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Virtual Student Meal Distribution Volunteers


Sycamore Bridges was contacted by the Child Nutrition Department to find weekly volunteers to help distribute meals for virtual students. Volunteers should be available for 1 hour and 30 minutes every Wednesday. *See the times and locations below*

Volunteers will be stationed outside the school building assisting with curbside meal pickup for Sycamore families with students attending the virtual learning program. Volunteer time will consist of interacting with families from a safe distance, carrying meals to car(s), and keeping a tally of total meals distributed. Volunteers will be working with a Sycamore Child Nutrition Staff member. Masks must be worn and physical distancing is required at all times. Comfortable clothing and shoes are recommended. Volunteers will begin on October 7, 2020.

Blue Ash - 9:45-11:15

Maple Dale 1:15-2:45

Montgomery 9:45-11:15 (FULL)

Symmes 9:45-11:15

EH Greene 9:15-10:45

Junior High 9:45-11:15

High School 10:45-12:15

If you are interested in volunteering, please reply with your availability and which location you prefer.

Seeking Tutors and Mentors


Sycamore Bridges is seeking individuals who may be interested in serving as a virtual tutor or mentor for students. While Sycamore Schools provide phenomenal interventions during the school day, we're hoping that the community can rally together to support students who need additional support, but do not have the means to access private tutors or learning centers. This has been an unprecedented, challenging, and stressful time for many students, but your help can keep a child in need on track academically. If you have a special skill set, would like to help with study strategies, or would just like to offer encouragement to a student in need, please use this link to share your interest with Sycamore Bridges. Once needs arise, you will be contacted directly by a Sycamore teacher. All tutoring and mentoring will be done virtually.

Recently Filled Needs

Quarantine Krogering


Sycamore Bridges was contacted by a school nurse to help a newly quarantined family obtain groceries. Because they are housebound, we are hoping to provide them with a variety of meal options. This need was filled before being posted. 

Gas Cards Needed


Sycamore Bridges was contacted by local law enforcement to help a single mom pay for gas. Mom is transporting her children to and from school this year and the unexpected expense has become burdensome. We are hoping to provide her with a Speedway gas gift card to cover the first semester.

Let's Go Krogering


Sycamore Bridges was contacted by the Greene school nurse about a family who is experiencing unexpected medical issues and is having difficulty making ends meet. We would like to present the family with Kroger gift cards to help ease some of their burden. If you would like to make a contribution, please click below and you will be emailed donation instructions.

Adult Driving Class


Sycamore Bridges was contacted by our district social worker to pay for an abbreviated adult driving course for a single mom who is new to the United States. Once her behind-the-wheel course is complete, she is eligible to receive her driver's license, which will open the door to many more opportunities for employment. Funds for the driver's education secured before this need was posted.

Single Mom of 6 Struggling to Pay Bills


Sycamore Bridges was asked to help a single mom catch up on her Duke Energy and water bills. Mom is currently working 2 jobs and is still struggling to keep her head above water. We hope to alleviate some of her stress as she heads into the school year. If you would like to make a donation, please reply to this post and you will receive an email with donation instructions. 

High School Student Seeking New Clothes


Sycamore Bridges was contacted by a school administrator to help a student with his back-to-school clothing needs. He is currently looking for a part-time job and working hard toward his graduation. His specific requests are listed below. (This list will be updated as items are filled.) New clothing is preferred, but very gently used items will also be accepted. If you would like Sycamore Bridges to do the shopping for you, we are accepting financial donations.

Sweatpants (44 waist, 38 length; size XXL)

T-Shirts (size XL/XXL)

FILLED! Socks (size XL)

FILLED! Boxers (size XL/XXL)

FILLED! Black Sneakers (men's size 13) 

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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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