Opportunities for Kindness
Recently Filled Needs
Computer/tablet with video access
Our partners at Syntero have a client who needs some assistance. Their client is in complete isolation at this point in time due to Covid. She is unable to attend her group therapy due to the fact she does not have a device that supports video conferencing. She has Internet access but is need of a device. We would like to obtain a tablet or possibly a laptop that she can use to stay connected.
Family with four children needs help paying gas bill
A family with four children is $114.54 behind on the gas bill. The husband's hours at work have been cut due to the coronavirus. As this young family struggles to make ends meet, they paid off the delinquent electric bill but have no money left over to pay the gas bill. All of the children are U.S. Citizens, but the parents are not, which prevents them from accessing utility assistance programs.
Assistance with Stafford Village
Stafford Village is continuing to help the seniors there during the pandemic. In a couple weeks, they are planning an end of summer carnival. This will be done so residents can socially distance and have a little fun. It you would like to contribute, please check out their Amazon wish list: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/Z3Z5VQOGKIMA?ref_=wl_share
Diapers and wipes
A family who is struggling due to COVID related job loss is in need of diapers and wiper. Diapers are size 3.
Senior in need of small appliances
A senior who lives on a fixed income receives most of her food from pantries and sometimes gets coffee beans from them. She is in need of a new coffee grinder (the one she has doesn’t always work) as well as a small coffee maker and a small blender.
You can donate the item or contribute via the link (bit.ly/giveworthington) and we will purchase the items for her.
Family needing rental assistance
A family with two kids is having a hard time making rent. The father had his hours cut mother was laid off. Both are trying to find full time jobs and they are doing everything they can to make ends meet with any odd jobs they find. We are looking to raise $850 to help stabilize the family.
Please click I can help of give at https://bit.ly/giveworthington and enter "Family Rent" in the last field of the form.
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.