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Family in need of support

A family is facing eviction. After some medical issues of the parents, one is unable to work and the other is recovering from surgery. We are trying to cover some of their rent and utilities until they can get back on their feet. 

Financial support for a student in need

A middle school principal reached out about a family who was already struggling and now lost a grandparent. The request is for a gift card so they family can buy outfits and food during this difficult time. 

Shoes for a homeless student

An observant teacher noticed that a homeless student had tattered shoes and was concerned that other students may something to this middle school student. We are looking to provide two new pairs of shoes for the student. 

Family needing towels and Easter gifts for their children

A homeless family is straying at a home that does not have towels. In our discussion with them about needs, they disclosed their kids would have nothing to celebrate Easter. We would like to provide towels and some items that they could give their kids so they can celebrate the holiday like many of the of other students in our district.     

Pet cremation services

A low income family lost their beloved pet. They would like to have the pet cremated at a local funeral home. The fee is $60 which includes a box for the cremains.   

Immigrant family in need of support with food and cleaning supplies

A family is struggling to make ends meet. They are in need of food, cleaning supplies and personal care items. We are looking to raise money so they can make some selections and we can have it delivered to them. 

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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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