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Opportunities for Kindness

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Recently Filled Needs

Clothing and basic items needed please

A UA resident is in need of some specific items while hospitalized. The drop off location is Upper Arlington Fire Station on Reed Rd. To sign up to donate specific items from the list please visit this link:


Older adult in need of weekly grocery shopping assistance- will reimburse

Resident will provide small to medium size list over the phone and can reimburse via check

Residence located near Fishinger & Kioka. Further details provided upon confirmation of volunteer

Your help is greatly appreciated!

Dermatology supplies

A UA resident is in need of some specific items. The drop off location is OSU East hospital. Contact provided upon volunteer accepting. 

Dove bar soap unscented hypoallergenic, sensitive skin (2 pack)

Soap dish

Eucerin lotion

Aveeno lotion (green cap)

Food Assistance

A family of 5 is struggling to make ends meet.  They could use support from the community via Kroger gift cards. 

School Supplies

A family could use assistance with school supplies for the upcoming school year.  In the link attached you will find the supply list for a 4th grade student.  Supplies are also needed for a middle school student, though no list is provided.  Items like binders, notebooks, pencils, and pens would be appreciated. 4th grade supply list

Swimwear Needed

A Columbus Parks and Rec manager has reached out because they have had to turn a lot of kids away at their pools because they don’t have the proper swim attire. We will be collecting new or gently used (clean) swimwear (youth sizes needed most) donations.

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About Upper Arlington

Krystin Macaluso, Area Director 

Krystin is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and moved to Ohio 21 years ago to attend Ohio University where she met her husband, Tony, a native of Upper Arlington. After graduating with a degree in Organizational Communication Krystin worked in the nonprofit and higher education sectors before obtaining her Real Estate license and joining Tony at Coldwell Banker King Thompson.  Krystin and Tony have two sons.  Krystin is an active volunteer in the community and Upper Arlington schools.  She is currently PTO President for Tremont Elementary.  She has also been involved with Kitchen Kapers, Pleasure Guild for Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and is a Parishioner at St. Agatha Catholic Church.  Krystin is excited about the opportunity that Neighborhood Bridges will bring to spread kindness throughout the Upper Arlington community! 

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