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Summer is Coming in Ohio! Summer Clothes and Shoes Needed

Hello New Albany Bridges Friends, It is chilly now, but we hope warmer weather will arrive for Ohio! 

A New Albany Schools/NAFP family of 4 has a necessity for Summer Clothes and shoes. They are new to the United States.


Girl Age :10

shoes for girl: size 10-12 sandals and sneakers

summer clothes for girl: size 12-14 tops, shorts and pants

 Girl Age :4

shoes for girl: size 6-7 sandals and sneakers

summer clothes for girl: size 6-7 tops, shorts and pants

Monetary donations or gift cards to locale stores such as: Old Navy, Target or Kohl's.

Thank you for you kindness and spreading a smile!

Summer is Coming! Summer Clothes.

Hello NA Bridges Friends, 

We have a NAFP Family of five looking for gently used new/gently used clothes as the students are growing, as we head towards warmer months. This family is working to pay off medical bills. The health of the parents puts them in a high-risk category for getting Covid. Despite working as they can, Covid has also caused them to lose the hours they need to pay their bills. When worried about medical bills and utilities, there is not money left over in the budget for clothes. Summer clothes are worn out and is too small for some of the growing children. A variety of items, including tops and bottoms are requested.

NEED: New or gently  used clothes - Tops/shorts

These are the sizes:

Women's Medium

Men's Large

Men's Medium


Girl Youth 11-12 (Youth Medium/Large)

Girl Youth 9-10

Thank you for spreading kindness in our NA Community!

Searching! Looking for Laptops

Hello New Albany Bridges Friends - In our partnership with NAFP, recently they talked with their clients and the adults are looking for used working laptops for use for themselves for work, their school and communicating with the NAPLS District. These would not be for the students, as we know the school has iPads for each student.


16 or so Working Laptops with chargers - please remove your personal information before donating. 

Please contact Sarah Ryan at [email protected] or 614-226-5522 if you have a laptop or connections to help New Albany Bridges for Laptops.


1 Macbook Air

1 Macbook Pro

Vroom! Transportation Needed!

Hello NA Bridges Friends - 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. 


A Car in working condition - we are unable to accept monetary donations towards the purchase of a vehicle. We can only accept donated vehicles - thank you! 


A Woman Medium Size Winter Coat

Amazon Wish List for NAFP Families

Dear New Albany Community, 

We have created an Amazon Wish List for some much needed/requested items by the New Albany Food Pantry Families. 

Here is the link below for the Amazon Wish List:


Please select "NAFP's Gift Registry Address" to ship the requested items.

Thank you for your help!!

Beep Beep! Need of a Used Car

Single Father of 3 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.


A car in good working condition - we are unable to accept monetary donations towards the purchase of a vehicle. We can only accept donated vehicles - thank you!

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

Thank you for your kindness.

Gotta Go! Need of Working Transportation

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. 


Donation of a car - we are unable to accept monetary donations towards the purchase of a vehicle. We can only accept donated vehicles - thank you!

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

Thank you for your kindness.

Recently Filled Needs

Who’s Cooking in the Kitchen? Looking for a Gently Used Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer.

Hello New Albany Friends - we have a wonderful NAFP/NAPLS Family looking for a gently used working Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer to cook and bake with for the family.


Gently Used Kitchen Aid (or any) Standing Countertop Mixer

So Thirsty! And Smell Good!

Hello New Albany Bridges Community - Spring is coming!

The NAPLS Counselors are asking for some bottled water due to the water fountains being shut off due to COVID. The NAPLS Nurses from the HS are looking for some deodorants to help those HS students with some assistance.


ELC - 6 cases of water 

Primary - 1 case

HS- 1 case/ 12 men's deodorants and 12 women's deodorants

If you would like to donate cases of water please contact Sarah Ryan by texting 614-226-5522 - we can pick up or have you drop at her house.

Thank you in advance for helping share a little kindness and put a smile on someone's face!

Newly arrived family in need of household items

Family of 4 looking for the following:-

Monetary donations or gift cards to local stores in the area are always welcome and appreciated!

Thank you for your kindness!


1 dresser 

4 pans

1 kitchen table 

2 Sofas

1 Queen sheet set

Twin comforter (3) & twin sheet sets

1 pillow

1 table lamp 

Coffee maker 

1 Queen sheet set, 1 Queen comforter, 1 Queen blanket

2 Twin blankets

3 pillows

4 kitchen chairs(already received a kitchen table donation)

2 Twin frames 

1 Coffee table

1 or 2 end tables

1 dresser for master bedroom

tv stand

3 lamps


Gift Card to buy Food storage type containers, Serving dishes and serving utensils

Test Time!

NAHS looking for Act payment

Need:$100 Tuition for junior to participate in the ACT Review Course

You look so Nice! NAPLS students in need of some Shoes/Pants

Hello NA Bridges Friends, The Primary School Nursing/Counseling Department is in need of new/gently used clothes to have at school in case of accidents.


New or gently used 

Boys pants (sizes 14) about 4 pairs each size

Sneakers (sizes 1, 2, 3) 4 pairs each size


Size 10 & 12 pants - 4 pairs 

Monetary donations or gift cards for local stores are greatly appreciated!

Thank you for your kindness!

Heartland Bank Needs help with a Newark Family Lost Everything in a Fire.

Hello New Albany Bridges Friends, 

This need is not in the New Albany area, but our Director asked if we would post in the North/Northeast Area of Columbus. This need is for a Newark family who lost everything in a fire. We know it's not in our service area, but the request for help comes to us from our partners Heartland Bank. There really are no boundaries for kindness! 

Need: clothing, undergarments,  local store gift cards for clothing or food, and/or monetary donations.


Girl age 13 medium in woman’s

Girl age 8 size 10-12  woman’s small

Boy age 15 Mens Large

Thank you for your offer of kindness to the Newark Family/ Columbus Community!

If this is a monetary contribution please simply click on the link below:


 We will collect items and Heartland Bank will distribute to the family.

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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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