Opportunities for Kindness
Sycamore HS student who lives with his grandparents is in need of transportation help for food delivery and getting grandparents to medical appointments. Both grandparents recently had surgeries and are unable to drive. The student does not yet drive himself. If you are able to assist with delivering groceries (ordered through Kroger's ClickList), and/or driving to and from medical appointments, please the "I Can Help" button below and indicate your availability. Sycamore Bridges will put you in contact with the family to make specific arrangements. *Please note, there is no financial commitment with this need. It is strictly a service-based opportunity.
Recently Filled Needs
Food Gift Cards Needed for a Family of 6
Gift cards needed to help a large family with food while a family member is in the hospital. Caregivers are assisting children with meals.
Kroger, Uber Eats, or MasterCard/Visa are preferred, but any local food gift card is appreciated. Cash is also accepted and will be used to purchase gift cards.
Window A/C Unit Needed ASAP
Single mom and her two young children have been without a working A/C for several weeks. The heat has become unbearable. If you have a gently used window A/C unit (they can borrow or keep) to get them through this round of heat, it would be much appreciated. Please click below if you can help.
Sycamore High Student in Need of Eye Exam and New Glasses
16 year old Sycamore High Student in need of an eye exam as well as a new pair of glasses. She is struggling to see her school work... looking for someone who can either provide the exam or assist in paying for the exam as well as provide or assist with payment for a new pair of glasses and insurance for them (just in case).
Bus Fee and Cinci Recreation Club Pass for Weekly Field Trips for Special Needs Student
Student needs a $20 Metro Bus Pass for field trips and an $80 Cincinnati Recreation Club Pass to participate in his Special Education activities. Please click the "I Can Help" button if you would like to contribute to this purchase.
New Eyeglasses Needed
2019 Sycamore graduate and current Sycamore resident in desperate need of new glasses. This individual is working in retail with a broken pair of glasses, looking very unprofessional. A new pair of glasses would make a huge impact. We are seeking $150 to purchase a new pair. Any amount is appreciated!
Assistance Needed Delivering and Assembling Bunk Beds ASAP
UPDATE: We have secured a vehicle. We just need two more helpers for Sunday afternoon!
Sycamore Bridges is looking for volunteers to help deliver and assemble bunk beds for our most recently-filled need. Volunteers would ideally have a large SUV or pick-up truck that can transport a bed and two twin mattresses. We have one bunk bed that needs delivery and assembly. We have another bunk bed that needs disassembly, delivery, and reassembly. We are hoping to complete the delivery this weekend. Reliable high school students looking for volunteer hours are welcome!
Family in Need of Bunk Beds and a Pack 'N Play or Bassinet
- UPDATE: We are now seeking $500 to complete the purchase of the remaining bunk bed and mattresses. Of course, a bunk bed donation is still much preferred! Sycamore Bridges can arrange for pick-up/delivery.
- A Sycamore family has unexpectedly taken on the care of several children. They are in urgent need of places to sleep for these precious kids. Specifically, they could use:
- Twin Bunk Beds (x2) (FILLED)
- Twin Mattresses (x4) (FILLED)
- Neutral Twin Comforters (x4) (FILLED)
- Neutral Twin Sheet Sets (x4) (FILLED)
- Pack 'N Play or Bassinet (FILLED)
Students in Need of Basic Clothing
Due to unforeseen family circumstances, two young Sycamore students are now living with their grandparents. They are in need of basic clothing items, new or gently used. We are also accepting cash donations and gift cards to purchase clothing for them.
- Girls Pants, Medium (size 10) (FILLED)
- Girls Shirts, Medium (size 10) (FILLED)
- Girls Underwear (size 10) (FILLED)
- Girls Coat (size 10) (FILLED)
- Girls Socks (FILLED)
- Boys Pants, Small (size 8)
- Boys Shirts, Small (size 8) (FILLED)
- Boys Underwear (size 8) (FILLED)
- Boys Coat (size 8) (FILLED)
- Boys Socks (FILLED)
Lori Drasnin, Area Director
Lori Drasnin is an active Sycamore parent and volunteer. She previously
served as PTO President for Montgomery Elementary, and currently serves as
Treasurer for E.H. Greene Intermediate. Over the past eight years, Lori has
chaired too many PTO events and fundraisers to count, and brought innovative
and updated programs to the local schools. Lori also organized a Bedtime Bundle
collection for the YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter from 2014-2017, and serves on
the board of Ohio Cleats for Kids (C4K).
Lori holds undergraduate degrees from The University of Michigan, as well as a law degree from Emory University. She practiced product liability defense for six years at Dinsmore in Cincinnati, OH before “retiring” to stay home and raise her children. Lori is married to husband, Jeff, has two boys, Matthew and Ryan, and two puggles, Max & Erma.
Lori looks forward to serving the greater Sycamore community and bridging kindness across the neighborhood.