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Senior in need of shoes/clothing for graduation assembly at school


Senior Assembly is tomorrow, May 19. Student does not have appropriate shoes (only has used used athletic shoes) and also needs slacks/blouse (or) dress. 

Student will need gift card or monetary donation. Student has sensory concerns and is finicky about clothing- will help if she can pick out items. 

Graduating Seniors Gift Cards


Neighborhood Bridges hopes to give gift cards to about 15 Sylvania Schools Graduating Seniors who are in need. We are seeking MONETARY donations of any amount to purchase a “congratulations” gift card for each of these students  

Also, if you own a local restaurant or other business that would have something to contribute that a high school student might enjoy, please let us know and we will feature your business on our social media outlets.

To donate, click on the “I can help” button below and fill out the information. You will get an automatic response with a link to donate. Thank you!

Glasses for Kindergarten Student


A Kindergarten student is in need of a new pair of glasses. We would like to provide a rubber set of frames that won’t break. 
Please click the ‘I Can Donate’ button if you would like to help with the $75 cost. 
Thank you!

Household Items for graduating senior that lives on her own


*UPDATE*  Items still listed have not been filled.  Donated/fulfilled items have been deleted.  

A Sylvania high school senior is currently working and living on her own in an apartment.  She needs assistance in getting basic furnishings.  The items can be gently used (or new) but in good condition please.  PLEASE CLICK ON THE 'I CAN HELP' BUTTON TO LET US KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DONATING.


     Larger items include: 

  • queen bed frame, 
  • queen mattress 
  • queen box springs
  • *neighborhood bridges will help with the transportation of these items*

  • Smaller items include: 

    • sweeper/vacuum cleaner
    • **drop off for these smaller items may be taken to Sylvania Fire Station #3 or #4 on weekdays between 9am to 4pm**

    • Sylvania Fire Station #3
    • 5056 Haddon Rd.  (off Whiteford just north of Monroe St.)
    • Toledo, OH  43623

    • Sylvania Fire Station #4
    • 8210 W Sylvania Ave.
    • Sylvania, OH  43560

    • Thank you so much!


Lice Treatments Needed


*Immediate Need*  

**UPDATE**  We now need just $40 to complete our purchase of 10 lice treatment kits! 

A family with three young children (ages 5 and under) is in need of lice treatment for the entire family (5 individuals). Unfortunately, because there is an outbreak, ALL members of the family will need to have TWO treatments - each treatment spaced 7-10 days apart (10 treatments total are needed).

We are hoping to have $200 donated by Friday, 2/25/22 so the lice treatment kits can be purchased and the school-aged child can have the first treatment over the weekend.  This will allow the student to be back in school on Monday.

Thank you!

Family in need of household items


A large family who just moved to Sylvania from a great distance is in need of a few household items.  Please consider donating any of the items below, either new or gently used.

See note at the bottom about drop off location.

— Dressers (2) 

**neighborhood bridges can help with transportation of furniture😊

— Dining Room Chairs (2)

  1. ***IF YOU CAN DONATE any new or gently used things for them please drop the items off any time M-F from 9-4 at...

    1. Sylvania Area Family Services
    2. 5440 Marshall Road
    3. Sylvania, Ohio 43560


  2. Please click on the ‘I Can Help’ button to let us know what you are donating.
    Thank you so very much!

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About Sylvania

Karen Smith - Area Director

Dolli Darah - Assistant Area Director

Thank you to our Sylvania neighborhood bridges steering committee!!!

Crystal Bland, Social Service Coordinator – Sylvania Area Family Services

Tammy Eisenreich, Parent - Northview High School

Amber Ferrell, Parent - Sylvan Elementary

Andrea Hoffman, School Counselor - Sylvan Elementary

Jodi Livecchi, Firefighter - Springfield Township Fire Department

Hannah Loeser, Administrative Assistant - Jewish Family & Social Services

Laura Low, Director of Students with Disabilities - Sylvania Schools

Ben Malczewski, President - Sylvania Rotary

Michael J. Ramm, Chief - Sylvania Fire & EMS

Dottie Segur, Executive Director - Sylvania Area Family Services

Alexandria Thornton, Counselor - Hill View Elementary

Ken Wines, Community Relations Manager – Sylvania Chamber of Commerce

Shawn Wittkop, Lieutenant - Sylvania Fire & EMS

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