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Opportunities for Kindness

Mother of special needs child needs temporary housing expenses covered


Local single mother of a special needs child in our school district (Gahanna Jefferson Schools) is in temporary housing, before their permanent residence becomes available beginning of November.  We are in need of raising $700 to help them afford their temporary housing.  If you would like to donate towards this effort please click on the I CAN HELP button.

Family needs help with funeral - lost father unexpectedly


Local family of one of our elementary students, father has passed away at a young age, and very unexpectedly.  They are not in a financial position to afford the funeral expenses.  If you are willing to help this family with a donation please click on the I CAN HELP button and let us know how you would like to contribute, we are working directly with the funeral services and elementary school on this effort. 

Recently Filled Needs

Leaves need removed for Students Family


Family in need of simple chores for lawn assistance, mother is single mom, doesn't have time to do it.  Needs help.

Student needs Summer Camp fees paid for


High Point student in need of camp fees paid for totalling $100.  If you can help with this need click on I CAN HELP

Senior Citizen volunteer on fixed income needs hearing aids


One of our local Senior Citizens that does so much for our community as a volunteer is in need of hearing aids, and are on fixed income an unable to purchase them with her current income.  We are looking to raise the money to purchase these for her, for all she has done for our community.  Would you like to donate towards this effort?  If so, please click on the I CAN HELP button, or above click on the DONATE button and let us know.  100% of donations collected will go to this need.

Track Shoes for student athlete at high school


High school athlete wants to compete on track team in need of size 9 track shoes.

Single Woman in need of financial help for medicine


Local woman who has been laid off from her job is in need of financial assistance of $300 to afford her current medication, she is in need of important anti-biotics for her current medical condition since her insurance is unavailable from her current work position.  If you would be willing to help contribute towards this need click on the "I CAN HELP" button and let us know.

4th Grader of Single Mom in need of an IPad


Local 4th grader at Jefferson Elementary is in need of an IPad to complete school work.  Help a single mother out by providing an IPad, or making a donation towards the purchase of one that we can arrange through a local computer store at a reduced price.  Let us know how you can help by clicking on "I CAN HELP"

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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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