Opportunities for Kindness
A freshman college student with special needs who lives in Dublin with his low-income family is in need of a new laptop. This family does not have a television, cable or any other extras in order to keep expenses down. They are not able to afford a laptop for their son who needs the laptop to complete his studies. The cost to buy a laptop is approximately $650. If you would like to contribute to this need, please click on I CAN HELP and you will be sent a link to donate. Thank you!
Recently Filled Needs
Family in need of Christmas Gifts
Welcome Warehouse has asked us to help a family in need for the holidays. This family has two young boys and they are struggling to make ends meet. This will be approximately a $200 commitment ($100 per child max) and Dublin Bridges will provide you with each child's wish list for shopping. Dublin Bridges will also contribute a $100 grocery gift card for the family for a holiday meal. If you are willing to adopt this family for the holidays, please click on I CAN HELP. Thank you!
Christmas Presents for Struggling Family With Four Daughters
Welcome Warehouse is working with a family who is going through a rough financial time right now. The family owns a small business that is struggling and they have also had to deal with some expensive home repairs. They do not have extra funds right now to purchase Christmas gifts for their 4 young daughters. They missed the deadline for Adopt-A-Family which is why Welcome Warehouse is reaching out to us for help. If you would like to "adopt" this family, please click on I CAN HELP and we will contact you with the details.
Help with Car Payment
Welcome Warehouse is seeking assistance for a family of 5 in need of help with a car payment. The dad has had significant health issues and hasn't been able to work but will be returning to work soon. The mom is a nurse but had to cut back on hours to tend to her husband and kids. If you are able to assist this family, please click on I CAN HELP. A link to our PayPal will be sent to you after we receive your response.
Moving Assistance in Dublin Area
A local church has asked Dublin Bridges for assistance with a woman who has to move from her current apartment due to a fire. This woman suffers from significant health issues and is in need of moving assistance. She needs to move quickly due to health and the unsafe living conditions in her apartment. If you are able to offer physical support or financial support, please click on I CAN HELP.
Single Mom needs Holiday help for kids
A guidance counselor at one of our Dublin Schools has contacted Dublin Bridges on behalf of a single mom with 4 children, who needs help providing Christmas for her children. This mom is very hardworking, but this year she doesn't have any leftover funds to be able to provide a Christmas for her children. Unfortunately, the family missed the deadline for the Adopt-A-Family program through Welcome Warehouse. Dublin Bridges would like to find someone who is willing to "adopt" this family for the holidays. This will be approximately a $400 commitment ($100 per child) and Dublin Bridges will provide you with the each child's wish list for shopping. Dublin Bridges will also contribute a $100 grocery gift card for the family for a holiday meal. If you are willing to adopt this family for the holidays, click on I CAN HELP.
Seminary Student Needs Assistance with Insurance Bill
A seminary student who has had multiple surgeries has reached out to the pastor of her church for assistance with an insurance bill. She works part-time while going to seminary school. She is struggling with some bills due to having to take time off of work for her surgeries. We would like to pay a $139 insurance bill. Please click on I CAN HELP if you would can assist this student.
Christmas Present for High School Volunteer
Welcome Warehouse has reached out to us on behalf of a student volunteer. The student's family goes to the Free Shop and their son gives back by volunteering. The family did not utilize the Adopt-A-Family program. The only thing the student wants for Christmas is Nike Air Force 1 high tops, all white, size 12.5 or 13. Please click on I CAN HELP if you would like to help Welcome Warehouse brighten this volunteer's holiday.
Wheelchair for Student
Dublin Bridges was contacted by the principal and guidance counselor at one of our Dublin Middle Schools, on behalf of a student with a degenerative muscle condition, who was struggling to walk to classes without risking fall or injury. Dublin Bridges, along with the Wisne Mariea Family Fund, Olivia Claire Obrokta Foundation, and Shephard Foundation were able to provide the funds for the purchase of a motorized wheelchair for this student.
Grocery Card Needed for Single Mom
We are partnering with Welcome Warehouse and the Dublin Food Pantry to help a single mother currently out on unpaid medical leave. She will be having surgery soon and will then receive a partial paycheck. She has received food from the Dublin Food Pantry but is still in need of additional grocery items for herself and her children. We would like to provide her with a grocery gift card. If you would like to contribute, please click on I CAN HELP and a link will be sent to you to donate through PayPal. 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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