Opportunities for Kindness
We have a pastor that has been working with a single mom her for months and she is doing such an amazing job of truly doing the work to get her life going on a solid foot. The folks at the shelter where she is have been amazing - but until she has the back bills paid, she can't get the new place. Any donations would be appreciated!
Hilliard School Social Worker is relaying a need for rental housing (1 or 2 bedroom) in the Hilliard City School District for a mother and teenage daughter. Mom has recently been released from jail (felony charge) and works 2 jobs. She has done so well since her release that she is being assisted with money from a post incarceration recovery program. $800 is her max budget. She is trying to keep her teenage daughter in Hilliard schools to minimize anymore disruption in her life.
The Hilliard Kiwanis Club and Hilliard United Methodist Chruch will be putting together bags of food supplies to hand out to the community. Volunteers (in small groups) will be sorting and putting together bags of food. Please do not volunteer if you are sick, have symptoms or running a fever. please use this link as it will show current availability of shifts. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0c44a9ac2ca64-hilliard1
If you have questions, please feel free to respond here.
With changes in service due to current conditions, they are in need of more volunteers Please go to their volunteer website at to sign up for shifts. It will have the most current needs and times. Sign up here: Hilliard Food Pantry Volunteer If you have questions, please feel free to respond here or reach out to the Hilliard Food Pantry at hilliardfoodpantry.org
Recently Filled Needs
Mom fleeing from domestic violence needs car seat
A mom who is staying in a women's shelter has an immediate need for a car seat that will fit a 14-month old child. She has the opportunity to see her children on June 29 and needs a car seat before that date. Please let us know if you have one in safe,working order that you would be willing to donate.
washer and dryer
Single mother of two teenage daughters in need of a working washer and dryer.
Family needs help with major car repairs
Young family - mom and dad both working full-time and surviving paycheck-to-paycheck. Have young daughter, almost 3. They share one car for transportation to both jobs and childcare - a 2014 Ford Escape 1.6L EcoBoost. Last month, car needed major transmission work and family had to take out $4k on credit card to pay for repairs. This month, car stopped running and now family is being told it's either cracked engine block or need new head gasket - repairs that again cost a few thousand dollars. Family has no savings and no more room on credit. Still owes on car and it is their lifeline to work. They need help.
Family of 4 needing dining set and clothing
Serving Our Neighbors SON Ministries is working with a Hilliard family of 4 who has been affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The mother was laid off from her job and the father has had his work hours reduced. The family has the following needs:
1. A small (apartment-sized) dining table and 4 chairs
2. NEW socks and underwear for their daughters: Underwear: Girls size 6 and 10, Socks: Girls sizes M and L (NEW packages only please).
Working Dryer Needed
Hilliard School Social Worker requesting a dryer for a school family. The single parent who recently adopted her nephew and niece is also caring for her brother who is now paralyzed from an accident earlier in the year in addition to her own 2 children. Trips to the laundromat is causing additional time and money issues, which were already obstacles in their lives.
Furniture Needed for Hilliard Family
Serving Our Neighbors (SON) Ministries is working with a single mom in Hilliard who has two children. Her work hours have been reduced to part-time and her resources are limited. The family need a couch and a dining table with chairs. Please respond if you have any of these items you would be willing to donate.