Opportunities for Kindness
Recently Filled Needs
Family needs clothing and shoes for 2 young boys
$300 in cash donations
Size 6 tennis shoes
Widowed mother/grandmother needs help securing clothing for her son and grandson.
Needed items for son - pants (size 14/16), shirts (L and XL), and shoes/boots (size Youth 6).
Needed items for grandson - pants and shirts (both size 4T) and shoes/boots (size 10T).
Monetary donations and Gift Cards are always appreciated!!
Single Mom of Three kids needs Support
Boy 1 - Size 7-8 pants for for the 7 year old.
Boy 2 - Youth XL(16-18)clothes for the 12 year old Pants and Shirts.
Boy 3 - Adult size Small/Medium clothes for the 15 year old Pants and Shirts.
Pajamas and socks for all.
Monetary donations or Gift Cards are also appreciated!!
A Winter coat size adult medium female. Warm blankets.
Size 8 shirts/sweatshirts.
New single parent family needs help!!
A mother and two children have moved into our school community. They are on a limited budget, so they could not afford to move all of their belongings and cannot afford to replace them.
King size bed frame
Set of twin beds
2 twin mattresses
A chair for the living room
Counter top height table - the family has 4 counter top size kitchen chairs
$440 towards cash donation, $350 in gift cards
Corner tv stand and two night stands
2 Chairs for the living room or 1 couch (no sleeper sofas)
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.