GAP MINISTRIES Overview
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Target demographics: SPLASH & MERGE - children and young adults in the custody of Child Protective Services (CPS). Licensed by the state of Arizona to care for children 0-18 years of age at our group residential homes in Tucson.Children and families in need of food, clothing and household goods - BOOST Family Resources provides thousands of pounds of food monthly to individuals and others serving the hungry; outreaches provide household goods to underserved families; backpacks are given to elementary aged children in Tucson schools designated Title 1 because the children qualify for the free lunch program due to income levels.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 200 + children at our SPLASH Homes;600,000 pounds of food given to families in need; 8500 backpacks given to children at low income schools; Hundreds of families served through outreaches
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: sort in our warehouse, wrap Christmas presents for Holiday of Hope, organize warehouses, make dinners for group homes, and many more opportunities
Geographic areas served: Tucson, Arizona and vicinity
Programs: GAP Ministries, a 501c3 nonprofit social services agency, STANDS IN THE GAP for our community, serving Southern Arizona since 2000 through practical community service in the following areas: 14 Family-style group SPLASH Houses for children 0-18 in the custody of Child Protective Services (CPS); MERGE for teens in CPS care, helping them discover their potential; BOOST Community Resource Pantry providing food, clothing and household goods to So. AZ nonprofits serving the ill, needy and youth; Backpack-2-School for children at Title 1 elementary schools; and Holiday of Hope to make Christmas brighter for over 130 children in Child Protective Services.
8500 backpacks filled with supplies handed out in 2013 along with carnivals for 3 school districts to celebrate the value of education.
Over 700,000 pounds of food given to individuals and other agencies serving those in need as of August 2013; Thousands of dollars worth of household supplies, food and clothing shared with other 501c3 nonprofits serving the ill, needy and youth.
Smiles put on the faces of 100+ children through Holiday of Hope - presents purchased and wrapped from the children's wish lists.