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Opportunities for Kindness

NAFP single mom in need of beds and household items

A NAFP single mom and her 15-year-old son are in need of the following items:


-Queen bed frame (already has a mattress)

-Full size bed - bed frame, box spring & mattress

-Full size sheets and comforter

-3 pillows

-1 lamp

Gift cards and monetary donations are always appreciated.  Thank you for your kindness!

NAFP client has taken in infant granddaughter and is in need of baby items

A NAFP Grandmother has taken in her 4-month-old granddaughter due to mental health issues with the mother.  The grandmother is in need of the following baby items:


-Clothing (shirts, pants, onesies, PJS, socks) - size 4 - 6 months

-Diapers - size 1

-Baby formula -Similac Gentle

-Baby stroller

-Bounce seat

-Shoes for older granddaughter (age 10) - girls youth size 2/3

Monetary donations towards gift cards are always welcome and appreciated!

NAFP mom and young daughter in need of clothing

A NAFP mom and her 3-year-old daughter are in need of summer clothing.  The family is very appreciative of any gently used or new clothing or monetary donations and/or gift cards so they can purchase some summer items.

3-Year-Old Girl

-Shirts/shorts/dresses - Size 4/5

-Bathing suit - Size 4/5

-Shoe - Toddler size 7


-Shirts - Size Medium

-Shorts/pants - Size 10

Shoes - Size 8.5

2022-2023 School Supplies Drive! It's never too early for school supplies :)

Happy Summer! We have a big task ahead of us equipping 166 children/students at the New Albany Food Pantry with the right tools so they can have a successful 2022-2023 school year ahead! 

To make things easier for you to purchase items and ship to us, we have created an Amazon Wish List. Please NOTE that the supplies have to be bought from this specific list so it's easier for us to coordinate collection and distribution.

 Please see link - 


Please select New Albany Bridges Gift Registry Address to ship items to us. 

Monetary donations towards the purchase of these items or Amazon gift cards are also welcome and appreciated! 

Elderly resident needs a walker with wheels and a seat to prevent falls

A New Albany elderly resident with arthritis is in need of a gently used or new walker with wheels and a bench so that she can sit if she gets tired while walking.  Her current walker is in bad condition and requires constant repair.  Walker needs to support 240 pounds.

Thank you for your gently used walker donation or monetary donation towards the purchase of a new one!

Recent widow needs rent assistance to avoid eviction

A New Albany resident suddenly and tragically lost her husband.  The cost of the funeral, loss of her husband's paycheck, and cost of her daughter's ticket home from the military has put her behind on her rent.  She has received an eviction notice from her apartment complex.  


Total amount - $2155

Rent still needed:  $1905



Thank you, New Albany subscribers, for your generosity in helping this family.  

Elderly New Albany resident in need of a working vehicle to get to work

An elderly New Albany resident must work to supplement her social security income.  Her car recently broke down and she needs a reliable vehicle to get to work so she can continue to pay her rent and bills.

A reliable vehicle in good working condition.

Please note that we can’t accept monetary donations towards the purchase of a car. 

We appreciate your kindness and look forward to helping our elderly New Albany resident!

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Recently Filled Needs

URGENT: Mother in need of a car seat, clothing, bed & bedding

A mother from Venezuela has established residence in New Albany and is awaiting the arrival of her son and her son's grandmother.  Unfortunately, the grandmother and her 4-year-old son were separated during immigration and the boy is now alone awaiting to be reunited with his mother.  This is a horribly traumatic situation, and we want to make sure the 4-year-old boy feels safe and at home when he finally arrives in New Albany.  Below are the items requested for this family

Clothing for 4-year-old boy:

*Size 5/6 shirts, shorts, PJ's

*Size 5/6 NEW underwear


*Monetary donations for shoes so appropriate size can be purchased by mom

Clothing for Grandma:

*Size Large tops

*Size Medium pants/shorts

*Size Large NEW underwear

*Size 36DDD bras

*Size 8 shoes


-Monetary donations for a NEW Booster seat (used car seats cannot be donated)

-Queen bed - box spring (mattress and frame already donated)

-Boy Clothing:  7 shirts, 5 short, 3 PJ's, throw blanket, stuffed animal, toy cars, coloring book, NEW underwear, 1 swim trunk, 1 swim shirt, 6 new socks

-Grandma Clothing:  2 t-shirts, 1 PJ bottom, 4 shirts, 1 skort, 1 legging, new underwear

-Queen bed - mattress, frame, headboard 

-2 NEW pillows - 

-Queen bedding - sheets, comforter

We greatly appreciate any support that is provided to this family undergoing an unimaginable trauma.  Thank you, New Albany subscribers!

New Albany MS Student needs help with sports uniform cost

A New Albany Middle School Student needs assistance paying for the cost of her fall uniform.  

Total cost = $425



Thank you for your helping this student with your monetary donations.  They are greatly appreciated!

NAPLS Student In Need of Shoes ASAP

A NAPLS Student is in desperate need of shoes. This student currently owns one pair of shoes. Unfortunately, they are a size too small. Due to the incorrect size, there are holes in his shoe, and his big toe is sticking out in one.

We will accept gently used clean sneakers free of stains and holes

Need - male

A pair of sneakers (size 7.5Y)

Summer shoes (croc, sandal, etc. size 8Y)

Monetary donations towards gift cards are always welcome and much appreciated. 

Thank you for your kindness! 

Utility bill assistance needed to avoid shut off for family of 5

A New Albany family is at risk of having their electric turned off.  The family has 2 young children, and the mom just gave birth to a 3rd baby pre-maturely.  If the electric is shut, the family will be forced to pay $250 to have it turned back on.  

Bill Amount: $784.68 (includes 2 months of electric and late fees)



The family is very grateful for any help you can provide!  

NAFP Pantry Family in need of clothes & furniture

One of our pantry families has taken in 2 adult nephews that arrived from Venezuela with just the clothes on their back. 


Clothing for 2 adult males

Male age 34 

Size XL- shirts, PJS, NEW underwear, jacket

Pants 38x36 

shoes size 13 


Male adult age 30 

Size Medium -shirts, PJS, NEW underwear, jacket 

Pants 30x28 

Shoes size 8 1/2 



1 dresser

1 lamp

1 queen mattress 

2 additional kitchen chairs (they have 4 already but now they need to seat 6) - pending delivery 

1 sofa - pending delivery 

1 new pillow

1 queen bed frame, box spring(if applicable)

Queen sheets

1 Queen comforter

Queen bed frame (no box spring needed)

Men's Med. Clothing:  4 golf shirts, 1 pair swim trunks, 2 PJ bottoms

Men's XL Clothing:  7 golf shirts, 1 T-shirt, 1 pair flip flops, 1 pair shorts

Monetary donations towards gift cards are always welcome and appreciated! Thank you for your kindness!

3 New Albany Children Need Summer Clothing

Three New Albany children need summer clothing.  They currently only have winter items and desperately need appropriate clothing for the summer weather.

Clothing Items needed:

Girl - Age 10:

-Shorts:  size Youth 12

-Summer tops:  size Youth 12

-Sun dresses:  size Youth 12

-Swim suit:  size Youth 12

-Flip flops/sandals:  size youth 7

Girl - Age 2

-Shorts: 3T

-Summer tops: 3T

-Sun dresses: 3T

-Swim suit: size 3T

Boy - Age 16

-Shorts: size Adult Medium

-Summer tops: size Adult Medium

-Swim trunks: size Adult Medium

Donated Items:

10-year-old Girl:  2 shorts, 1 skirt, 5 t-shirts, 2 dresses, 1 swimsuit, beach towel, swim goggles

16-Year-old Boy:  13 t-shirts, 6 shorts, 1 swim trunk, 1 lounge pant

2-year-old Girl:  11 dresses, 1 skort, 7 shorts, 14 short-sleeve tops, 2 PJ's, 13 pants, 19 long-sleeve tops, 1 skirt, 3 sweatshirts, 1 winter coat

$50 Gift Card to Target

Gift cards for the purchase of items are always welcome.  Thank you for your generosity!

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About New Albany

Christy Apple, Area Director

Christy was introduced to the neighborhood bridges through her work at the New Albany Food Pantry. She was excited to join New Albany Bridges and felt it was a great way to get further involved in the community. She has lived in New Albany since 2001 with her husband, Jonathan, and their 2 children who are both in the New Albany school district. Christy has a Health Service Administration degree from Ohio University and an MBA from Ashland University. She has worked in healthcare planning and administration for 20+ years and currently devotes her time to healthcare consulting projects. In her free time, she enjoys watching her children play in their many sporting events and spending time with friends and family. Christy is very excited to promote kindness in our community through New Albany Bridges!

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 bridge kindness and support the local community. She has lived in New Albany since 2006 and loves the close knit feel of it. Vineetha has a Bachelor's Degree in General Business & Management from the University of Maryland. She started her hospitality career with Marriott International and most recently worked in Convention Sales at Experience Columbus for 10 years before taking a break to spend more time with her husband and two boys. Both her children attend the New Albany school district. 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 kids' schools, at her church, the New Albany Food Pantry and participating in the local Indian community’s cultural activities.  Vineetha is excited to continue to bridge kindness in our community through New Albany Bridges!

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