Opportunities for Kindness
Local family with two high school student children are currently sleeping on the floor in their home without a bed. Looking for a set of bunk beds, or 2 twin beds to help this family. If you can help, or are willing to donate, please click on the I CAN HELP button and let us know how you would like to assist.
Local Single parent in need of a washer/dryer set to take care of washing families clothing. If you can assist with the donation of either/both items please let us know, or if you would like to donate towards the purchase of either/both, simply click on the I CAN HELP button and let us know how you would like to help.
Recently Filled Needs
Child with Cancer - family needs our help
Local family who has a child at a local elementary school battling childhood cancer, has spent so much on treatments (before their deductible), that they are now struggling to afford their monthly needs at their home (rent, electric, gas). A Bridges donor will match what is donated to help with this effort through a cooperative effort. Will you help with a small donation to meet this need (raising $1,600), click on the I CAN HELP button and let us know.
Local Elementary School in need of Washer/Dryer
Sometimes students come to school in the same clothes every day, because they don't have the wherewithall at home to have their clothes washed. We have a local school that wants to remedy that by having a washer/dryer so that they can provide that to their students. Would you be willing to donate a set that you have, or donate towards the purchase of a set that we can give to this local school to help students in need? If you would, please click on the "I CAN HELP" button and let us know how you want to help!
Local Single Senior Citizen in need of Water Heater
Local single mother in need of the replacement of a water heater tank for her home to help take care of her family. If you can help, or would like to donate a water heater, or towards the purchase of a water heater, please click on the I CAN HELP button and we will be in contact with you.
Recently unemployed parents want to give Christmas to their 16 year old
Recently unemployed Parents of High School Junior are asking for assistance in providing Gift Cards, to help them give Christmas to their daughter. They currently do not have the income (payroll has been withheld) to purchase gifts for the child. Would you be willing to provide a Gift Card to help this family be able to do this? If you can, please click on the I CAN HELP button and let us know and we can arrange for pick up of the Gift Card. Thank you!
Gift Cards for Host family and Single Mom for Christmas
Host family (Family of 5) has just taken in a single mother and elementary age son. We would like to help the whole house make it a special Christmas with some Gift Cards. The single mom is unable to purchase gifts for her son, and the host family has the additional expense of the two new guests in their home for the foreseeable future. Would you be willing to donate some Gift Cards to the host family and the single mom? Please click on the I CAN HELP button and let us know how you would like to help. Thank you for your Kindness.
Additional Familys in need of beds for Christmas
We have 3 Families with seven children between them, in need of twin beds, and one todler bed. Children currently sleep on the floor. If you can help by donating a bed to this family, we can provide pick up. Simply click on the I CAN HELP button and let us know how you can help! So they can wake up Christmas morning in their own bed and not on the floor.
Beds needed for children this Christmas
Family with four children, (3 boys between 13 and 7, and a 1 1/2 year old girl) in need of twin beds for the boys and a bed for the 1 1/2 year old. Children currently sleep on the floor. If you can help by donating a bed to this family, we can provide pick up. Simply click on the I CAN HELP button and let us know how you can help! So they can wake up Christmas morning in their own bed and not on the floor.
Homeless Gahanna family in need of Emergency Assistance and Housing
Local family of 3, (parents and elementary student), in need of emergency housing. Family is currently living in their vehicle, and their child is unable to attend school, because they are unable to sleep comfortably. We are in need of a temporary, and perhaps more permanent solution to help this family.
Single Woman victim of violence needs assistance
We want to step up and provide assistance to a single woman who is the victim of Dom Violence. If you would like to donate to help us find her a place to safely stay, and for needed supplies (because she can't go back to where she was), please click on the "I CAN HELP" button and let us know how you can help. You can do it directly through our donation link. 100 percent will go to assist. We want to help her get on her own and away from this dangerous situation.
Christmas Gift For Kids In Gahanna
Gahanna Bridges is partnering with many organizations to put on the Gahanna Gift Shop. The Gahanna Gift Shop will provide toys for families who need a little extra help this Christmas season. We are asking our community to purchase toys for kids 0-18yrs old with a value of $15-$25 dollars. These UNWRAPPED toys can be dropped off at any of these drop-off locations between now and Thursday Dec 12th.
PNC Bank - 191 Granville St, Gahanna, OH 43230
Union Bank - 461 Beecher Rd, Gahanna, OH 43230
Mifflin Fire Depts
Station 131- 475 Rocky Fork Drive behind the firehouse
Station 133- 501 Beecher Road
Station 134- 422 McCutcheon Road
Ron Smith, Area Director
Gahanna Bridges will make use of technology and social media to engage the community in helping to identify specific needs in the community – and then will invite community members to help fill those needs. Gahanna Bridges will work in partnership with Gahanna Residents in Need (GRIN) to help identify and refer needy residents and families to GRIN as well as bridge solutions through other Gahanna service providers. Gahanna Bridges will seek engagement of teachers, counselors, administrators in our schools plus clergy, first responders, and mental health agencies to advocate for those in need. Ron Smith has been involved in a number of Gahanna organizations and currently serves on the boards of the Gahanna Chamber of Commerce (as Vice-Chair of Operations/Business Development), the Gahanna Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Gahanna Residents in Need (GRIN). Ron’s company SOH Productions, was named as the Gahanna Small Business of the Year in 2010 and Ron was named Business Person of the Year in 2015.