Opportunities for Kindness
Our friends at One Dublin are helping a refugee family of five that recently moved to Dublin from Afghanistan. The father was an interpreter for the US military and was able to find safety for his family here in the United States. One Dublin and also our partners at the Finding Hope Center have provided some items to the family. Dublin Bridges would like find members of our community that have the following items to donate:
-Computer table and chairs for the kids
-A used Ipad for kids
- -Blender NO LONGER NEEDED-Juicer Machine NO LONGER NEEDED
- -Steel Thermoses NO LONGER NEEDED
- -TV NO LONGER NEEDED
- -TV stand NO LONGER NEEDED
- -Washer and dryer - NO LONGER NEEDED
If you have any of these items that you would be willing to donate, please click HERE.
Recently Filled Needs
Seeking Washing Machine In Good Condition
Our partners at the Finding Hope Center have reached out to us for a used, in good working condition washing machine for a family in need. If you have one that you would like to donate, please click on I CAN HELP and we will arrange to pick it up from you.
Help Needed with Utiliy Disconnection
Our partners at One Dublin, along with a DCS elementary school guidance counselor, have reached out to us about a young mom whose electricity was disconnected. This mom recently lost her newborn child and the expenses of the funeral and other costs associated with the death of her newborn have set her back with her bills. She will be going back to work and will be picking up an additional job driving for Door Dash to make ends meet. She has reached her maximum assistance amount with One Dublin but due to the circumstances, they have reached out to us to see if we can assist her further. We are hoping to raise $1500 to reinstate her service and get her completely caught up with her electric bill. If you would like to donate to this need, please click on I CAN HELP and a donation link will be sent to you.
Seeking Tailor for Graduation Suit
Our partners at One Dublin came to us on behalf of a low-income single mother with two children. Her oldest son would like to wear a suit to his 5th grade graduation, but it is a bit too big. We are looking for someone who might be able to take it in a bit before his graduation on Friday, May 27th. If you are willing to help this family, please click on I CAN HELP.
Our partners at One Dublin came to us on behalf of a single father. He has been ill and is currently unemployed. He is behind in making his car payments and his car loan account status is past due. He is concerned he may lose his car. He needs his car for medical reasons and to look for work. He did not receive any of his expected federal stimulus payments and this has caused him to experience financial hardship. One Dublin was able to make a partial payment before he reached his financial limit with them. There is still a balance of $550. If you are able to help with this payment, please click on I CAN HELP and a donation link will be sent to you.
Summer Clothing for Four Siblings
***This need has been bridged to our partners at ONE DUBLIN***
Three elementary-age siblings (and their toddler sibling) are in need of clothing that is appropriate for the summer season.
Full Size Mattress
Our partners at One Dublin came to us on behalf of a family of six. The low-income family is in need of a full-size mattress (no box spring needed). Our partners at the Finding Hope Center do not have one currently in stock. We are asking for a mattress that is free of rips, stains, and large lumps. If you have one to donate, please click on I CAN HELP and we will arrange to pick it up from you.
Jill Kranstuber, Area Director
Jill is a New Jersey native who moved to Ohio over 30 years ago to attend The Ohio State University. She and her husband Chuck, an attorney and past Dublin City Council Member, past Mayor of Dublin and current Washington Township Trustee have 7 children, all of whom have attended Dublin City Schools. She is also the proud grandmother to 2 year old Oliver. Jill is an active volunteer in the schools and the community. She is the current PTO President at Dublin Coffman High School as well as a member of the Key Communicators at DCHS. She is also a long-time volunteer for the Dublin Irish Festival. In the past, Jill was the Development Director of AIDSWalk Central Ohio. Jill is excited about the opportunity that Dublin Bridges will provide to those in need in our community.
Sarah Savage, Area Director
Sarah has been a Dublin resident for over 15 years. She received her undergraduate degree in Education and Counseling Psychology from Vanderbilt University and her Masters Degree in Clinical Counseling from The Ohio State University. Sarah and her husband, Brian, a Dublin Coffman graduate and local business owner, have 3 children. Sarah loves being involved in Dublin Schools, her childrens' classrooms and the community. She is currently PTO President and member of Key Communicators at Eli Pinney Elementary School and volunteers as a committee chair for the Mount Carmel St. Ann's Women's Auxiliary. She was previously a clinical mental health counselor at The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and Gahanna Jefferson Schools. Sarah is thrilled to promote kindness in our amazing community through Dublin Bridges.
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