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High School Teacher collecting items to help family

We are in need of Kitchenware: pots, pans, dishes, cups, Hand towels and bath towels, lamps, End tables, Queen size headboard, Small dining room set (for an apartment) Cleaning supplies: sponges, spray, dish detergent.  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.

Air Mattresses / Sheet Sets needed for family of 4

A Chapelfield family is currently in need of 4 air mattresses and sheet sets.  This family has been displaced during COVID and is currently living in a home without any furniture.  Air mattresses and sheet sets would be easiest as they may move monthly until permanent housing is secured. 

Single Elderly Woman needs our help

Elderly client living on her own is in need of a rocking chair and clothing items. She mentioned not needing a big, sofa rocking chair but is looking for a comfortable wooden rocking chair.

Women slacks – Size 8-10/M (with stretch/adjustable waistband)

Women T-Shirts (short sleeve)- Size Medium (8-10)

Women Blouses – Size Medium (8-10)

Slip-ons/ Sandals – Size 8, 8 ½

Family affected by Fire needs basics

Local family with 3 children affected by fire in their home needs basic necessities.  If you can help with donating any of these items please let us know.  If you would like to purchase any of these items at a reduced rate through our relationship with Big Sandy Superstore, let us know and we can provide you the necessary information to do so.  Simply click on the "I CAN HELP" button and let us know how you can assist.

Items Needed:  High Chair, Beds and linens, dressers, couch, kitchen table and chairs, plates and silverware

Auto needed for young family

Young couple in Gahanna with a six month old daughter. They both lost their jobs due to the Covid-related economic downturn. Unfortunately both were contract-employees, and thus were not eligible for unemployment. Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church, as well as other individuals and organizations, have been helping them with their various needs, and both are now close to securing employment. However their next pressing concern is a lack of reliable transportation. Their current vehicle is a 2001 Honda CR-V with bald tires and numerous mechanical issues that need addressed. The vehicle is very unreliable and dangerous to drive. We are looking for a more reliable vehicle for them.  If you would be willing to make this tax deductible year end donation, please click on the "I CAN HELP" button

Recently Filled Needs

Disabled Caregiver in need of Washing Machine

Caregiver is disabled and caring for a disabled child.  She is unable to drive so cannot go to a laundry mat.  She is washing clothes by hand on her knees in her bathtub.  Currently has a dryer and is only in need of a washer at this time.  If you can donate the washer please let us know.  If you would like to purchase the washer and a reduced rate through our relationship with Big Sandy Superstore to be donated to the family let us know and we can assist you with that process.  We can arrange for pick up and delivery.

Single Mother in need of a high chair

Single mom of young 9 month old infant in need of a high chair for feeding time, also have needs for the following:

Twin Bed  with linens


love seat

kitchen table

Urgent needs for family of 9 that must move out of State

The Dad is a trucker, and the truck he is leasing through his company breaks down all the time, which he has to fix out of their own pocket.  He took a position based in Orlando, Florida with a local route there so he doesn’t have to be gone as much.  Thursday, March 25th last day in Ohio.  If you can help with this need please let us know how you would like to help by clicking on the "I CAN HELP" button.

-Landlord filed for an eviction. The family needed him to make repairs and now the house has a new owner and he does not want to make the repairs. This made it very hard to find a place with a family of their size. She has been looking for months.

Half of the children are going by car to Florida, the other half are going via Greyhound (they don't have a car big enough for all of them to go together) 

Needs for this family: 

-money for a U haul, boxes, moving supplies

-gas gift cards

-monetary donation towards Greyhound tickets

-Activities for kids to do in the car 

-Amazon or any gift card for family needs once they get there.

Raw Sewage leak in Gahanna Neighborhood destroys several homes interiors

Because of a raw sewage leak in a neighborhood in Gahanna the entire area was filled with sewage. The mother has stated she has "lost everything and she will need to start over". They do not have insurance.  If you can help with any of these items through donation please let us know.  If you would like to purchase any of these items at a greatly reduced rate through our relationship with Big Sandy Superstore and to be donated to the family please let us know.  Just click on the I CAN HELP Button.  The items that Neighborhood Bridges is helping to replace:

washer and dryer

Clothes dresser

High Chair


1st grader at Royal Manor

3rd grader at Royal Manor

4th grader at Royal Manor

6th grader at GMSS

8th grader at GMSS


3 beds (one was a bunkbed)

neighborhood bridges partner, Heartland Bank, asking for assistance for Newark family who lost everything in fire

We are hoping our community can help a Newark family with 3 children who lost everything in a recent fire.  The kids need clothing as all was lost.  Gently used or new items appreciated, gift cards, or cash donations...:)

girl age 13 -- women's small tops and pants/jeans

girl age 8 -- girls sizes 8-10 tops and pants/jeans

boy age 15 -- mens large shirts

Hats and Gloves Needed

looking for gloves and hats for 2 boys, 4th and 5th grade

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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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