Opportunities for Kindness
Recently Filled Needs
families working with New Albany Food Pantry in need of household items
In partnership with the New Albany Food Pantry, we are in search of the following items to assist local families in need
Basic household items like linens, pots, pans and lamps
We will accept cash donations, or gift cards to assist these local residents and offer partnership to our Food Pantry.
URGENT NEED - New Albany High School senior needs help with graduation expenses by Friday May 23
New Albany high school student who had to relocate to Cincinnati due to financial struggles in need of assistance to travel to high school graduation ceremony and practice. School counselor familiar with the needs of this family seeking help so that father and New Albany High School senior can attend.
We are seeking monetary donations around $300 -thank you!!
Family in need of help after fire
The Little Turtle apartment fire has affected multiple families in our community!! We have a family (mother, father, primary school student) that could benefit from Meijer gift cards for food, clothing, toiletries and essentials after they lost everything in the recent apartment fire. Although insurance is helping, gift cards from Meijer would help fill in the gaps. Gift cards or monetary donations would be much appreciated!!
Student/Parent displaced by Little Turtle fire needs help
11th grade student and his Mom lost everything in the Little Turtle fire. They are currently living in a hotel; however, they are in need of clothing, etc.
Monetary donations and/or gift cards to go shopping for clothing and purchase other essentials would be very helpful.
About 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.
Lynda Peel-Brown, Area Director
Lynda has had various positions at Nationwide Children’s Hospital including being a Program Manager. She has launched several innovative projects in the healthcare industry, is a technical author of healthcare issues, and has extensive networking experience with medical professionals. She is very passionate and involved in mission work and community service and looks forward to growing the New Albany Neighborhood Bridges. Lynda is a life-long Gahanna-New Albany resident and currently resides in New Albany with her husband, mother-in-law and 4 rescue pets. She loves doting on her granddaughter and two great-nephews. In her spare time, she volunteers with the various community projects and enjoys physical fitness.