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grocery gift cards

Family of 6 in need of grocery gift cards to help get them back on their feet through summer months. 

Food Needed for Children at Home

Siblings in need of food to help while older sister is in the hospital. Grubhub,uber eats, door dash gift cards welcomed would also take any easy to prepare food donations. 

Kroger Gift Card

$200.00 in Kroger Gift Cards for family to purchase food.

Baby Wipes for Elementary Student

An elementary student is on need of baby wipes for hygiene purposes. 

Family needs assistance with a hotel room

We have a family currently staying in a hotel and awaiting pay to start from a new job. They currently need $700 to get them through the week. Any amount towards this total will help. Thank you for helping our families get back on their feet!

Family in need of 2 dressers (one tall - not wide)

We have a family that is in need of 2 dressers. Due to space, one must be taller (not wide). 

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About Olentangy

Betsy Thorne - Area Director 

Betsy has been an Olentangy resident for over 11 years. She was born and raised in Westerville then attended Ohio University where she met her wife, Nikki. Nikki and Betsy have 2 children in the Olentangy district. Both children are active in sports in the district, participating in soccer, football, basketball and gymnastics. Nikki works for a software company out of Phoenix as well as coaches soccer for Columbus United. Betsy worked at Cameron Mitchell Restaurants corporate office for several years before becoming a stay at home Mom when their first child was born, and now works part time for Stratosphere Consulting. Betsy has enjoyed giving back through volunteering in her children’s schools, working with pet rescues and helping with various fundraisers throughout Columbus. Betsy is so excited to promote kindness throughout the Olentangy district with neighborhood bridges.

Heather Gavlak - Area Director

My name is Heather Gavlak and I live in Delaware, OH with my husband, Bobby, and our 3 kids, Grace (8th), Mitch (4th) and Andy (1st) all in Olentangy Schools. I am an Enterprise Architecture Manager for PNC Bank by day and an advocate for Gift of Adoption and Neighborhood Bridges. I feel very strongly about ensuring that children have what they need to be successful and know that they are well loved. In my free time I love to read and watch every sport my children play - which is literally every sport imaginable. As a family, we have a passion for doughnuts and travel around the globe trying all the doughnut places we can find and posting photos of the adventure (@Doughnutters). Unsolicited recommendations for amazing doughnut places are strongly encouraged :)

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