Opportunities for Kindness
1st grade boy
- Clothes: size 6
- Shoes: size 13
- Clothes: size 5
- Shoes: size 11
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.
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.
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.
Single mom with cancer is in need of moving boxes and packing tape. Monetary donations will be accepted as well.
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
- Shoes 9 womens
- Jeans 5 jr long
- Tops- small
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!
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.
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
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.