Opportunities for Kindness
Local single man, and has an average of 4-5 medical appointments a month. He strives to be independent, however lives only on his SSDI. He is not behind on any of his bills (is responsible) and has an active driver’s license. Is in need of a car for frequent medical appointments and to allow him to visit with and attend his children’s activities.
Recently Filled Needs
Lice Protection Needed
Local family has been impacted by Lice outbreak. This is now effecting the children and adults in the family, and the kids are unable to attend school. We are looking for donations to offset the cost of having the Lice taken care of through treatment. If you can help with a donation towards this difficult expense it would be appreciated.
Washer needed for local family of 10
Family of 10 that lives In Gahanna and children attend school here. Washer went out a month ago and have been struggling to have clean clothes for everyone everyday of week so we can get to work and school. Been going to the laundromat to wash and dry because our dryer is going out too, but can still be used as of now just takes SUPER long. If you have a working washer that would be greatly appreciated and a blessing! If not, and you would like to donate towards the purchase of one, please let us know.
4 Chairs for Kitchen Table Needed
Single mom with 3 children need 4 kitchen table chairs. We can arrange for pick up at your location Can you help with any 4 chairs for them to sit in, to enjoy meals and doing homework together?
Elderly Woman in need of assistance - URGENT NEED TIME SENSITIVE
An elderly woman who needs assistance with moving costs. She is low-income and has physical and mental health issues. The apartment she is moving to was not ready for her move on November 21, forcing her to put her items into storage and stay in a hotel until the apartment was deemed ready. The move is scheduled for this Friday, December 9th. Support to pay for the move has not been found through any social service agencies, mostly because it's the end of the year and they have no money left. She is seeking any help available to her to offset the costs of this move. We are hoping to raise $100-$500 to help with this move.
A Kitchen Table for a Gahanna Family
A Gahanna family is in need of a kitchen or dining table and chairs so they can eat together. They are a family of 4. Thank you!
Family losing everything in a fire needs clothing
Local family lost everything in fire, needs clothing for work and for day to day living, school, etc.
If you can help with any of these items please bring them to our offices at 501 Morrison Road, Suite 205, Gahanna. DO NOT TAKE THEM TO THE FIRE STATIONS!
Female (adult): size shirt M, pants 10, shoes 7
Male (adult): shirt size M, pants 32, shoes size 7
Girl (teen) : size S shirt, pants 8, shoes 7
Boy (child) : size shirt 16, pants 16, shoes 4
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.