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Opportunities for Kindness

Senior Citizen volunteer on fixed income needs hearing aids

One of our local Senior Citizens that does so much for our community as a volunteer is in need of hearing aids, and are on fixed income an unable to purchase them with her current income.  We are looking to raise the money to purchase these for her, for all she has done for our community.  Would you like to donate towards this effort?  If so, please click on the I CAN HELP button, or above click on the DONATE button and let us know.  100% of donations collected will go to this need.

Single Woman in need of financial help for medicine

Local woman who has been laid off from her job is in need of financial assistance of $300 to afford her current medication, she is in need of important anti-biotics for her current medical condition since her insurance is unavailable from her current work position.  If you would be willing to help contribute towards this need click on the "I CAN HELP" button and let us know.

4th Grader of Single Mom in need of an IPad

Local 4th grader at Jefferson Elementary is in need of an IPad to complete school work.  Help a single mother out by providing an IPad, or making a donation towards the purchase of one that we can arrange through a local computer store at a reduced price.  Let us know how you can help by clicking on "I CAN HELP"

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

Recently Filled Needs

Track Shoes for student athlete at high school

High school athlete wants to compete on track team in need of size 9 track shoes.

Back to school clothes needed for local Elementary family in crisis

One of our local Elementary School families is dealing with a crisis and in need of back to school clothes for their children to start the school year.  If you can help, please let us know how you would be able to help and we will arrange for pick up of these items.

5th grade boy: pant/shorts 34/36, shirts mens medium, shoes means 7 1/2-8
4th grade girl: pants/shorts 14/16, shirts M, shoes 5
2nd grade girl: pants/shirts 7/8, shirts S, shoes 2

Local Senior on fixed income needs a bed

Local Senior Citizen on a fixed income in need of a full sized bed and box spring.  If you have a bed you can donate please let us know and we will arrange for pick up.  If you would like to donate towards the purchase of a bed at discounted rate through our relationship with Big Sandy Superstore, please let us know and we can provide you that information.

Local Senior in need of a refrigerator, and electric stove

Local Senior is in need of a refrigerator and an electric stove.  If you have one that you can donate, we can arrange for pick up of the item.  If you would like to contribute towards the purchase of one through our special relationship with Big Sandy Superstore please let us know and can get you that information.

Family in need of a sofa

Local family in need of a sofa.  If you have a sofa you can donate, please click on the "I CAN HELP" button and we can arrange for pick up of the item.  If you would like to contribute towards the purchase of a sofa through our relationship with BIG SANDY SUPERSTORE, let us know and we can share with you how we can do that together.

Single Mother in need of a Laptop

Local Single Mother in need of a laptop,(Used or New) to be able to do work from home.  If you can donate towards the purchase of a laptop or have one to donate please click on the "I CAN HELP" button to let us know how.

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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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