Opportunities for Kindness
Recently Filled Needs
Homeless Mother and Disabled Son Need Support With Temporary Housing
Mother and disabled son (14yo) are currently homeless and living in the Sheraton-Worthington through the weekend 9/11/22. They move to an apartment on Monday 9/12/22. She has the payment
They need assistance for 3 nights: September 9, 10, 11 which is approximately $300.
Elementary Student Needing Social Interaction
We have a young elementary student with verbal and social delays that we believe would greatly benefit from participating in youth sports. We are hoping to raise $175 to cover the cost of participating in youth soccer. Parents are both working but do not have extra funds to pay the fee.
Utility help for a family
An elementary school principal reached out because a family with four children is three days without power. This is a family who works hard for their four children and does not usually ask for help. They are almost $1200 behind on their power bill. We will use the grant we have with is for $500 to get this family reconnect - hopefully today.
They will owe $120 per month in addition to their typical bill. We are looking for donors who can assist with payment towards the outstanding balance.
If you can help, use the I Can Help button below or with our donation link https://bit.ly/giveworthington.
Family Needing Financial Support for Housing
A Worthington family with 3 children are currently homeless and living in a hotel. The parent is working but is having difficulty paying for the hotel and saving for a deposit for an apartment. We are trying to raise $1400 to help with the deposit.
We received word from a teacher about the need of instruments for students. They are completely out of instruments for the beginning band kiddos. We are currently looking for donations of any band instrument. There is a waitlist of 5 students on trumpet and 3 on clarinet. If you have one collecting dust, the band program would love to put them to good use!
Please use the "I can help" button if you have an instrument to donate or if you would like to donate to help us purchase a used instrument for our amazing program.
Clothing assistance for a family
We have three students in our district who need support. Dad recently left the family and mom is working on obtaining employment. Currently, there is a need for clothing for the family. All are boys and they like athletic type pants or joggers.
Oldest: size 11 men's shoes; pants & shirts size large
Middle: size 8 men's shoes; 14/16 pants and shirts
Youngest: size 13 shoes and 8 in pants and shirts
We can accept gently used clothing. Or, you can make a donation and we'll help the family purchase items. Please use the "I Can Help!" button below or use our donation link at 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.