GAP Ministries has a profoundly positive impact in our community! From helping young children in very difficult situations (for which the children are not responsible, I might add) to mentoring/ coaching teens and older children in a crucial, formative time...to providing services thru their warehouse/kitchen...Southern Arizona is lucky to have GAP!
GAP Ministries 06/01/2016
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As a non-profit gap has mastered the art of giving back to the community and two people within the organization and outside the organization. It is a great place to work and volunteer at to make a difference in the lives of foster kids. The owners Pam and Greg give of themselves unselfishly everyday to this ministry and tucson.
Old Pueblo Community Services (OPCS) provides transitional programs (housing, substance abuse counseling and employment programs) for \homeless veterans, chronically homeless or persons recently released from institutions who are reintegrating into the community. When first arriving in our programs with no financial resources, personal items, clothing and nutrition are big issues. The GAP Ministries BOOST program has been a lifesaver for OPCS providing fresh produce and groceries, personal hygiene items and household items that give these folks a fresh start in the community. Thank you GAP Ministries!
A great Ministry to work for and be a part of. I encourage anyone looking to be part of a great Non Profit to become involved with GAP.
Having worked at another non-profit that works with the foster care system, I can really appreciate the dedication of GAP ministries personnel to the children living in the "system". Their Splash homes and the "home parents" really make these kids feel as though they are a part of a family. That would be a good enough review for any such organization, but GAP ministries is so much more! Their backpack ministry, food, clothing and household ministry where they provide the resources for all non-profits to have an opportunity to help their particular focus group puts GAP ministries over the top. This ministry not only cares for its own, but for the Tucson community at large. It is more comprehensive than anything I have ever seen! We are blessed to have them here!
We are a non-profit dedicated to helping the homeless and needy. Gap Ministries has helped us in many ways, primarily in sharing food and other items with us! We also have been able to schedule meetings in their beautiful facility. Gap has a heart for ALL needy, not just the amazing numbers of youth they serve.
They are without equal in our community!
Betty Bitgood, Chairman, Hope of Glory Ministries
Gap is a service minded organization which reaches out to children, families in crisis, and the community. They give hope to those in need. The staff at Gap are some of the most wonderful, selfless, giving people I know.
When I first heard about Gap it was a food outreach in Greg and Pam's garage. I have been so blessed to be a part of the amazing growth from Greg and Pam's garage to impacting the whole city of Tucson. Just recently I was told by a member of the community how much Gap helped keeps the doors open of the facility that she worked at by partnering with them to provide basic necessities.
Gap has allowed children to experience the joy of receiving brand new school supplies and backpacks, presents under the Christmas tree and most importantly having the ability to live in a safe and loving home.
Where to start? Pam and Greg started with a seed of "How can we help kids? They mixed that with lots of love and passion to see hurting kids feel like a family. Now there are so many SPLASH houses and other ministries in Tucson it is mind boggling. I am a teacher in Tucson - I taught at one of the schools where GAP did BACKPACKS for SCHOOLS! The delight on the kids faces as they got their own beautiful, new backpack was priceless. More priceless snapshots in my mind were seeing the delight on foster children's faces at birthday celebrations and family vacations, family movie night, and playing at the pool and....oh so many more - as the underserved foster kids who live at SPLASH Houses got their first taste of family life that was joyful and full of love. I will never forget a child, with tears in her eyes telling me "I have never celebrated my birthday - is that cake mine? Are those presents mine? Is that all for me? " She was 10 that year. Thanks GAP MInistries for touching so many lives!