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Opportunities for Kindness

Help New Albany Plain Local Schools restock items

The New Albany school buildings PK-6 are in need of clothing and underwear items to have at hand in case of emergencies. 

We have created an Amazon Wish List for your convenience with all the items that are needed. https://a.co/aT5EHQd

 Please select "New Albany Bridges Gift Registry Address" as the shipping address for the items and these will be shipped directly to us

Alternatively, you can also buy/donate clean gently used items based on our list below(same as the Wish List) and take it to one of our drop off locations. Please let us know what items you will be dropping off and we will mark it as filled. 


Headphones - 5 

Girls NEW Underwear sizes

Size 8 - 20

Size 10 - 20

Size 12 - 20

Size 14 - 20

Girls leggings - size small or 6-8 - 18 pairs

Boys NEW Underwear sizes

Small - 30

Medium - 7

Large - 20

Boys sweatpants - size small or 6-8 - 24 pairs 

Athletic sneakers gender neutral (sizes toddler 10- Big kid 1) - 5 pairs for each size 


Boys NEW Underwear - 13 pairs of size Med

Girls NEW Underwear - 20 pairs of size 6

Thank you for your kindness! Gift cards or monetary donations to purchase the items are always welcome and appreciated! 

Help Restock Clothing at the New Albany Intermediate School

New Albany Intermediate School is in need of clothing items for students who, for a variety of reasons, need a change of clothes during the school day.  They need both boys and girls shirts and pants in different sizes (Youth S, M, L or XL).  

Clothing with an elastic waist is preferred and items can be new or gently used clean clothes.  

Donated Items:


-Small:  6 sweatshirts, 2 jogger pants

-Large:  6 shirts, 2 sweatshirts, 1 short

-Med: 1 short, 3 jogger pants, 1 shirt

-XL:  3 shirts, 1 jogger pant, 5 sweatshirts


-Small:  2 sweatshirt, 3 leggings

-Med:  3 sweatshirts, 3 leggings, 1 shirt

-Large:  1 sweatshirt, 3 leggings

-XL:  3 leggings

Thank you for your kindness!

Where are you Going? In Need of a Gently Used Working Car.

Hello New Albany Bridges Friends,  We are still in of a gently used car in working condition for a New Albany Family. 

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 

A Refugee and New Albany Food Pantry Family is in need of a car.  The breadwinner is interested in pursuing continuing education and finding a job, but transportation is a big barrier to achieving any of this.


A Gently Used Car in working condition.

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

Please email us directly at [email protected] 

Thank you for your kindness! 

Recently Filled Needs

Elderly resident is in need of help with rent

We have an elderly single woman in our community who is in need of help paying part of her rent due to being out of work sick for 3 weeks. This was a new part time job she started so she is behind on paying her rent. 



Monetary donations towards the payment would be much appreciated! Thank you for your kindness! 

Provide Water for School Nurse Clinics

2 cases (40 each) for each school clinic (5 clinic) for a total of 400 donated bottles.

Single mom of 2 needs help to get back on her feet!

We have a newly single mom of 2 boys who recently moved to the area. The boys are new to New Albany Plain Local Schools and are adjusting slowly but doing well. They moved here after moving around for a year to different people who would let them stay with them. She was a stay at home mom and had to leave a very bad situation with nothing and is slowly able to move forward, but she's struggling to get a few things financially. 

We will accept new or gently used clean clothes. 

They just moved into a one bedroom apartment and desperately need the following:-

Furniture/bed needs

1 kitchen table and 4 chairs

Deep freezer - the freezer portion of their refrigerator isn't working well.

    Clothes/shoes needs

          Youth size 10-12 - sweatpants, jeans, shirts and hoodies

          Boy #2

            1. Youth size 7-8 - sweatpants, jeans, shirts and hoodies


            Twin bunk bed or trundle bed preferred to maximize the space

              2 new twin sheet sets - ordered from donations 

              2 twin mattresses for the bunk/trundle bed

                2 new pillows - bought with donations

                2 Twin Blankets

                2 Twin Comforters

                2 Twin Sheet Sets - bought with donations

                $275 in gift cards to buy needed clothing items including shoes.

                Boy #1:  New Shoes, new underwear, new socks, 1 pair joggers, 3 pairs shorts, 1 short sleeve shirt, 1 sweater, 2 sweatshirts

                Boy #2:  2 pairs joggers, 3 PJ bottoms, new underwear, new socks, 6 sweatshirts, 2 long sleeve shirts, 1 short sleeve shirt, 1 zipper sweatshirt

                Mom:  1 winter coat, 1 winter vest, 2 sweatshirt, 4 sweaters, 12 shirts, 4 dress pants, 5 casual pants, 5 dresses, 1 jacket, 7 tank tops, socks, 1 winter scarf, 1 winter hat, 1 PJ set, 1 belt

                Gift cards or monetary donations to local stores are much appreciated! Thank you for your kindness!

                Pay to Participate fees for NAPLS athlete

                An 8th-grade student athlete who is currently 14 years old is in need of help.  Her family is unable to cover the $125 pay to participate fee for Winter wrestling. 

                NAFP Client with 2 kids needs help with Christmas

                 Family missed toy drive and has no gifts for 6 and 12 year old daughters.

                We purchased $100 gift card. 

                NAFP Client needs help to stop Eviction

                NAFP client is in desperate need of help. Received a 3 day eviction notice from the landlord to be evicted on Christmas Day. 

                We were able to set this family up with Impact for future help and negotiate a partial rent payment in the meantime to keep this person from being homeless.

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                Thank You!

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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‚Äôs cultural activities.  Vineetha is excited to continue to bridge kindness in our community through New Albany Bridges!

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