Opportunities for Kindness
Recently Filled Needs
Family needs a couch, table/chairs and TV
An elementary school student disclosed that extended family moved out of the apartment and now they have little furniture.
We are looking for
- - a couch
- a small dining table with chairs
- - a TV
If you have any of these items or would like to help purchase on of these items, please use the I CAN HELP button below and we'll get back with you. Thanks!!
Help with Rent
We have a single mother household that is looking for help to pay rent for this month. She lost her job due to the pandemic and has been making ends meeting by driving for a food delivery service. She needs $700 of the $1200 to make rent. If you can help with any amount, please use our donation link: bit.ly/giveworthington.
Rent money for a family impacted by COVID
A working, single mother is in need of our help. One of the three kids tested positive for COVID and another child is ill. Mom exhausted her sick time at the beginning of the pandemic due to the lack of childcare so this illness is devastating to the family's resources. We are connecting the family with other organizations but we would like to raise $1000 to help with the rent that will be due soon. She is current on her rent but very anxious about the bills that will be coming.
If you would like to make a donation, please use our donation link: http://bit.ly/giveworthington
Single Mom Needs New Brakes
A local single mom needs help paying for new brakes for her car. Her son had surgery over the summer and things have been tight due to medical bills. We reached out to a local shop who is offering us a discount. We're in need of $400 to help this family. If you are interested in making a donation of any amount, please use our donation link: http://bit.ly/giveworthington
Clothing for two elementary students
A mother reached out to a principal about a need for clothing for her daughters so they can start the school year. The sizes needed are 5/6 and 8/10. The family requested no jeans. If you can help us, please use the I CAN HELP button below.
Small kitchen table needed for immigrant family
A family who recently relocated from Haiti is in need of a small kitchen table and chairs. They are currently using a large moving box and folding chairs for mom and her 3 kids! Their apartment is very small, so we need to be really careful about sizing. We are looking for someone who has a table and 4 chairs around this size or funds to buy a $250 table that we found at IKEA.
Ray Lees, Area Director
Ray is an adoptive father of eight children. He and his husband, Matt, have lived in Worthington since 2003. Ray has served in PTA leadership positions at Worthington Estates Elementary and Worthingway Middle School. As a former teacher, Ray volunteers regularly to assist teachers with student screenings, tutoring and individual assistance. Prior to becoming a full-time parent, Ray held numerous roles in large and small businesses in Central Ohio. He was a process consultant for Nationwide, network administrator for Behal Sampson and Dietz architecture, training specialist for Nationwide and Sarcom, and a first and third grade teacher. Ray holds a bachelor’s degree in education from The Ohio State University.