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Family needs help with major car repairs

Young family - mom and dad both working full-time and surviving paycheck-to-paycheck. Have young daughter, almost 3. They share one car for transportation to both jobs and childcare - a 2014 Ford Escape 1.6L EcoBoost. Last month, car needed major transmission work and family had to take out $4k on credit card to pay for repairs. This month, car stopped running and now family is being told it's either cracked engine block or need new head gasket - repairs that again cost a few thousand dollars. Family has no savings and no more room on credit. Still owes on car and it is their lifeline to work. They need help.

Rental Housing Needed

Hilliard School Social Worker is relaying a need for rental housing (1 or 2 bedroom) in the Hilliard City School District for a mother and teenage daughter.  Mom has recently been released from jail (felony charge) and works 2 jobs.  She has done so well since her release that she is being assisted with money from a post incarceration recovery program.  $800 is her max budget.  She is trying to keep her teenage daughter in Hilliard schools to minimize anymore disruption in her life.  

Volunteers needed to pack food supplies for hand out at Hilliard United Methodist Church

The Hilliard Kiwanis Club and Hilliard United Methodist Chruch will be putting together bags of food supplies to hand out to the community.   Volunteers (in small groups) will be sorting and putting together bags of food.   Please do not volunteer if you are sick, have symptoms or running a fever.      please use this link as it will show current availability of shifts. Sign up here:    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805044badaa22a0fb6-humckiwanis   

If you have questions, please feel free to respond here.  

Thank you. 

Volunteers needed at the Hilliard Food Pantry

With changes in service due to current conditions, they are in need of more volunteers  Please go to their  volunteer website at to sign up for shifts.  It will have the most current needs and times.  Sign up here:  Hilliard Food Pantry Volunteer   If you have questions, please feel free to respond here or reach out to the Hilliard Food Pantry at hilliardfoodpantry.org

Single Mom Family with two teenager daughters needs

A case worker has requested the following for a   a single mom family with 2 teenagers that need 2 full size mattresses and a couch for the home. 

Mini Fridge

Syntero client is in search of a 1.7 cu (or larger) mini-fridge.

Hilliard woman in need of car repairs

 She has identified that she needs brakes as she is unable to drive the car at this time due to how bad the breaks are. She has concerns that her transmission may need looked at and addressed as well. Being without transportation has greatly affected her ability to keep medical appts and get to the places she needs to go. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Recently Filled Needs

Family of 4 needing dining set and clothing

Serving Our Neighbors SON Ministries is working with a Hilliard family of 4 who has been affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The mother was laid off from her job and the father has had his work hours reduced. The family has the following needs:

1. A small (apartment-sized) dining table and 4 chairs

2. NEW socks and underwear for their daughters: Underwear: Girls size 6 and 10, Socks: Girls sizes M and L (NEW packages only please).

Working Dryer Needed

Hilliard School Social Worker requesting a dryer for a school family.  The single parent who recently adopted her nephew and niece is also caring for her brother who is now paralyzed from an accident earlier in the year in addition to her own 2 children.  Trips to the laundromat is causing additional time and money issues, which were already obstacles in their lives.

Furniture Needed for Hilliard Family

Serving Our Neighbors (SON) Ministries is working with a single mom in Hilliard who has two children. Her work hours have been reduced to part-time and her resources are limited. The family need a couch and a dining table with chairs. Please respond if you have any of these items you would be willing to donate.

Speech Pathologists need handmade masks

We have a speech pathologist group that needs masks to continue to work with the kids that they can not work with over video. They need 50 to start with!

volunteers sought to help elderly and families in need during this covid-19 crisis

We are taking volunteers who are interested in helping the elderly, home bound, and families in need by observing social distancing while providing acts of kindness, like:

1. Delivering groceries to the door step of families

2. Delivering take out food to the door step of families

3. Provide tutoring to students via telephone / face time, etc

4. other opportunities that observe social distancing & help others

Simply give us your contact information and we'll post opportunities.


Rental Assistance Needed for Single Mom Facing Eviction

A single mom in Hilliard recently became unemployed and her son was diagnosed with schizophrenia. He self harmed and she can no longer leave him alone without supervision. She received a 3 day eviction notice yesterday. She has two children. The diagnosis has been devastating for the family and they have used all their resources. The landlord has stated that if the family can establish a date for payment she will halt the eviction process. The monthly rent is $1500. They are putting together some of the funds but will not have enough to cover the full amount. This has been a significant crisis impacting the entire family.

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