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Westerville North student in need of summer clothes


A Westerville North student is in need of summer shirts, shorts, and sandals. 

Shirt and shorts: Adult Men's Medium

Sandals: Size Men's 11

Funds needed to support Storybox summer book drive for 1,100+ at risk Westerville students


neighborhood bridges is offering a $5,000 matching grant in partnership with the Westerville Education Foundation and Westerville Partners for Education to provide books this summer to more than 1,100 Westerville City School students to support student literacy through the Storybox program!  StoryBox will put books into the hands of students here in Westerville City Schools this summer and $15,000 is needed to complete this worthy mission.

Please click "I Can Help" to make a donation that neighborhood bridges will DOUBLE now through June 8.

Sponsor a Week or the Entire Summer of Enrichment for a Westerville Student


Working in partnership with WARM, neighborhood bridges is seeking donations to help support the Summer Enrichment Program that will be offered at 14 Westerville Area Lunch Club locations throughout the summer.

The Westerville Area Kids Lunch Clubs is a FREE program that provides children ages 1-18 with nutritious meals when school is not in session. In 2019 over 21,000 meals were supplied to children in need and we are anticipating a greater need this summer.

The Summer Enrichment Program will kickoff with a Welcome Kit and then each week new STEAM and Literacy activities will be distributed to the kids.

We are offering multiple levels of sponsorship so we can reach a greater number of students:

· $10 donation will sponsor a week of activities for a student

· $15 donation will sponsor a Welcome Kit

· $20 donation will sponsor 2 weeks of activities for a student

· $30 donation will sponsor 3 weeks of activities for a student

· $50 will sponsor half of the summer for a student

· $100 will sponsor the entire summer of STEAM and literacy activities for a student

Our goal is to raise enough donations to drive support and impact to over 300 Westerville students in need...:)

Recently Filled Needs

Updated: Huber Ridge family in need of 16” bike after fire


A family is in need of gently used children’s bike after a house/car fire destroyed items in their garage. 

6 yr old boy-16” mountain bike 


Gift cards needed for Hanby student


Hanby student in need of gift cards to Kohls, Target, Walmart in order to help buy new clothes and school supplies for next year. 

Single mom of three in need of a Washer


Single mom of a Westerville 8th, 6th, and kindergarten student is starting over with nothing. Her family is in need of a washing machine. 

Single mom of three starting over from scratch


Single mom of a Westerville 8th, 6th, and kindergarten student is starting over with nothing. Monetary donations will be accepted as well. 

Needed items:

Multiple full size bed sheets, comforter/blankets and pillows (enough for two beds)

Twin size bed sheets, comforter/blankets and pillows 

Pots and pans

Dishes, Cups, Silverware

Yard tools

Westerville in need of graduation fees


Fees required to graduate

Sponsor a "Buy Westerville" Gift Card Package for Westerville High School Seniors in need


Working in partnership with Westerville Schools, neighborhood bridges is seeking donations of $20.20 to honor Westerville High School (Central, North, and South) seniors who are graduating later this month.

Our homeless seniors and those most at risk will receive from school staff a graduation gift card package that also supports 3 locally owned and operated businesses!

Your $20.20 donation will sponsor an at risk graduate to receive the following...

* $10 Gift Card to Schneider's Bakery (owned by a Westerville North graduate)

* $10 Gift Card to Pasquales Pizza (long time Westerville business)

* $10 Gift Card to Zoup (owned by a Westerville South graduate)

Also -- Meijer on Maxtown will be DONATING a $10 Gift Card for every student sponsored.

Our goal is to raise enough donations to drive support and impact to the 150 high school graduates most in need...:)

neighborhood bridges will cover the difference through donations made by residents as a part of the City of Westerville electric bill holiday.



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About Westerville

Molly Woodruff, Area Director

Molly has lived in Westerville since 2001 with her husband Chris and son Dylan. She has volunteered at the Westerville Schools and the Westerville Parent Council for many years. Before becoming a mom, she was an Artist/Page Designer at the Columbus Dispatch.

Wendy Loeser, Area Director

Wendy grew up in Westerville and returned in 2002 to raise her family. Wendy has been an active member of the school community as a mother, classroom volunteer, PTA President, and member of the Westerville Parent Council. Wendy and her husband own and operate two local businesses and have 2 children in the Westerville City Schools.


Meg Hogan, Area Director

Meagan has lived in Uptown Westerville since 2006 with her husband Chris and 2 kids, Moira and Grady. She has served on multiple PTO/PTA boards as Treasurer, Vice President and Parent Council Rep. Meg is currently a member of Westerville Parent Council and volunteer coordinator for Blendon Middle School.

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