Opportunities for Kindness
Recently Filled Needs
Sycamore Bridges was contacted by a local photographer to donate two senior portrait sessions for students who may not otherwise have this opportunity. We are excited to have our HS guidance counselors select two grateful senior students to receive this gift.
Short-Term Hotel Stay
Sycamore Bridges was contacted by a school advocate to help a single mom with a short-term hotel stay. Mom is in urgent need of $305 to cover hotel fees that will allow her and her child to leave an unsafe environment. Sycamore Bridges is working with our advocate to see if future assistance will be helpful. We will update this post as necessary. If you would like to contribute to her assistance, CLICK HERE and you will be redirected to our donation page. Please type "hotel" in the note section of your payment.
Past Due Electric Bill
Sycamore Bridges was contacted by a community advocate to help a single mom of three children with her past due electric bill. Mom is employed by a nearby school district and has fallen behind on her bills as she waited for the school year to begin. Bringing her up to date on her electric bill will allow her to start the year on a positive note. The balance due is $385. If you would like to make a financial donation, CLICK HERE and you will be directed to our donation page. Please type "electric" in the note on your payment.
Single Mom Seeks Help with Rent
Sycamore Bridges was contacted by a community advocate to help a single mom of three Sycamore students with her September rent ($1,000). Although she is gainfully employed, she has been unable to work for the last six weeks while dealing with some health issues (not related to Covid). Her bills have been piling up while seeking a medical diagnosis, so we would like to offer assistance to help ease her burden. If you would like to make a contribution, please CLICK THIS LINK and you will be directed to our donation page. Please type “rent” in the note section.
Single Mom Seeking Help with Rent
This need was reopened at a later date to coincide with rental payment deadline.
Laptop for College Freshman
Sycamore Bridges was contacted by a community advocate to help a 2021 Sycamore HS graduate purchase a laptop computer as she begins college. Providing a computer will enable the student to excel in her classes, complete her work in a timely manner, and remove the unnecessary stress of trying to borrow a computer. This need was filled before being posted!
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.