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Jessica needs assistance purchasing new beds for her children.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Jessica and her 3 young children have just experienced a traumatic event that resulted in the death of her youngest child and forced her to abruptly leave her home. She is working with community partners to gain access counseling family and help support her move into her new home. New beds for her children are the most immediate need as she juggles covering moving and funeral expenses. Help with this purchase will allow her to focus on pressing issues as she works to regain some sense of stability in the very tough season.

needed in: 1 days

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Household - Other Items
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Cristal needs help getting supplies and clothing for her children to return to school.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Christel fled to Richmond recently from North Carolina to escape a domestic violence situation that was causing tremendous danger to her and her 3 young boys. She has recently secured a part time job and apartment and is working to get her family settled into their new environment. The cost of moving her and securing the new apartment has made it extremely difficult for her to provide what her children need to get started at their new schools. Support for this need will make all the difference for her sons as they adjust to their new surroundings.

needed in: 1 days

  • Northside
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Education
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Shannah needs help purchasing clothing for her children.

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Shannah is a single mother of 5 children. She is presently receiving Mental Health Skill-Building services through St. Joseph’s Villa to help manage her mental health issues, which have led to two hospitalizations in the past year. She is working on learning positive coping skills, managing her household, and strategies for budgeting. Shannah has requested assistance with clothing for her children as they return back to school.

needed in: 2 days

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Clothing (e.g. coats, gloves, shoes)
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Jevar needs a prepaid cell phone

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Jevar is a youth experiencing homelessness. He is working with CCC's Youth Hub to find employment and trying to get into an emergency shelter and then into long-term housing. Jevar does not have a phone which makes it difficult for him to complete applications for employment. He is in need of a prepaid cell phone.

needed in: 6 days

  • Richmond
  • Homeless
  • Work - Equipment
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Robinette needs assistance purchasing household essentials after a house fire.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Robinette is a senior citizen living on fixed income and has unfortunately suffered a recent house fire. She is working several community organizations who are helping to get her house back in order and rebuild her kitchen. This has taken a huge toll on her finances and she could really use some help getting some basic household needs met.

needed in: 7 days

  • East End
  • Senior Citizen
  • Household - Essentials (e.g. toilet paper, cleaning supplies, etc.)
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LaShawnda needs support to pay her utility bills

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

LaShawnda is a single mom whose expenses have increased during the pandemic. Although she is working, her utility and food costs are more than she can cover with her monthly budget. LaShawnda needs assistance with her utility bills so that she and her children can continue to have water and electricity in their home.

needed in: 7 days

  • Southside
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Utility
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Harvey needs a laptop

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Laptop. Harvey is enrolled in the Dream Academy for basic computer skills. He is also in search of employment as a driver or warehouse specialist. Harvey will re-enroll in school to sharpen his skills and needs a laptop to finish his program. This type of help will ensure Harvey is more marketable during his job search process.

needed in: 9 days

  • Richmond
  • Senior Citizen
  • Auto - Gas
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Michael needs help with car insurance.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Car Insurance. Michael has been out of work for three months due to illness. Although he has recently returned to work he is having difficulty catching up on car insurance payment. He is a Lyft Driver and needs to make full payment very soon so he can keep driving. If the Giving Wall assists with this cost, his grandmother will pay the balance. He has been a Lyft Driver for two years and this support will help him continue to work as a driver.

needed in: 13 days

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Bill - Other
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Wanda needs help with an electricity bill.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Electricity. Wanda is the caregiver for her brother, who needs intensive medical care around the clock. Wanda would never have imagined that her utility bill would be so high. The machine battery has to be charged 24/7. Wanda is paying something towards her account monthly and waiting on additional support from family members and the government. She is asking for help to satisfy her payment plan, which is falling behind, and she does not want to forfeit her payment plan.

needed in: 13 days

  • Richmond
  • Senior Citizen
  • Bill - Electricity
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Chimika needs help with her car note

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Car Note. Chimika is a full-time nursing student and a single mom of three. She and her children all contracted COVID and are quarantining at home. Chimika cannot work or attend school and is experiencing some hardship with keeping up with her bills. She needs help paying her car note by August 21st.

needed in: 13 days

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Auto - Gas
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John needs help with rent

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Rental Assistance. John is a returning citizen who was in the hospital for seven days and was unable to work. As a result, he will be behind a little under $300 on his rent for September and needs assistance catching up. John returns to work on August 17, but it will not be enough to cover all of his bills when he receives his check. This type of help will mean a lot to John as he has been diligent about rebuilding his life.

needed in: 13 days

  • East End
  • Returning Citizen
  • Bill - Rent
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Eric needs help with car insurance

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Car Insurance. Eric has completed his CDL and obtained employment with A Trucking Company. However, getting his CDL was a challenge because he earned it during the pandemic, which caused him stress. The stress turned into being laid off due to medical reasons. He is now experiencing some hardship with things like car insurance and gas; he cannot afford to have his insurance lapse; Eric is now on the road to recovery and asking for support with his car insurance and some gas.

needed in: 13 days

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Bill - Other
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Sheila P needs help with groceries

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Groceries. Sheila is on the search for full-time work, she is behind on her rent, shrugging with a food assistant, exhausted her benefit from unemployment all the while trying to be supportive to her son. Sheila is overwhelmed with life at this time and reaching out for support of groceries.

needed in: 13 days

  • Richmond
  • Senior Citizen
  • Groceries
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Nichele needs help with gas and transportation.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Gas. Nichele has made it back after having to leave Richmond to handle an emergency. However, the expense to move is still overwhelming; she is asking for support to get her completely back to Richmond. She is still in need of gas money and transportation support.

needed in: 13 days

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Auto - Gas
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Mecca needs help with gas and transportation.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Work Clothing and Gas Card. Mecca, has been impacted by covid in so many ways; She is the mother of 5 children, of which one needs special attention. She is a traveling Med-tech with plenty of potentials. However, with the kids home, she had to turn down many job opportunities because of child care. Her oldest is off to college. Therefore, she has no support, but there is some relief coming with the opening of the school; all of her children are now enrolled in school, Mecca was able to pick up a job, but she needs help with uniforms and supplies. Mecca is humble and grateful for your support. At this time, she needs uniforms, a watch, nursing shoes, a mask, a blood pressure cup, a stethoscope, and a gas card.

needed in: 13 days

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Auto - Gas
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Ian needs help with rent

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Rent. Ian is enrolled in OCWB's Workforce Development program and he is in between jobs at this time. He is actively looking for employment but has been at it for a time. Ian lives in subsidized housing, so it will only take a little help to get him over this hump.

needed in: 13 days

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Bill - Rent
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