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New Family moving into area needs basics

Local family now moving to our area, needs some assistance with some basic necessities because of their situation in starting over from tragedy.  If you can help with any of these areas please click on the "I CAN HELP" button and let us know how you can be of assistance.  If you can help with just one item, and we all take just 1 item we can knock this need out!

bunk bed (three kids sharing a room).

Twin bed

Twin or full bed

Full or queen bed


Dressers for parents and for kids

Dining room table and chairs

Coffee table 

End table

Pots and pans 

Toys for a boy age 12 (developmental delayed) such as cars, super hero, crafts, games 


Clothes for kids 

Boy size 10/12 boys

Girl size 14/16 Girls 

Girl size 3/4XL in womans size 26 womans

Girl size XL 17/18 juniors/womans


Back to School Clothes needed

Local Gahanna family in need of some clothing to get ready to go back to school.  If you can help, please click on the "I CAN HELP" button and let us know what sizes  you can assist with.  Thank you for helping this family get a head start on getting the kids ready for a new school year!

9 Year old girl -  she will be in 3rd grade. She wears Medium & Large in little girls shirts & in pants she wears size 8 & 9.

Shoe size – 4 – Underwear: Medium in girls 

5 year old boy – 5T & 6T SHIRTS & PANTS – underwear – little boys (5T) - shoes size: 10 & 10 ½ socks any size ( m / L)

5 year old boy – 5T & 6T SHIRTS & PANTS – underwear – little boys (5T) -shoe size : 10 & 10 ½ socks any size m / L

1 year old – Diapers size ( 5/6) , she wears 2T in shirts & 24 months in pants,

Recently Filled Needs

Calculator for Student

TI-84 calculator needed for female high school student.  If you can help please click on the "I CAN HELP" button.  We can arrange for pick up of the calculator.


Homeless Senior at Gahanna Lincoln Needs Assistance

Senior Youth in our community is going into her Senior year of high school and we want to bless her socks off. She is now living with a host family. 

Items we are collecting for her: 

Women's Shirts - size XL

Women's pants - XL/or size 16-18

Shoes for school - 8.5 or 9

*gift card to be able to buy underthings

socks , bath towels, washcloths, hand towels, Queen size bedding, pillow 

*school supplies

lamp for school work (for her desk) + extra lightbulbs , lap desk 

winter coat - women's XL , winter hat - adult size, winter gloves - women's LG 

Household items to help family hosting:

cleaning supplies , laundry supplies, Insta Pot, paper products, air fresheners, kitchen towels


Single father needs beds for family

Single father has recently gained custody of his teenage son. The air mattress they share has popped and they are in need of a full-sized bed and bed frame.

A full-size set is the maximum size that will fit in the space of their current living environment. Need two full size suitcases as well.


Support requested for single mom with 2 children -- who recently lost a child.

neighborhood bridges is partnering with the Friends of Faith Pruden Foundation to seek support for a single mom and two children -- who lost a third child to cancer recently. The Friends of Faith Pruden offers support to families who have little ones lost to cancer and has requested our partnership in driving support to this area family. They need some immediate assistance with every day items and expenses.

Monetary donations of any kind would be greatly appreciated.



Young Mother of 3 needs basics

Young Mother of 3 children needs some basic items to get started to on her own with the kids. Queen mattress and box frame. Dishware/silverware, kitchen utensils, washer/dryer. Curtains. If you can help with any of these items click on “I can help”. Thank you 

Senior with Emphysema and COPD in need of AC Unit

Local Senior Citizen who is in need of an air conditioning unit. She lives on the third floor of her apartment building and has gotten nowhere with her landlord on getting a new air conditioner. She reported to me that the same air conditioner has been in her apartment ever since she moved in which has been at least three years.

She is requesting assistance with an air conditioner because she has Emphysema and COPD. With the heat and humidity this summer, she is having a hard time breathing in her apartment because the air conditioner that she has now does not adequately cool down her apartment.  If you can help, click on "I CAN HELP" and we can work with you to fill this need.


Single Mom in need of tires for car

Single mom with two children needs two tires for her 2011 Nissan Altima.  She drives to the campus area for work each and is driving on one bald tire and one spare.  If you are willing to donate the tires, or know a facility that would be willing to do that, or you would like to donate towards the tires, please click on "I CAN HELP" and we will get in contact with you.

Senior moving to assisted living needs furniture

Local senior moving into an assisted living facility needs some simple furniture items, Bookshelf, floor lamps, night stand, dresser and an audio stand (for a stereo).  If you can help with any of these items, please click on "I CAN HELP" and we can arrange for pick up of these items.  Thank you.

Shower Chair needed for Senior

Do you have a Shower Chair that you can donate to help a Senior Citizen in our community?  If you do, please click on "I CAN HELP" and we can arrange for pick up.  Thank you

Cancer Family in need of Refrigerator

Amazing cancer family have the biggest hearts and have adopted 7 kids (one that is only a few weeks old )with 3 of their own biologically . Today the ask is for a side by side refrigerator for their garage to keep their milk in. With all of their little ones it is important for them to have an additional refrigerator.  If you can help, please click on the "I CAN HELP" button and let us know how.


Gahanna Fire Impacting 2 families

A catastrophic fire destroyed two homes in Gahanna in the early hours of Sunday in Gahanna.  We are working with Mifflin Township Fire to help these families affected. We are collecting gift cards and accepting donations through our paypal account here on Neighborhood Bridges.   If you would like to help, please click on the "I CAN HELP" button and let us know you can bring these clothes to one of our collection bins located at any of our 3 local Mifflin Fire Stations collection points, and let us know how you would like to assist.  Together we can make a difference.  Thank you!

Senior Citizen needs Gutter Clean help

Local single senior citizen, needs assistance having gutters cleaned out to prevent additional expenses due to draining issues.  If you can help, please click on "I CAN HELP" and let us know.

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About Gahanna

Ron Smith, Area Directo

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. 

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