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Opportunities for Kindness

Single NAFP Woman in Need of a Bed and Bedroom Furniture

A single New Albany Food Pantry client is renting a room from another family.  She is in need of the following items:

Items Needed:

-Monetary Donations toward a Queen Bed Frame 

-Queen Comforter


Items Donated:

-Queen Mattress (purchased by Bridges)

2 Lamps

-2 NEW Bed Pillows

-Queen Blanket

-Queen Sheet Set

Thank you, New Albany Subscribers, for your generosity!

Father and 16-Year-Old Son in Need of Beds, Furniture & Clothing

A Dad and his son just arrived from Venezuela and are in need of beds, furniture and clothing.  We would like to get the son a bed and clothing before the start of school.  

Furniture Items Needed:

-2 Full Size Mattresses

-Monetary Donations toward the purchase of 2 Full Bed Frames 

-2 Full Size blankets

-1 Dresser

Clothing Items:


  • -Large Shirts
  • -Large elastic waist shorts & pants, NEW under
  • -Large jogger/sweatpants
  • -Large PJ's
  • -Large NEW Underwear
  • -Size 10 Shoes


  • -Size 8.5 Shoes

Donated Items:

-2 Full Size Bedding Sets (comforter and sheets)

-2 NEW Pillows

-16-Year-Old Clothing:  1 T-shirt, 2 Pairs of shorts

Monetary Donations towards the purchase of items are also appreciated.  Thank you for your kindness!

A family of 6 is in need of bedding & bed frames

A family of 6 recently moved to New Albany and they are in need of bedding & bed frames to support the mattresses they are currently using on the floor.


-Monetary donations toward the purchase of queen and king bed frames that don't require box springs. They already have the mattresses. 

-Queen comforter

-Full comforter, sheets and blanket

-King comforter, sheets, blanket, decorative bed pillows

-King Bed Frame (purchased by Bridges)

-Queen Bed Frame (purchased by Bridges)

-Queen sheets & blanket

Thank you, New Albany subscribers, for your generosity!

NAFP client has taken in infant granddaughter and is in need of baby items

A NAFP Grandmother has taken in her 4-month-old granddaughter due to mental health issues with the mother.  The grandmother is in need of the following baby items:


-Clothing (shirts, pants, onesies, PJS, socks) - size 4 - 6 months

-Diapers - size 1

-Baby formula -Enfamil A&F

-Crib (Monetary donation towards purchase.  We cannot accept used cribs)

-Baby stroller

-Bounce seat

-Shoes for older granddaughter (age 10) - girls youth size 2/3


-9 onesies/bubble suits, 2 pairs of leggings, 2 pj’s

-Crib mattress 

-crib sheets and mattress pads

-2 baby blankets 

-Baby bath

-Baby walker

-Baby bounce activity chair

-64 size 1 diapers

-Misc. small baby toys

-$55 Target Gift Card

-Umbrella stroller

-2 Shoes for 10-year-old 

Monetary donations towards gift cards are always welcome and appreciated!

2022-2023 School Supplies Drive! It's never too early for school supplies :)

Happy Summer! We have a big task ahead of us equipping 166 children/students at the New Albany Food Pantry with the right tools so they can have a successful 2022-2023 school year ahead! 

To make things easier for you to purchase items and ship to us, we have created an Amazon Wish List. Please NOTE that the supplies have to be bought from this specific list so it's easier for us to coordinate collection and distribution.

 Please see link - 


Please select New Albany Bridges Gift Registry Address to ship items to us. 

Monetary donations towards the purchase of these items or Amazon gift cards are also welcome and appreciated! 

Elderly New Albany resident in need of a working vehicle to get to work

An elderly New Albany resident must work to supplement her social security income.  Her car recently broke down and she needs a reliable vehicle to get to work so she can continue to pay her rent and bills.

A reliable vehicle in good working condition.

Please note that we can’t accept monetary donations towards the purchase of a car. 

We appreciate your kindness and look forward to helping our elderly New Albany resident!

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Recently Filled Needs

Newly Arrived Husband and Wife Looking for a Bed & Dresser

A Venezuelan married couple just arrived in New Albany and will be staying with a family member.  They are in need of bedroom furniture.



-Queen bed sheets


-2 NEW Bed Pillows

-Queen Bed - Mattress & frame

-Chest of drawers 


Thank you for donations toward this young couple.  We appreciate your kindness!

NAFP mom and young daughter in need of clothing

A NAFP mom and her 3-year-old daughter are in need of summer clothing.  The family is very appreciative of any gently used or new clothing or monetary donations and/or gift cards so they can purchase some summer items.

3-Year-Old Girl

-Shirts/shorts/dresses - Size 4/5

-Bathing suit - Size 4/5

-Shoe - Toddler size 7


-Shirts - Size Medium

-Shorts/pants - Size 10

Shoes - Size 8.5

Donated Items:

Girls Toddler Clothing: 4 pairs socks, 2 sweatshirts, 2 dresses, 2 T-shirts, 7 shorts, 1 pant, 2 leggings, 3 shorts/skirts, 5 shirts, 2 pajamas, 1 pants, 1 pair of shoes and 6 pairs of socks

Women's Clothing: 5 tops, 2 dresses, 2 pants, 1 swimsuit, 1 short, 5 women's pants, 2 women's shorts, 1 women's top and 1 romper 

NAFP single mom in need of beds and household items

A NAFP single mom and her 15-year-old son are in need of the following items:

Donated Items

-Queen bed frame (already has a mattress & box springs)

-1 pillow

-2 End tables

-Full size sheets and comforter

-2 pillows

-1 lamp

-Full size bed - bed frame, box spring & mattress

Gift cards and monetary donations are always appreciated.  Thank you for your kindness!

College bound NA High school graduate in need

An NA HS female graduate is heading off to college & the extended family that she lives with is unable to help her buy the items needed for her dorm room.  She has bedding but is still in need of the following additional items for her dorm room:


-Step stool

-Desk items/school supplies - Stapler, tape dispenser, binders, etc.

-Curtains and curtain rod

-Storage drawers

-Power strip and extension cord


-Command strips to hang pictures

-Blue and White comforter

-Bed Sheets

-Mattress Pad


-shower caddy

-shower items

-laundry supplies

-Cleaning supplies

-NEW Pillow


- $100 Target gift card

-$50 Target gift card

Gift cards are greatly appreciated as well.  Thank you for helping to make the transition to college a little easier for this hard-working student!  

URGENT: Mother in need of a car seat, clothing, bed & bedding

A mother from Venezuela has established residence in New Albany and is awaiting the arrival of her son and her son's grandmother.  Unfortunately, the grandmother and her 4-year-old son were separated during immigration and the boy is now alone awaiting to be reunited with his mother.  This is a horribly traumatic situation, and we want to make sure the 4-year-old boy feels safe and at home when he finally arrives in New Albany.  Below are the items requested for this family

Clothing for 4-year-old boy:

*Size 5/6 shirts, shorts, PJ's

*Size 5/6 NEW underwear


*Monetary donations for shoes so appropriate size can be purchased by mom

Clothing for Grandma:

*Size Large tops

*Size Medium pants/shorts

*Size Large NEW underwear

*Size 36DDD bras

*Size 8 shoes


-Monetary donations for a NEW Booster seat (used car seats cannot be donated)

-Queen bed - box spring (mattress and frame already donated)

-Boy Clothing:  7 shirts, 5 short, 3 PJ's, throw blanket, stuffed animal, toy cars, coloring book, NEW underwear, 1 swim trunk, 1 swim shirt, 6 new socks

-Grandma Clothing:  2 t-shirts, 1 PJ bottom, 4 shirts, 1 skort, 1 legging, new underwear

-Queen bed - mattress, frame, headboard 

-2 NEW pillows - 

-Queen bedding - sheets, comforter

We greatly appreciate any support that is provided to this family undergoing an unimaginable trauma.  Thank you, New Albany subscribers!

New Albany MS Student needs help with sports uniform cost

A New Albany Middle School Student needs assistance paying for the cost of her fall uniform.  

Total cost = $425



Thank you for your helping this student with your monetary donations.  They are greatly appreciated!

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About New Albany

Christy Apple, Area Director

Christy was introduced to the neighborhood bridges through her work at the New Albany Food Pantry. She was excited to join New Albany Bridges and felt it was a great way to get further involved in the community. She has lived in New Albany since 2001 with her husband, Jonathan, and their 2 children who are both in the New Albany school district. Christy has a Health Service Administration degree from Ohio University and an MBA from Ashland University. She has worked in healthcare planning and administration for 20+ years and currently devotes her time to healthcare consulting projects. In her free time, she enjoys watching her children play in their many sporting events and spending time with friends and family. Christy is very excited to promote kindness in our community through New Albany Bridges!

Vineetha Thomas, Area Director 

Vineetha was introduced to neighborhood bridges through her volunteer work with the New Albany Food Pantry. She instantly felt that this was a great platform to bridge kindness and support the local community. She has lived in New Albany since 2006 and loves the close knit feel of it. Vineetha has a Bachelor's Degree in General Business & Management from the University of Maryland. She started her hospitality career with Marriott International and most recently worked in Convention Sales at Experience Columbus for 10 years before taking a break to spend more time with her husband and two boys. Both her children attend the New Albany school district. In addition to spending time with her family and friends she also enjoys staying fit and getting involved in the community by volunteering at her kids' schools, at her church, the New Albany Food Pantry and participating in the local Indian community’s cultural activities.  Vineetha is excited to continue to bridge kindness in our community through New Albany Bridges!

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