Opportunities for Kindness
Welcome Warehouse reached out to Dublin Bridges for some furniture for a single mother and her 3 children. One of the children has severe asthma and the doctor recommended she replace some of the furniture in her house. Welcome Warehouse is providing new beds for the family. They are looking for a kitchen table with 4 chairs. Due to her son's medical condition we ask that these pieces come from a nonsmoking, pet free home.
***We filled the sofa portion of this need.***
Graduation is an incredible milestone in any senior's life. Dublin Bridges would love to celebrate those seniors who are identified by their high schools' administrators and guidance counselors as needing some extra support. We know that in some cases, the graduation ceremony is the only celebration that they get, and we want to make sure that they feel celebrated at this incredibly important time in their lives. We want to provide them with a gift card and a special treat as a graduation gift from their community. If you would like to make a financial donation of $20.20 towards this endeavor, please click on I CAN HELP and a donation link will be sent to you.
Dublin Bridges is collaborating with the Dublin Arts Council to give the gift of creativity to students in need. School and community events have been canceled or postponed. Families are isolated. Kids are bored. Budgets are tight. But ART IS NOT CANCELED! Your $25 donation will provide a pack of supplies and creative ideas to students. These art packs will be distributed during one of the Dublin City Schools' grab n' go breakfast and lunch days. We are hoping to provide 500 art bags to students. If you would like to donate, please go to http://bit.ly/nbdublinbridges .
Recently Filled Needs
Family in need of car repairs
A counselor at one of our Dublin Elementary schools has contacted Dublin Bridges, Welcome Warehouse and Dublin Food Pantry on behalf of a family, with 3 young children, that is struggling with significant medical bills due to a recent medical diagnosis and is now struggling to pay for their basic needs. The family then suffered job loss due to the COVID-19 crisis. During this time, their car stopped working and is in need of repairs in order to be operational. The family requires the use of this vehicle to get to weekly hospital and doctors visits, as well as to begin searching for new employment. Dublin Bridges would like to pay the cost of the repairs in the amount of $371.63, so that this family has a working vehicle. If you are able to donate, please click on I CAN HELP and a link with donation instructions will be sent to your email.
Low Income Older Adult Needs Car Assistance
Our partners at Syntero are working with a low income, older adult, who lives alone. She has a car that is not currently working. It appears that the car battery needs "jump started,” but she needs to have the problem diagnosed. Due to her fixed income, this older adult can't afford roadside service. AAA has a roadside service program, that she would like to use. The cost for the AAA membership is $118.00. Dublin Bridges is hoping to raise the funds to provide the AAA membership for this older adult, so that she can move forward with fixing her vehicle and have roadside assistance going forward. Please click on I CAN HELP and instructions on how to donate will be emailed to you.
Senior Citizen in Need of Groceries
A social worker with Syntero has reached out to us to grocery shop for a housebound senior.
Family in Need of a Full Size Mattress Set
A Welcome Warehouse family of six is looking for a full-size mattress set. Their little girl was being creative and building a fort with everything she could think of then jumped on it. The bed frame broke and ripped the mattress. The family does not have the means right now to buy a replacement. Welcome Warehouse has a frame they can give the family but they are currently looking for a full-size gently-used mattress top and box spring. The mattress must be free of rips, stains, and large lumps. Please click on I CAN HELP if you have a mattress to donate and we will make arrangements to pick it up from you.
Pet in need!
A Dublin family that utilizes the Dublin Food Pantry has a sick cat who needs specialized care. They have paid most of the bill but still owe $200.00 to finish the cat's treatment. As you know, our pets are family and this family wants their cat home with them. The cat has a urinary blockage and needs help or will become toxic. If you would like to donate to help this pet, please click on I CAN HELP and a donation link will be sent to you.
Dublin Family in need of support
Family with a kindergartener struggling greatly during these challenging times. Mom returned to her job at a hotel following 3 months off after an auto accident, only to be laid off a month later due to the pandemic. Dad has been undergoing treatment for cancer for the past year and has only been able to work part-time. Welcome Warehouse will be helping them with a utility bill. We would like to provide them with a $100-200 gift card to Walmart for household items. If you'd like to donate for that, 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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