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Opportunities for Kindness

Elementary Siblings In Need of Winter Clothing

Elementary siblings  (Kindergarten and 2nd grade) are in need of warm/winter clothing, hats, gloves, boots, etc.


  • Clothing size - 7/8
  • Shoe/Boot Size - 3/4


  • Clothing size - 6/7
  • Shoe/Boot size - 2

Minerva France Student and Clinic Needs

Minerva France is in need of :

- boys underwear, with the highest need boys kinder and boys 1st.
- boys pants, size 7/8 and size 10

Genoa Middle School Clinic in Need of Boys/Mens Pants

The Genoa Middle School clinic is in need of boys (size large, XL) and mens (sizes S, M, L) sweatpants in for their clinic. 

WCS Staff Member in Need of a Car

A Westerville City Schools staff member is facing some challenges as the result of some significant health challenges with her child. She is working 3 jobs to cover expenses and unfortunately is now without a car. She is currently using Uber to get to and from work, the hospital and to run errands/pick up prescriptions, etc. Neighborhood Bridges is seeking the donation of a car to help this single mom dedicated to the students of Westerville.  

Hawthorne Family Needs a Gently Used Loveseat/Chair

A single income family is struggling to furnish their home and is in need of a gently used loveseat (or chair) to provide seating in the family space.

Wilder Clinic is in Need of Clothes

Wilder Clinic is in need of the following clothing items: 

Sweatpants: G/B Sizes XS-2XL

Sweatshirts: G/B sizes XS-2XL

T-shirts:  G/B sizes XS-2XL

Annual Winter Coat and Garment Drive Nov. 7-30

From November 7-30, neighborhood bridges is collecting gently used or new coats, gloves, hats and scarves in all sizes (4-16 for children and all adult sizes). You'll find details and drop-off locations below, along with a QR code for making cash donations (100% of these gifts will be used to cover needs in our community).

May be an image of 2 people, people standing, footwear and text that says 'neghborhood brldges w WARA CHILDREN'S WINTER COAT DRIVE Nov 7- Nov 30 Drop Off Locations: Westerville City Hall 21 S State Street WESTERVILLE URGENT NEED FOR K-12 STUDENTS! We are collecting gently used or new coats, hats and gloves. Elementary Students (youth sizes 4-16 needed) Jr. High/High School Students (all adult sizes needed) RE/MAX Remax Affiliates 570 N State Street Suite 110 Scan the QR Code for another way to donate'

Annual Holiday Gift Card Drive for Westerville homeless families in need

neighborhood bridges works closely with our school counselors and social workers to support our homeless students and families with home insecurity throughout the year. During the holiday break it is especially critical to be able to provide them with support for basic needs. We are hoping to deliver gift cards to these students and families in need who have been identified by school district staff.

Please donate what you can -- and our team will make sure that the gift cards are in the hands of these students/families before they leave for Christmas Break...:)

Click I can help to get the link to donate.


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Minerva France/Emerson family in need of help with utilities

A Minerva France/Emerson family has been having a difficult time and has fallen behind on some bills. They have fallen behind on a utility bill and their service has been shut off. They need to pay $450 to get service restored. Monetary donations are welcome.

Cherrington Elementary and Heritage Middle School Family in Need of a Car

A homeless family living with extended family, recently had their only car stolen and they are unable to replace it. We are hoping to help them find reliable transportation so they can get to and from work.

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Recently Filled Needs

Blendon In Need of Leggings and Tank Tops/Camis

Request via the google form 

WNHS Athlete in Need of Assistance with Athletic Fees

A Westerville North athlete needs assistance paying the athletic fees of $150.  The student is able to practice but will not be able to compete until the fees are paid. Any monetary assistance is welcome. Click the I Can Help Link to learn how you can make a donation. 

Toiletries for Families at Pointview

shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, bars of soap, toothbrushes, laundry detergent, toilet paper

Westerville North Student In Need After Cancer Diagnosis

A WNHS student recently had brain surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. He and his mom are now at Cincinnati Children's for treatment but are staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Dayton. We are hoping to help the family with gas gift cards to help cover the costs of driving to and from Dayton to Cincinnati for treatment. Gift cards for Meijer and Kroger are ideal because they can use them for gas or other essentials. Or, you can make a monetary donation and we will buy the gift cards for the family.   

Westerville South student in need of a cap and gown for graduation

A Westerville South student is in need of a red cap and small or medium red gown for graduation. Gently used cap and gowns or a monetary donation of $35 is needed to purchase a new cap and gown for the student in need.  

Westerville South Student is in Need of Earbuds

A WSHS student is in need of ear buds, blue tooth or regular cord. 

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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.

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