Opportunities for Kindness
Recently Filled Needs
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.
Help with utilities and phone for woman who has broken both elbows and wrist can not work.
Our partners at the Dublin Food Pantry have contacted us on behalf of a client who uses their services. The woman is currently unable to work after she broke both her elbows in January, by slipping on the ice. She needs surgery another surgery on her left elbow, as it is not straightening out properly. During this period of time of being unable to work, she has fallen behind on a few of her utility bills and is utilizing the Food Pantry to help with food and groceries. After her surgery, she should be able to resume work and get back on her feet financially. Dublin Bridges is working together with One Dublin and would like to pay her outstanding utility bills, in the remaining amount due of $300, to avoid disconnection. If you are able to donate towards this need, please click on I CAN HELP and donation instructions will be sent to your email.
Help Needed for Speech Generating Device for Student
A Speech Language Pathologist in the Dublin City Schools has reached out to us about a family that has 2 special needs children. One of the children uses a speech-generating device to help him express himself and to engage in the curriculum. The parent's insurance covers most of the cost of this device but they must pay the $1499 out-of-pocket expense. The parents both work different shifts (am and pm) to help cover child care because they have limited waiver services for the kids. This is a great family who works very hard to do what is best for their children. With high deductibles, they are unable to afford additional support for their children. If you would like to make a contribution to the cost of this device, please click on I CAN HELP and a donation link will be sent to 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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