Opportunities for Kindness
Recently Filled Needs
Large family in need of Lice treatment
An advocate from one of our schools has reached out to us about a Dublin family that recently contracted lice and needs immediate treatment. This is a family of 8 children. The cost to properly treat every child is prohibitive for this family that has recently moved into the district. We are hoping to raise $400 to treat each child to help the students return to school as soon as possible. With the service that is being offered at a discounted price, the family should be able to return to school as soon as they get treated. To donate towards this need, please go to http://bit.ly/donatedublin.
Family Whose Child Has Cancer Faces Utility Disconnect
Our partners at One Dublin came to us on behalf of a family of 7 seeking assistance with their electric bill. Their child was diagnosed with cancer. The family is experiencing financial hardship because the mother is unable to work as much, because she needs to be home to care for him. The family has reached their financial benefit limit with One Dublin. Dublin Bridges would like to cover their $242.89 electric bill to prevent a disconnect. If you can help this family, please click I CAN HELP and donation instructions will be sent to your email.
Senior In Need of Assistance with Windows
An Advocate with Syntero has reached out to us about a senior client living on a fixed income who is in need of help with her old and very drafty windows. The senior is a cancer survivor and has other serious health conditions, as well as being immunocompromised. The drafty windows have increased her heating bills by quite a bit because of the amount of cold air coming into her condo. She has gotten estimates to have the 4 windows replaced and the lowest estimate is $5,200. She has no family to help with this cost. She has savings of $1000 to put towards the windows. Dublin Bridges is hoping to raise $2000 for her windows and will seek $2000 from another agency that may be able to help. If you would like to donate to this need, please go to http://bit.ly/donatedublin.
Our partners at the Dublin Food Pantry reached out to us about assistance for a family of 8.
Our partners at One Dublin reached out to us about a family in need.
Personal Care Pantry Supplies
A clinic aid in our district has reached out to Dublin Bridges for snacks for students in need.
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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