated the cost of the glasses to be $77.56.
Medical Reasons Make It Difficult To Pay Bills
Elberta High student has undergone multiple surgeries and is spending extended time in the hospital. The primary caregiver has not been able to work consistently due to tending to the student. The family needs assistance with paying car payment ($405), phone bill ($55), and power bill ($95). Donations of any amount toward these expenses could help this family through a tough time. Click "I Can Help" to receive a link to donate online; neighborhood bridges will make payments on these bills.
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.