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Gift cards needed for Hanby student

Hanby student in need of gift cards to Kohls, Target, Walmart in order to help buy new clothes and school supplies for next year. 

Sponsor a Week or the Entire Summer of Enrichment for a Westerville Student

Working in partnership with WARM, neighborhood bridges is seeking donations to help support the Summer Enrichment Program that will be offered at 14 Westerville Area Lunch Club locations throughout the summer.

The Westerville Area Kids Lunch Clubs is a FREE program that provides children ages 1-18 with nutritious meals when school is not in session. In 2019 over 21,000 meals were supplied to children in need and we are anticipating a greater need this summer.

The Summer Enrichment Program will kickoff with a Welcome Kit and then each week new STEAM and Literacy activities will be distributed to the kids.

We are offering multiple levels of sponsorship so we can reach a greater number of students:

· $10 donation will sponsor a week of activities for a student

· $15 donation will sponsor a Welcome Kit

· $20 donation will sponsor 2 weeks of activities for a student

· $30 donation will sponsor 3 weeks of activities for a student

· $50 will sponsor half of the summer for a student

· $100 will sponsor the entire summer of STEAM and literacy activities for a student

Our goal is to raise enough donations to drive support and impact to over 300 Westerville students in need...:)

Single mom of three in need of a Washer

Single mom of a Westerville 8th, 6th, and kindergarten student is starting over with nothing. Her family is in need of a washing machine. 

Single mom of three starting over from scratch

Single mom of a Westerville 8th, 6th, and kindergarten student is starting over with nothing. Monetary donations will be accepted as well. 

Needed items:

Multiple full size bed sheets, comforter/blankets and pillows (enough for two beds)

Twin size bed sheets, comforter/blankets and pillows 

Pots and pans

Dishes, Cups, Silverware

Yard tools

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Westerville in need of graduation fees

Fees required to graduate

Sponsor a "Buy Westerville" Gift Card Package for Westerville High School Seniors in need

Working in partnership with Westerville Schools, neighborhood bridges is seeking donations of $20.20 to honor Westerville High School (Central, North, and South) seniors who are graduating later this month.

Our homeless seniors and those most at risk will receive from school staff a graduation gift card package that also supports 3 locally owned and operated businesses!

Your $20.20 donation will sponsor an at risk graduate to receive the following...

* $10 Gift Card to Schneider's Bakery (owned by a Westerville North graduate)

* $10 Gift Card to Pasquales Pizza (long time Westerville business)

* $10 Gift Card to Zoup (owned by a Westerville South graduate)

Also -- Meijer on Maxtown will be DONATING a $10 Gift Card for every student sponsored.

Our goal is to raise enough donations to drive support and impact to the 150 high school graduates most in need...:)

neighborhood bridges will cover the difference through donations made by residents as a part of the City of Westerville electric bill holiday.

McVay Students in need of laundry detergent, ziplock bag, new outdoor activities

ESL teacher is taking activities to students to keep them occupied through stay at home orders. She could use ziplock bags to help organize these items. In addition to indoor items such as books, coloring activities, games and puzzles, outdoor activities such as bubbles, balls, jump ropes etc would also be nice. Families are also in need of laundry detergent. 

Fouse Family Needs Washer and Dryer

A Fouse family has been using their apartment bath tub to wash clothes and mom has hurt her back while completing the laundry. The family could use a washer and dryer so they no longer have to use their bathtub. 

UPDATED: ESL Students in Need of Enrichment Materials Updated

ESL families in the district are in need of enrichment materials to continue their learning. New or gently used non-language dependent puzzle books, puzzles, low-level reading books or workbooks, games (Uno, Candyland, etc) coloring books and crayons are all welcome. Also needed: gallon size ziplock bags, laundry detergent, sports outdoor balls, bubbles, outdoor toys. 

Middle School Student Needing Undergarmets/Toiletries

Middle school girl needing the following items:

Bras - size 32B

Underwear - size extra large

Deodorant, lotion, products for African American hair - shampoo, conditioner, hair lotions/moisturizers.

The family lacks transportation at this time so if money is donated NB will purchase and deliver the items to the family. 

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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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