Opportunities for Kindness
We have many families in out district who lack the technology to be successful. While the schools have loaned Chromebooks to students, this was only meant to be temporary so we are looking to help those in need obtain their own device.
We have developed a partnership with TeamLogic IT who can take older devices, regardless of the operating system. and reimage them into Chromebooks. if you have an older machine and would like to donate it, please review the minimum requirements.
- 2 GB or more of RAM
- USB Port
- Built-in Wi-Fi adapter
- Hard drive
- All hardware items in good working order
- Age of device is less than 6 yrs. old
- Prefer to have built-in camera and speakers
All machines will be wiped to protect your information. Should the machine be rejected, it will be recycled by the company.
If you have any devices that can be used, please click I CAN HELP link below.
Recently Filled Needs
Coat for High School student
A teenager is in need of a warm winter coat. She wears a size medium and requests a black one. A gently used coat or funds to buy a new one would be appreciated.
Table and chairs
A Worthington resident who teaches in Columbus Public Schools. One of her students experienced homeless but they recently secured an apartment. She is looking for a kitchen table and chairs for this family. Please let us know if you can help with this family.
Holiday support for families
During the November and December 162 families received support for the holidays from previously collected funds.
Utility support for families
During December, we assisted with paying to utilities for ten families based on requests from school counselors and principals.
Holiday fruit baskets and gifts for Stafford Village
Thanks to our partners are FC Bank, we delivered fruit baskets on 12/9 and holiday gifts on 12/24 to the residents at Stafford Village.
1500 headphones for Worthington students
for 2020-21 school year
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.