Opportunities for Kindness
An advocate from the YMCA has reached out to us about a single father who is supporting himself and his 5 sons. He is currently homeless and is working as hard as he can to get caught up on bills and to support his sons. Between working long hours and supporting his sons in school, he has been a bit overwhelmed. He is currently staying at an extended stay hotel as he is looking for a more permanent home for himself and his family. We would like to pay for some of his extended-stay hotel. He also could use any support from grocery gift cards. If you would like to donate to help this dad and his sons, please click on I CAN HELP and a donation link will be sent to you.
Recently Filled Needs
Single Mom Needs Help Paying A Bill
A DCS school guidance counselor referred a single mother of three who is also taking care of her aging parents (with health issues) to Dublin Bridges. The mother is a very hard worker. She works 3 jobs and hopes to stop some of the part-time work as she just began a full-time job with the State of Ohio. The mother got Covid in November and was out of work for several weeks. She is trying to get caught up but is struggling. She worked with Welcome Warehouse to pay some of her bills but has reached her limit and still needs to pay her Spectrum bill to be caught up. We are hoping to raise $205 to help this mom. If you would like to help, please click on I CAN HELP and a donation link will be sent to you.
Medical Bill Assistance Needed
Our partners at the Dublin Food Pantry have asked us for assistance with a medical bill for a couple in need. The gentleman suffered a head injury and has been unable to work. They are asking for assistance with a $250 medical bill. Please click on I CAN HELP if you would like to donate to this need and a donation link will be sent to you.
Grocery Shopper for Senior Needed
We have received a request from Syntero to assist a senior with grocery shopping. The senior is unable to get out and shop for this small list for herself. If you would like to shop for this senior, please click on I CAN HELP and we will send you the list and address.
Utility Bill Assistance Needed
A middle school guidance counselor has reached out to us about a single mom of 4 who is also supporting her young niece who has fallen behind on her gas bill. She needs to pay $110 in order to keep it on. If you would like to donate towards this gas bill, please click on I CAN HELP and a donation link will be sent you.
Family in need of utility assistance
An elementary school guidance counselor has reached out to us about a family in need of assistance with their utility bills. Mom is pregnant and dad was working two jobs but had to quit one of his jobs due to a high risk of contracting Covid. Dad is looking for another job that has less risk of exposure. They have fallen behind on some of their utility bills and could use some assistance at this time. If you would like to donate towards the $275 utility bill, please click on I CAN HELP and a donation link will be sent to you.
One of our partners at Syntero has reached out to us about an elderly client who is a high-risk patient and has had to quit her job due to Covid. Her family has helped her out tremendously with paying utilities, rent, insurance, etc. but is struggling to get to doctor's appointments due to having no money for gas and is hesitant to ask her family for more help. We are hoping to raise funds to purchase some gas gift cards. If you would like to make a donation for a gas gift card, 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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