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Opportunities for Kindness

Family in need of help with auto repair expenses and back-to-school clothing


A New Albany food pantry with 3 young children is in need of financial assistance to pay their vehicle's repair bill so they can continue to get to work.  They are able to pay half of the repair bill but need assistance with the remaining half. They also need back-to-school clothing for their children.

Car Repairs:  $1125

Clothing Requests

*13 years old Girl-size adult female large

*10 years old girl -size adult female medium

*36-month-old boy - size 3T/4T

Thank you for helping this New Albany family!

2024-2025 School Supply Drive


We are collecting school supplies for 282 NA Food Pantry Students (up 57% over last year's numbers)!  We need your help making sure all New Albany students have the supplies they need to be successful this school year.

2 Ways to Help:

1) Purchase items directly from our School Supply List Amazon Wishlist - School Supplies

2) Make a financial donation for us to use towards the purchase of school supplies.   NA Bridges Donation Link


Thank you for helping the students in our community!

Gift Cards Needed for Future Emergency Needs


New Albany Bridges often receives urgent needs that require immediate assistance.  We are collecting $25 gift cards to local stores and gas stations to assist families experiencing these emergency issues.

Need:  $25 Gift Cards (Kroger, Meijer, Sheetz, Target, Walmart, etc)

Monetary donations are also appreciated and will be utilized towards future urgent needs.

Thank you for your kindness!

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Ohio Sponsors

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Recently Filled Needs

Urgent Need for Family Arriving from Cuba


A family of 3 from Cuba just arrived with nothing but the clothes on their backs and are sleeping on the floor of their new apartment.  They are in urgent need of beds, furniture, kitchen supplies, and clothing. 

Household Items:

-Queen Mattress and bed frame (financial donations towards the purchase of items)

-Twin Mattress and bed frame (financial donations towards the purchase of items)

-1 Nightstands

-Kitchen supplies - glasses, silverware, pots and pans, cooking utensils


Clothing:

9-year-old boy (size 10/12)

-Shirts

-Pants/shorts

-Pajamas

-NEW underwear

-Shoes or boots & socks 7.5 youth

Adult male (size Medium)

-Shirts 

-Pants 34 waist

-Pajamas

-NEW underwear

Shoes or boots - size 12

Adult Female (size Medium)

-Pants

-Shirts

-NEW underwear

-Pajamas

-Shoes or boots/size women's shoes 7.5


Donated Items:

-Queen sheets / comforter 

-Twin comforter/ sheets 

-Dishes

-8 drinking glasses

-1 pan & 2 skillets

-Dish towels and potholders

- Pots and pans 

-Kitchen table and 4 chairs

-2 lamps

-End table

Donated Clothing: 

-Boy:  1 short, 2 sweatshirts, 1 PJ short, 3 short-sleeve shirts

-Female:  20 shirts, 6 long-sleeve shirts, 1 legging, 7 shorts, 1 romper, 2 PJ bottoms and 1 tennis shoe, 1 jean jacket, 3 sweaters, 1 fleece pullover

-Male:  5 long-sleeve shirts, 6 short-sleeve shirts, 2 PJ bottoms, 1 flip flop, 5 shorts

Monetary donations towards the purchase of needed items are always appreciated.  

Thank you for your kindness in welcoming this family to New Albany!

Utility Bill Payment and Gas Gift Cards Needed


A New Albany Food Pantry family with 2 kids in our school system are in need of assistance with their water bill.  They have gotten behind on the bill and can pay part of it but need help with the remaining portion.  They could also use gas cards to help them get to work.


Donated:

-Water Bill: $345

-Gas Gift Cards: $175


Thank you for assisting this family through a difficult time!

NA Student needs sports uniform


A New Albany student needs assistance purchasing their sports uniform.

Uniform Cost:  $200


Total Needed:  $200


Thank you for your generous financial donation so that this student can participate in a school sport.

Financial Assistance needed for a sports uniform.


Parents asking for financial assistance to cover the cost for their students sports uniform.

Amount Needed:  $170

NA Food Pantry Client in Need of Financial Assistance


A New Albany Food Pantry client was unemployed temporarily and fell behind on his gas and electric bills.  He is now employed again but needs help getting caught up while his paychecks catch up.   

Utilities:  $105

Gas:  $185

Total Needed:  $290

Urgent Need for Baby Items


A NAFP member is expecting a baby GIRL in the very near future.  She urgently needs the following items.

Items Needed:

-Car Seat and Crib - donations needed.  We cannot donate used cribs or car seats and will need to purchase these items.

-Infant Diapers

-Infant Girl Clothing 

-Infant essentials - blankets, burp cloths, bibs, etc.

-Storage unit/small dresser

Donated:

- Purchased - baby car seat, crib with bedding 

-Clothing (15 onesies, 3 sleepers)

-3 Burp Cloths

-2 Towels

-2 blankets

-Changing table and pad

-Crib Sheets

-Boppy Pillow

-1 Bib

-Infant floor play system

-Infant bouncy seat

Thank you for your donations and support of this new baby!

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About New Albany

Christy Apple, Area Director

Christy was introduced to the neighborhood bridges through her work at the New Albany Food Pantry. She was excited to join New Albany Bridges and felt it was a great way to get further involved in the community. She has lived in New Albany since 2001 with her husband, Jonathan, and their 2 children who are both in the New Albany school district. Christy has a Health Service Administration degree from Ohio University and an MBA from Ashland University. She has worked in healthcare planning and administration for 20+ years and currently devotes her time to healthcare consulting projects. In her free time, she enjoys watching her children play in their many sporting events and spending time with friends and family. Christy is very excited to promote kindness in our community through New Albany Bridges!

Linda Finn, Area Director 

Linda Finn, a native New Yorker moved from Omaha, NE to Ohio eight years ago. She immediately loved the “small town” feel of New Albany and looked for an opportunity to get involved in the community. New Albany Bridges filled that need and she has been a consistent donor. Having the ability to remove barriers for our neighbors especially children is so fulfilling. Recently when approached with the opportunity to become an Area Director she realized that she could make even a bigger difference. Linda resides in New Albany with her husband Kevin and three children Conor, Katie and Megan. Linda is very excited to promote kindness in our community through New Albany Bridges!

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