Opportunities for Kindness
We are collecting back to school supplies for kids in need. You can either pick up some of the items listed below, or donate $10 electronically and we will buy the supplies for you. If you click on the “I can help” button, you will get an electronic response for where to drop off the supplies or a link to donate. Thank you!
Elementary: pencils, spiral notebook, head phones, white boards (small), Dry erase markers, pencil sharpeners, pink erasers, crayons
Middle: pencils, notebooks, sketch pads, white boards, dry erase markers, colored pencils, markers, rulers, erasers, Pencil sharpeners
High school: folders, paper and pencils.
Recently Filled Needs
Updated Hawthorne family in need of shoes
Hawthorne family in need of shoes for their children
Girls shoes Size 4
Girls shoes Size 2
Boys shoes Size 1
Otterbein Promise House Needs Potting Soil
Otterbein's resource center and food pantry, (The Promise House) is seeking a donation of ten bags of potting mix for indoor use. Students are preparing seedlings of herbs, greens, and other produce from the community garden to donate to local food pantries, but the volunteers need potting soil to prepare the free plants for distribution.
Westerville South Graduate in need of assistance starting college
Westerville South Graduate moving into her dorm at Otterbein University and was accepted into the BFA Acting program. There are required goods that students need. Items include certain clothes, shoes, equipment, texts, etc.
Need:$200- Target$200- Amazon$200- Kroger/Mejer/Giant Eagle
Student has been saving to pay for her first semester and is almost there, but with COVID needs help achieving her goals (also $$ on her Otterbein card would be nice).
Two Westerville North students in need of school clothes
Two Westerville North students are in need of clothing and shoes. Their mother is currently out of work and has not received any unemployment checks. Gift cards will also be appreciated to fill this need (Walmart,Target, Kohl’s, Meijer).
Pants: size 14
Shirts: size large
Shoes: women's size 11
Pants: size 32
Shirts: size medium
Shoes: men's size 10.5
Burial Cost for Parent of Westerville Student
A Westerville family has suddenly and unexpectedly lost a parent and is in need of funds to help with funeral costs.
Summer School Intervention Fees
We have the opportunity to help at risk students attend summer school intervention classes to help them advance to the next grade level! These are all students who do not have the financial means to pay the fees, and the school district provides a deep discount to those in need. Our goal is to raise $3000 to support 60 or more Westerville students this summer!
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.