Opportunities for Kindness
Recently Filled Needs
Single Parent in need of basic items to get started on her own in providing a home
Local now single parent, struggling to get started on her own in need of two beds, washer and dryer. If you can help with any of these items click on the "I CAN HELP" Button and we can arrange for pick up of these items
family in need washer/dryer
family in need of washer /dryer
Grandmother in need of twin bed for grandchidren
Local grandmother who is caretaker for her grandchild is in need of a twin bed. If you would like to purchase for donation or have a bed you can donate please click on the "I CAN HELP" button and we can arrange for pick up.
Three Children In need of beds
3 children (3 total) are in need of beds. They are currently sharing an inflatable mattress. The family is seeking 3 twin size beds / frames, if available. Mom is comfortable with a variation of this, however, citing that 2 of the girls can share a double bed for instance if that is available instead. Family is also seeking a dining room table to replace the one in their home that recently broke.
Two dressers needed
Family is in need of two dressers for home.
Family needs furniture for their home
Family needs furniture for their home. 3 dressers for her children to put clothes (ages are pre-teen to teen), 3 end tables for beds, 3 lamps, a coffee table for living room, a chair for living room, and a twin mattress since one of the children’s mattresses was recently ruined.
Ron Smith, Area Director
Gahanna Bridges will make use of technology and social media to engage the community in helping to identify specific needs in the community – and then will invite community members to help fill those needs. Gahanna Bridges will work in partnership with Gahanna Residents in Need (GRIN) to help identify and refer needy residents and families to GRIN as well as bridge solutions through other Gahanna service providers. Gahanna Bridges will seek engagement of teachers, counselors, administrators in our schools plus clergy, first responders, and mental health agencies to advocate for those in need. Ron Smith has been involved in a number of Gahanna organizations and currently serves on the boards of the Gahanna Chamber of Commerce (as Vice-Chair of Operations/Business Development), the Gahanna Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Gahanna Residents in Need (GRIN). Ron’s company SOH Productions, was named as the Gahanna Small Business of the Year in 2010 and Ron was named Business Person of the Year in 2015.