Opportunities for Kindness
A few of our Dublin Middle Schools have reached out to us on behalf of several 8th grade students that would like to attend the school Washington, D.C. trip, but are unable to afford some or all of the cost of the trip. Dublin Bridges is asking for donations to help pay for these students to attend the trip with their classmates. The cost per student is approximately $800. If you would like to donate towards this need, pleaseuse the following link. http://bit.ly/nbdublinbridges
Recently Filled Needs
Single mom with two small children in need of support
A guidance counselor at one of our elementary schools has contacted Dublin Bridges on behalf of a single mom with 2 kids that recently totaled her car (not her fault) and is dealing with many financial burdens as a result, while she waits for insurance to approve the claim. She is also dealing with many other personal struggles at this time. Her most immediate need is for a WalMart gift card to help meet the needs of her family. She is currently without a car and can walk to WalMart. Dublin Bridges is accepting donations towards the purchase of a gift card. If you would like to donate, click on I CAN HELP and donation instructions will be sent to your email.
Victim of Fire in Need of Help
An advocate at one of the Dublin schools reached out to us about a young woman whose apartment was one of the many affected by a recent fire. She lost everything in the fire. We would like to provide her with a gift card so that she can buy some necessities. If you would like to make a monetary donation towards this gift card, please use the following donation link. http://bit.ly/nbdublinbridges
Mom of 3 Young Children Seeking Assistance
Our friends at One Dublin reached out to us about a mom of three young children who is in need of assistance with her AEP bill. She was unemployed for a little while but started a new job this week. She is in danger of having her electricity disconnected. In order to keep her electricity on and for her not to incur additional charges, we would like to assist her with the $350 AEP bill. She has met her max with One Dublin. If you would like to help with this need, please use the following link to make a donation. http://bit.ly/nbdublinbridges
Items for Elementary School
An advocate at one of the DCS elementary schools reached out to us about some items that they need for their clinic. ,
Family of 5 Need Help
Our partners at the Dublin Food Pantry reached out to us about a family of 5 in danger of having their electricity turned off. The father has some health issues that prevent him from working consistently. The mom works but does not earn enough to pay all of the family's bills. This family has reached their max with One Dublin. We would like to assist this family by paying $212 to keep their power on. If you would like to help this family, please use the following link to make a donation. http://bit.ly/nbdublinbridges.
Woman in Need of Help with Utilities
***This need has been bridged to our partners at One Dublin.***
An advocate in our community reached out to us about a woman who was hospitalized for a freak accident that caused he to be hospitalized for 21 days. Because of the accident, she has fallen behind on her bills. She is in danger of having her gas turned off.
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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