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WSMS in Need of Deodorant for Care Baskets


WSMS needs to replenish their supply of deodorants that are available to students in the building.  

Single mom in need of beds for her four children/monetary donations for moving expenses


Single mom with kids who attend Hawthorne, Heritage and Longfellow schools is in need of beds and monetary donations to help moving. She needs two sets of bunk beds or four twin size beds for her children.  Bedding would also be appreciated.

Family in Need of Gas Cards


I have a single mother in need of gas cards, fast food gift cards, etc. to help with expenses to travel between OH & WV to care for ill family members.  

McVay Student in Need of Winter Clothing


A McVay student new to the district is in need of winter clothing and shoes since the weather is changing.  

  • Boy 
  • size 8/9/10 - jeans, long sleeve shirts/sweatshirts
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Recently Filled Needs

2 Westerville Elementary Students, Family in Need After Fire


A family with two elementary aged daughters in Westerville City Schools had a fire in their home.  They are currently in need of 3 beds (two twins and a queen) along with mattresses and bedding.  They could use clothing for the girls: size 6/7 long sleeve shirts and pants; size 11 and size 13 shoes; winter hats and gloves.  Finally, books and toys for 1st to 3rd graders would also be appreciated. 

Canvases Needed for a Painting Project at WSHS


Westerville South students need 6 16x20 or 16x16 inch canvases for acrylic paints that they will then paint and display in the school.  

Walnut Springs School Fees Needed


A student at Walnut Springs needs help paying their academic and athletic fees in order to continue participating in their activity this fall.  This student has great leadership potential so we would like them to stay involved as much as possible.  $220 is currently owed.  

neighborhood bridges partnering with Westerville Education Foundation to recruit tutors for Westerville School students


Would you like to help students, teachers and parents in Westerville City Schools as they navigate remote learning this school year?  If so click "I can help" and we will send you the link!

Academic Allies matches volunteers with academic subject matter expertise to students who will benefit most from their help.

​Here’s how it works:

  • Teachers, school administrators and guidance counselors identify students who are eager to learn but struggling with remote learning.
  • An Academic Ally will be paired with one student who will benefit from your experience and knowledge.
  • You and your student meet during mutually agreed upon times for live, virtual conferencing sessions. A commitment of 2-4 hours weekly is recommended.
  • Security procedures are in place to ensure the safety and security of students and volunteers.

Academic Allies is a partnership of the Westerville Education Foundation, Neighborhood Bridges and the Westerville City Schools in collaboration with the Ohio Retired Teachers Association. Join us to make a significant impact on the life of a child as they navigate this challenging time of remote learning.

Westerville homeless family needs electric blankets to use during winter


A Westerville family has found shelter but does not have access to heat. They need one twin and one queen size electric blankets to help keep them warm during the winter.

Backpacks for Central High School Students


Westerville Central High School needs10-15 school backpacks for students who have  expressed a need for one. Neutral colors are preferred.

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About Westerville

Molly Woodruff, Area Director

Molly has lived in Westerville since 2001 with her husband Chris and son Dylan. She has volunteered at the Westerville Schools and the Westerville Parent Council for many years. Before becoming a mom, she was an Artist/Page Designer at the Columbus Dispatch.

Wendy Loeser, Area Director

Wendy grew up in Westerville and returned in 2002 to raise her family. Wendy has been an active member of the school community as a mother, classroom volunteer, PTA President, and member of the Westerville Parent Council. Wendy and her husband own and operate two local businesses and have 2 children in the Westerville City Schools.


Meg Hogan, Area Director

Meagan has lived in Uptown Westerville since 2006 with her husband Chris and 2 kids, Moira and Grady. She has served on multiple PTO/PTA boards as Treasurer, Vice President and Parent Council Rep. Meg is currently a member of Westerville Parent Council and volunteer coordinator for Blendon Middle School.

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