Opportunities for Kindness
Hilliard Social Worker asking for $96 to cover the cost of an outstanding AEP bill and a cooler with ice packs, snacks and drinks. This need is for an 18 year old young man who is helping his dad who lives in a local retirement community but currently in the hospital on dialysis and other medical issues. His 18 year old son has had no food or electric for several days while he is here to care for his father upon discharge from the hospital.
In need of the following items:
- Girls underwear size 6 and 10
- Boys briefs size small and medium
- Boys pants size 6/7, 7/8, 8/10
- Kids gloves any sizes
- Kids hoodies/jackets/coats
We have specific families in need of these sizes but would appreciate any additional donations to re-stock our clothing pantry at school.
A Social Worker at one of our schools has a student that needs dental work. Is there a contact for a dentist willing to do some pro bono work for this student.
A single parent with multiple young children in the HCS district is in need of a vehicle to be able to transport kids to appointments and alleviate this particular challenge in their day-to-day life. The parent was recently promoted at work, but the entire family could greatly benefit from this resource and ability to quickly get from one location to another. They currently have a broken down vehicle but do not have the funds to fix it.
hilliard bridges is expanding our personal care pantries to all Hilliard High Schools and Middle Schools this year!!
We would appreciate donations of new undergarments as follows:
If your last name starts with A-F: young girls sizes small, medium, large, and xl
If your last name starts with G-L: female sizes small, medium, large, and xl
If your last name starts with M-R: young boys sizes small, medium, large and xl
If you last name starts with S-Z: young men sizes small, medium, large and xl
Full size personal care items such as shampoo, soap, body wash, tooth paste, tooth brushes, male & female deodorant, and feminine hygiene products are also requested.
A school social worker in a Hilliard elementary school is currently looking for donations of gently used or new clothing. Specific items are:
Boys Size Large/Extra Large Pants- Elastic Waist Band- New or Gently Used
Boys Size Large/Extra Large Shirts- T- Shirts or Polos
Recently Filled Needs
Refrigerator and Electric Range for Hilliard Resident
We have a gentleman that lives in Hilliard that was severely injured, and has had both legs amputated in an automobile accident about 5 years ago. His wife is in an extended care facility with a long term debilitating disease. Because of injuries he is not able to work. His house has a non working refrigerator and oven. This was a community minded individual that has had an extremely rough five years. It can be used in working condition.
Monetary & personal care items sought to expand/create personal care pantries in our schools
We are seeking cash donations and donated personal care items as Hilliard Bridges is teaming up with a young student leader in Hilliard, the Hilliard Food Pantry, Hilliard Rotary and Kiwanis to help her EXPAND a food pantry she has created at Darby High School!
Our organizations have come together to offer personal care items in the hopes of expanding to all high schools and middle schools in our community.
Family in need (Hilliard School District)
I have a need for an advocate working with a family who moved from Dublin to the Hilliard City School District on May 1. Their previous apartment had bed bugs and they had to discard most of their furniture. They are in need of a sofa and chairs, as well as a washer and dryer for their new place. The father has recently returned to work after being off for a few months because he was severely injured in an accident. The family does not have funds to purchase furniture and appliances. We will make separate arrangements for the washer and dryer.
Chris Nemeth, Area Director
Meet Chris Nemeth whose business, Nemeth Counseling, is located in Old Hilliard. He is very involved with the Hilliard community, doing many projects, primarily with the Rotary Club. Chris is serving as President of the Hilliard Rotary Club this year! He is also very involved in things regarding his own children. Chris and his wife, Kathy, have been married for almost 20 years. Originally from the Youngstown, Ohio area, Chris has now been in the school district area since 2000. Their children, Kaia (10) and Ava (8) are in Hilliard Schools and his business recently celebrated its 8th year. Nemeth Counseling has over 30 employees between their Hilliard and Westerville offices, while most of their employees work at the Hilliard office.