Opportunities for Kindness
We LOVE our school nurses and would love for you to help us support them during the month of September by donating to our
BEYOND BAND-AIDS school supply drive for all of the nurses in the Lakota School district.
Our school nurses go above and "BEYOND BANDAIDS" for all of our students and we want to show them how much we appreciate all they do.
Most needed items:
-New or gently used black leggings –all sizes youth and adults
-New or gently used athletic pants or shorts- all sizes youth and adults
-New or gently used t shirts/sweatshirts- all sizes youth and adults
-New underwear-all sizes
-Feminine hygiene products
-Snack items-goldfish, crackers, granola bars etc
-socks-all sizes children and adults
-small bathroom cups
Donations can be dropped off at any of our 4 donation sites:
West Chester Fire Department Station 72
7715 John Cox Rd
West Chester, Oh 45069
- West Chester Fire Department Station 74
8551 Beckett Rd
West Chester, OH 45069
- Liberty Township Fire Department 112
7655 Princeton RD
Liberty Twp., OH 45044
Lakota Local Schools Central Office
5572 Princeton Rd
Liberty Twp., OH 45011
Monetary donations also accepted to purchase items off of the list.
Thank you for supporting our school nurses!
Several families are in need of assistance with additional diapers for their children. Toilet training is not always a developmental possibility for some children before entering school and supporting them in the school environment with dignity and discretion is critical. Diaper sizes that are needed are size 7 Pampers Daytime or Adult small diapers/pull ups. Thank you for helping to meet this need for the children.
One of most challenging obstacles for some Lakota families in need is simply getting their children to and from school when bussing is not an option. When is bussing not an option? When a child is sick and needs to be picked up from school, when a child misses the bus, when the bus is late or unable to make their route and for those students in 10-12 grade bussing is simply not available. With high gas prices compounded by parents missing work/wages to get their kids to/from school, one of the biggest needs are $20-$25 dollar gas cards to assist families when situations arise.
Recently Filled Needs
twin sized bunk bed
Single mom with four children recently moved into her own place. Mom was able to get twin mattresses for elementary aged children but is looking for a twin bunk bed to get the mattress off the floor in their small room.
Seeking a metal bed frame, adjustable full size.
Gas Gift Cards
Several families are struggling with higher gas prices to get to work and get their kids to high school.
Financial Assistance needed for Funeral and Living Expenses
A local family with three children recently lost a caregiver unexpectedly. The grieving family is in need of assistance with funeral cost donations and gas/grocery gift cards (Kroger, Thornton's, Shell). Please consider donating to help ease the burden on this family. Your donations are appreciated.
We received a request for a washing machine for a Lakota family. The family of five (three students) has an inoperable washing machine – the door will no longer latch and therefore the machine will not run. The family needs help to repair the washing machine or replace it.
We have students in need of specialized calculators for Math classes. We have approximately 10 High School students that need the TI 83, 83+ or 84 and do not qualify for support from other community organizations. We also have approximately 10 Junior High students in need of the TI 30XIIS. The total cost is approximately $1250 to meet these needs as we are trying to buy these in bulk for reduced cost, with batteries included. However, if you have a very gently used working TI calculator of any of these models, we would welcome those as well. We know that we may have more than our initially identified students and these can continue to help meet the need.