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