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Hawthorne 1st Grader and Kindergartner in Need of Clothes and Shoes

1st grade boy 

  1. Clothes: size 6
  2. Shoes: size 13

Kindergarten girl 

  1. Clothes: size 5 
  2. Shoes: size 11

McVay Student in need of Dental Care

A 2nd grade student in need of dental care.  Mom recently moved to Westerville and just started a new job and does not have insurance yet. The child likely has a cavity that is impacting their ability to focus and learn. The tooth causes pain during the day and the child has been using a topical oral pain medicine to help relieve that pain associated with the tooth.  Monetary donations to pay for the exam and treatment is requested or a dentist willing to treat the student. 

Donations needed for Hawthorne/Heritage night at Westerville South Basketball Game

Hawthorne, Heritage and Westerville South schools are trying to strengthen their school and family connections. They have planned a Hawthorne/Heritage night at an upcoming Westerville South basketball game. They have requested donations to help purchase tickets for the Hawthorne and Heritage families who would like to attend. Ticket prices range from $5-7. Any amount would be appreciated. 

Cherrington Foster Family in need of a Deep Freezer

An area foster family is in need of new deep freezer and/or help repairing the old one.  The deep freezer allows for the larger family to store and keep food.  

Hawthorne Elementary family needs help with moving supplies

Single mom with cancer is in need of moving boxes and packing tape. Monetary donations will be accepted as well.

Boys pants/socks needed for Huber Ridge clinic

The Huber Ridge clinic is in need of size 7, 8 and 10 pants for boys and small boys socks.

Recently Filled Needs

Westerville North and Hawthorne Family in need of clothes lost in Fire

A family whose children attend Westerville North and Hawthorne lost everything in a fire over the weekend.  Right now they need clothing and shoes.

16 year old boy

  • Shoes 9.5
  • Jeans 30/32
  • Tops - small

14yr old boy

  • Shoes -9
  • Jeans - 28/32
  • Tops - small

11yr old girl

  1. Shoes 9 womens
  2. Jeans 5 jr long
  3. Tops- small


Shoes Needed at Cherrington Elementary

We have a student whose shoes are too small and needs a bigger size. Therefore, we are in need of Men's shoes size 8 1/2 or 9.


Elementary School Coat Drive

We are in need of all youth size new and gently used coats. These will be provided to six different elementary schools through the district who have expressed specific needs for these. These can be dropped off at our usual drop off location- the fire station on Main Street, April Schaad’s insurance agency on State Street, but also the Westerville City Hall building and Roush Honda Dealership on Schrock. Thank you! 


Longfellow Needs for Winter

Longfellow Elementary is in need of the following: 

  1. Boys pants (size 6-7)
  2. Socks (Boys and Girls)
  3. Hats 
  4. Gloves

The students at Longfellow are All Day Kindergartners so small sizes are perfect. 


Hawthorne Elementary student in need of clothes and shoes for winter

Hawthorne Elementary student in need of winter clothes and shoes. Gift cards or monetary donations are also welcome.

Shirts: medium

Pants: size 14-16

Shoes: 10 men's


Westerville North family in need of assistance with gas bill

Family at Westerville North that could use some assistance paying their Columbia gas $200.00 is needed to avoid termination of service.


2nd grade student and family in need at Hawthorne

2nd grade student had emergency surgery to remove a massive brain tumor that the family was unaware of. Due to this surgery the student will have to spend 6-7 weeks (minimum) at Children's Hospital. The student has to receive intensive therapy services because of losing speech and motor skills due to the tumor.  The father quit his job to stay with the student at the hospital.  Mom is working while taking care of the other three children at home.  

The family could use gas gift cards and gift cards to Walmart for food and other necessities as they arise.  


WNHS Siblings Need Assistance with Athletic Fees

Updated 12/11: Two student athletes need assistance with paying their athletic fees. The total needed for the fees is now $200 for both students.  Their youngest sibling is facing medical challenges impacting the families ability to pay the athletic fees at this time.


Westerville middle school student in need of $50 to pay fee for basketball team

A Westerville middle school student athlete needs $50 to play on the basketball team. The student is unable to participate until the pay to play fee is paid. 


Winter Coat and Garments Drive: December 2-9

From December 2-9, neighborhood bridges and Neighbor2Neighbor are collecting gently used or new coats, gloves, hats and scarves in all sizes (6-16 for children and all adult sizes). Donations can be dropped off at the locations listed below.

Westerville Fire Station: 400 West Main Street

Schaad State Farm Insurance: 309 South State Street

Westerville City Hall: 21 South State Street


Boys Clothes 8-9 and 12-14 POINTVIEW ELEMENTARY

A family is in need of new or gently used winter clothes for two brothers (long sleeve shirts, sweat shirts, jeans or sweat pants, socks, underwear).  Sizes 8-9 for one and Sizes 12-14 for the other.  Thank you.


Pants Needed at McVay Clinic

The Clinic at McVay is in need of larger boys and girls pants (sweats, leggings, etc) in their clinic. 

The sizes in demand are 10, 12 and 14 for both boys and girls. 


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About Westerville

Molly Woodruff, Area Director

Molly has lived in Westerville since 2001 with her husband Chris and son Dylan. She has volunteered at the Westerville Schools and the Westerville Parent Council for many years. Before becoming a mom, she was an Artist/Page Designer at the Columbus Dispatch.

Wendy Loeser, Area Director

Wendy grew up in Westerville and returned in 2002 to raise her family. Wendy has been an active member of the school community as a mother, classroom volunteer, PTA President, and member of the Westerville Parent Council. Wendy and her husband own and operate two local businesses and have 2 children in the Westerville City Schools.

Meg Hogan, Area Director

Meagan has lived in Uptown Westerville since 2006 with her husband Chris and 2 kids, Moira and Grady. She has served on multiple PTO/PTA boards as Treasurer, Vice President and Parent Council Rep. Meg is currently a member of Westerville Parent Council and volunteer coordinator for Blendon Middle School.

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