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Opportunities for Kindness

Blended New Albany Family with 4 young kids needs help with Electric bill

A New Albany family with 4 kids under the age of 8 fell behind on their electric bill when the mom gave birth to a pre-mature infant.  The baby is home now but the mom is unable to work due to continued health issues of the newborn and the cost of daycare for 4 kids.  

Still need:$80


Total amount Need: $637.74

Thank you for your financial support to help out this family.  

Recently arrived asylum seeker in need of clothing

A recently arrived male asylum seeker is in need of clothing.


-Shirts/Sweatshirts/Sweaters - size XL

-PJ's - size XL

-Pants - size 36

-NEW Underwear - size XL

-Winter coat - size XL

-Winter gloves- size L

-Shoes - Size 10.5


6 T-shirts, 2 sweaters, 2 sweatshirts, 3 golf shirts

Gently used clean clothing donation will be accepted.  Monetary donations or gift cards to purchase clothing are also appreciated.  Thank you!

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

Girl's Bike Needed

A NAFP Family is requesting a bike for their middle school daughter.  She is 4'11" tall.  

A used bike in good working condition will be accepted.  Thank you for your donations!

Family with 2 NAPLS children in need of a printer

A NAFP family with 2 kids in the New Albany school system is asking for a printer to use at home to assist with homework and other tasks.

NeedMonetary donation towards the purchase of a printer

*Please note:  Used printers will not be accepted due to previous issues.  Amazon gift cards or monetary donations towards the purchase of a new printer are appreciated.  Thank you for helping this family. 

High School Student Needs Help with Fall Sport League Payment

A New Albany Family is seeking assistance in paying for a fall sports league for their high school student.  The family is paying off medical bills after a sudden injury and is unable to cover the $180 fee.  The family desperately wants to keep their child active in a sport this fall and greatly appreciate the assistance.

Need:  $180 to cover fall sports league  

Donated:  $180

Thank you for your kind donations!

In need of supplies for a student in the Primary School Clinic

The Primary School clinic is in need of baby wipes for a student who visits the clinic multiple times a day.  

Monetary donations are always welcome and appreciated! 

If you give a student the right clothes and shoes they can conquer the world.

Preteen youth from a single parent family is in need of clothes and shoes for school! 

The student has some  unique needs and therefore an Amazon gift card is being requested by the counselor. 

We will accept monetary donations or Amazon gift cards. Any amount would be appreciated - thank you for your kindness! 



New Albany Intermediate Student in Need of a Lunch Box

A 4th grader who packs his school lunch every day is in need of a lunchbox. If possible, a more neutral (black or blue colored) lunch box. This student also likes football.

Donated:  2 lunch boxes

Thank you for your generous donation!

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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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