Opportunities for Kindness
We are looking for crafty people who would like to lead a simple craft at the Wright Elementary Free Summer Lunch Program. The program takes place Monday through Thursday from 12-1:30pm. Students from 3 years old to 5th grade are invited. Currently 200 students are enrolled but attendance varies daily and there are usually about 50 children participating in the craft. The program would like to provide an organized craft 1-2 days a week. The craft should be easy to do for all ages.
If you would like to lead a craft, please provide us with some dates that you are available (Mon-Thurs, June 3rd to July 25th) , the title of your craft, and let us know if you are in need of supplies. We will get back to you ASAP with your craft date. The program does have crayons, markers, colored pencils, scissors, glue, yarn and some stickers. Dublin Bridges is willing to help you with the cost of some of your supplies if you need. There are volunteers at the program that can assist but feel free to bring a few with you too if you'd like!
Don't have a craft idea? If you would like to help with a craft that the program directors have pre-planned let us know that in the comments.
Recently Filled Needs
Fees for Summer Activities needed
Low Income Senior Citizens in Need of Assistance
Items needed for Dublin City Schools Summer Free Lunch Program
An advocate through Dublin City Schools Summer Free Lunch Program has reached out to us looking for donations to support their craft and art program for students who participate. They are in need of the following items:
- FILLED -Paper bags- 5 packs
- FILLED -Construction paper- multiple packs or a ream of each color
- FILLED -Ream of white construction paper
- FILLED -Ream of copy paper
- FILLED - Googley eyes
- FILLED -Elmer’s glue- around 15-20 bottles
- FILLED -Plain paper plates- 3 packs
- FILLED -Clear plastic cups- around 100
- FILLED -Assorted pony beads
- FILLED - Mailbox system or paper trays for paper storage
- FILLED -Coffee filters
- FILLED -Clothes pins
- FILLED -Spray bottle
- FILLED- Gallon Plastic bags- around 10 boxes
- FILLED -Coloring books
- FILLED - Containers for supply storage
- FILLED- Supply caddies for sharing on tables
Dublin Bridges would like to support this initiative by taking donations of any of the above items or by accepting financial contributions toward the purchase of the items, through our PayPal link. Please let us know what you would like to provide. You may drop supplies at our drop off locations: Washington Township Admin Building, 6200 Eiterman Road, Dublin or the Dublin Community Rec Center on Post Road. Thank you!
Help Prevent Eviction of Single Parent Recovering from Surgery
Welcome Warehouse is working with a single mom and her child who need help to prevent an eviction.
-The mom had major surgery in April because she suffers from a life-threatening chronic disease. There were severe complications during surgery and she was on a ventilator for several days.
-She is home now but continues to have complications and her recovery has been longer than anticipated. She is unable to return to work until mid-June.
-Her short-term disability benefits have expired and she will go at least 3.5 weeks without pay. She is unable to pay her June rent or cell phone bill (she has no land line).
-The landlord is unwilling to accept late payments. The mom has reached out to numerous organizations but none are able to assist for 4 weeks or longer.
-Please click on "I CAN HELP" to donate if you would like to contribute to help meet this need.
Bunk Bed Needed
Nylon Draw String Bags needed
One of our Dublin City School nurses is looking for nylon draw string bags (preferably black, navy or gray) to use to send students' emergency medication with staff on field trips. Please let us know if you have one to donate. We would need to have them by Monday, May 20th. Thank you!
Wanted: Youth Tennis Rackets
We are looking for youth (junior) tennis rackets to be donated to be used for the Wright Elementary Free Summer Lunch program. A DCS high school student has offered to volunteer his time to give free tennis lessons to the students attending the program. The lessons would be given during the activity/play time. Please click on "I Can Help" if you have a used racket you would like to donate. We are also accepting PayPal donations to purchase additional rackets and tennis balls for the students. You will receive an email with drop off instructions after you respond. Thank 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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