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Opportunities for Kindness

Local Family in need of emergency assistance with bills and groceries

Due to a recent unfortunate situation, a family with 2 young children is at risk of having utilities shut off next week. We are looking to raise $150 to alleviate termination of gas service while we are connecting to sustainable resources. This family is also struggling to have money for groceries, any amount will help. Kroger is the closest grocery store to this family. 

Family in need of bedding

A family with young children in need of bedding for queen beds. 

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Family in Need

Mother with 3 young children in need of donations this Holiday season. This family has had several events that have impacted their ability to afford providing the children with Christmas gifts and winter clothing. Any items you can donate are greatly appreciated!

Size 4/5 (extra small) clothing for girl

Toys and clothing for 5 year old boy

Toys and clothing for 7 year old girl

Any winter clothing items

Winter clothes, gas cards, and bed frames for family struggling to get by

Family with 4 children in need of clothing, gas, and supplies. Your donation will go directly to helping this family get back on their feet. 

Items in need include:

Gas gift cards

Gift cards for clothing (TJMaxx, Marshall's, Dick's Sporting Goods)

Gift cards for toiletries (CVS, Walgreens)

2 Queen size slatted metal bed frames (Big Lots or Visa gift card)

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Transportation Assistance Needed

A local resident is look for assistance with transportation. Donations towards a bus pass or Uber Gift Cards would be most helpful.

Food Assistance and Gas Cards

A family in the community is facing food scarcity and trouble filling up their car to travel from place to place. The family could benefit from food and/or gasoline gift cards to help.

Clothes and shoes for a family

We have a family in need who needs coats, shoes, and winter clothes. Dad has major medical needs and mom can not work because she is taking dad back and forth to his doctor appointments. They try to shop at Goodwill as much as possible for their clothing needs.   They currently have assistance this month and next month for rent. There are 2 boys at the UAHS and 2 girls at the  Hasting MS. They are needing Burlington Coat Factory or TJ Maxx gift cards due to the sizes of the kids. ( XL, 2XL, 3XL). They can get all of their needs met with shoes/boots, coats, and clothes at these stores.

Air Mattress, Pillows, and Blankets Needed

We have a family in need of a bed to sleep. We have a family of 10 who are currently living with a grandparent, sharing beanbags (2 kids per bag) to sleep on.

We need 1 - 2 air mattresses (any size but preferably a queen to fit 2 kids), an air pump, 6-8 pillows, 3 queen sheet sets and several blankets for cold weather.

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About Upper Arlington

Krystin Macaluso, Area Director 

Krystin is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and moved to Ohio in 1997 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 Realty. Krystin and Tony have two sons. Krystin is an active volunteer in the community and Upper Arlington schools. She has also been involved with PTO, 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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