A Place Where High Risk youth and their Families Can Shop for Free
We’ve answered people’s most frequently asked questions about our nonprofit organization below. Should you have further inquiries about Bridge 127, Inc. in Pottsville, Pennsylvania and the resources and items we provide for the youth in foster care, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Is your corporation a 501(c)(3)?
Yes! We are a 501(c)(3) Pennsylvania non-profit corporation.
Do you accept donations?
Yes, please see our list of items requested below. All items must be well cared for as we do not want to pass on anything less than what we would use on our own children. They want to feel included with their peers and brand name items are a definite plus in helping with that. We also welcome cash or credit card donations as well.
Do you accept volunteers?
Absolutely. Feel free to call or text us at 570-573-3613 to get more involved. We do, however, require background checks on all volunteers to ensure the safety of the youth that we service.
What is considered a high risk youth?
A high risk youth is a person between birth and age 21 that is currently in foster/kinship care, serviced by the local Children &. Youth agency, is a member of a family trying their hardest to make ends meet, is struggling in school and has limited support, or is at risk for being entered into the "system".
At Bridge 127, Inc., we’re committed to helping the foster youth become well-rounded, self-sufficient adults. Read the testimonials to discover how we’ve helped changed the lives of countless children and teens.
“I am very thankful for the opportunity to "shop" at Bridge 127. We have only been fostering for a short period of time (just over one year) and I'm filled with excitement knowing that in the future it doesn't need to be a mad dash to get basic necessities for kids who are placed in our care. When our smallest addition (currently 15 months old- placed with us at 3 weeks old) arrived on our doorstep we had ZERO baby items. We did not plan for this situation but God knew better. We scraped and shopped and asked friends but now I know exactly where I would turn in that situation!
The shop was incredibly organized and everything was clean and some things were/appeared brand new! The shopping experience was easy and we made an appointment as to not be in the store with any other families during this pandemic time. Two floors of clothing, toys, and accessories, all because of people sharing their hearts and pouring out what God has done in their lives. Bridge 127 is a blessing and I'm excited to see this mission grow in Schuylkill County!” Katie, Schuylkill Haven, PA