Lacking the resources necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle is not limited to food. As you might imagine, families living at or below the poverty line are often forced to make tough decisions on how to use their limited income.
To combat this issue, Grace Bridge facilitates several Community Development Initiatives including:
PB & January
Did you know that peanut butter is one of the most expensive groceries? However, with its versatility and high-protein content, it is an important pantry item for families! During the month of January, we collect jars of peanut butter to meet the needs of local families.
During the month of March, we collect size 1-6 diapers to meet the needs of local, growing families.
82 Days of Summer
During the summer months, kids are home from school and more active. Without school meals and snacks to rely on, their need for nutritious foods at home increases. This initiative has a goal of raising $100/day every day of the 82-day campaign for a total of $8,200 – the cost of a truckload of food!
I Got Your Back
During the months of July and August, we partner with local organizations, businesses, churches, families, and community groups to collect back packs and school supplies for local children in need.
Day of Thanks
During the month of November, we partner with local schools, businesses, churches, families, and community groups to collect thousands of pounds of food to distribute to local families for the Thanksgiving holidays.
The Day of Thanks is on the 3rd Saturday of November and is a fun-filled day of service in the community.
Gotcha Cover’d and Christmas Toys
During the month of December, we partner with local schools, businesses, churches, families, and community groups to collect new/gently used coats, jeans & diapers for our Gotcha Cover’d initiative. In addition, we collect toys for kids ages 2-12 to give to local families for the Christmas holidays.
All of these items are distributed on the 3rd Saturday of December.
Bikes & Bibles
The vision of a local group of Christian business men was realized through the 1st Annual Bikes & Bibles event in December 2014. Each year, families in local communities have the opportunity to register their children ages 4-14 to receive a brand new bike and Bible for Christmas.