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Opportunities for Kindness

Washer & Dryer Needed

We have a pantry family of 4 who is in desperate need of a washer and dryer. Due to the current conditions of stay at home order from the Governor we are unable to pick up and deliver used washing machine and dryer as we normally do. The 6ft social distancing must be observed in all that we continue to do.

We are requesting cash donations towards the purchase of one possibly from a discount store like Sears Outlet. Our goal is to raise $500. 

Nursing homes in dire need of hand sanitizer donations.

NA Community Member requesting hand sanitizer donations for 6 nursing homes in Ohio. They are in dire need for the staff and residents. 

NAPLS Students in Need of Food

In a constantly evolving crisis like this one, we are continually updating our processes and procedures at the New Albany Food Pantry to better protect ourselves, our families, and our community. We have determined that it is necessary to decrease traffic in and around the Heit Center and will no longer be accepting donations in person at the Heit Center, until further notice.

In the meantime, we will be accepting monetary donations via our website.


We will also be accepting monetary and grocery gift card donations via mail. Please address any mailed donations to Healthy New Albany, 150 W Main St., Suite B, New Albany 43054.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we are so appreciative of your continued support.

Recently Filled Needs

New family to New Albany needs help with rent

We have a new family that just moved into the area because of a maintenance job opportunity for one of the spouses. They left their town and home with almost nothing to start their life together in New Albany. They also have an older son who is an ex Marine. 

They are $250 short on the rent. Monetary donations are much appreciated. 


New Food Pantry Family to New Albany Has No Furniture

Still Need :

1 Queen or King Mattress

1 Night Stand

1 Dresser


End Tables

Coffee Table


 King Box Spring

 King Bed Frame

1 headboard

1 Night stand

1 rug

1 dresser

2 bar stools

1 ottoman and chair



NAFP Family needs furniture

Family of four who has moved to a new home with two young children ages 9 and 2 in need of:-

1 Twin bed frame(no mattress) 

An area rug size: 5x7 or 7x9


New Albany student needs assistance for internet access

We have a New Albany High School senior who needs your help. His family is low income and recently their car broke down and they had to bear unexpected expenses for repairs. Now they don’t have the funds to pay the internet bill during this crucial time of online learning. 
The bill is for $60.88. Monetary donations to cover the bill are appreciated.


Volunteer to help the elderly and families in need during covid-19 crisis

We are taking volunteers who are interested in helping the elderly, home bound, and families in need by observing social distancing while providing acts of kindness, like:

1. Delivering groceries to the door step of families

2. Delivering take out food to the door step of families

3. Provide tutoring to students via telephone / face time, etc

4. Other opportunities that observe social distancing & help others

Simply give us your contact information and we'll post opportunities.



Family In Need of beds, furniture and clothes

Bed Twin: Frame, Mattress, Box spring, sheets.

Furniture: Table and Chairs, Couch.


Male age 21 - US size M. Shoes/Boots size 8.5

Female age 3 - US size 4T. Shoes size - 11/12.

Male age 5 - US Size 5T, Shoe Size 12

Female Age 2 - US size 2T, Shoes size 7 toddler. 

Monetary donations are always welcome and appreciated!! 


Family In Need of furniture and clothes

Full Bed - mattress, box spring, frame, sheets.

Furniture: Table and Chairs. 


 Female age 41 - US size 16. Shoes size 8 Wide

Female Age 12 - US size 1 or small. Shoes size 6.

Male age 7 - US size 12/14. Shoes size 2

Monetary donations are always welcome and appreciated!!


Updated Need - New Albany Pantry Family of 5 In Need

  • Still needed
  • Giftcards to Meijer, Walmart or Target to buy the following:- 
  • Clothing and shoes for the adult female and the 18 year old son
  • Youth shoes/boot size 1 for 5 year old girl
  • Youth shoes/boot size 6 for 8 year old girl
  • Pants size 32 for adult male
  • Secured
  • King mattress
  • Clothes 7-8 and 10-12 for both girls
  • Shoes/boots, jacket and shirts for adult male
  • Sleepwear and some clothes for the adult female
  • ***********************************
  •  Clothing Needs: Needs Everything
  • 1.Female age 5 -Youth Shoes/Boot size 1, 
    • Youth Clothes US size 7-8 or small.

     2.Female age 8 - Youth Shoes/Boot size 6, Socks M.
          Youth Clothes US size 9-10

     3. Female age 40 -Adult US size Large, Adult shoes/boot size 10.

     4.Male age 18 - Adult US size L, Adult shoe/boot size 13, Adult shirt M, Adult pants 29/30. 

      5.Male age 52 -  Adult pants 32

Monetary donations or gift cards are greatly appreciated and accepted.


Leg Scooter Needed

Neighbor in need broke her leg falling down stairs and is now in need of a medical leg scooter.  We’re looking to see if anyone can donate a used scooter. 

Monetary donations are always appreciated and welcome 


Single Dad needs a Queen Bed

A single dad is sleeping on an air mattress with holes in it. He is need of a new bed.


QUEEN Mattress

Queen Bed Frame

Monetary donation or gift cards are accepted and appreciated.


6th Grade Girl In Need of Eye Exam and Glasses

Due to family hardship the single mother of a sixth grade girl cannot afford the eye exam and glasses the young girl needs. The approximate cost is around $200-$300. 


Pantry client in need of a vacuum

We have a pantry client with limited mobility who is in need of a lightweight, and ideally cordless vacuum. 

Please see links below to give you an idea of what she is looking for.

We will accept used vacuums in good working condition, please send a picture. 

Monetary donations are always appreciated and welcome. 


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Ohio Sponsors

Kindness Council Members

About New Albany

Sarah Ryan, Area Director

Sarah was introduced to neighborhood bridges through her volunteer work with the New Albany Food Pantry where she is the NAFP Manager. She decided it was a nice fit to be NAFP Manager and NA Bridges Area Director. She has lived in New Albany since 1999 with her husband Mark Ryan, Senior Managing Director of BeecherHill in downtown Columbus, OH. Sarah has four children who all went to New Albany Schools; Chris a graduate of the University of Colorado, Colin who attends Michigan State University, Catherine who attends Indiana University and Caroline who attends Xavier University. All volunteer for the NA Food Pantry and NA Bridges when they are home in New Albany. She has two dogs Fenway 10 years old and Indy 1 year old who she loves to run and take for walks.Sarah loves to volunteer at other locations: Dreams on Horseback, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Pelotonia and St. Stephen’s Community House. For fun, Sarah loves to spend time with her family and friends, she also enjoys staying fit, biking, skiing, running and walking around New Albany.

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 support the local community and decided to get involved. She has lived in New Albany since 2006 and loves the close knit feel of it. Vineetha worked in Convention Sales at Experience Columbus for 10 years before taking a break to spend more time with her family, which comprises of her husband and two boys 8 and 5. 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 son’s school, the New Albany Food Pantry and participating in the local Indian community’s cultural activities. 

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