About

Bridge the Gap Mission is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for low-income and disadvantaged residents of the southeast Raleigh area. While helping provide for immediate needs like clothing and household items, we also provide educational programs, activities and organized special events that aim to enhance community involvement with the goal of building pride and self-initiative. We participate with other advocates and networks to identify new resources and partnerships that will help us in achieving these goals.

 

Who we serve:

How we serve:

We offer outreach services including education and job training.

Where we serve:

  • December 2011

    Kellan Atkins decided to do something different to celebrate her birthday. She asked several close friends to clean out their closets. They made a big pot of soup to take to a local area to help feed, clothe, and fellowship with individuals in need.

    She knew she needed help from someone familiar to the area and community. She reached out to Otis, a community activist in the South East Raleigh community. With his knowledge and voice, it was the perfect combination. Together, the group put on a celebration that touched many lives and created a bond with people in the community. Kellan and her family wanted to continue doing mission work in SE Raleigh community with Otis and came up with the name “Bridge the Gap Mission.”   From that point on, a wonderful partnership was formed and BTGM was creating events, gathering clothes and much-needed household items for low-income families.

  • October 2014

    Bridge the Gap Mission’s store officially opened and in March 2015, we became an official 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. First United Methodist Church of Cary has been a strong supporter of BTGM, especially Becky Viersen. Becky’s late husband, Lee, worked with Otis in the community fellowship and in support of his legacy, Becky has become an integral part of BTGM.

    We are extremely thankful for the support of family and friends, as well as local businesses, throughout the Triangle area that has helped us progress to where we are today and what our future holds serving our community.

We are extremely thankful for the support of family and friends, as well as local businesses, throughout the Triangle area that have helped us progress to where we are today and what our future holds serving our community.