Opportunities for Kindness
The Dublin Food Pantry is hoping to assist a family with getting their car's brakes repaired. The family is struggling financially right now due to the father's cancer. They need their car for doctor's appointments but are having brake issues right now. They have half of the money for the repair and we would like to raise $200 for the .pay the rest. If you would like to help this family, please click on I CAN HELP
It's getting colder and Welcome Warehouse needs your help! They are collecting NEW SOCKS in all sizes through the month of October for students and families in the Dublin City School District. If you would like to donate new socks, please bring them to the collection box located outside of the Indian Run United Methodist Church at 6305 Brand Road.
Dublin Bridges, the Dublin Food Pantry and Welcome Warehouse are working together to stock our Personal Care Pantries that we provide in all of our Dublin City Schools. The pantries Include snacks, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, body wash, socks, underwear, leggings, and many more items that are made available to students needing these items. We need your help to stock these pantries! To make a $10 donation to help us restock the pantries, please click on I CAN HELP and a donation link will be sent to you.
Recently Filled Needs
Single Mother of 3 in Need of a Queen Mattress Set
Welcome Warehouse came to Dublin Bridges on behalf of a single mother with three children. She fled an out-of-state domestic situation and only had minutes to grab as much as she could before leaving for good. The family arrived without any beds. Welcome Warehouse is providing 3 twin mattress sets but is looking for a gently used queen mattress set. If you have one you would be willing to donate, please click on I CAN HELP, if you have a queen sized mattress to donate.
Spiral Note Books Needed
A guidance counselor at one of our middle schools has asked for some spiral notebooks for her students.
Single Mother in Need of Assistance
Welcome Warehouse came to Dublin Bridges on behalf of a single mother of three who is on disability. The children's father passed away and they are struggling to make ends meet. They are in need of assistance with utility bills and with a grocery gift card. Their electricity was disconnected and they need assistance with an overdue phone bill too so that they can communicate with the schools. They do not have a car so they have to walk to the grocery store to get food. We are hoping to raise $750 to pay the outstanding utility bills and to provide grocery gift cards. If you would like to help this mom, please click on I CAN HELP, and a link to make a donation will be sent to you.
Low Income Older Adult Needs Financial Support with Hearing Aid Expense
Syntero is working with an older adult widow who lives alone. This client is in her eighties and has a relatively new hearing aid that is necessary for her daily living. She has had an influx of expenses and there is a $400.00 balance remaining on the hearing aids. This has caused her a financial burden. She would be grateful for financial assistance for paying the pending balance. If you would like to assist with this payment, please click on I CAN HELP>
Family Looking for an Ipad or Children's Computer
Welcome Warehouse came to Dublin Bridges on behalf of a family of 7 who is looking for a new or used Ipad or children's computer for their preschooler to use for educational learning apps while her older siblings do their school work. The mother has cancer and the father is working. Their income is very limited and the parents would like to make sure the 3 year old does not fall behind and is able to learn new things while she's in treatment.
Family in Need of Table with 5 Chairs
Welcome Warehouse came to Dublin Bridges on behalf of a family with 5 young children in need. The mother is battling her second round of thyroid cancer and the prognosis doesn't look good. The father lost his job for missing to much work to take her to her medical appointments. He just started a new job but the mom is trying to make sure the children have what they need and are settled. The family is looking for a table with 5 chairs to put in the basement so the children can all use it to do their homework. If you have a table and chairs you are willing to donate, please let us know.
Jill Kranstuber, Area Director
Jill is a New Jersey native who moved to Ohio over 30 years ago to attend The Ohio State University. She and her husband Chuck, an attorney and past Dublin City Council Member, past Mayor of Dublin and current Washington Township Trustee have 7 children, all of whom have attended Dublin City Schools. She is also the proud grandmother to 2 year old Oliver. Jill is an active volunteer in the schools and the community. She is the current PTO President at Dublin Coffman High School as well as a member of the Key Communicators at DCHS. She is also a long-time volunteer for the Dublin Irish Festival. In the past, Jill was the Development Director of AIDSWalk Central Ohio. Jill is excited about the opportunity that Dublin Bridges will provide to those in need in our community.
Sarah Savage, Area Director
Sarah has been a Dublin resident for over 15 years. She received her undergraduate degree in Education and Counseling Psychology from Vanderbilt University and her Masters Degree in Clinical Counseling from The Ohio State University. Sarah and her husband, Brian, a Dublin Coffman graduate and local business owner, have 3 children. Sarah loves being involved in Dublin Schools, her childrens' classrooms and the community. She is currently PTO President and member of Key Communicators at Eli Pinney Elementary School and volunteers as a committee chair for the Mount Carmel St. Ann's Women's Auxiliary. She was previously a clinical mental health counselor at The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and Gahanna Jefferson Schools. Sarah is thrilled to promote kindness in our amazing community through Dublin Bridges.
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