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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.

Recently Filled Needs

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?

Gardendale Elementary Students are Requesting Reusable Plastic Water Bottles

Gardendale Elementary Students are in need of reusable PLASTIC water bottles.  25 Total.  Water fountains are turned off due to COVID.  Students forget or can’t afford to bring their own water bottle everyday.  

Please drop items off at the school office. Or make a donation online towards the purchase of the needed items.  

Thank you.

Gardendale Public Library Food Pantry in need of supplies.

The small food pantry at the Gardendale Public Library needs some supplies.  They need sources of protein like canned chicken and tuna/ham,soups/chili/ravioli, peanut butter, non refrigerated shelf-stable meals, puddings, Vienna and summer sausages, etc. They do not currently need corn or green beans. Just drop off items in bags at the front counter. Thank you all tremendously for providing a service for some people in need who come by the library.

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