Opportunities for Kindness
One of our Middle School students has recurring cancer and the family is still struggling financially. Their garage door spring has broken and they cannot afford to have it fixed. If someone could offer their services to get it fixed or offer financial donations to get the job done, it will be much appreciated.
- We have a family in New Albany whose house was struck by lightning and then caught on fire. They lost pretty much everything. They have had help finding a new home and replacing most things but they still need help securing other items. There are 8 people living in the home. The children attend the intermediate building, middle school, and high school. They also have a 20 month old living with them who lost all his toys.
- They are in need of the following:-
- -bed sheets for 3 full size, 1 twin size, 1 king size mattress.
- -bath towels and washcloths
- -gift cards for lost food staples for Kroger, Giant Eagle, and Meijer
Recently Filled Needs
Art Scholarship for elementary school student
We have an elementary age student who struggles academically, but excels in art. He could really use a boost in his confidence by participating in an activity where he could shine. The family can provide transportation, but is unable to afford extra-curricular activities. The school would like to be able to provide him with a month of art classes - 4 visits at Purple Dog = $165.
New Immigrant family of 6 needs everything!!
We have been offered the following so far:- a set of flatware with a drawer tray, 13 dinner plates, 8 salad plates, 6 bowls, 6 coffee mugs, 12 drinking glasses, 2 sofas, a slow cooker, a lamp, some bulbs and 2 bags of clothes and some toys.
Still in need of household of goods: chairs, dining room table and chairs, table for living area, lamps, beds, pots & pans, etc.
Carseat for an 8 month old
Updated need:- We are requesting a new or gently used car seat that will pass the current safety standards for an 8 month old baby. The baby is 26 pounds so we are requesting a convertible car seat.
If you have an unused crib or playpen, the family could use that as well.
Student Desperately Needs Glasses
An elementary student is in desperate need for glasses. One parent lost their job and the other makes a little too much money to qualify for Medicaid, so they are paying out of pocket. Parent is paying for doctor's appointment for prescription. We are requesting a $100 Walmart gift card or donations o they can pick out frames.
Child with recurring cancer - family needs financial help!!
One of our Middle School students has been diagnosed with cancer for a second time. The family has shifted their focus to pay the medical bills and could really use your help with their utility, car and cell phone bills.
We are looking for donations to help this family out during this difficult time!!
Car seats needed for 3 year old child of family in need
A local family who is working with the New Albany Food Pantry is in need of car seats for a 3 year old. Any convertible front facing car seats would be appreciated. Gently used that will pass current inspection and/or monetary donations or gift cards are all appreciated.
We have already received donations for the 5 year old's car seat.
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.