I have worked with GAP in several different capacities. They make a difference here in Tucson.
GAP Ministries 06/01/2016
Thank you for your comments - you have been a blessing to us as well.
GAP Ministries is a place where children are loved, no matter where they are from or what their circumstances are in life. I volunteered in the kitchen and in the schools to serve food. Food is donated and then GAP makes sure that every single item is used to its full capacity so waste is not an issue. The kitchen staff was so friendly and directed the volunteers with ease. As a person with a Certified Food Management certificate, I appreciated the cleanliness and the procedures used in the kitchen to protect the staff and children. The food was delicious and the fellowship was even better. A great non-for-profit with amazing leaders.
GAP Ministries 06/01/2016
Thank you so much for your kind comments, and thank you for volunteering!
Most every non-profit contributes to their community, but GAP goes above and beyond...they not only support one group of people or agency, but numerous. Yes, their focus Is on the children but there's so much more to GAP! They have a warehouse with donations and what they can't use, they provide to other non-profits...I've never heard of anyone else doing that! GAP is also community focused. They work with schools, numerous community agencies that help people, and various other groups in Tucson. What a GREAT organization!
And, the staff and volunteers at GAP are so personable! I have only volunteered there for a few weeks and everyone I meet is smiling, helpful, and genuine. I truly enjoy volunteering at GAP!
I volunteered for Gap Ministries for one year as a tutor for kids in one particular foster home in Gap's network of homes. I also did some manual labor to help renovate an agricultural building to house a summer camp. As for my work in a Gap Splash house, the foster parents were great. They were loving, but also provided necessary boundaries for the kids living with them. The administration provided necessary background training for me, and was very supportive. Facilities were first-rate, and community involvement was, frankly, amazing. Local and national businesses are very generous to Gap, and Gap seems to have created "critical mass" in their efforts to reach local youth and provide loving, encouraging environments for kids going through serious family issues. As someone who was going through some difficult transitions myself when I volunteered, I can gladly say that Gap Ministries and the kids I served probably did more for me than I did for them!
GAP Ministries does so much for our community. They provide so many services so many families. Praise the Lord for raising up this organization!!!
I love GAP and everything it does for kids and the community of Tucson!
I have had the joy of working with children in the GAP foster homes. What an amazing environment! The house parents, support staff, and admin staff do a great job of running a smooth, loving operation. I have never seen any organization do so much in a place where the need is so great. Keep up the good work1
I found GAP by the grace of God. I was trying to help my church and then began volunteering. Just being there everyday and around the people there made me feel great. I got such a sense of accomplishment everyday no matter what I did. I knew there was people out there that were going to be blessed by this organization. This place walks and talks the spirit.
I have had the opportunity to volunteer for a few of their events. The amount of help and goodwill that touched many families is impressive. In these times, GAP Ministries really does stand in the gap for individuals and families.
GAP is great at what it does, it helps serve the community and the children in its program. Not only do they support their own children but they help other organizations in the process. Working with GAP may not be physically draining but sometimes more mentally, but the eternal reward is much more fulfilling than anything you can do.