Opportunities for Kindness
Hilliard Elementary Social Worker is asking for financial assistance in any amount to help pay for a $1,500 water bill for a local family. A single mom, who also fosters children in addition to raising her own, is behind on her water bill (which significantly increased due to a toilet leak). She has had several other issues that have increased her other expenses making it hard to make her water bill payments, such as: her sump pump breaking, which then flooded the basement. She also cares for her brother who is paralyzed and currently hospitalized and her fiance' recently and unexpectedly died. She can use and appreciate any help with paying the bill.
The Feeding Hilliard Students Program aims to support our students in Hilliard that are food insecure. This is a joint project with Hilliard United Methodist Church. We do this in two ways....
1) Weekend Food Packs
We supply weekend food packs to any of the schools that would like to participate in the program. Each week we deliver bags to schools for their staff to give to any student that they deem as food insecure over the weekend. These bags of food include 2 breakfast items, 2 lunch entrees, applesauce (or other packaged fruit/veggie) and a few snacks. We are currently at 300 food packs, packed and delivered to students in HIlliard.
The packs are made on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. This volunteer opportunity takes about 1 to 1 1/2 hours depending on the number of packs we are packing and the number of volunteers we have that night. Packing is done at HUMC. You can show up one week or lots of weeks. Food packing is open to children, we ask that there is a parent present for anyone under 13.
Delivery is on Thursday. Pick up is anywhere from 10 am to 1 p.m. and they can be delivered anytime though preferably before 2 p.m. Pick up is at HUMC and you pick up Blue IKEA bags that are filled with weekend food packs and are given an assigned school and how many bags to take. You drop off at the designated place at the school.
2) Food Pantries - We have several schools that have small food pantries in their schools for kids and families to take extra items if they are experiencing food insecurity. Typically this is a crisis or it gets them through til the next paycheck. We will be dropping off food to those schools at the same time as Weekend Food Pack deliveries. You do not need to sign up on a seperate sheet. But you might be asked if you are signed up for Thursday deliveries to deliver food in addition to the weekend food packs.
We are looking for volunteers (one time or multiple times) for both the packing and delivery of food packs.
To sign up please use the following link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0C44A9AC2CA64-weekend1
If you have any questions, please give me a text/call 614-949-9784 or email [email protected]
We have a family that is in need of preschool for their son. The mother is removing herself and children from a domestic violence situation and starting over. The child would benefit from preschool and is working with Hilliard United Methodist Church to attend preschool. Any moentary donation would be put as scholarship for this student to attend.
We are looking to have a list of volunteers that are willing to help us load and unload donated furniture and appliances on an as needed basis. You would be added to a list that we would contact when we have a need to move a piece or a couple of pieces of donated furniture or appliances. By adding your name, only commits you to an email list to recieve requests for help. We can work around your other commitments.
Recently Filled Needs
Hilliard City School student needs eye exam
We have a student at a Hilliard school that needs an eye exam. If you are an optometrist/ophthalmologist or have a connection that might be willing to do this. Or if you are willing to make a donation to have this done.
Hilliard Elementary Student in need of Winter Coat
Elementary student in need of a new or gently used woman's large (or girls size 18-20) winter coat along with a hat and gloves.
Favorite colors: Black & White
Hilliard Elementary school needs 50 spiral bound notebooks for students
We have a school that needs 50 spiral bound notebooks for students.
Elementary student needs size 6 1/2 Wide athletic shoes
We have an elementary schoool student that is need of a new pair of men's tennis shoes, size 6 1/2 wide
School Supplies for Backpack Distribution
Hilliard United Methodist Church and the Hilliard Kiwanis Club are going to be distributing 200 backpacks filled with school supplies. We are need of , crayons, primary scissors markers, plastic folders with brads, pencil boxes, headphones/ear buds and pencils.
Donations can be dropped off at Rousch Ford during open hours or Hilliard United Methodist Church -Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday between 10 am- 1 p.m.
Social Worker needs games to work with student clients
I have a request for new or used games for a family with boys ages 3, 12, 14. I’m working on relationship building with 12 and 14 year old boys and want use games to assist with this. I know that they like Uno, Monopoly, Clue, Candy Land.
Lori Lee, Area Director
Lori and her family have lived in the Hilliard City School District since 2009. She is the Community Connections and Office Manager for HIlliard United Methodist Church and is involved with numerous organizations in Hilliard. Her involvement with Hilliard City Schools includes participation in PTO at Hilliard Horizon, Hilliard Tharp, Hilliard Heritage and Hilliard Darby High School. She is the current PTO President at Hilliard Darby High School. She is a past President of the Hilliard Kiwanis Club and manages their Feeding Hilliard Students program. She actively participates in Hilliard Chamber of Commerce and the HIlliard CHAT (Community Health Action Team) Lori and her husband Lanton, have 2 children, Margaret and Landry. Lori is excited about the ways that Hilliard Bridges contributes to the success of Hilliard students and citizens.