Opportunities for Kindness
Recently Filled Needs
Family needs a little help-new baby
Family with 3 children including a newborn could use a little help this Christmas and with some household basics.
Boy wears 10/12 (clothing basics, bottoms, tops, a hoodie, socks/underwear, pj's), enjoys playstation 5
* Pjs, underwear, socks, 1 sweatpants and 1 shirt already donated
Girl - wears 2T/3T, (tops and bottoms) likes all things girl!
* 2 leggings, 2 tops already donated
Baby Boy (newborn)- could use all things baby (clothing, diapers, wipes, basic baby supplies
* sleeper, diapers and wipes already donated
Family- Food items (basic non perishables, no food allergies)
Toilet paper, paper towels, toiletries & personal care items (toothpaste, shampoo, deodorant, soap, etc)
* toothbrushes, toothpaste, toilet paper, paper towels already donated
Local grocery store gift card would be helpful
Any help for this family is greatly appreciated!
Student has opportunity for an educational experience but due a recent crisis in her home, she is not able to participate. Parent asked for some help so student could have the educational experience. Student is in need of $400.
Student in need of Pull Ups at School
We have a student that needs goodnites pull ups at school, boys size L/XL. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Homeless family in need of clothes
Sweatpants/Full sleeved shirts/Sweatshirts
Male - 11 years old/Size 12-14/Shoe size 7.5
Female - 13 years old/Size 14
Male -15 years old/Size 16
Male - 17 years old/Size Adult Medium or Size 16/Winter coat
Winter coat already donated.
Shoes already donated.
Preschool Girl in need of assistance
Preschool Girl in need of assistance with some practical and winter gear needs. She would also greatly benefit from some age appropriate educational toys.
Clothing items: 2T, Shoes size 7
2T Long sleeve shirts
2T leggings or pants with an invisible/adjustable belt
Underwear/socks : already donated
Pajamas : already donated
Winter coat : already donated
Hat/gloves : already donated
Winter boots, size 7 : already donated
Towel/washcloth/soap/shampoo : already donated
Hairbrush/hair accessories : already donated
Reusable water bottle
Fuzzy blanket : already donated
Picture books : already donated
High School Student in Need of Clothing for Winter
15 year old male in need of clothing to get through winter in Ohio. Please include long-sleeved shirts and sweatshirts. Sizes are below:
Shirt size men's small, pants size men's medium, shoe size 9 with ankle cut socks, Winter coat adult Medium with hat and gloves
***winter coat, hat, gloves, shoes and socks have been donated.
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.