Opportunities for Kindness
Recently Filled Needs
Clothing Needed for 5 Year-Old Boy
Single mom looking for new or gently used clothing (size 6) for her son. Let’s help dress this preschooler for his first day of school. If you can help, please click below and describe your donation. Monetary contributions to purchase clothing will also be accepted.
New Family to Sycamore in Need of Clothing and Shoes for the Start of the School Year
New Sycamore family in need of back-to-school clothing and shoes. New or gently used items will be accepted.
Girl (entering grade 4): shoes size youth 2 wide, clothing size 10/12
Boy (entering grade 2): shoes size youth 1 (SHOES FILLED), clothes size 6/7
Girl (entering kindergarten): shoe size toddler 10 (SHOES FILLED), clothes size 5/6
If you can help, please specify your donation so we can keep track of items collected.
Back to School Clothing/Shoes + Gas Cards Needed
Local mother with two kids is struggling to make ends meet after the death of her children's father. Receiving back-to-school items and gas cards will help ease her burden. New and/or gently used clothing and shoes will be accepted. If you can help, please click below and indicate which item(s) you will be contributing. As always, cash donations will also be accepted so additional clothing can be purchased.
* Paw Patrol Backpack for a boy entering kindergarten is now FULFILLED!
* Purple Backpack for a girl entering 5th grade is now FULFILLED!
* Boys athletic shoes, size youth 11 is now FULFILLED!
* Boys everyday shoes, size youth 11.
* Boys sandals, size youth 11.
* Girls athletic shoes, size youth 4 is now FULFILLED!
* Girls everyday shoes, size youth 4 is now FULFILLED!
* Girls sandals, size youth 4.
* Boys clothing, size 5T.
* Girls clothing, size youth 14-16.
* Gas gift cards.
Family Needs to Purchase Birth Certificate
HS Students Seeking Help After Loss of Parent
Three high school students need assistance after the loss of a parent. They are requesting gift cards to Kroger, Walmart, and/or a clothing store. Cash donations made through PayPal will be converted into gift cards. Please click below if you would like to contribute to help meet this need.
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.