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Recently Filled Needs

Seeking Women’s Bike for HS Student


Sycamore Bridges was contacted by a HS guidance counselor to help a student who does not have a driver’s license. The student would like a women’s bicycle to make getting to and from work easier. If you have a gently used bike you would like to donate, please respond below. Alternatively, if you would like to make a donation toward the purchase of a new bike and helmet, we are collecting $150. 

Quarantine Krogering #3


Sycamore Bridges was again contacted by a school nurse to help a newly quarantined family obtain groceries for their family of 6. Because they are housebound, we are hoping to provide them with a variety of meal options. We are seeking $125 to cover the cost of these groceries. If you would like to make a contribution, please click below and you will be emailed donation instructions. 

Wireless Hotspots for Virtual Learners


Sycamore Bridges was contacted by Sycamore Community Schools to provide upgraded WiFi connections for virtual learning families. It has become increasingly apparent that some families need additional bandwidth to support their remote students at home. Connectivity issues account for lost learning time, thus causing students to fall behind on their classwork. Sycamore Bridges has secured a grant to cover the funding for 30 families until October 2021. Financial need filled before posted.

Rent Assistance for Single Mom


Sycamore Bridges was contacted by a community social worker to assist a single mom with overdue rent to avoid eviction. Unfortunately, the earlier pandemic restrictions cut mom’s hours at work, which caused her to fall behind on bills. She was not eligible for unemployment because she was technically still employed. Now that things have settled and she has a steady income again, she needs assistance paying back rent. If you would like to make a financial donation, please reply to this post and instructions will be emailed to you. 

Family Seeking Personal Computer


A family engaged in virtual learning needs a laptop (students have school-issued Chromebooks). The family is currently using the mother's cellphone to pay bills, check email, and support virtual learning. This device will also be used for the oldest son to complete college coursework. This need was filled before being posted. 

Winter Clothing for Sycamore Family


Sycamore Bridges was contacted by a school counselor to help a family in need of winter clothing. A single, full-time working mom is coming out of a domestic situation that has left her needing winter clothing for her six children. We are hoping to provide her with some basic items until she can get back on her feet. If you would like to help out, please reply to this request and donation instructions will be provided to you. This list will be updated as people respond.

  • Twin Boys, Size 3-6 months and 6-9 months
  • Sleepers
  • Onesies (FILLED)
  • Diapers (size 2) (FILLED)
  • Diapers (size 3)
  • Wipes (FILLED)
    • Boy, Size 3T
    • Winter Coat (FILLED)
      • Girl, Size 8
      • Winter Coat (FILLED)
      • Leggings/pants (FILLED)
      • Sweatshirts/sweaters (FILLED)
      • Boy, Size 12 (only likes athletic clothing)
      • Winter Coat (FILLED)
      • Althetic pants (FILLED)
      • Sweatshirts (FILLED)
      • Girl, Size 14
      • Winter Coat (FILLED)
      • Leggings/pants (FILLED)
      • Sweatshirts/sweaters (FILLED)
      • Mom
      • Pants, size 14-16 (FILLED)
      • Tops, size large (FILLED)

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      About Sycamore

      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.

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