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Where am I! NAFP Client Moved to New Albany.


Hello New Albany Bridges Friends, A NAFP client recently moved into the area from out of state to be closer to family. Due to the move, they are tight on funds & are hoping they can receive some help from New Albany Bridges Community.

NEED:

Counter top microwave 

Sandwich Press(panini maker)/Griddle

Twin XL mattress

Printer  

Bike for a rising 6th grader, she's 5'2 tall

Thank you for your kindness. Monetary Donations and Gift Cards appreciated.

Sarah Ryan and Vineetha Thomas

Where are you Going? In Need of Three Gently Used Working Cars.


Hello New Albany Bridges Friends,  We are still in need of three gently used cars in working condition for three New Albany Families.

Why donate a car? 

  • Your donation to New Albany Bridges has a greater tax deduction as it goes directly to a local family in need(versus being sold)
  • You receive the Kelly Blue Book value as a tax write-off
  • We will handle the title transfer and it's fast and seamless
  • It will have a direct, life-changing impact on a local family in need 

First Car:
A Refugee and New Albany Food Pantry Family recently moved to Ohio. They do not have a car, limiting employment options. The breadwinner is interested in pursuing continuing education and finding a job, but transportation is a big barrier to achieving any of this.

Need:

A Gently Used Car in working condition.

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Second Car:

Grandmother raising her grandson the last 12 years. She is currently unemployed due to COVID and her grandson needs a way to get to work.

This family is really in need of a car.

Need:

A Gently Used Car in working condition.

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Third Car:

Single Father of three is asking for assistance with a vehicle. His current van lights are not working and doors are not staying closed. Looking for a an SUV/Van sized or any car that can accommodate 4 people. Single Dad comes to us through the New Albany Food Pantry.

Need:-

A Gently Used SUV or Van or Car in  working condition.


We are unable to accept Monetary Donation, we only can accept a donation of a gently used car.

Please call or email us directly Sarah Ryan 614-226-5522 or [email protected]

Thank you for your kindness.

It is Sooo Hot Out! Looking for Box Fans


Hello NA Bridges Neighbors - NAFP Families are in need of box fans to help with the Summer heat and help save money on their utility bill.

NEED:

17 box fans


Donated:

27 box fans 

Thank you for your support and helping keep someone cooler this summer! Stay Cool!

Tryin' to Drive You to the Store! Looking for Gas Cards


Hello NA Bridges Friends - NAFP Families are in need of gas cards to help get to work and/or school.

Need:

$25 gas cards to local gas stations such as:

Kroger

Giant Eagle

Duke and Duchess

BP

Shell

Turkey Hill

Speedway

Kwik Fill

Thank you for your kindness and spreading a smile to another today!

Recently Filled Needs

Getting Back on Her Feet! Single Mom of Two Little Girls Needs Some Furniture!


Hello NA Bridges Neighbors, We have a single mom of two girls 3 years and 7 months. She is looking for some items for an apartment to get back on her feet.

NEED:


1
 Chair for family room

Baby Safety Locks

Monetary Donations or gift cards greatly appreciated!

Thank you for your kindness!

Sarah and Vineetha

Donated:

1 dresser

Couch

Chair with ottoman

Microwave

Kitchen Table and Four chairs

A Full or Queen Mattress/ Bed Frame Set

2 dressers

High Chair


Keeping Cool! Help Single Mom Stay Cool this Summer.


Hello NEW ALBANY BRIDGES FRIENDS, 

A NAFP Single mom(who is working through a domestic violence situation) with two kids in NAPLS schools needs help paying for AC repairs. Both mom and daughter have a lot of allergies and when the AC broke, the open windows really irritated their allergies. With this additional unexpected expense, mom doesn't have the funds for mortgage and utility payments.

NEED:

Request: $462.25 to cover AC repairs

Thank you for your kindness! 

Sleep like a Royal! Need a King Size Bedframe.


Hello NA Bridges Friends - Hope you are all doing well! All we can say is thank you all the time!

So with that said - we are in need of a king size frame for a king mattress.

NEED:

King Platform Bed Frame.

Some Extra Wheels! Grandmother with mobility issues looking for a Foldable Wheelchair


Hello NA Bridges Friends, A NAFP Clients mother was able to leave Venezuela. Unfortunately, she had to leave behind her foldable wheelchair. The client is in need of a foldable wheelchair for her mom to use since she has mobility issues.

NEED:

FOLDABLE WHEELCHAIR

Monetary Donations are greatly appreciated!

Thank you for sharing a little kindness and making the world a better place!

$20 for 2021 Celebration! Let's Celebrate 2021 NAHS Graduating Seniors Who Are In A Little Help!


Dear New Albany Bridges Friends -  We have 30 NAHS Graduating Senior Students who need a little extra smile in their lives 
and pat on their backs for “A Job Well Done!” 

These students have been identified by our advocates at the New Albany High School who are in need. 

We would like to help these Seniors with a special gift in the form of gift cards for the hard work they have accomplished graduating from New Albany High School.

A $20 contribution will go a long way to help these seniors!

Help us cheer on these graduates with some gift cards to go celebrate or to buy things for College. Go Get Them!

NEED:

 We have 30 Students who need help with Monetary Donations (to purchase Gift Cards) or Gift Cards to local stores or restaurants. 

We will be collecting donations/gift cards until Monday, 5/24. 

Thank you for putting a smile on the 2021 Seniors at NAHS!


New to USA! NAFP Family from Venezuela in Need ASAP of Clothing!


Hello NA Bridges Friends,  A NAFP Family recently arrived from Venezuela that was able to get out with basically the clothes on their back. The kids are going to be enrolled in the NAPLS as early as next week. 

They are in need of clothes & shoes for two adults (mother & father)& two children . They'd also like two school backpacks for the children & school supplies.

NEED:
Father-Shoe size 11, large sized clothing, pants(36 waist x 32) ,new socks, new underwear

Mother-Shoe size 7, new socks,  new underwear

10 year old boy- Shoe size-2.5/3Y, clothing size 12

6 year old girl- Shoe size 12/13, clothing size 6X

Monetary Donations and Gift Cards are greatly appreciated!

Thank you for sharing the kindness!


Donated:

school backpack and school supplies for 6 year old girl

school backpack and supplies for 10 year old boy

Clothing for Mom

2 pairs of shoes and 2 pair of pants for Dad


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About New Albany

Sarah Ryan, Area Director

Sarah was introduced to neighborhood bridges through her volunteer work with the New Albany Food Pantry where she is the NAFP Manager. She decided it was a nice fit to be NAFP Manager and NA Bridges Area Director. She has lived in New Albany since 1999 with her husband Mark Ryan, Senior Managing Director of BeecherHill in downtown Columbus, OH. Sarah has four children who all went to New Albany Schools; Chris a graduate of the University of Colorado, Colin who attends Michigan State University, Catherine who attends Indiana University and Caroline who attends Xavier University. All volunteer for the NA Food Pantry and NA Bridges when they are home in New Albany. She has two dogs Fenway 10 years old and Indy 1 year old who she loves to run and take for walks.Sarah loves to volunteer at other locations: Dreams on Horseback, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Pelotonia and St. Stephen’s Community House. For fun, Sarah loves to spend time with her family and friends, she also enjoys staying fit, biking, skiing, running and walking around New Albany.

Vineetha Thomas, Area Director 

Vineetha was introduced to neighborhood bridges through her volunteer work with the New Albany Food Pantry. She instantly felt that this was a great platform to support the local community and decided to get involved. She has lived in New Albany since 2006 and loves the close knit feel of it. Vineetha worked in Convention Sales at Experience Columbus for 10 years before taking a break to spend more time with her family, which comprises of her husband and two boys 8 and 5. In addition to spending time with her family and friends she also enjoys staying fit and getting involved in the community by volunteering at her son’s school, the New Albany Food Pantry and participating in the local Indian community’s cultural activities. 

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