Opportunities for Kindness
Recently Filled Needs
Mental health supports for schools
Through a grant from the City of Worthington and several other donations, we helped 15 schools obtain items to help with mental health of the students. This has been helpful to students as they transition back to a more typical school year. Through these gifts, students can self-regulate and feel less anxious.
70 families received direct support from Worthington Bridges which was made possible by a large gift from a generous donor plus several other donations received. Thanks for caring for the students in need in our community!
Grants for mental health support for residents
Thanks to a grant from the City of Worthington, 22 people received assistance with mental health payments for counseling.
Utility and rent support for families
Five families received support for utilities, one family received assistance with rent and a homeless family received the gift of a hotel room in December.
Gifts for residents at Stafford Village
We are looking for community members to adopt a resident (or two) to buy a gift of about $25. We ask that you buy the gift or have it delivered to us. We will ensure it gets to the resident before Christmas. If you would like to participate, please use the "I CAN HELP" button below and we will send you a list via email.
Disabled resident needs help cleaning gutters
A disabled resident in the Northwest area of our school district need help cleaning out her gutters. It's not an extremely tallI home - it's a split level so much of the work is not far off the ground. If you can help, please use the I CAN HELP button below and we'll be in touch.
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.