Opportunities for Kindness
Recently Filled Needs
Students in Need: Graduation Fees
We have a few students who are in need of money to pay their school fees in order to graduate. The total amount needed for these students is $382. We are looking for donations to help cover these fees and allow these students to graduate. Donations can be made through the link on our website or by check. Thank you for your help.
Middle school student kinship placed needs summer support and activities. A membership for youth is $53 for the summer and she is able to ride her bike to location.
Family in Need
We have a family with children who are in need of some clothing.
5th grade boy - wears a large boy's shirt and pants : large shirts and shorts already donated
5th grade girl - wears a large shirt and extra large pants
HS boy - wears a 38 x 32 pants, X large shirts, sweat pants, hoods etc... : already donated
If we could get a couple of extra clothing for each of them it would be so helpful!
Gas Cards Needed
Gas cards are needed for a displaced student to use to finish the school year. Donations can be made through our website and we will purchase the gas cards, or gas cards can be donated. Anything will be helpful.
Family needs home to rent
We have a mom with an 8th grade girl and 11th grade boy that needs to find a place to rent within the next month. She needs a place that is a lower rent. Please let me know if there are people that she can reach out to or contact me for her contact information.
Student Fees for Graduation
We have a few students who are in need of money to pay their school fees in order to graduate. The total amount needed for these students is $935. We are looking for donations to help cover these fees and allow these students to graduate. Donations can be made through the link on our website or by check. Thank you for your help.
neighborhood bridges Pataskala will be the FIRST community to serve two school districts!
The students and families in need from Southwest Licking Schools and Licking Heights Schools will be served and directly impacted through our work.
Carol Stoffel - Area Director
Carol has been a life long resident of Pataskala. She graduated from Ohio University with an Associate’s Degree in Secretarial Studies and was married to Steve, her high school sweetheart, for 43 years until cancer took his life in 2000. Together they have two married sons who both graduated from Watkins Memorial High School, and four wonderful grandchildren. Steve spent 35 years working at The Ohio State University and The James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research Institute, with much of his career being in Human Resources. Carol was secretary at Etna Elementary School for 20 years. After retiring she has been a substitute secretary for Southwest Licking Local Schools for 15 years. She is active in her church and has been a volunteer for Hospice of Central Ohio for 15 years. Carol considers it an honor to promote kindness in her community through Pataskala Bridges.
Megan Myers - Area Director
Megan is a life long (mostly) resident of Pataskala, only living away for four years in Augusta, Georgia and three years in Clintonville. She attended Miami University and received her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education. After moving to Augusta to teach, she decided Ohio was calling her home, and she returned to teach in the school she, her parents, and grandparents attended. She received her Master’s degree from Ashland University in Curriculum and Instruction, and taught for 33 years before retiring in 2019. She still volunteers in the schools when she can. Megan loves travel, and spending time hiking in nature. She is excited to continue helping kids and families through her work with Neighborhood Bridges.