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Stafford Village resident needs a dresser

A resident at Stafford Village is in need of a light weight, 3-4 drawer dresser. The resident currently has no where to store their clothing and would greatly appreciate the help.

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Neighbor in need of bus pass

Neighbor is in need of a bus pass,  so he can get to job interviews in downtown Columbus.  The neighbor believes that a one month pass will be enough for him to find employment.  The  pass is $85. 

Support for Stafford Village Father's Day event

Stafford Village, the affordable senior housing community in Worthington, is seeking funds to host a Father's Day celebration.   We are seeking $30 to buy donuts to host residents and families. 

Family in need of rental assistance

Neighbor facing eviction. The drug crisis has once again hit our community.  A woman gave her husband the rent money for their apartment, but he spent all the money on drugs. Although the husband is now in a detox program at The Ohio State University for treatment, the wife has received an eviction notice. She has a job and is a hard worker, but she does not have the money to pay her rent to avoid being put out on the street.   She needs $590.00 to keep her in her apartment. All monies donated will be sent directly to the rental company. 


Size 14 shoes needed

Man needs a pair of shoes, men's size 14.  He is unemployed but currently looking for work.  This neighbor is unable to afford shoes and his existing shoes are in very poor condition.  Free clothing stores / resources do not carry this size.  

Resource Center staff researched area shoe stores and discovered Nordstrom Rack and the Second Sole store in Gahanna carry men's size 14 athletic shoes.    


Pool Pass to help family

One of our Worthington families has a child who is dealing with some serious medical concerns and will be in and out of the hospital for most of the summer. Parents will be needed in the hospital with that child, so the older sibling will need a little extra support for the summer. We would love to be able to help the family out with a pool pass for the older sibling who has already been through so much watching their younger sibling struggle with their health. Please consider contributing so that the family has a slightly less stressful summer! 


Local family needs assistance with short term housing

Mother of two is between apartments and needs our help.  Last night, the family slept in their van so we are working to help them stay in a short-term place until their new apartment is available on June 8.  Please consider a donation to help this family while they are in between homes.

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About Worthington

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. 

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