Bridging the Gap doesn't change people's lives. It is here to support people in changing their own lives.
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.
The page says Prince of Peace and you can check off the box that says "Bridging the Gap".
Everyday Basic Essentials Pantry
Over 1000 orders are packed each month at Everyday Basic Essentials Pantry.
That's a lot of toilet paper, shampoo, toothpaste, etc. The more items we receive as donations,
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)
Shampoo (full size)
Powdered laundry soap
Size 5 and 6 are the diapers that we end up needing most
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.
Addie's accepts winter clothing from October-March and spring/summer/fall clothing from April-September.
Donations and inventory ebb and flow and sometimes we are bursting at the seams.
It helps us greatly if you bring us only what we need.
IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN THREE BAGS OF CLOTHES, PLEASE CALL BEFORE COMING IN.
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.