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Punching Bag Set for Child in Therapy


The Baldwin County Child Advocacy Center provides therapy to children impacted by abuse in Baldwin County. As part of the Trauma Focused Counseling, our therapists help clients process with the use of different tools. Our therapist has requested a punching bag set for a child currently in therapy. These items are more than exercise and play; they are tools for healing. CLICK HERE to order from Walmart.  Please have it delivered to BCCAC 16397 CR 73 Summerdale, AL 36580.  Thank you!

Showing Care to Kids in Healing


Birthdays hold special significance for children, as they are meant to be filled with happiness and cherished memories. At the BCCAC, our utmost priority is ensuring that our children can set aside their hardships and simply revel in joy on their special day. We are reaching out to our compassionate community, seeking support in making these heartfelt birthday wishes come true. One of the parents we aim to assist has expressed a desire for a toy horse trailer, indicated in the link, along with a 5 Below Gift card to enhance their child's birthday celebration. Your support in making these wishes a reality would mean the world to us and bring immeasurable joy to these children and their families.

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Punching Bag for Therapy Client


BCCAC provides services for children and non-offending caregivers impacted by abuse. One of the services we offer our children is trauma-focused counseling. A child who is currently working in counseling is seeking assistance with a punching bag and supplies as a tool for therapy. 

Father lost job - Fairhope family needs assistance with utility bill and groceries


Local family of 8 was supported by one income but the father recently lost his job. Parents need assistance with $401 electric bill and $200 for groceries to get them through the next month while he looks for a new job.  Any donations would be greatly appreciated. Just click "I Can Help" to donate. 

Children finally have a home to live in - let's get them some beds!


Update: Bedding and pillows have been donated. Family Promise was able to provide the 2 queen mattresses, boxsprings and one bed frame; an additional bed frame was purchased by neighborhood bridges.
Mom and her 5 children (3 in elementary and 2 teens) had been living in a shared residence with family and were even homeless for a short time. Now they have their own place! The teens are sharing an air mattress and the littles are sleeping on the floor. Can you help to get these kids into beds? The bedrooms are small so the need is for 2 queen sized beds and neutral colored (grey would be great) bedding for both. The teens have pillows but the 3 littles all need pillows - they are currently using stuffed animals. Delivery of items can be facilitated through neighborhood bridges. Your kindness would put a smile on these children's faces!  

Robertsdale High School Overdue Lunch Fees $287.50


We have several students with overdue lunch fees. These are for students whose families struggle financially. We would like to alleviate this burden so they do not have to worry about it at the start of the new school year. The total due is $287.60. If you can contribute any amount, please donate through neighborhood bridges by clicking I Can Help.  You will receive an email with online donating instructions.  neighborhood bridges will pay the school to be sure the money goes to the correct accounts.  Thank you for your generosity.

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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.

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