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Opportunities for Kindness

Single mother of three in need of an electric stove

A single mom of three is in need of an electric stove. The Westerville Central family's stove and refrigerator are no longer working, which is causing them issues with keeping food and being able to cook during this challenging time. We have already received a donated refrigerator!

Single mom needs washer and dryer hooked up

Single mom is in need of a handyman who can hook up her washer and dryer and help assemble a bunk bed.

Veteran in Need of Roll In Shower

A Senior Veteran, who also has 2 other disabled family members in his household, is in need of a roll in shower.  Our veteran can no longer use a regular shower set up with a lip/stepover.

Please click the link to donate money so we can get his shower fixed, or if you can remodel his shower for easy access, and are able to offer your services, please email us at [email protected]

Full/travel size personal care items needed

We are in need of full and travel size personal care items to restock our school pantries and provide personal care baskets at Westerville North and Westerville Central.   New unopened items only please. 

Items requested in both full and travel size: 




Bar soap/body wash 



Feminine pads/liners 

(Note we do not need shaving items or tampax)

Recently Filled Needs

Food Items Needed for Otterbein's Promise House

We currently have a need for 50 cans of fruit, 20 cans of chicken, and 20 jars of spaghetti sauce.

These donated items will be used to stock Otterbein's food pantry, called Promise House.  The pantry assists college students facing socioeconomic barriers to their success.  These specific items have been requested by our students.


Hawthorne/Central family in need of gently used laptop or chromebook

A family with a student at Hawthorne and a student at Central need a gently used laptop/chromebook so the students can complete their online learning.  


Westerville North family in need of a full size bed

Westerville North family in need of a full size bed (frame, mattress and box springs).


McVay Students in Need of Laptops or Tablets

UPDATED: 5 students at McVay need laptops or tablets to keep up with their studies while school is on extended Spring Break. 


Westerville North homeless mother of 3 in need of basic necessities

Homeless mom with three kids in need of basic necessities. Specific items requested are laundry detergent, tissues, paper towels, toilet paper, or gift cards to stores where she can buy those items.


Westerville North homeless mother of 3 in need of basic necessities

Homeless mom with three kids in need of gift cards for basic necessities. (Walmart or grocery  stores)


bags needed for Westerville Schools home delivery of meals

As the Westerville City School District prepares Grab & Go meals for children, they can use all of the bags they can get to prepackage these items. The clear plastic bag shows the size of a breakfast bag, and the other photo shows the size of a lunch bag. Donated bags to not have to be exactly like these (click HERE to view) -- they simply need bags around these sizes. If you have bags you can donate, please let us know!


McVay Elementary Student in need of laptop

Laptop needed to complete online school work. 


I want to help the elderly and home bound during covid-19 crisis

We are taking volunteers who are interested in helping the elderly, home bound, and families in need by observing social distancing while providing acts of kindness, like:

1. Delivering groceries to the door step of families

2. Delivering take out food to the door step of families

3. Provide tutoring to students via telephone / face time, etc

4. other opportunities that observe social distancing & help others

Simply give us your contact information and we'll post opportunities.



Westerville resident in need of a gently used knee scooter

Westerville resident had foot surgery and is in need of a gently used knee scooter


Westerville North in need of gently used laptop

Westerville North student in need of gently used laptop to complete school work.


Westerville North student in need of $70 for athletic fees

A Westerville North student needs $70 to pay participation fees for the spring athletic season. Her family is dealing with serious health issues. 


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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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