Opportunities for Kindness
A young adult who was seriously injured in an accident is coming to live with his aunt in Westerville following his discharge from the hospital. He is moving into his aunt's home with nothing and after nearly losing his leg and a long hospital stay, he cannot afford to purchase these items for himself.
- Wheelchair or knee scooter
Clothing Needs (gently used welcome - except underwear):
- Sweatpants (large)
slippers/sandals (size 12/large)
tennis shoes (size 12)
Winter coat/jacket (lg)
Personal Care Products:
- Natural hair care (he has dreads)
- Natural soaps (if possible)
- Prepaid or used cell phone
- Tablet/chromebook - He is enrolled in online school to get GED
- Walmart or Kroger gift cards to help aunt with additional expenses of his care
- Peach rings candy
WCHS family needs to address bed bugs in their home. The infestation is causing elevated financial stress for the family and emotional stress to the kids. The family has received an estimate of $2000 for the remediation. Monetary contributions would be greatly appreciated and donations to neighborhood bridges for this family will be paid directly to the company performing the remediation.
A Westerville City Schools staff member is facing some challenges as the result of some significant health challenges with her child. She is working 3 jobs to cover expenses and unfortunately is now without a car. She is currently using Uber to get to and from work, the hospital and to run errands/pick up prescriptions, etc. Neighborhood Bridges is seeking the donation of a car to help this single mom dedicated to the students of Westerville.
Recently Filled Needs
Westerville South student in need of online class to graduate
A Westerville South senior needs $95 to pay for an online class. The class is required for the student to graduate on time. Click the I Can Help link and follow the emailed instructions to make a monetary donation to assist this student.
Walnut Springs Student Needs Glasses Repair/Replace
A Walnut Springs Middle School student needs their glasses repaired or replaced. They have a valid Rx but their family cannot afford to repair or replace them at this time. The student is not able to wear the glasses and it is impacting their ability to see and learn in the classroom. We are hoping to connect the family with an eye doctor willing to donate frames and lenses or collect enough monetary donations to purchase replacement frames/lenses (approximately $400).
Pointview Elementary Students In Need of Clothing
Two young students are in need of the following:
- Girl 1:
- Jeans girls size 10/12
- Shirts and sweatshirts-size S/M
- sports bras-size S
- Girl 2:
- pants size 5
New and gently used items are welcome.
McVay Clinic In Need of Extra Pants
The McVay Clinic is in need pants with elastic bands in the following sizes:
- Girls: 14-16, 18-20
- Boys: 5-6, 14-16, 18-20
- Mens: S,M,L
Area Resident in Need of Vacuum Cleaner
An Westerville resident is in need of a vacuum cleaner to help clean her apartment. A new or gently used vacuum cleaner is needed or we will take monetary donations and do the shopping for you.
Gloves and Hats for Hawthorne, Minerva France, Pointview
Donated gloves and hats from DHL distributed to 3 elementeries
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.