Opportunities for Kindness
Recently Filled Needs
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.
Corley Elementary student family in need of food
A student at Corley Elementary School is in need of food assistance. The student has younger siblings, with a total of eight residing in the home. Any donations of new shelf-steady breakfast, dinner, or snack items and any drinks such as water or juice would be greatly appreciated. Examples include: sandwich bread, sandwich meat, lunchables, canned chili, apples, potatoes, apple juice, bottled water, etc.
Please indicate in your response what type of items you intend to donate and how much. If you are donating financially, please let us know how much, and we can purchase the needed items on your behalf.
BHS Student/single mother in need of assistance
Female high school student who is a single mother and provides much of her own support for her and child has recently become unemployed and needs some assistance until she can find a new job. Items needed are size 5 diapers and wipes. Snacks to send with the child each day while at the babysitter (fruit cups, Jello cups, Danimals, Gansitos, juice boxes). Fall/winter clothing for a boy sizes 18mo - 2 yrs and size 6 shoes. Gas card (Chevron gift card that can be purchased at Y-mart in Boaz). This student would never ask for anything, but works hard to stay in school and appreciates any help she receives.
Please indicate in your response what specific items you intend to contribute, and how many of each. If you plan to donate funds, please indicate the amount you'd like to contribute.
Boaz student needs clothing due to house fire
A young girl in Boaz City Schools is in need of new clothing following a house fire. Need are clothing items as listed here: Youth Large shirts, size 14-16 bottoms (pants, shorts, etc), and shoes size 6 (tennis shoes/dress shoes/etc).
Please indicate in your response what items you will donate and how much. You may also donate funds to be used for purchasing these items. If you choose to donate funds, please let us know how much you'd like to contribute in your response. Thank you for helping this sweet family in need!
Young child in need of food and necessities
A family who has recently gained custody of a young child is in need of new clothes, new shoes, a new stroller, and (lactose free) food for the toddler. The child wears size 2T in clothes. Please indicate in your response how you will help, what you will donate, and how much. Please deliver your items to the Boaz Area Chamber of Commerce at 100 E. Bartlett St. Boaz, AL. Thank you in advance for your kindness!
NOTE: Due to your generosity, Neighborhood Bridges Boaz is able to provide $110 in matching support for food for this family and child.
Providing Food Assistance to Families in Need
We have collected enough funds to provide over 110 families with grocery assistance. Thank you to those who donated to all of our requests for food assistance -- it has paid off tremendously.