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Work clothes needed for a pantry client


We have a NAFP client who needs all black clothes for her new job. She is in need of black shirts and blouses in 3-4X size

Gently used work clothes or gift cards to Target or Kohl's will also be helpful. 

Need coloring books & crayon sets for NAFP


The New Albany Food Pantry will be having open pantry days starting Thursday(6/11) after a few months break. There will be kids accompanying the parents and the pantry is requesting 30 coloring books and 30 small crayon boxes so the kids can be occupied while the adults shop.  

If you can donate the physical crayons and coloring books rather than a money donation for this need that would be wonderful and please drop off items to the fire station. Thank you so much for your kindness!

$20.20 for the class of 2020!!


Graduation is an incredible accomplishment and a special moment in every senior's life. New Albany Bridges would love to celebrate those New Albany High School seniors who are identified by their high schools' administrators and guidance counselors as needing some extra support. 

We want to provide them with gift cards from restaurants and stores from our community. Our goal is to generate enough sponsors/donors to provide these graduation gifts to the 30 New Albany graduates who need it most. 

If you would like to make a financial donation of $20.20 towards this , please click on I CAN HELP and a donation link will be emailed to you.

New Albany family needs help paying emergency vet bill


We have a family in New Albany who needs financial assistance to pay an emergency vet bill for their cat. The single earner in the family recently got laid off and this was an expense they weren't anticipating. The bill is for $150. Cash donations are much appreciated to help out this family. 

New family to New Albany needs help with rent


We have a new family that just moved into the area because of a maintenance job opportunity for one of the spouses. They left their town and home with almost nothing to start their life together in New Albany. They also have an older son who is an ex Marine. 

They are $250 short on the rent. Monetary donations are much appreciated. 

Washer Needed for a local family


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We have a pantry family of 4 who is in desperate need of a washer and dryer. We are now allowed to pick up and deliver appliances and furniture. Please let us know if you have a washer you are able to donate. 

Monetary donations are always welcome and appreciated. 

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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. 

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