Opportunities for Kindness
Our partners at the Dublin Food Pantry have reached out to us about a woman in need of assistance with her electric bill in order to avoid disconnection. She lost her job during Covid and then had to have surgery. Because of this, she got behind on some of her bills. Dublin Bridges is hoping to raise $235 to avoid disconnection. If you would like to donate towards this need, please click on I CAN HELP, and a donation link will be sent to you. Or you can use the following link. http://bit.ly/donatedublin
A school counselor at one of our elementary schools just found out a family with 2 children (ages 2 & 9) has no bedding in their apartment. They request bunk beds for the boys and a queen bed for parents. They would also appreciate sheets and comforters for the beds. Dad works full time and mom has health issues. Financial challenges make it difficult for them to buy new beds. If you have beds that you would like to donate, please click on I CAN HELP and we will arrange to get them from you.
An advocate in one of the elementary schools has reached out to us about a Dublin family with 5 boys (ages 4-15) who are currently in need of 3 beds. The boys are currently sleeping with blankets on the floor. The family is struggling financially due to job loss and can't afford to buy them at this time. Gently used is OK. They would be happy with 3 twin beds, a double bed, and twin or bunk beds with a double on the bottom and a twin on top. If you have a bed to donate, please click on I CAN HELP and we will arrange to get them from you.
Dublin Bridges supplies Personal Care Pantries to every DCS school building. These pantries are stocked with personal care items, snack items, and some emergency clothing items for the staff to give to students at their discretion. We provide these pantries so that teachers and staff don't need to purchase these items for their students out of their own pockets.
Each school Is unique and requests items from us that they often see a need for. Dublin Bridges purchases these items in bulk. Please consider making a monetary donation to help us continue to fill the pantries with necessary items to relieve the burden on school staff.
To make a monetary donation, please click on I CAN HELP and a donation link will be sent to you via email or use the following link. http://bit.ly/donatedublin
Recently Filled Needs
Personal Care Pantry Supplies for High School
An advocate in one of the Dublin high schools has reached out to us to ask for refills for their Personal Care Pantry.
Elder Woman in Need of Assistance
An advocate with Syntero contacted us about an elder client in need of assistance. The woman was evicted from her home of 25 years and needs to move her possessions to an auctioneer. The cost of this move to use their truck and moving services is $350. Dublin Bridges would like to cover this cost for her. If you would like to donate to this need, please click on I CAN HELP and a donation link will be emailed to you, or use the following link. http://bit.ly/donatedublin.
Personal Care Pantry Supplies
An advocate in one of the high schools has reached out to us about needing some supplies for their Personal Care Pantry.
Personal Care Pantry Supplies
An advocate at an elementary school has reached out to us about some supplies needed for their Personal Care Pantry.
Single Mom needs utility assistance
* This need was “bridged” to our partners at One Dublin.
An advocate in the community, contacted us about a single mom in need of utility assistance.
Utility Assistance Needed
An advocate from one of the high schools contacted us about a mom in need of assistance with her utility bill in order to avoid disconnection. Her father had been helping her with some of her bills and he recently passed away. Dublin Bridges would like to assist with $330 so that her electricity will not be disconnected. If you would like to donate towards this need, 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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