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Causes: Children & Youth, Food, Food Banks & Pantries, Foster Care, Group Homes, Human Services

Mission: GAP's mission is simple: Standing in the GAP for those in need. Bringing help to children, healing to families, and hope to the community.

Results: Over 2000 children and teens in the custody of the state due to neglect or abuse cared for in the past 17 years at our SPLASH Houses 50,000+ backpacks filled with supplies handed out in the past 9 years to Tucson low-income school districts to celebrate the value of education. Close to 4 million pounds of food given to individuals and other agencies serving those in need for the past 4 years. Approximately $4 million dollars worth of household supplies, food and clothing shared with other 501c3 nonprofits serving the ill, needy and youth since 2013. 1000 meals prepared and served from our commercial kitchen each week, serving 8 low-income schools Monday - Friday. Smiles put on the faces of thousands of foster children and other disadvantaged children in the community through the past 9 years of Holiday of Hope - presents picked out from the children's wish lists, purchased and wrapped by volunteers.

Target demographics: caring for foster children and teens, and partnering with nonprofits in the community to impact families in need

Direct beneficiaries per year: 377 children/teens cared for at our SPLASH Homes; close to 1 million pounds of food and $800,000 worth of household necessities given to nonprofits serving families in need; 2500 backpacks given to children at low income schools; 100,000 meals served through partnerships, outreaches and to foster children

Geographic areas served: Southern Arizona

Programs: GAP Ministries, a social service nonprofit serving Southern Arizona since 1999, Stands in the GAP for those in need in two core areas: Family and Community. GAP cares for foster children and works toward the healthy restoration of families. We provide food and necessary items to the needy through outreach and partnerships. GAP believes we can impact the lives of children, families and communities, one life at a time. GAP's mission is simple: Standing in the GAP for those in need. Bringing help to children, healing to families, and hope to the community. FAMILY: GAP cares for over 400 foster children and teens annually in 14 family style group homes in Tucson. Siblings are able to stay together while in care due to the larger size of our homes. GAP helps foster teens and young adults learn the life skills necessary to successfully “age out” of foster care and into adulthood with mentoring and independent living programs. To better deal with the root causes of the foster care crisis, GAP is a local provider of court-mandated visitation programs for foster children and their birth parents. We are also certified by the state to provide training and licensing of foster parents. It is our desire and goal to see healthy restoration of families when possible. COMMUNITY: GAP’s Community warehouse shares fresh food and basic needs items with over 90 Southern Arizona nonprofits serving the needy. Almost 1 million pounds of healthy vegetables, fruit, and other perishable items are distributed annually throughout the community by GAP’s partnering nonprofits. Throughout Southern Arizona, nonprofits that serve the marginalized annually receive close to $1,000,000 worth of hygiene items, paper goods, cleaning supplies and other needed items from GAP’s warehouse. Through partnerships with nonprofits, churches, businesses, schools and hundreds of volunteers, GAP’s outreaches serve food, backpacks, and toys at Christmas to low-income children and their families. Our Community Kitchen trains young people in the culinary arts, while maximizing the use of donated perishable food and feeding thousands in the community. Feeding programs include the Flowing Wells School District’s 6 elementary school after-school programs, with two Amphitheater schools.

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love all of the wonderful things GAP does for our community. They are there to take care of children in foster care and they show so much love to them.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Gap ministries is a life-changing ministry, both for the children being impacted, and for the staff members getting to be a part of God's plan for these kids. It is not just a roof over their head- Gap Ministries specifically makes the effort to create a loving home for these kids, by surrounding them not just with the materials they need, but people who truly love them and want to help them be successful in life.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

GAP Ministries is full of staff who give heart and soul to the kids in care. There is so much love and hope being poured out into the community. We are blessed to be a part of the difference GAP is making for every person it serves.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

GAP does a lot in the community. What I appreciate most about GAP is their founding leadership. Gap's leadership has a heart to truly serve the Tucson community in the love of God. No organization is perfect, but you can trust the heart of GAP and their motivations.

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GAP Ministries 06/01/2016

Thank you for your kind comments.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have known Gap from its beginning. I believe it is the best place for children that cannot be with their parents.. I have known Greg and Pam even before Gap was started and I know them to be honest, trustworthy people that want the best for any child that is placed in
Gap homes. I have helped at Gap before as a volunteer and was amazed at the way it is organized. I think any child that is placed in Gap Ministries has an excellent chance of being healed of their past and trained for their future. Yes GAP is AWESOME!!!

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GAP Ministries 06/01/2016

Thank you for your kind comments.

2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They do so much, reach so many, blessing to all they encounter!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

GAP Ministries has been apart of my life for over 15 years and throughout that time I have seen countless testimonies of how GAP has changed peoples lives. Check them out and you will see what I have had the privilege to see.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Gap Ministries is a wonderful organization - doing each and everyday what their mission statement says:
Through the empowerment of God, GAP Ministries provides hope, help, and healing to those in need. They have amazing volunteers and a terrific team that truly make a difference in the lives of many. I have seen it firsthand, in the love and guidance they provide children in their foster homes and the various outreach programs they offer!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have had the privilege to work with the staff at Gap Ministries, and am amazed and inspired by their level of professionalism and caring attitudes! What a wonderful ministry by truly exceptional people!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

GAP Ministries strives and achieves excellence in every community outreach they sponsor. They also have a heart for every child they serve and strive to provide loving homes and parents for them. The staff and parents are incredible individuals to do the outstanding ministry they give to the children and community.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am very familiar with this Ministry and their impact in this community. They have strong leadership and are making a difference in the lives of people in Tucson. I am proud to support Gap Ministries with my finances and time.