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Opportunities for Kindness

Partial Rent Needed to avoid eviction

3 NAFP family members are all employed at the same factory and their hours were unexpectedly reduced putting them behind on their rent.  They are getting second jobs and have a plan for future payments but could use your help this month.

Rent Needed:  $765

Thank you for your generosity!

Furniture Needed: A new family just moved to America and is in need

A NAFP family is in need of items to help furnish their new apartment.  They are new to the US and could use some gently used donations.

Items Needed:

-Queen Bed Frame

-1 NEW bed pillow


Already Donated

-2 Lamps

-2 nightstands

-Queen mattress 

-Queen Box Spring 

-Queen bed sheets and comforter

-1 NEW Pillow

-Kitchen Table and chairs(from storage) 

Thank you for your generous support of this family!

New Albany Family with 3 kids in our district need your financial support

A New Albany Family with 3 kids in our school district has experienced a family death and has fallen behind on their bills.  They need your support to help with their utilities and insurance for the month of May.  

Total Amount Needed:  $1379

Utilities:  $744

Insurance: $635



The family could also use gift cards for groceries and gas.

Thank you for your support of this family experiencing difficult times.

New Albany Family In Need of Basic Furniture Items

A NAPLS family with a young school-age child is in need of basic furniture items. 


-2 small dressers/chest of drawers 


Pending pick up 

-1 Couch 

-1 Kitchen table and 4 chairs

- Twin bed frame & mattress 

-Twin bedding 

-Full bed frame and mattress

-Full bedding

-3 Pillows

-2 Lamps

-2 end tables

-Dishes and silverware

-Bath towels

Thank you for helping this family in need!

Elderly New Albany resident in need of a working vehicle to get to work

An elderly New Albany resident must work to supplement her social security income.  Her car recently broke down and she needs a reliable vehicle to get to work so she can continue to pay her rent and bills.

A reliable vehicle in good working condition.

Please note that we can’t accept monetary donations towards the purchase of a car. 

We appreciate your kindness and look forward to helping our elderly New Albany resident!

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Recently Filled Needs

Keep the lights on for a NAFP family with young children

A NAFP family has fallen behind on their electric bill and needs your help!  The family paid just enough to keep the lights on but need help to pay the full bill amount and avoid future shut off.

Amount Needed:  $312

Donated - $312 

Thank you, New Albany subscribers, for your support!

ELC student in need of shoes


A male student in the Early Learning Center (ELC) is in need of tennis shoes for the summer.  He wears a Size 5 Youth (not toddler)

We will accept gently used, like new or new shoes. 

Thank you for helping this student! 

New Albany High School Student needs Meijer gift cards

An independent New Albany High School student is living with a non-parent guardian.  Money is tight and the student needs to buy their own personal care items and necessities.  We are asking for Meijer gift cards so the student can walk to the store on their own to make purchases.

NEED:   $250 in Meijer gift cards

DONATED - $250 in Meijer gift cards

Gift cards can be dropped off to our box at the Heit Center Lobby or New Albany Fire Station Lobby.  Monetary donations are also welcome and will be used for the purchase of gift cards.

Thank you for supporting this student in need!

New Albany woman in need of partial rent assistance

A New Albany Food Pantry woman has worked hard to escape an abusive relationship.  She recently switched jobs and doesn't have enough money to pay her full rent while her paychecks catch up.  

Original Rent Need:  $300



Thank you for helping this hard-working single female resident.  

New Albany Family with 2 children in need of rent assistance, bed and dresser

A New Albany Food Pantry family with 2 children and 1 on the way, received an eviction notice.  They are able to pay a portion of their rent but are not able to pay the full amount. They also need a Queen bed and dresser. 

Rent Need:  $628

Donated Need:  

-Queen Mattress - we will accept clean, gently used mattresses.

-Queen Bed Frame

-Queen Box Spring (if frame requires it)


Thank you for helping this family!

Family of 5 in need of urgent rent assistance

A family of 5, including 3 children, are struggling to make ends meet as their work hours have been reduced recently. They are also dealing with some ongoing medical issues that are causing additional financial strain. 

They are requesting a partial payment on their rent to avoid late fees/eviction. 





Thank you for your kindness and support for this family!

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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’s cultural activities.  Vineetha is excited to continue to bridge kindness in our community through New Albany Bridges!

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