Opportunities for Kindness
Local dance studio for under privileged kids has 40 kids in grade schools and the other 19 are 2-5 yrs old. They are in need of Book bags, school Supplies, Calculators. New Panties, Socks, Footies, Deodorant, Lotion, womens hygiene items, and Sports bras. If you can help with any of these items please click on the I CAN HELP button and we will contact you to arrange for pick up or where you can deliver these items.
Local exchange teacher from Spain, needs help furnishing her apartment with basic items: kitchen table and chairs, silverware, pots and pans, cutting knives (and board), toaster, juicer, kitchen trash can, iron and ironing board, and hair dryer, bedside table, television. If you would like to help with any of these items click on the I CAN HELP button and we will arrange for pick of these items or direct you where to drop them off.
A local family has lost everything in a house fire. We would like to collect the following for them:
Please e-mail us so that we can reach out to you about collecting these items. DO NOT TAKE THEM TO THE FIRE STATION!
The Oldest child wears mens clothing. They wear size 38/30 pants, XL tops, and size 8.5 mens shoes.
The middle child wears boys clothing size 10/12 and medium shirts. They wear size 4 shoes.
The youngest child wears clothing size 5t or a 6 and size 10 shoe.
A hospital bed is also needed due to one of the adults in the home being disabled. Medical supplies are also needed.
School supplies for a 7th grader and a 5th grader are needed as well.
Recently Filled Needs
Local family of 5 and single mom needs beds and refrigerator
Local single mom with 4 children needs 2 twin beds, and a refrigerator. If you can help with these items please click on the I CAN HELP button and we can arrange for pick up of these items.
Family of 3 in need of home essentials
Family of three in need of some living room furniture; couch, chair.
Single Parent in need of basic items to get started on her own in providing a home
Local now single parent, struggling to get started on her own in need of two beds, washer and dryer. If you can help with any of these items click on the "I CAN HELP" Button and we can arrange for pick up of these items
Family of 3 in need of queen bed
Young mother, with two children in need of queen bed. If you can help with this need click on the "I CAN HELP" button and we can arrange for pick up of these items
family in need washer/dryer
family in need of washer /dryer
Grandmother in need of twin bed for grandchidren
Local grandmother who is caretaker for her grandchild is in need of a twin bed. If you would like to purchase for donation or have a bed you can donate please click on the "I CAN HELP" button and we can arrange for pick up.
Ron Smith, Area Director
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.