Opportunities for Kindness
Syntero is working with an older adult widow who lives alone. This client is in her eighties and has a relatively new hearing aid that is necessary for her daily living. She has had an influx of expenses and there is a $400.00 balance remaining on the hearing aids. This has caused her a financial burden. She would be grateful for financial assistance for paying the pending balance. If you would like to assist with this payment, please click on I CAN HELP>
Welcome Warehouse came to Dublin Bridges on behalf of a single mother of three who is on disability. The children's father passed away and they are struggling to make ends meet. They are in need of assistance with utility bills and with a grocery gift card. Their electricity was disconnected and they need assistance with an overdue phone bill too so that they can communicate with the schools. They do not have a car so they have to walk to the grocery store to get food. We are hoping to raise $750 to pay the outstanding utility bills and to provide grocery gift cards. If you would like to help this mom, please click on I CAN HELP, and a link to make a donation will be sent to you.
A guidance counselor from one of our Dublin elementary schools has reached out to Dublin Bridges for furniture for a family that had to get rid of most of their personal items and move when their apartment had issues with persistent bed bugs. In the process of moving, the Dad also lost his job. The family is also working with Welcome Warehouse to obtain needed items. The family is in need of a gently used dresser, door mats, living room lamp, kitchen table and chairs, an 8 x 10 living room rug, and a vacuum cleaner. We will also be accepting financial donations towards the purchase of a car seat for the family. If you are able to donate any of these items, please click on “I Can Help” and indicate what items you can donate in the comments. Thank you for your kindness!
It's getting colder and Welcome Warehouse needs your help! They are collecting NEW SOCKS in all sizes through the month of October for students and families in the Dublin City School District. If you would like to donate new socks, please bring them to the collection box located outside of the Indian Run United Methodist Church at 6305 Brand Road.
Dublin Bridges, the Dublin Food Pantry and Welcome Warehouse are working together to stock our Personal Care Pantries that we provide in all of our Dublin City Schools. The pantries Include snacks, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, body wash, socks, underwear, leggings, and many more items that are made available to students needing these items. We need your help to stock these pantries! To make a $10 donation to help us restock the pantries, please click on I CAN HELP and a donation link will be sent to you.
Recently Filled Needs
Family Looking for an Ipad or Children's Computer
Welcome Warehouse came to Dublin Bridges on behalf of a family of 7 who is looking for a new or used Ipad or children's computer for their preschooler to use for educational learning apps while her older siblings do their school work. The mother has cancer and the father is working. Their income is very limited and the parents would like to make sure the 3 year old does not fall behind and is able to learn new things while she's in treatment.
Family in Need of Table with 5 Chairs
Welcome Warehouse came to Dublin Bridges on behalf of a family with 5 young children in need. The mother is battling her second round of thyroid cancer and the prognosis doesn't look good. The father lost his job for missing to much work to take her to her medical appointments. He just started a new job but the mom is trying to make sure the children have what they need and are settled. The family is looking for a table with 5 chairs to put in the basement so the children can all use it to do their homework. If you have a table and chairs you are willing to donate, please let us know.
Masks Needed for Elementary School Clinic
A nurse at one of our elementary schools has reached out to us because they are in need of children's masks for their clinic. If you are able to provide masks, please click on I CAN HELP and we will send you drop off instructions.
Family of 8 in need of utility deposit
A Dublin family of 8 is in need of $445.00 to get their utilities turned back on. Their employment hours have been drastically reduced due to COVID and they are struggling to get by. Unfortunately, they have had many unexpected expenses come up lately which has made it more difficult for them to pay their bills. They did take on a second job but still need help to get back on their feet. If you would like to help this family, please click on I CAN HELP.
Single Mom of 3 Needs Assistance
A DCS guidance counselor has reached out to us about a Dublin family that is going through an extremely challenging time due to many circumstances. Mom worked as a private care nurse for several years until her patient passed away. She also worked part-time in the evening, which closed in March due to COVID. In addition, she lost child support for her children when their dad entered a rehab program. She is working with Rotary and Welcome Warehouse for utilities, and they have reached out to Dublin Bridges for $200-$300 in Walmart gift cards to also support her during this difficult time. If you would like to donate towards a gift card, please click on I CAN HELP.
Seeking Assistance for an Older Adult in Need
Syntero is working with a disabled low income older adult who needs to declutter her subsidized housing. She has mobility issues due to needing hip surgery and is in continuous pain which has led to her residence becoming cluttered with items she needs to move to storage. She risks losing her housing if she can't get the clutter cleaned up. We are requesting $208 to pay for a one-time homemaking service in the de-cluttering of her apartment. If you would like to help with this need, please click on I CAN HELP.
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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