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Family in need of winter coats - 1 girl and 2 boy


We have a family in need of some winter coats. There are twin 14yo boys that each need a coat (so 2 coats) Size Adult Small or 16 - Black. 

There is one 16yo girl that needs a girls size Medium in any color. 

Thank you!

Winter Boots


2 pairs of size 4 winter/snow boots needed for two elementary school boys. 

Comforters for Family of Four


A family is in need of four twin sized comforters to help them to stay warm. Neutral colors preferred.

Middle School Student In Need of Laptop


A middle school girl is in need of a laptop to utilize at home for completing homework that she can keep year to year. 

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Gat...  Blue preferred. 

Young lady in need of winter boots - Doc Marten


We have a young lady who needs some winter boots and has never had a really good pair that will last. She would like them as a Christmas present. Here is the link to the style (Dr. Martens Women's Shriver Hi Fashion Boot, size 9) 
https://www.amazon.com/Dr-Mart...
https://www.ae.com/us/en/p/wom...

Outerwear for HS Student



For high school male: 

Winter coat, 3XL
Heavier zip up hoodie, 3XL 

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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 :)

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