Bridging the Gap doesn't change people's lives. It is here to support people in changing their own lives.
There are multiple ways you can help us continue this work:
Bridging the Gap is able to continue its work because of strong financial support from the community. Every dollar matters. Really.
You can make checks out to "Bridging the Gap" and send them to 209 Eastern Avenue,
Augusta ME 04330. You can drop a check or cash off in person at the same address.
Or you can choose to donate online through this secure portal.
Everyday Basic Essentials Pantry
We ALWAYS accept the listed items.
Donations can be dropped off Monday-Thursday 9am-3pm or call to make other arrangements.
More than 800 orders are packed each month at Everyday Basic Essentials Pantry.
That's a lot of toilet paper, shampoo, toothpaste, etc. The more donated items we receive,
the less money Bridging the Gap spends on this service.
Consider bringing something in on a monthly basis.
Get your book club/bridge club/civic club to do a drive.
Ask for contributions to Bridging the Gap for your birthday.
Here's the list of our MOST NEEDED ITEMS:
Feminine pads ( similar to Always brand, regular)
Tampons (regular size)
Shampoo (full size)
Diapers (4, 5, 6)
Addie's Attic Clothing Bank
Gently used and laundered women’s, men’s, teen/youth, toddler, and infant clothing and linens.
Please: no rips, stains, broken zippers, missing buttons, or dry-rotted items.
Donations, inventory, customers and volunteers ebb and flow and
sometimes we are bursting at the seams with clothing.
It helps us greatly if you bring us only what we need.
Please CLICK HERE for the most recent clothing donation guidelines.
Spread the Word
Talk to people about Bridging the Gap. Hand out brochures and information cards. Ask a staff person to come speak to a group that you are part of.
If you know someone who might be struggling or caught in a cycle of poverty, let them know about us and what we offer. Let them know that we will treat them respectfully; that we will honor their humanity.