Winfield City Schools Partner with Neighborhood Bridges to Create A Gateway for Kindness
Schools in the City of Winfield are partnering with Neighborhood Bridges, a charity in Westerville, Ohio, to launch Neighborhood Bridges Winfield and create a gateway for kindness.
Neighborhood Bridges was founded and launched in January of 2017 to serve the children, residents, and families of Westerville, Ohio. Neighborhood Bridges has engaged local residents and businesses through direct support and care to more than nine communities in Ohio, serving more than 16,000 Central Ohio children and families. They have now expanded to nine communities in Alabama, with Winfield being one of the latest to join forces with the organization to directly meet the needs of students and families.
"We believe in people. We believe that when presented with opportunities for kindness, our communities will come together," said Richard Bannister, CEO of Neighborhood Bridges. "We support these acts of kindness across our bridge, advocate for one another, identify needs, and offer support and donations to help fill those needs."
School leaders in all Winfield schools, including administrators, teachers, and counselors, city leaders and clergy will advocate for students and families in need. Neighborhood Bridges technology will be utilized to unite the community by helping to facilitate a simple and easy-to-use two-step process to identify, publish, and then fill the needs. These might include food, clothing, shoes, coats, eye exams, school supplies, school fees, furniture, household items, and other donations as identified.
“Our community always has someone ready to lend a hand to someone in need. They just need to be made aware of the need,” said Chris Cook, superintendent at Winfield City Schools, “Neighborhood Bridges Winfield provides a unified way for the Winfield community to wrap their arms around students in need. We are thankful for the support of this wonderful community, clergy, and city leaders, as we work together to meet the needs of our students.”
Individuals will also be able to subscribe to emails from the website link, in order to be notified when a new “opportunity for kindness” is posted. Donors will be able to anonymously fill a need through either a monetary donation or by dropping off requested items at the school.
“We are excited about this new opportunity to assist our students and community,” said Superintendent Cook. “I have no doubt that our community will rise up to the needs of our students. People want to help. They just didn’t know how they could be of assistance until now. Neighborhood Bridges Winfield will give them a way to be notified when our students have needs, and I have no doubt they will step up and fill those needs.”
Neighborhood bridges – Winfield will officially launch on November 4th. For more information or to subscribe, visit our website at
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