Opportunities for Kindness
Recently Filled Needs
Help With Mortgage Payment
Longtime Sycamore family needs help paying their mortgage to prevent them from losing their home. Single mother with five children is faced with unforeseen bills and is already working 2 jobs to make ends meet. Financial donations toward the mortgage payment will help lift this tremendous burden for our family in crisis this winter. If you would like to contribute, please click below and instructions on how to make payment will be emailed to you.
Cell Phone Bill for Sycamore Family
A Sycamore mom needs $580 to pay her cell phone bill. The mother has been hit with unexpected medical bills and uses her cellphone for work purposes. The phone has been turned off rendering her unable to work. We are seeking financial donations to allow the mother to get back to work as soon as possible and meet the needs of her children during this time of crisis. If you would like to make a donation, please click below and you will receive instructions on how to make payment.
Rent for Sycamore Family
Rent is needed for a Sycamore family with a premature baby. The family needs $624 to meet their rent payment. We are seeking financial donations to allow the family to stay in their home and meet the needs of their children during this time of crisis. If you would like to make a donation, please click below and you will receive instructions on how to make payment.
Heating Oil Needed for Single Mom of Three Students
Mom is extremely ill and the family currently has no heat in their home. With the temperatures falling below zero, we hope to get heat restored ASAP. We are seeking donations to cover the cost of 150 gallons of home heating oil, or approximately 2 months worth. If you would like to make a donation, please click below and you will receive instructions on how to make payment.
Single Mom Seeking Funds for Immunizations
Single mom of 3 students is currently between jobs, and therefore lost her medical insurance. She needs help covering the cost of necessary vaccinations for 2 of her children. The total amount requested is $60 for the visit and vaccinations. If you would like to help, please click below and instructions on how to make payment will be emailed to you.
Medical Emergency During Holidays
A Sycamore family is experiencing a medical emergency. We are seeking donations to give them a head start on shopping for the holidays. Our hope is to provide a few gift cards to take some stress out of an already stressful situation. Please see the wish list below. This list will be updated as donations are made. Monetary contributions will be converted to gift cards for your convenience.
Family Needing Assistance After Medical Diagnosis
A single mom was recently diagnosed with cancer. Mom and her two kids have no family support in the area. Treatment begins this week, and mom will need to take time off work to undergo chemotherapy and recover. We are seeking gift cards to local restaurants within the Sycamore community (FILLED), as well as Kroger gift cards, so the children have resources when mom is feeling ill. UPDATE: We are just seeking Kroger cards now. We will happily accept monetary donations and convert to gift cards for your convenience. Please click the "I Can Help" button and indicate how you would like to contribute.
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.