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Fouse Family in Need of Beds

Fouse Elementary has an ESL family in need of beds. They need a full size bed for the parents and a twin bed for their daughter and son. 

WNHS Athlete In Need of Assistance with Athletic Fees

A fall athlete at Westerville North is in need of assistance paying their pay to participate fees for their fall sport, however, family hardships prevents them from fulfilling this requirement. $150 total is needed to pay the fees.

Genoa family in need of assistance after fire in neighboring home

Family home suffered some smoke damage after a fire next door. No major property damage, but now family is living in a house with heavy fumes from the smoke that entered the home. Family could use a cleaning company/monetary donations to clean the house properly to eliminate smoke fumes and any damage caused by the fire. 

Emergency Fund for Otterbein Students

Otterbein University is seeking support for a new fund to help students with emergency needs such as food, toiletries, books, utilities, car repairs, and more. The fund is named after Nigel Chatman, a standout defensive lineman for the university's football program who tragically lost his life in a car accident on Sept. 6th, 2019 during a drive to morning practice, one day before Otterbein's season opener. Nigel was a personable student, a rising sophomore, working hard to put himself through school while always lifting the spirits of those around him. Otterbein is proud of Nigel's commitment to his academic and co-curricular journey, and would like to continue to help students like him achieve their dreams. To contribute to this fund, please click on this link: Nigel Chatman Fund

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Wilder Students in Need of Specific Supplies

Wilder students are in need of:

8 - 1 inch binders- something like Avery brand- durable- front pocket on binders if possible

10- 2 inch binders

10- supply boxes (the little boxes that kids can place scissors, crayons, etc.)

Westerville North student in need of $150 for athletic fees

A Westerville North student needs $150 to pay participation fees for the fall athletic season. The family has recently had some personal issues and can not pay the fee.

WNHS Student in Need of a Cell Phone

A WNHS student, who is often home alone while mom is at work, was in a car accident last week and her phone was destroyed. She now has no way to reach mom while she is home alone.

She is in need of an unlocked cell phone so mom can buy month to month access. 

WNHS Student in Need of Clothing

A female WNHS student is in need of new clothing to start the school year. 

Size 14 womens or Large. 

Clothing or gift cards to Marshalls or "other girly stores" would be appreciated.  

Help Needed for Family Getting Back on their Feet

One of our families at Hawthorne, Heritage, and South recently became homeless and is in need of support. Mom is working two jobs and has just found housing.

    Gift cards and monetary donations will also be accepted.

    Thanks for your support!

    Central family facing eviction and in need of assistance for basic needs

    Due to issues stemming from the pandemic, a family of 3 is in significant financial help for basic needs around the house and are facing eviction. VISA gift cards would be appreciated since transportation to certain stores is limited. 

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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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