Opportunities for Kindness
Recently Filled Needs
Family in Crisis in Need of Help
An advocate from one of our high schools has reached out to us about a family in need of food/grocery gift cards. The father was removed from the home for domestic violence and the mother has lost her source of income as well. We would like to give them a Visa gift card and are collecting donations for the card. If you would like to donate, please click on the link below.
Senior in Need of Assistance With Rent
A partner of Dublin Bridge's has reached out to us about a senior who has experienced significant health issues this past year and is in need of help with her rent. She is on a fixed income since having to leave work due to illness, multiple surgeries, and hospitalizations. She has lived in her current Dublin apartment for almost 30 years and would like to continue to stay in her apartment. The advocate feels that if she can get assistance with this month's $850 rent payment, she will be fine going forward. If you would like to donate to help this senior in need, please click on the link below.
Senior in Need of Cleaning Products
An advocate from Syntero reached out to us about a senior who is in need of a few cleaning items from the store. If you would be able to run this errand for this senior, please click on I CAN HELP and we will send this list to you.
Family Looking for a Living Room Coffee Table
Welcome Warehouse came to Dublin Bridges on behalf of a low-income family looking for a coffee table for their living room. Welcome Warehouse is helping them with clothes for the children but the family is also in need of a coffee table. If you have a table to donate, please click on I CAN HELP and we will make arrangements to pick it up from you.
Student needing eye exam and glasses
THANK YOU SHAMROCK FAMILY EYE CARE FOR HELPING THIS STUDENT!
An advocate from DCS has reached out to us about a student who is currently wearing outdated and broken glasses. The student is struggling to see the board/screen and recently admitted to a teacher that glasses do not work well anymore. The family is relatively new to the district and could use financial assistance to get the proper corrective lenses.
Utility Bill Assistance Needed
A need was brought to us for a family that has experienced some financial hardships. They have been behind on a few bills and have been at risk of getting services discontinued. There is a gas bill for $87 and an electric bill for $121 and a water bill for $284. We bridged this need to Welcome Warehouse who paid the utility bills
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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