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One Week's Hotel Stay


Sycamore Bridges was contacted by a school counselor to assist a single mom with one week's payment at a local hotel. The family is seeking permanent housing in our district, but has taken residence in an extended stay hotel in the meantime. Mom was unable to work for the last two weeks due to car trouble and therefore needs assistance with this week's hotel payment. The weekly rate is $406. If you would like to contribute to this request, reply to this post and a donation link will be emailed to you.

April Rent


Sycamore Bridges was contacted by a school advocate to assist a young mom with her April rent. Our neighbor began a new job in March but does not receive her first paycheck for another two weeks. Unfortunately, this delay will prohibit her from making her April rent payment. We would like to contribute $450 to make sure she does not fall behind and accrue exorbitant late fees. If you would like to contribute to this request, reply to this post and a donation link will be emailed to you.

Kroger Gift Card for Single Mom


Sycamore Bridges was contacted by a school counselor to assist a single mom of four young kids. Things are tight for Mom right now, so we would like to offer a $200 Kroger gift card to help ease some her burden. Mom was recently connected to resources to help her long-term, but we would like to bridge the gap until that assistance begins. If you would like to contribute to this request, reply to this post and a donation link will be emailed to you.

Prom Tickets for HS Students


Sycamore Bridges was contacted by the high school administration team to assist 6 students with purchasing their prom tickets. Each student is in good academic standing with demonstrated financial need, and has expressed a desire to attend prom. We would like to make sure these students are able to experience this special night without financial strain. We are collecting $390 (6 tickets at $65 each). If you would like to offer assistance, reply to this post and a donation link will be emailed to you.

Large Family Seeking Clothing & Shoes for 5 Kids


Sycamore Bridges was contacted by an elementary school counselor to assist a single mom with immediate clothing needs for her children. We welcome gently used items (no rips, tears, holes, or stains), but will gladly accept new items as well. We are hoping to provide 4 complete outfits for each child. Alternatively, if you prefer to make a financial donation, we will do the shopping for you! Our list of requested items will be updated as clothing is donated. Reply to this post to let us know how you would like to help and we will reply with donation instructions.

  • Child #1: (GIRL)
  • FILLED

  • Child #2: (GIRL)
  • Girl Bottoms- Youth 7 (only 1 needed)
  • Girl Shirts- Youth 7 (only 1 needed)
  • Girl Gym Shoes- 2.5y-3y

  • Child #3: (BOY)
  • FILLED

  • Child #4: (BOY)
  • FILLED

  • Child #5: (BOY)
  • FILLED

  • DONATED - NO LONGER NEED
  • Girl Bottoms- Youth 8/9 or 9/10
  • Girl Shirts- Youth 10
  • Girl Gym Shoes- 4y
    Girl Socks- 4y shoe size, NEW ONLY PLEASE
    Girl Underwear- Girl's 10, NEW ONLY PLEASE

  • Girl Socks- 3y shoes size, NEW ONLY PLEASE
  • Girl Underwear- Girl's 7, NEW ONLY PLEASE

  • Boy Bottoms- Youth 7
    Boy Shirts- Youth 7
    Boy Gym Shoes- 1y
  • Boy Socks- 1y shoe size, NEW ONLY PLEASE
    Boy Underwear- Boy's 7, NEW ONLY PLEASE

  • Boy Bottoms- 3t-4t
    Boy Shirts- 3t-4t
    Boy Gym Shoes- 11c
    Boy Socks- 11c shoe size, NEW ONLY PLEASE
  • Boy Underwear- Boy's 4t, NEW ONLY PLEASE

  • Boy Bottoms- 2t-3t
  • Boy Shirts- 2t-3t
  • Boy Gym Shoes- 8.5c-9c
  • Boy Socks- 9c shoe size, NEW ONLY PLEASE

School Lunch Fees


Sycamore Bridges received a donation to pay it forward to students with outstanding lunch account balances. In working with our advocates at Greene School, we were able to cover over $100 in outstanding lunch fees for students whose families are experiencing financial hardship. We greatly appreciate generous donations like this to help students and families in our community.

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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, as well as PTO Treasurer at Montgomery Elementary, E.H. Greene Intermediate, and Sycamore Junior High School.  Over the past decade, Lori has chaired too many PTO events and fundraisers to count and brought innovation and updated programs to our local schools.  Lori also organized a Bedtime Bundle collection from the YWCA Battered Women's Shelter from 2014-2017, and served on the board of Ohio Cleats for Kids (C4K) until taking this role.

Lori holds undergraduate degrees from the University of Michigan, as well as a law degree from Emory University.  She practiced 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 enjoys serving the greater Sycamore community and bridging kindness across the neighborhood.

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