Opportunities for Kindness
Worthington Interfaith Neighbors is looking for volunteers for their Conversation Partners Program. As an English Language Conversation Mentor, you will share information about American culture, faith traditions, and/or life experiences in a small group.
Recently Filled Needs
Single mother in need of support
Single mom is recovering from a spinal cord injury after a freak accident back in August and has been unable to work. She has a daughter with special needs. The cost of everything has been overwhelming. She needs $2000 but half is available through a generous donor. Any help would be appreciated.
Worthington Mom Needs Rent Help
A mother in Worthington has had a difficult month. With health issues including COVID and another medical procedure, this mom was only able to work 1 week last month. She and her 9 year old son live together in Worthington. The rent due by January 5th.
Stafford Village residents Holiday support
The residents of Stafford Village each received a gift card to a grocery store. This was made possible through an anonymous donor who has a heart for the elderly in our community.
Support for school building
We have received request for snacks for student from a few buildings that we were able to fill from an anonymous gift. We also assisted two classroom who help students with special needs obtain some needed items for their students.
By unitizing a grant from the city and matching funds from donor, we have paid the utility bills for many families over the six months.
Assistance with Rent
Due to a generous gift, we were able to pay for the rent for a few families who were struggling to make ends meet.
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.