Opportunities for Kindness
A school liaison has been working with a homeless family to secure stable housing and they are now in a home! They are in need of 2 twin beds for their children.
Family in Need of Full Size Box Spring
A Lakota family is seeking a full sized box spring for one of their children. A comfortable bed is often taken for granted and makes a huge impact on a child to be able to function to their fullest potential. Your consideration and donation of a box spring would be much appreciated!
Families in need of gas cards for transportation to and from school
One of most challenging obstacles for some Lakota families is simply getting their children to and from school when bussing is not an option. When is bussing not an option? When a child is sick and needs to be picked up from school, when a child misses the bus, when the bus is late or unable to make their route and for those students in 10-12 grade bussing is simply not available. With high gas prices compounded by parents missing work/wages to get their kids to/from school, one of the biggest needs are $20-$25 dollar gas cards to assist families when situations arise.
Mom in need of a car for work purposes
A local mom has fallen on hard times and is needing a reliable vehicle for work. She needs a car to drive from location to location throughout her work day, not just get her to one place. She loves her job and without a vehicle will be out of work. She is a single mom trying to get ahead and this would be so much to her.
With the warmer weather upon us and PE class returning, we are in need of deodorant. Our students have finally felt comfortable and confident in taking what they need from PE class. Our wonderful PE teacher has set up a system to help the students take what they need. It give our PE teacher the chance to speak on this part of health as well. This impacts all 650+ of our students. It allows them to take ownership of their health and wellbeing.
Mental Health Supports for Student
We have received a need regarding a student struggling with their mental health is in need of support not covered by insurance. It is directly impacting their daily academic experience, social interactions, and overall well-being. Please click donate now for financial support for therapy sessions.
"Take what you need, give what you can."
Our schools all have resource pantries to help when a student needs a snack. Many of our students eat breakfast and lunch at school but are unable to bring snack. We need snacks such as chips, Cheez-Its, cookies, fruit snack, apple sauce pouches, granola bars etc. We are requesting no nut products or peanut butter due to allergies. Please no perishable items.
*We continue to take donations for this need as we support multiple schools and their pantry needs for students.
Recently Filled Needs
We have a family that is in desperate need of a car! A mom and her son have had to suddenly leave their family home with only their clothing. A car is needed so that the student can be driven to school and work. The student is working to help pay for the vehicle, but needs additional support. Money collected will go towards purchasing a car and insurance. We have a community partner with a certified vehicle available and are trying to raise the remaining $3500 needed. Please use the donate now button to help meet this need.
Support for family who lost their home in a fire.
A family with a student in our district lost their home in a fire over the holidays. We are collecting gift cards to help the family with any immediate needs they have. Below is the list of gift cards that the family said would be most useful to them during this difficult time.
Kroger, Target, Dicks Sporting Goods, gas stations and any restaurants.
Thank you for support of this family.
A dad who is a caregiver of a family member who suffered a stroke, is trying his best and sleeping on the floor. A queen bed, dresser, couch are all needed to turn his apartment into a home.
High School Student Planners
"A good system shortens the road to the goal." - Orison Swett Marden
Organization is an important skill in and out of the classroom! As the first semester comes to a close, some Lakota West students are finding themselves in need of a planner to help them organize their assignments and course load. Planners can be purchased from Amazon and shipped directly to Lakota West High School, Sara Mosteller, 8940 Union Centre Blvd, West Chester, OH 45069.
Thank you for your support!
Family Desperately Needing Monetary Donations to Purchase a Vehicle that will Seat 6
Mom of 6 children recently became the sole providing parent and lost her car due to many repairs needed on the vehicle. Mom has received a job offer but is in need of reliable transportation to take her children to daycare and get to/from work. In addition to the monetary commitment from a couple of other community agencies, we are still looking for $4,000 towards the purchase of an SUV or van that will fit mom and her children. This will be life-changing for the family to be able to earn income and become self-sustaining. Thank you for your consideration!
Warm hands and warm hearts
Many children are in need of a warm winter coat this year. We are working with our Sources of Strength Junior High Students and a local business for a coat drive to help with this need. We are in need of new or gently used coats, boy and girl, sizes 5T-5XXL. We will also be collecting monetary donations for some of those special sizes that might not be easy to find. Besides our typical donation sites, coats are also being collected at each of the junior high buildings.