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Family in Crisis Needs Help Paying December Rent

A family of 6 needs help paying the remaining balance of their rent for December so they can stay for the rest of the month. The balance is $500. If you would like to contribute, please click the “I Can Help” button and you will receive instructions how to make an online payment. 

Recently Filled Needs

Sycamore Family Displaced From Home in Need of Food/Gas Cards

A family in the Sycamore district with two high school students has recently been removed from their apartment and is living in temporary housing. They would benefit greatly from Kroger gift cards, which can be used for food or gas during this transitional time. If you would like to donate a Kroger gift card, please click "I Can Help". For your convenience, cash donations will also be converted to gift cards for the family.


Communication Device and App Wanted for Early Elementary Age Student

An early elementary age student with significant communication needs, as well as a medical condition, is in need of an iPad and a communication app called Touch Chat to use at home and in the community. The student has gained much independence with this program at school among teachers and peers. The student can independently make requests, greet peers, and spell words; therefore allowing the student to participate in discussions and lessons, both in and out of the classroom. Unfortunately, the device that this student currently uses must remain at school. This student has no way of communicating except for a few signs and pointing at home and in the community.

Are you upgrading your iPad this holiday season? If so, we would love your gently used iPad so our student can continue progressing with communication outside of school. Alternatively, we are accepting donations to purchase a new entry-level iPad ($300). In addition, we are seeking donations to purchase Touch Chat ($300) and a protective OtterBox (~$70) for the iPad. If you have an iPad to spare, or would like to make a financial donation, please click below.


New, Safe Tires Needed for Child Transport

Great Grandmother/Grandmother is in desperate need of 4 new tires to safely transport her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Great Grandmother is the main support of these kids and does not have the financial means to replace her badly worn, unsafe tires. We worked a deal with Tire Discounters in Kenwood and are seeking financial donations to cover the cost. If you would like to contribute, please click the button below. 


Family Needs Funds to Heat Home

We have a Sycamore family that has run low on home heating oil and cannot effectively heat their house. As winter approaches, they are becoming increasingly concerned. Sycamore Bridges has received a discounted rate and free delivery from Hudson Oil. We are hoping to collect enough funds to get them through our coldest months based on average winter oil consumption rates; or approximately $475.00. If you would like to make a donation, please click the "I Can Help" button below.


HS Student in Need of Food Gift Cards

Sycamore High School student experiencing financial hardship could greatly benefit from a bit of help purchasing groceries. Student is an athlete who is currently "in season", which makes it hard to maintain their part-time job. Kroger, Aldi, Chipotle, and Jade Kitchen were mentioned as places the student typically goes.  


Food and Clothing Gift Cards Needed for Single Mom

A single mother of three (elementary, junior high, and high school) is having difficulty keeping up with expenses. We are hoping to alleviate some of her burden by providing her with food and clothing gift cards. Any denomination to Kroger and Kohl's are much appreciated. Monetary donations are also being accepted and will be converted into gift cards for the family.


Family Seeking Help for Electric Bill

Single mom with three children is struggling to make payments on her electric bill. To avoid a disruption in her service, we are seeking donations to help her get through this difficult time. If you would like to contribute, please click the "I Can Help" button.


Sycamore High School Student Needs Winter Coat

SHS female student in need of winter coat, size women's small. Black is much preferred. New or gently used is appreciated.  


Delivery Assistance

Looking for a few strong people to help move a (heavy) sleeper sofa from one Sycamore residence to another on Sunday afternoon (11/10). If you have a pick-up truck, even better, but not necessary. This should only take an hour of your time.


Single Mother of 3 Needs Coats to Keep Kids Warm this Winter!

New or gently used winter coats needed! Hats and gloves are also welcome.

•6th Grade Girl (adult large) FILLED!

•1st grade boy (child XL or adult small)

• 2 year old boy (child size 3-4) FILLED!


High School Student Looking for Used Sleeper Sofa

Sycamore HS Student living in a one-bedroom apartment is in urgent need of a gently used (or new) sleeper sofa to serve a dual purpose, sitting and sleeping. Sycamore Bridges can help with delivery if you have one available for donation.


Kitchen Appliances

Family in search of gently used kitchen appliances.


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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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