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Opportunities for Kindness

Washer/Dryer Needed

Family is new to the district with very little resources. They are in need of a washer and dryer. Thank you!

Furniture Needed

A family of four (2 adults, teen boy and 2 year old boy) who have been renting a room for several months to save up money for their own place, have found one! They are very excited to be able to have a space of their own, but really don't have much to make it a home. They really need help with furniture and basic home items. 

- Queen bed (frame, mattress, bedding, 2 pillows)

- Full bed (frame, mattress, bedding, 2 pillows)

- Toddler bed and bedding

- Kitchen table and 4 chairs

- Couch

- Coffee table 

- Lamps

- 2 dressers

- Small kitchen appliances (toaster, blender, coffee maker)

- Dishes, silverware, cookware, glasses, storage containers

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Recently Filled Needs

Students in Need of Winter Boots

We have 2 students that are in need of boots for the winter. One student is a Mens 9 1/2 and the other a Mens 11. 

Thank you!

Stroller needed for toddler

We have a family in need of stroller for their almost 2 year old son. Thank you for your help!    

Family in need of clothing, shoes and stroller for a toddler

We have a family of 4 in need of new or gently used clothing and shoes. They could also use a stroller for their almost 2 year old son.

- Toddler boy, size 2T - needs clothing for winter and spring

- Mens shoe size 9 and socks

- Mens shoe size 6 and socks

- Mens pants size medium/32 waist, underwear medium

- Mens pants size 28 waist, underwear small

- Mens shirt XS and small

- Mens jackets small and medium

- Womens pants XL - 16, underwear XL, pajamas XL

- Womens shirts size Large

- Womens shoes size 8 and socks

- Womens jacket XL

Family in Need of Home Furnishings

We have a family that is new to our area and have almost nothing for their home. They are in desperate need of the following: 

- 4 single beds (or 1 full 2 twins)
- bed sheets and blankets for the beds
- 4 towel sets
- table and chairs for 4 people
- sofa
- nightstand 
- kitchen supplies (cookware, dishes, silverware, etc.)

Anything helps!

Feminine care products

In need of feminine products to restock our pantry.

Gift Cards Needed

A displaced family needs some help buying groceries, toiletries and gas. Aldi, Walmart and Marathon gift cards would be greatly appreciated.

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Thank You!

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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