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Grandparents taking in Elementary Grandchildren needs assistance

Grandparents now asked to look after and raise their young grandchildren needs some bedding and appliances.  We are looking for a Queen Bed, and a set of Bunk Beds, and a washer and dryer.  If you can help with any of these items or would like to purchase them through our discount with Big Sandy Superstore to donate these items please click on the "I CAN HELP" button.  We will arrange for the pick up and delivery of the items to the family

Senior Citizen living alone in need of a Refrigerator

Local Senior in Gahanna, in need of a working refrigerator.  On fixed income and unable to afford a new one.  If you have one to donate, or would like to purchase one through a discount with our partner BIG SANDY SUPERSTORE, please click on the I CAN HELP button and let us know how you would like to assist.

Auto needed for young family

Young couple in Gahanna with a six month old daughter. They both lost their jobs due to the Covid-related economic downturn. Unfortunately both were contract-employees, and thus were not eligible for unemployment. Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church, as well as other individuals and organizations, have been helping them with their various needs, and both are now close to securing employment. However their next pressing concern is a lack of reliable transportation. Their current vehicle is a 2001 Honda CR-V with bald tires and numerous mechanical issues that need addressed. The vehicle is very unreliable and dangerous to drive. We are looking for a more reliable vehicle for them.  If you would be willing to make this tax deductible year end donation, please click on the "I CAN HELP" button

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Apartment Floods needs items for children

young mom has experienced apartment flooded and she is in need of shoes for herself and her children (size 11 kids and size 1 kids both girls), 2 twin mattresses, a book case and some end tables

Refugee family in need of baby items

Mother of 2 who has recently moved to the united states from Africa is in need of the following baby items:

toddler bed

forward facing car seat 

baby clothes (sizes 12-15 months and 2T).  

Single Man with special needs living on his own needs supplies

A local single man living on his own with special needs, is in need of some home supplies. If you can help with any of these we can come and pick them up from you.  Thank you and let us know what items  you can help with.
crock pot

kitchen trash can

twin bed sheets and blanket

counter top microwave oven

shower curtain

Mop Broom

Mixing/serving bowls and snack bowl for like popcorn

High School Teacher collecting items to help family

We are in need of Kitchenware: pots, pans, dishes, cups, Hand towels and bath towels, lamps, End tables, Queen size headboard, Small dining room set (for an apartment) Cleaning supplies: sponges, spray, dish detergent.  If you can help with any of these items, please click on the "I CAN HELP" button and let us know how you can assist.

Disabled Caregiver in need of Washing Machine

Caregiver is disabled and caring for a disabled child.  She is unable to drive so cannot go to a laundry mat.  She is washing clothes by hand on her knees in her bathtub.  Currently has a dryer and is only in need of a washer at this time.  If you can donate the washer please let us know.  If you would like to purchase the washer and a reduced rate through our relationship with Big Sandy Superstore to be donated to the family let us know and we can assist you with that process.  We can arrange for pick up and delivery.

Air Mattresses / Sheet Sets needed for family of 4

A Chapelfield family is currently in need of 4 air mattresses and sheet sets.  This family has been displaced during COVID and is currently living in a home without any furniture.  Air mattresses and sheet sets would be easiest as they may move monthly until permanent housing is secured. 

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About Gahanna

Ron Smith, Area Directo

Gahanna Bridges will make use of technology and social media to engage the community in helping to identify specific needs in the community – and then will invite community members to help fill those needs. Gahanna Bridges will work in partnership with Gahanna Residents in Need (GRIN) to help identify and refer needy residents and families to GRIN as well as bridge solutions through other Gahanna service providers. Gahanna Bridges will seek engagement of teachers, counselors, administrators in our schools plus clergy, first responders, and mental health agencies to advocate for those in need. Ron Smith has been involved in a number of Gahanna organizations and currently serves on the boards of the Gahanna Chamber of Commerce (as Vice-Chair of Operations/Business Development), the Gahanna Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Gahanna Residents in Need (GRIN). Ron’s company SOH Productions, was named as the Gahanna Small Business of the Year in 2010 and Ron was named Business Person of the Year in 2015. 

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