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Family in need of a washer


A local single mother of two and about to go on disability next week is in need of a washer.  You can help this family by donating a washer you already own, OR if you would like to purchase a washer through our joint program with Big Sandy Superstore, you can save up to 40% off of retail prices, when purchasing for donation to Neighborhood Bridges.  You can also make a monetary donation towards the purchase of the washer as well.  Just click on the "I CAN HELP" button and let us know how you would like to help.

Disabled Veteran in Gahanna needs mortgage assistance


Local Veteran in our community needs are help in paying his mortgage ($1,200).  Wife is on disability income.  Due to the pandemic unable to find work and savings is depleted.  If you would like to make a financial contribution to assist with this effort, please click on the "I CAN HELP" button.  100% of proceeds collected will go directly to assisting this family (Neighborhood Bridges policy on donations).

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.

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Drive Through Drop Off Food Drive - 6/30 from 3pm to 6pm - Gahanna Lincoln High School


Join us for our weekly Drive Thru Drop Off food drive RAIN OR SHINE to collect food for families in need Tuesday, 6/30 from 3-6pm in front BY THE VETERANS MEMORIAL PILLARS IN THE SHADE!!!! of Gahanna Lincoln High School. We will accept any non-perishable food item, but we are focusing on Breakfast items & composition notebooks/pens/pencils with our drive this week. Please bring any non-perishable food item to donate. We will then be delivering all food at the end of the drive to GRIN (Gahanna Residents In Need) for distribution to families in need in our community. Thank you for making a difference!

Veteran with health issues in need of a microwave


Veteran that has experienced chronic homelessness is in need of a microwave. He has recently been going through health issues and is unable to work to purchase one at this time.  If you can help, please click on the "I CAN HELP" button and let us know.

Drive Thru Drop Off Food Drive 6/23 from 3-6pm in front of Gahanna Lincoln High School


Join us for our weekly Drive Thru Drop Off food drive RAIN OR SHINE to collect food for families in need Tuesday, 6/23 from 3-6pm in front BY THE VETERANS MEMORIAL PILLARS IN THE SHADE!!!! of Gahanna Lincoln High School. We will accept any non-perishable food item, but we are focusing on Canned Soups and vegetables and Toilet Paper with our drive this week. Please bring any non-perishable food item to donate. We will then be delivering all food at the end of the drive to GRIN (Gahanna Residents In Need) for distribution to families in need in our community. Thank you for making a difference!

Single Parent in need of basic necessities


Local single parent now living on her own in need of cooking items for the kitchen (Pots, pans, cookie sheets, etc) and a space heater.  If you can help with any of these items please click on the "I CAN HELP" button and let us know how you can assist.

Drive Thru Drop Off Food Drive 6/16 at GLHS 3-6pm


Join us for our weekly Drive Thru Drop Off food drive RAIN OR SHINE to collect food for families in need Tuesday, 6/16 from 3-6pm in front BY THE VETERANS MEMORIAL PILLARS IN THE SHADE!!!! of Gahanna Lincoln High School. We will accept any non-perishable food item, but we are focusing on Canned Soups of any kind, toothbrushes, toothpaste and deodorant  with our drive this week. Please bring any non-perishable food item to donate. We will then be delivering all food at the end of the drive to GRIN (Gahanna Residents In Need) for distribution to families in need in our community. Thank you for making a difference!

Drive Thru - Drop Off Food Drive 6/9 from 3-6pm in Front of Gahanna Lincoln High School (by the Vets Memorial Pillars in the shade!!!)


Join us for our weekly Drive Thru Drop Off food drive RAIN OR SHINE to collect food for families in need Tuesday, 6/9 from 3-6pm in front BY THE VETERANS MEMORIAL PILLARS IN THE SHADE!!!! of Gahanna Lincoln High School. We will accept any non-perishable food item, but we are focusing on Spaghetti Sauce, Pasta and Cleaning Supplies with our drive this week. Please bring any non-perishable food item to donate. We will then be delivering all food at the end of the drive to GRIN (Gahanna Residents In Need) for distribution to families in need in our community. Thank you for making a difference!

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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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