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Sweats and Leggings Needed

We are in need of girls/ladies black leggings in sizes small, medium, large, and XL, and boys/men’s sweat pants in sizes small, medium, large, and XL (any color).

Can be new or gently used. 

Student in need of Pull Ups at School

We have a student that needs goodnites pull ups at school, boys size L/XL. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Boys Clothing Needed

2nd grade boy in need of some additional outfits and family is currently unable to new clothing for him. Child wears Boys sizes 8-10. May be gently used or brand new. Please include shirts, 3-5 pairs of pants, 3-5 pairs of shorts, underwear, and socks.

***Shirts, underwear, socks and pjs have already been donated. 

Homeless Family of Three

We have a homeless family (single mom with 2 children) we are trying to help with temporary housing until more adequate housing can be found. She is on a waitlist for housing now. We are looking for funds to help pay for this temporary housing. Any amount will help. Donations can be made through the donate link on our website or by check. Thank you in advance for any donations to assist this single mom.

HS Boy Clothing

HS Boy in need of clothing (no shoes at this time).

  • TShirts - 4X
    Hoodies - 4x (2 preferred if possible)
    Pants (athletic pants/sweatpants/shorts) - 2X
    Underwear - 2X Boxers
    Socks - mens size

Family with medical travel expenses

We are working with parents who have been traveling 2 hours each way ( for the last few months and foreseeable future)  for life saving medical treatment, and trying to keep their student(s) in school as much as possible. Gift cards for gas and food would be a huge help. 

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About Pataskala

neighborhood bridges Pataskala will be the FIRST community to serve two school districts!

The students and families in need from Southwest Licking Schools and Licking Heights Schools will be served and directly impacted through our work.

Carol Stoffel - Area Director

Carol has been a life long resident of Pataskala. She graduated from Ohio University with an Associate’s Degree in Secretarial Studies and was married to Steve, her high school sweetheart, for 43 years until cancer took his life in 2000. Together they have two married sons who both graduated from Watkins Memorial High School, and four wonderful grandchildren. Steve spent 35 years working at The Ohio State University and The James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research Institute, with much of his career being in Human Resources. Carol was secretary at Etna Elementary School for 20 years. After retiring she has been a substitute secretary for Southwest Licking Local Schools for 15 years. She is active in her church and has been a volunteer for Hospice of Central Ohio for 15 years. Carol considers it an honor to promote kindness in her community through Pataskala Bridges.

Megan Myers - Area Director

Megan is a life long (mostly) resident of Pataskala, only living away for four years in Augusta, Georgia and three years in Clintonville. She attended Miami University and received her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education. After moving to Augusta to teach, she decided Ohio was calling her home, and she returned to teach in the school she, her parents, and grandparents attended. She received her Master’s degree from Ashland University in Curriculum and Instruction, and taught for 33 years before retiring in 2019. She still volunteers in the schools when she can. Megan loves travel, and spending time hiking in nature. She is excited to continue helping kids and families through her work with Neighborhood Bridges.

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