Opportunities for Kindness
We are looking to help the residents of Stafford Village, the low income housing units for seniors, with Kroger gift cards for the holidays. There are 32 units and we would like to give them at least $25 each for the holidays. We did this last year and they were so excited and appreciative.
If you would like to help our seniors, please use the I Can Help button or use our direct donation link at https://bit.ly/giveworthington.
Recently Filled Needs
Single mother in need of help with broken furnace
A single mother is in need of support due to a broken furnace. She was laid off recently and when the cold snap happened, she found her furnace did not work. The repair estimate is just over $900.
If you would like to help this single mother, please use the I Can Help button below or give at our direct donation link at https://bit.ly/giveworthington.
Family in need of rent support
A family of 4 is in need of rental support. The mother is on short-term disability and is waiting on the paperwork to be processed. She asked for help from family members but still in need of $1000.
If you can help, please use the I Can Help button below or you can directly use our donation link at https://bit.ly/giveworthington
Area mother looking for Car Seats
A neighbor of the Worthington Resource Pantry is looking for two carseats for her 2 year old boy and 4 year old girl. She's hoping to find two convertable car seats or a car seat and booster to transport her children safely.
Worthington children in need of our support
- A family with four children recently lost their father. As you can imagine, this tragic incident is a real strain on the family and their grandmother is stepping up to assist. The kids range from infant to teen. When the school reached out, the grandmother provided a short list of items that are needed.
- - Adult small men's pants
- - Adult small long sleeve shirts
- - Boy's L/XL long sleeve shirts
- - Socks for boys
- - Diapers - size 5
- - Diaper wipes
- - Formula - Parent's Choice Sensitive Plus
- Donations of these specific items will be accepted or monetary donations will be used to purchase these items for the family. Please use the I CAN HELP button or use our link at bit.ly/giveworthington Thank you!!!
Worthington schools staff member in need of support
A new staff member at one of our schools, who is also a single mother, is in need of support. Because she is new, she has limited paid time off. She had a sick child which required care and now, two close family members have passed away in a short amount of time. She is taking some unpaid leave but needs money for groceries and utilities when she is not getting paid.
If you can help, please use the button below or use or donation link at bit.ly/giveworthington
Worthington Parents Needs Help with Housing
A Worthington family with 3 children are in need of assistance paying rent. The family is in need of assistance as one parent recently had back surgery.
If you can donate, please us the I Can Help button or use our donation link at https://bit.ly/giveworthington.
Ray Lees, Area Director
Ray is an adoptive father of eight children. He and his husband, Matt, have lived in Worthington since 2003. Ray has served in PTA leadership positions at Worthington Estates Elementary and Worthingway Middle School. As a former teacher, Ray volunteers regularly to assist teachers with student screenings, tutoring and individual assistance. Prior to becoming a full-time parent, Ray held numerous roles in large and small businesses in Central Ohio. He was a process consultant for Nationwide, network administrator for Behal Sampson and Dietz architecture, training specialist for Nationwide and Sarcom, and a first and third grade teacher. Ray holds a bachelor’s degree in education from The Ohio State University.