Opportunities for Kindness
Our partners at the Worthington Resource Pantry reached out to see if we could find a bed for a gentleman. He has a king mattress but it's difficult to get in and out of because it's on the floor. We are looking for either a platform bed or a frame and box spring. Thanks for considering supporting this neighbor.
Recently Filled Needs
Support for families
Due to grants and gifts previously received, we were able to help two families with immediate food needs, a background check for a student needing one to obtain employment and rent for a struggling family.
Due to a grant from the CIty of Worthington, three families received support for utilities in May.
Clothing for a family who experienced a fire
A Worthington family of six recently experienced a fire in their apartment. Most of their personal items cannot be salvaged. We would like to help the family get a new wardrobe without having more items to sift though. They did not have renter's insurance but have found a temporary living situation in the area until they can move back to their home.
We're accepting gift cards for any clothing store. Suggestions from the family include Target, Walmart, American Eagle, Hollister, Kohl's, TJMaxx, and Marshalls. If you would rather make a donation, we will buy the card for the family. You can use our link to make a donation: bit.ly/giveworthington.
Thanks for helping this wonderful family!
Worthington Family Needs Bed
A Worthington student is need of a twin sized bed, mattress and sheets. The student disclosed to his school counselor that he was tired during school because he was sleeping on the floor. We are looking for a bed frame, mattress, box springs (if needed for the frame) and sheets that are appropriate for a boy who is in the upper grades of elementary school.
Use the "I CAN HELP!" button below if you can help and we'll be in contact with you. Monetary donations for sheets can be made through our link: http://bit.ly/giveworthington
Family who lost loved one needs support
A family who speaks little English lost a child. We are looking to provide food the family while they deal with their grief.
Family needing help due to COVID
A family has two children who are ill from COVID. The parents are recovering, too, but have been unable to work. The family needs grocery delivery to help them manage.
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.