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Baby Furniture


Family looking for baby furniture to outfit a nursery. 

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Help With Mortgage Payment


Longtime Sycamore family needs help paying their mortgage to prevent them from losing their home. Single mother with five children is faced with unforeseen bills and is already working 2 jobs to make ends meet. Financial donations toward the mortgage payment will help lift this tremendous burden for our family in crisis this winter. If you would like to contribute, please click below and instructions on how to make payment will be emailed to you.

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Cell Phone Bill for Sycamore Family


A Sycamore mom needs $580 to pay her cell phone bill. The mother has been hit with unexpected medical bills and uses her cellphone for work purposes. The phone has been turned off rendering her unable to work. We are seeking financial donations to allow the mother to get back to work as soon as possible and meet the needs of her children during this time of crisis. If you would like to make a donation, please click below and you will receive instructions on how to make payment.

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Rent for Sycamore Family


Rent is needed for a Sycamore family with a premature baby. The family needs $624 to meet their rent payment. We are seeking financial donations to allow the family to stay in their home and meet the needs of their children during this time of crisis. If you would like to make a donation, please click below and you will receive instructions on how to make payment.

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Kindergarten Boy Needs Warm Winter Coat


Single Mom needs a warm winter jacket for her Kindergarten boy. Size 8/10. New or very gently used preferred.

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Heating Oil Needed for Single Mom of Three Students


Mom is extremely ill and the family currently has no heat in their home. With the temperatures falling below zero, we hope to get heat restored ASAP. We are seeking donations to cover the cost of 150 gallons of home heating oil, or approximately 2 months worth. If you would like to make a donation, please click below and you will receive instructions on how to make payment.

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HS Teacher Experiencing Financial Hardship


HS teacher is experiencing financial hardship due to large, unexpected medical bills for the past 3 months. The teacher is unable to purchase Christmas presents for his/her children. Gift cards to Target would be appreciated greatly.

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HS Teacher Experiencing Financial Hardship


HS teacher experiencing financial hardship due to large, unexpected medical bills for the past 3 months. The teacher is unable to purchase Christmas presents for his/her children. Gift cards to Target would be appreciated greatly.

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Single Mom Seeking Funds for Immunizations


Single mom of 3 students is currently between jobs, and therefore lost her medical insurance. She needs help covering the cost of necessary vaccinations for 2 of her children. The total amount requested is $60 for the visit and vaccinations. If you would like to help, please click below and instructions on how to make payment will be emailed to you.

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Medical Emergency During Holidays


A Sycamore family is experiencing a medical emergency. We are seeking donations to give them a head start on shopping for the holidays. Our hope is to provide a few gift cards to take some stress out of an already stressful situation. Please see the wish list below. This list will be updated as donations are made. Monetary contributions will be converted to gift cards for your convenience.

Kroger (FILLED)

Madewell (FILLED)

Target

Amazon

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Scholastic Art Fees for HS Student


HS student in need of Scholastic Art competition fees. Family is experiencing a medical emergency and unable to pay the necessary fees at this time. Total cost is $75.

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Family Needing Assistance After Medical Diagnosis


A single mom was recently diagnosed with cancer. Mom and her two kids have no family support in the area. Treatment begins this week, and mom will need to take time off work to undergo chemotherapy and recover. We are seeking gift cards to local restaurants within the Sycamore community (FILLED), as well as Kroger gift cards, so the children have resources when mom is feeling ill. UPDATE: We are just seeking Kroger cards now. We will happily accept monetary donations and convert to gift cards for your convenience. Please click the "I Can Help" button and indicate how you would like to contribute.

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About Sycamore

Lori Drasnin, Area Director


Lori Drasnin is an active Sycamore parent and volunteer. She previously served as PTO President for Montgomery Elementary, and currently serves as Treasurer for E.H. Greene Intermediate. Over the past eight years, Lori has chaired too many PTO events and fundraisers to count, and brought innovative and updated programs to the local schools. Lori also organized a Bedtime Bundle collection for the YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter from 2014-2017, and serves on the board of Ohio Cleats for Kids (C4K).

 

Lori holds undergraduate degrees from The University of Michigan, as well as a law degree from Emory University. She practiced product liability defense for six years at Dinsmore in Cincinnati, OH before “retiring” to stay home and raise her children. Lori is married to husband, Jeff, has two boys, Matthew and Ryan, and two puggles, Max & Erma. 

 

Lori looks forward to serving the greater Sycamore community and bridging kindness across the neighborhood.

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