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Bridge the Gap Testimonials

  • From Cindy Hardcastle, DCFS Area Administrator for Clark/Skamania Counties: 
    "We have a 'medically fragile' toddler that suffers from a potentially life threatening condition. We have already planned a vacation before we took placement of him, so he was going to be in respite for a full week and childcare for a few of the days while we were gone. Our doctor recommended that we purchase a medical alert bracelet for times when we are not right there with him. I looked into purchaing a medical alert bracelet so all of his care givers could be informed of his medical issues while we were on vacation. The social worker suggested that Bridge the Gap was there to provide assistance for foster children. Within 24 hours, I was able to purchase an engraved medical alert bracelet with the funds from Bridge the Gap. This helped the child to get the best informed care while I was on vacation. I want to thank Bridge the Gap for standing in the gap for our precious foster children and for providing such a simple item that could potentially save his little life!!"

From Children/Youth

  • Dear Bridge the Gap,
    Thank you for helping me go to summer camp and gymnastics. I won first place at the Oregon State Games in the vault activity. Summer camp was fun. I got to see my friends and do lots of things. 
    Thanks, Roman (foster boy)

  • Thank you for everything you've done for me.
    Sara (foster girl who went to cheerleading camp, thanks to Bridge the Gap

  • Thanks so, so much you guys are so sweet! 
    Love, Lora (foster girl who went to cheerleading camp thanks to Bridge the Gap)

  • You have made three young girls happy and excited to be able to participate in "normal activities". They have been having a great time doing their "cheers" and socializing with other children. 
    Thank you so much!
    Sharee (foster mom)

  • Thank you so much for your support. I enjoyed cross country. I'm looking forward to it next year!
    Curtis (foster boy)

  • Dear Bridge the Gap,
    I would like to address the issue of cutting funds for hobbies, camps, or sports, or anything that you cover. I have used Bridge the Gap for payments to summer camps. It was a very fun and relaxing time and would like to go again. I realize that money may be tight, but the smile and happiness priceless. Most kids out there do not get anything and would be truly blessed to have the chance to use this funding. As I write this letter, I speak for all foster kids. We need camps, hobbies, and other fun. It's a part of our lives in which we would not trade for anything. I appreciate the funding and ask that you woudl please take into consideration the childhoods and welfare of us children. For a lot of us, the things that this funding can buy is the only thing to look forward to. Thank you and please keep the funding going.
    Sincerely, Brandon (age 16, foster boy) 

  • Dear Bridge the Gap,
    My name is Colton and I am thirteen years old. If it were not for your selfless and giving foundation I would not have gone to Jonah Ministries camp and there would be missing friendships and memories from my life. I enjoyed the camp very much and learned so many things there, although I learned these things at the camp you are just as credible for them as the camp is. I thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to go there. I would be even more grateful if you were to keep Bridge the Gap going so that I could have more opportunities like that. So I thank you and as you to keep Bridge the Gap going.
    Sincerely, Colton (age 13, foster boy)

  • Dear Bridge the Gap,
    I would really like to keep Bridge the Gap because there is a lot of stuff that were able to do. For example, man camp that really meant a lot to me and I really wish you wouldn't take it away because that would be a lot less things that we can do. Like spend money on my favorite hobbies like football and baseball and also Jiu-Jitsu. So I am asking you very nicely if you please don't take away Bridge the Gap. My name is Desmond and I am 11 years old and it would make me really happy if you would keep Bridge the Gap.
    Sincerely, Desmond (age 11, foster boy)