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Opportunities for Kindness

Utility Bill Assistance


Single mother of 2 elementary-aged boys who recently regained employment and would benefit from support in paying utility bills as she waits for her first paycheck. She has taken initiative to seek out a payment plan for the utility company, but that may increase the overall cost to an unaffordable amount in the end.  

The amount needed is $427.72

Family in need of Pediatric Physical, Occupational and Speech therapy services needed for their almost 2 year old with a traumatic brain injury


A community advocate has contacted us about a family that is newer to the Dublin area. They adopted a 2 year old with a non- accidental traumatic brain injury resulting in cerebral palsy, that also has fetal alcohol syndrome and severe drug exposure in utero.The child was recommended to work with physical, occupational and speech therapies on an intensive basis consisting of 45 hours of therapy costing $9,000 for all 3 disciplines. Due to the intensity and frequency of these visits, insurance will not cover the cost of the required therapy and they are ineligible for associated grants for therapy due to their income being just above the required threshold. The family is also fostering to adopt two additional children. Due mounting medical bills,  limited income, and caring for multiple children with special needs, they are unable to afford the cost of therapy for their child. Dublin Bridges is hoping to offset the cost of these therapies. If you are able to donate, please click on I CAN HELP and donation instructions will be sent to your email. 

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Personal Care Pantry Supplies


An advocate from one of the elementary schools has contacted us about some supplies needed for their Pesonal Care Pantry.

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$25 Needed for Mom to Pay Rent


An advocate in the community has requested assistance for a young homeless mother who is currently staying at an extended-stay hotel. She is short by $25 to pay for her stay, and we would like to pay the amount on her behalf. If you would like to donate to help this mother, please click on "I CAN HELP," and a donation link will be sent to you. 

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Bike for High School student


An advocate at one of our Dublin High Schools has reached out on behalf of a student that is in need of a men’s bike to get to and from his summer employment. The student’s family cannot afford a the cost of a bike. Dublin Bridges is hoping to find someone willing to donate a new men’s bike or a bike in excellent working condition that will fit a boy approximately 5’9” in height. If you have a bike to donate, please click on I CAN HELP to provide information about your donation.

Moving Cost for Older Adult


An advocate at Syntero has contacted us on behalf of an older adult who is on a very limited income and does not have social or family support. Due to circumstances beyond her control, the individual needs to move from Dublin to Plain City and is unable to afford the cost of movers. Due to physical limitations, she is unable to move the contents of her apartment herself. Dublin Bridges would like to pay for the cost of a moving company (a local company who has offered a discounted rate) to move her belongings at an estimated cost of $700. If you are able to donate towards the cost of the move, please click on I CAN HELP and donation instructions will be sent to you email. 

Homeless Mom and Children


An advocate in one of the schools contacted us about a homeless mom and her two children who need a temporary hotel stay. They have found housing beginning May 1st but need a week's stay at a hotel until then. Dublin Bridges would like to provide them with this stay. We are hoping to raise $500 to help this family. If you would like to donate to this need, please click on I CAN HELP or use the following link: http://bit.ly/donatedublin.

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Moving Costs for Senior


Our partners at Syntero are currently assisting a client who recently moved to Dublin. This client was living in a friend's apartment that had an extra bedroom. She is a single older adult with a low income, relying solely on Social Security. Her plan was to settle down and find a job while living in the apartment, which had a one-year lease. Unfortunately, her friend informed her at short notice that he was terminating the lease at the end of the month. This left her with no choice but to find a new place to live, and she was able to find a subsidized apartment that was more affordable for her. However, the cost of hiring movers to move her belongings to the new apartment is approximately $800, which is more than she can afford. She can only make a small contribution towards this cost. The client would be extremely grateful for financial assistance to cover the moving costs so that she can start her life again in her new home. If you would like to donate towards this needs, please click on I CAN HELP or use the following payment link: http://bit.ly/donatedublin.

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About Dublin

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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