Opportunities for Kindness
Elderly client living on her own is in need of a rocking chair and clothing items. She mentioned not needing a big, sofa rocking chair but is looking for a comfortable wooden rocking chair.
Women slacks – Size 8-10/M (with stretch/adjustable waistband)
Women T-Shirts (short sleeve)- Size Medium (8-10)
Women Blouses – Size Medium (8-10)
Slip-ons/ Sandals – Size 8, 8 ½
Local family with 3 children affected by fire in their home needs basic necessities. If you can help with donating any of these items please let us know. If you would like to purchase any of these items at a reduced rate through our relationship with Big Sandy Superstore, let us know and we can provide you the necessary information to do so. Simply click on the "I CAN HELP" button and let us know how you can assist.
Items Needed: High Chair, Beds and linens, dressers, couch, kitchen table and chairs, plates and silverware
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
Urgent needs for family of 9 that must move out of State
The Dad is a trucker, and the truck he is leasing through his company breaks down all the time, which he has to fix out of their own pocket. He took a position based in Orlando, Florida with a local route there so he doesn’t have to be gone as much. Thursday, March 25th last day in Ohio. If you can help with this need please let us know how you would like to help by clicking on the "I CAN HELP" button.
-Landlord filed for an eviction. The family needed him to make repairs and now the house has a new owner and he does not want to make the repairs. This made it very hard to find a place with a family of their size. She has been looking for months.
Half of the children are going by car to Florida, the other half are going via Greyhound (they don't have a car big enough for all of them to go together)
Needs for this family:
-money for a U haul, boxes, moving supplies
-gas gift cards
-monetary donation towards Greyhound tickets
-Activities for kids to do in the car
-Amazon or any gift card for family needs once they get there.
Raw Sewage leak in Gahanna Neighborhood destroys several homes interiors
Because of a raw sewage leak in a neighborhood in Gahanna the entire area was filled with sewage. The mother has stated she has "lost everything and she will need to start over". They do not have insurance. If you can help with any of these items through donation please let us know. If you would like to purchase any of these items at a greatly reduced rate through our relationship with Big Sandy Superstore and to be donated to the family please let us know. Just click on the I CAN HELP Button. The items that Neighborhood Bridges is helping to replace:
washer and dryer
1st grader at Royal Manor
3rd grader at Royal Manor
4th grader at Royal Manor
6th grader at GMSS
8th grader at GMSS
3 beds (one was a bunkbed)
neighborhood bridges partner, Heartland Bank, asking for assistance for Newark family who lost everything in fire
We are hoping our community can help a Newark family with 3 children who lost everything in a recent fire. The kids need clothing as all was lost. Gently used or new items appreciated, gift cards, or cash donations...:)
girl age 13 -- women's small tops and pants/jeans
girl age 8 -- girls sizes 8-10 tops and pants/jeans
boy age 15 -- mens large shirts
Hats and Gloves Needed
looking for gloves and hats for 2 boys, 4th and 5th grade
Single mom with ill child needs furniture to get new start
Single mother of an 11 year old male who completed treatment for lymphoma. His mother lost her job due to COVID and have struggled to secure a new home. They found housing but are in need of furniture. If you can help with any of these items please click on the "I CAN HELP" Button and let us know which items you can assist with. If you would like to purchase these items at a greatly reduced rate through our relationship with BIG SANDY SUPERSTORE to donate, please let us know and we can send you the link to do so.
Things we're in need of:
Couch, Love seat, Chair, End tables,Lamps, Bookshelves, Dressers
Beds- queen and full bunk beds if possible, Nightstands, Kitchen chairs, Rugs, Microwave
Single mother in need of simple at home items
Single mom has many needs, if you can help with any of these needs please click on the I CAN HELP button and let us know and we can arrange for pick up of these items:
client has many needs, but I will list them in order of highest priority and we can go from there:
2. Linens: Queen sized sheets and bath towels
4. Dining room table and chairs
5. Laptop/tablet (anything that can connect to internet)
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.