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Opportunities for Kindness

Single mom in danger of electric shut-off

A Single mom of 3 NAPLS students is in need of assistance to avoid a shut off of their electricity.  The mom also cares for her sister that is on oxygen. The family fell behind on their electric bill when the mom's hours were cut back at work.

Amount Needed:  $863

Thank you for helping to keep electricity on for this family. 

Family of 6 Seeking Financial Help

New Albany family of six is seeking financial help to help make ends meet. This is one-working parent household with children and the family takes care of an elderly family member as well.

This family could use help with gas and grocery expenses.


Gift cards - Kroger, Meijer or Sheetz 

We will happily accept monetary donations towards the purchase of gift cards as well. 

Donations:  $100

Thank you for helping this family! 

New Albany Family is Short on Mortgage Payment

A New Albany family has experienced several years of hard times after the passing of their child and subsequent medical bills.  The family is short on this month's mortgage and could use some assistance to avoid foreclosure.  The family is able to pay 50% of the mortgage but needs help with the remaining portion.

Amount Needed:  $858

Remaining Amount Needed: $458

Donated:   $400

Thank you, New Albany Subscribers, for your kindness and generosity!

Single Mom late on car payments

A single mom fled an abusive situation and moved to New Albany with her children to be closer to family.  Her job recently cut her hours and she is behind on her car payment.  Without her car, she will be unable to get to work and provide for her 2 children.  She needs help paying the 2 months she is behind and subsequent late fees. 

Amount Needed:  $1360

Remaining: $560

Donated:  $800

Thank you for helping this family in need.  

2024 NAPLS Clothing Restock

We are working with the counselors and nursing staff to help restock essential clothing, socks and underwear for our students in multiple school buildings. 

For your convenience, we have put together an Amazon Wish List - https://a.co/6ZRtDb9

Please select "New Albany Bridge's Gift Registry" address for shipping the items to us.

We will also gladly accept monetary donations or Amazon gift cards towards the purchase.

Thank you for helping our NAPLS students! 

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Kindness Council Members

Recently Filled Needs

Urgent: Electric Bill Assistance

A NAPLS district family of 6 is at risk of their gas being shut off. Their rent has steadily increased over the months and that has put a strain on the finances to cover other expenses. 

They are several months behind and have received a termination notice.  The family needs immediate help to make payment to keep gas during winter months. 

Need: $1,198

Donation:  $1200

Thank you for your generosity towards helping this family keep their electricity on!

Family with 2 teenagers in need of clothing and a bed

A New Albany Food Pantry mother lost her job and is the family is struggling to purchase bedding and clothing.

Bedding Needed: All Items Filled

Clothing Needed:

Male Adult: 

-Pants size 36x30

-Shirts - size Large

-NEW Underwear - size Large

Male -16 years old  

-Pants 29/30 waist & 30 length

-Shirts - size Medium

-NEW Underwear - size Medium

-Shoes size 11 


Gift cards or monetary donations are also greatly appreciated so the family can purchase needed items.


-$100 Amazon gift card

-Queen Mattress - purchased with NA Bridges funds

-Queen Bed Frame - purchased with NA Bridges funds

-4 NEW Pillows - purchased with NA Bridges funds

-Twin Sheets

-Queen Sheets

-Men's large Clothing:  2 pairs of shoes, 1 jean, 3 sweatpants, 3 PJ bottoms, 1 winter coat, 6 short sleeve shirts, 6 T-shirts, 3 pairs of socks

-16-Year-Old Boy Clothing:  winter hat, 4 pairs of socks, 2 hoodies, 3 shirts, 3 sweatpants, 3 pairs NEW underwear, 2 zip sweatshirts

Thank you for helping this family in need!

URGENT: Young Student and Mother in Need of Some Basic Items and Clothing

We have a new student and mother who are in URGENT need of some basic toiletries and clothing to get started in the area. 


Female Child

-Warm Leggings/Pants (size Youth Medium)

-Warm sweatshirts/sweaters (size Youth Medium)

-Shoes, tennis shoes and warm boots (size 1 youth)


-NEW underwear (size Youth Medium)


-Warm Coat/Jacket - Size L

-Sweaters/Sweatshirts - Size L

-Pants (Warm Sweatpants/Warm Leggings) - Size XL

-Warm Boots for Winter - Women's Size 8


-NEW Underwear - size XL




-Deodorant for adult

-Body wash

-Shampoo & conditioner


-Wash cloths

-Hair ties

-Hair brushes


Mom:  1 pair tennis shoes, 6 pairs of socks, 2 sweaters

Daughter:  1 jacket, 1 coat, 6 pants, 1 PJ, 1 shirt, gloves, 4 sweatshirts, blanket

Toiletries:  3 bath soaps, 1 lotion, 1 hand soap, 2 toothpastes, 1 deodorant, toothbrushes

$350 in donations for gift cards

Monetary donations towards the purchase of gift cards would be greatly appreciated due to the urgent nature of this need! 

Thank you for helping us fill this urgent need!

Recent domestic violence survivor in need of rent assistance

A NAFP female has been on her own after escaping a domestic violence situation.  She has been doing well on her own but recently lost her job and needs help with her rent to avoid eviction.  She does have another job secured so future rent will not be an issue. 

Need:  $1348



Thank you for your generosity!

Single mom of a young NA student in need of rent help

A single mom lost her job and had car repair bills that will prevent her from paying her full rent this month. She is able to pay 50% of the rent but without assistance will be facing eviction. 

Total amount Needed:  $550



Thank you for your generosity towards helping this single mom and her child remain in their home.

Financial Help Needed for Single Parent Family!

Single mother of two whose husband has left and currently offering no financial support could use help with gas cards. 

Gas cards or monetary donations towards the purchase of gas cards.


Thank you for any and all support! 

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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!

Vineetha Thomas, Area Director 

Vineetha was introduced to neighborhood bridges through her volunteer work with the New Albany Food Pantry. She instantly felt that this was a great platform to bridge kindness and support the local community. She has lived in New Albany since 2006 and loves the close knit feel of it. Vineetha has a Bachelor's Degree in General Business & Management from the University of Maryland. She started her hospitality career with Marriott International and most recently worked in Convention Sales at Experience Columbus for 10 years before taking a break to spend more time with her husband and two boys. Both her children attend the New Albany school district. In addition to spending time with her family and friends she also enjoys staying fit and getting involved in the community by volunteering at her kids' schools, at her church, the New Albany Food Pantry and participating in the local Indian community‚Äôs cultural activities.  Vineetha is excited to continue to bridge kindness in our community through New Albany Bridges!

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