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Opportunities for Kindness

Senior in Need of Help Post Graduation

We have a senior who is in need of some help getting on her feet post graduation. Would need help with transportation to a job while they save for a car so Uber/Lyft gift cards would be great. Any restaurant gift cards. Grocery and places for toiletry needs like Kroger, Walmart, meijer. 

Snacks for school clinic

High school clinic in need of individually wrapped snacks. Protein bars, popcorn, pretzels, fruit bars, etc. Thank you!

Elementary School Needs

TROFAST Storage combination with boxes (https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/t...)

Baby Wipes - 2 x Kirkland Baby Wipes - Unscented - 900 count or similar

FILLED - Boys Joggers 5 each Sizes, 6/S 8/M 10/12L 14/16XL

Girls Leggings 5 each Sizes, 6/S 8/M 10/12L 14/16XL

2 Boxes Ziploc Gallon Storage Bags

6 Boxes Hefty Baggies with twist ties

10 Boxes of Kleenex

Frigidaire 26-lb. Stainless Steel Ice Maker or similar (https://www.bjs.com/product/fr...)

Honest Juice Boxes - 40 ct

FILLED - Boys Boxers/Briefs 2 pack each sizes 4, 6, 8, 10

FILLED- Girls Briefs 2 pack each sizes 4, 6, 8, 10

FILLED- Girls training Bras size 7-8, 10-12, 14 (preferably nude) 3-4 a piece

FILLED- Deodorants Travel Size 6 each both girls and boys

Clinic Items Needed to Finish School Year

Our middle school clinic is in need of various items to help support students through the remainder of the school year. Please check out our clinic's Amazon Wishlist! These items will also ensure we start next school year with everything we need! You can shop the list, make a monetary donation on our website or purchase items in store and drop off. Thanks!


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Recently Filled Needs

Meijer gift cards

Olentangy family who recently lost their job is in need of Meijer gift cards to help with groceries. Any amount is welcome. 

Help for family who had some flooding damage

We have a family who had flooding damage and they had to buy a water pump system ($300) which really puts them in a hardship.  I'm looking to help them get the rest of their monthly needs met by giving them giftcards to Walmart or Krogers.  This will allow them to get products to assist in the clean up and help with their monthly needs since they spent so much money on the pump.

Family in need of $100 Uber giftcard

We have a family who is still trying to recover from a medical emergency and could use an Uber gift card to help get to/from appointments

Cough drops for school clinic

Honey Lemon flavored sugar free cough drops- Amazon.com has 160 count bag for $5.98

Bandaids 1"x3" flexible fabric for school clinic

Amazon.com: Adhesive Bandages, Sheer Strips, 1" x 3" | Bulk Case of 1500 | Sterile, Breathable and Multi-Purpose for School Nurses, Businesses, and First Aid Kits--- $39.95

Ziplock Baggy Need

2 packs of Amazon Basics Snack Storage Bags, 300 Count- $6.65/ box

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Thank You!

About Olentangy

Betsy Thorne - Area Director 

Betsy has been an Olentangy resident for over 11 years. She was born and raised in Westerville then attended Ohio University where she met her wife, Nikki. Nikki and Betsy have 2 children in the Olentangy district. Both children are active in sports in the district, participating in soccer, football, basketball and gymnastics. Nikki works for a software company out of Phoenix as well as coaches soccer for Columbus United. Betsy worked at Cameron Mitchell Restaurants corporate office for several years before becoming a stay at home Mom when their first child was born, and now works part time for Stratosphere Consulting. Betsy has enjoyed giving back through volunteering in her children’s schools, working with pet rescues and helping with various fundraisers throughout Columbus. Betsy is so excited to promote kindness throughout the Olentangy district with neighborhood bridges.

Heather Gavlak - Area Director

My name is Heather Gavlak and I live in Delaware, OH with my husband, Bobby, and our 3 kids, Grace (8th), Mitch (4th) and Andy (1st) all in Olentangy Schools. I am an Enterprise Architecture Manager for PNC Bank by day and an advocate for Gift of Adoption and Neighborhood Bridges. I feel very strongly about ensuring that children have what they need to be successful and know that they are well loved. In my free time I love to read and watch every sport my children play - which is literally every sport imaginable. As a family, we have a passion for doughnuts and travel around the globe trying all the doughnut places we can find and posting photos of the adventure (@Doughnutters). Unsolicited recommendations for amazing doughnut places are strongly encouraged :)

Our Steering Committee:

Katie Guntle – LC Realty Association

David Lester – Community Member

Julie Feasel – Women Giving Together

Karen Waters – Women Giving Together

Brandon Lester – Olentangy School Board

Ashlee Gianetti – Columbus United Soccer

Tyler & Tess Elavsky – Ethos Church

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