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Local dance company for underprivileged students needs dance shoes

Local dance company needs four pair of pointe shoes and 1 pair of ballet shoes.  If you can help or would like to donate towards the purchase of these shoes please click on the I CAN HELP button.

Recently Filled Needs

Deep Freezer Needed For Church Food Pantry

We have a church who is serving their community through a food bank during this hard times and their freezer has went out.  They need one quickly and desperately.  If you have one any size that works and you could donate please click "I Can Help".  We will arrange for pick up. 


Drive Thru Drop Off Food Collection Drive Today 3/31 from 3-7pm

Please Drive Thru our Drop Off location at Gahanna Lincoln High School  today from 3-7pm to bring food items to donate for families in need in our community.  Today our focus is on Pasta and Pasta Sauce, but you can bring any non-perishable food to our Drive Thru Drop Off that you would like to donate during this time.  We thank you for your support.  To date we have collected over 5,000 pounds of food for residents in need.  All is donated to our partners at GRIN for distribution to families in need in our community.


Collection to help Seniors with Food and Supplies TODAY 3/26

Neighborhood Bridges has partnered with New Life Church Gahanna in their effort to collect items for Senior Citizens at Independent Living Facilities for low income Seniors, today in our community.  We will hold a drive thru drop off TODAY 3/26 from 3 to 6pm at New LIfe, 3690 Stygler Road, Gahanna.  Please help us, help them and support their efforts.  Here is a list of what we will be collecting:

Paper products: toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, wipes,
Bath products: soap, hand soap, shampoo
Canned beans, canned veggies, spaghetti sauce,
Soup, canned meat, canned fruit,
Boxed items: instant mashed potatoes, corn bread, pasta, oatmeal, rice, cereal, instant breakfast, crackers, nuts ,
Peanut butter
word puzzles, coloring books, colored pencils for adults that would brighten their day!


Take a Drive, Help those in need, Donate some food!

Join us today from 3-7 pm at Gahanna Lincoln High School for our weekly Drive Thru Drop Off to donate food for people in need in our community.  The Stay at Home order allows you to do this.  So, Stay in your car, drive thru and bring cereal, oatmeal or any other non-perishable food items to help those families in our community in need of food.  All donations will be given to GRIN (Gahanna Residents In Need) to be distributed to families who are in need of food during this crisis.  Thank you for your support!


Family needs to borrow an automobile for a while

Local family in need of transportation.  Father of family is on disability and unable to work, mother has been laid off from work.  Current automobile is in need of repair (new engine required).  More than the car is worth to replace.  Unable to afford repairs, or a new automobile, looking for one to borrow until such time they can afford the repairs, or she is back to work and can afford to purchase one.  If you can help, please click on the I CAN HELP button so that we can assist this family be able to get out to get food, banking, and needed places to go.


Volunteers sought to assist the elderly and families in need during covid-19 crisis

We are taking volunteers who are interested in helping the elderly, home bound, and families in need by observing social distancing while providing acts of kindness, like:

1. Delivering groceries to the door step of families

2. Delivering take out food to the door step of families

3. Provide tutoring to students via telephone / face time, etc

4. other opportunities that observe social distancing & help others

Simply give us your contact information and we'll post opportunities.



2 twin beds, sheets and dressers needed for 2 young children

Grandparents have just gotten emergency custody of 6 yr old grandson and 10 year old granddaughter.  They are in need of a twin bed for each child, bedding (sheets, pillows, blankets) and dressers or bureaus for each.  


Neighborhood Bridges and GRIN to join forces to collect food to help families

Concerning Governor DeWine's statements about the upcoming school closing for three weeks and the COVID-19 "Ohio State of Emergency", Neighborhood Bridges of Gahanna and GRIN are combining efforts to keep the Gahanna community fed. 

Starting March 17, 2020, for the next three weeks, Neighborhood Bridges and GRIN will be in the Gahanna-Lincoln High School parking lot to collect foods from 3-7 PM every Tuesday. We are encourage people to use this easy process of dropping off food items off at the following times: 

The following food items are requested for each Tuesday:

March 17 - Protein - canned meats/fish, peanut butter

March 24 - Cereal and Oatmeal

March 31 - Pasta and Pasta Sauce

Would you like to volunteer during our collection times to help us collect the food as people pull thru?  We could use your help.  Please click on the I CAN HELP button and we will get in contact with you so you can help!  THANK YOU for volunteering!

Please share this information with your neighbors and any friends who are interested in helping the community.
We appreciate your support and please feel free to contact Ron Smith at Neighborhood Bridges - 614-638-6494 or Ron Smith-Neighborhood Bridges Gahanna at [email protected]


Rental assistance needed during medical crisis

Local family in need of rental assistance.  Male in family has been unable to work since 12/31 due to a heart condition, and diagnosed yesterday with heart failure which will require surgery at the Cleveland Clinic immediately.  Female in family was recently laid off from her job.  Would you be willing to help with a donation to help us help them with the $1,350 they need for rent to stay in their present location?  If you can help with this need, please click on the "I CAN HELP" button and let us know how you would like to assist.


2 twin beds (frames and mattresses), coffee table and sofa

Mother to four beautiful children recently had to move with her family to a new location after her old apartment was condemned for pests. She had to leave most of her belongings behind and is starting over in a new home. She is on disability. She is in need of two twin beds (bed frames and mattresses), coffee table, and sofa.


Bedroom set for elementary girl sleeping on the floor

Looking for a bedroom set, (Bed and dresser) for an elementary age girl who is currently sleeping on the floor on an air mattress.  If you would like to donate this item, donate towards the purchase of this item, or purchase this item (40% off retail) to donate to this family, please click on the I CAN HELP button to find out more details.


Senior Citizen with Plumbing issues needs assistance

Local Senior Citizen living on her own, has kitchen sink back up issues.  If you can help, or are willing to donate to assist with this need through a plumber, or help pay for a plumber to take care of this need, please click on the I CAN HELP button.


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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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