Opportunities for Kindness
Recently Filled Needs
Utility Bill Assistance Needed
Sycamore Bridges was contacted by a community advocate to assist a single mom who is experiencing a drastic change in circumstances. Because of the unexpected situation, she is seeking assistance with her utility bill this month. The total amount needed is $177.45. This need was filled before being posted.
Sycamore Bridges was contacted by a community advocate to provide a countertop microwave to a local family. The goal is to make meal preparation more accommodating for children when their parent is working. This need was filled before being posted!
Rent Assistance for Family Affected by Covid
Sycamore Bridges was contacted by a school counselor to assist a single mom with her rent. She missed work while recovering from Covid, and has since fallen behind on her rent. We are seeking $650 to cover her overdue rent through January. This need was filled before being posted.
Urgent - Local Family Needs New Furnace
Sycamore Bridges was contacted by a school nurse to help a local family finance a new furnace. The furnance stopped working last week and requires immediate replacement. Unfortunately the single mom's employment hours have been decreased during the pandemic, and her already tight budget is not prepared for this expense. We would like to offset the cost of $3900 as much as we can. If you would like to make a financial contribution, please reply to this post and donation instructions will be emailed to you.
Seeking Kroger and Restaurant Gift Cards
Sycamore Bridges was contacted by a school guidance counselor to assist a family who experienced the death of a family member over winter break. We would like to provide the family with Kroger and restaurant gift cards as they try and move past their tremendous loss. This need was filled before being posted.
Electric Bill Assistance Needed
Sycamore Bridges was contacted by a school counselor to assist a parent going through a divorce. Because of the rapid change in circumstances, the parent has fallen behind on the electric bill. We are working to develop a manageable payment plan, but would like to relieve some of the burden. If you would like to make a financial contribution, please click below and donation instructions will be emailed to you.
Lori Drasnin, Area Director
Lori Drasnin is an active Sycamore parent and volunteer. She previously
served as PTO President for Montgomery Elementary, and currently serves as
Treasurer for E.H. Greene Intermediate. Over the past eight years, Lori has
chaired too many PTO events and fundraisers to count, and brought innovative
and updated programs to the local schools. Lori also organized a Bedtime Bundle
collection for the YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter from 2014-2017, and serves on
the board of Ohio Cleats for Kids (C4K).
Lori holds undergraduate degrees from The University of Michigan, as well as a law degree from Emory University. She practiced product liability defense for six years at Dinsmore in Cincinnati, OH before “retiring” to stay home and raise her children. Lori is married to husband, Jeff, has two boys, Matthew and Ryan, and two puggles, Max & Erma.
Lori looks forward to serving the greater Sycamore community and bridging kindness across the neighborhood.