Opportunities for Kindness
Family needs furniture for their home. 3 dressers for her children to put clothes (ages are pre-teen to teen), 3 end tables for beds, 3 lamps, a coffee table for living room, a chair for living room, and a twin mattress since one of the children’s mattresses was recently ruined.
3 children (3 total) are in need of beds. They are currently sharing an inflatable mattress. The family is seeking 3 twin size beds / frames, if available. Mom is comfortable with a variation of this, however, citing that 2 of the girls can share a double bed for instance if that is available instead. Family is also seeking a dining room table to replace the one in their home that recently broke.
Single parent family here in Gahanna in need of a full bed for her young teen child. If you can help with this need please click on the "I CAN HELP" button and we will arrange for pick up of the bed. We would need box springs, frame and mattress (and any other bed materials sheets, pillows, blankets) that you would be willing to provide.
Recently Filled Needs
family in need washer/dryer
family in need of washer /dryer
Mom needs infant car seat
Local mom in need of car seat for infant son
children in need of clothing
Family in need of basic clothing items for the children ages 5, 13 and 19. Specific clothing sizes includes mens every day tshirts size medium, mens size small pants and jeans, girl size 5t-6t every day shirts, jeans, and shorts, junior girl size shirts xsmall/small, jeans size 27w, small, size 2. If you would like to donate please click on the I CAN HELP button so we can make arrangements.
Grandmother in need of stackable washer/dryer to take care of grandchildren
Medically comprised grandmother, is the primary care giver for a behaviorally complex child- this family is in need of a stackable washer and dryer unit. If you would like to donate a unit, or donate towards the purchase of a unit, please click on the "I can help" button.
Family in Need of Furniture
Family in need recently received their own apartment after moving to Ohio earlier this year. They are in need of 2 dressers to store kids clothing, 1 full or queen bed frame and brand new mattress, and 2 twin bed frames for children's mattresses (they already have twin mattresses).
Family in need of dryer
Gahanna family's dryer broke down 2 months ago and it is becoming increasingly difficult to get to the laundromat to dry clothes. Time demands and increased gas prices are making it very difficult. A dryer in the home would ensure the kids are ready for school and save the family money in laundromat fees and gas.
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.