I’m proud to work in Worthington Schools for many reasons. But, one of the reasons I’m most proud of is that I believe Worthington is a community that strives to take care of everyone’s child. Now, that doesn’t mean everything gets taken care of and that we don’t have people struggling, but I do believe most people are good and they want to make a positive difference not only for their own child but for the children of others in our community.
With that in mind, I am pleased to share information about an organization that can help people needing assistance in our school district. Worthington Bridges provides a platform for sharing kindness and giving in our community. Through the use of technology and social media, Worthington Bridges engages the community to help identify needs and then connect community members to help fill those needs.
Worthington Bridges works in collaboration with existing non-profits, faith communities and service organizations in the Worthington community. When other organizations cannot fill a need, Worthington Bridges posts the need to its website so those who have the resources can help. This is all accomplished keeping the donors and recipients confidential.
Worthington Bridges launched in late January, joins the other Columbus suburbs of Westerville, Gahanna, Grove City and Dublin. Since the launch, Worthington Bridges has already helped collect clothing for families, purchased a bus pass for a parent to get to a new job, and raised funds for a ROX program. This community has a great history of supporting those in need, and residents are already stepping up to change lives.
You can be a part of Worthington Bridges in a couple ways. First, I encourage you to subscribe to receive notifications. Visit WorthingtonBridges.org and click the “join the bridge” link. After you complete the form, you will receive notification when needs are posted. Also, I would like to invite you to be an advocate for families in our district. We’re in the process of training district counselors on how to enter specific needs. Please reach out to the building counselor or principal when you see a need. They will help determine what resources may exist and engage Worthington Bridges as necessary.
I’m excited to have this new community resource, and I hope you’ll join the bridge that connects Worthington through acts of kindness.
- Trent Bowers, Superintendent