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You’ve supported 184 local needs in the past year.

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Ana received assistance paying her electricity bill

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Ana is a single mother who works part time for a retail store in the area and has missed several days of work due to having to care for her son while he was out of school after getting sick. She is on a fixed income and working to secure more stable income but needs assistance to catch back up in the meantime.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 08/05/2022

  • Northside
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Electricity

Teosha received assistance paying her water bill

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Teosha is a single mother who works as a PCA assisting disabled seniors, She loves her job and being able to bring a smile to the face of some of our community's most vulnerable citizen. Unfortunately, the agency she works through has had make the tough decision of letting go of some of their contracts. Because of this her work hours have been cut and she has had a difficult time paying her utilities. This month she could use some assistance cover her water bill while she waits for new work assignments.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 08/05/2022

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Utility

Shanika received assistance to pay her electricity bill

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Shanika lost her job a few months ago and has had a hard time keeping her utilities paid because. She is actively pursuing employment and has been making money doing odd jobs in the community. She needs assistance paying her electricity bill to prevent disconnection.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 08/02/2022

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Electricity

Darlene received help paying her electricity bill

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Darlene is single mother who works as an in home private duty nurse. Her hours have recently been cut back and she has fallen behind trying to keep with all her regular monthly bills, coupled with an increase in her property taxes and other rising costs. She needs assistance paying her electricity bill while she work to secure additional clients.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 08/02/2022

  • Northside
  • Believer
  • Bill - Electricity

Alice received assistance paying her first month rent.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Alice has just secured a new apartment and job after being out of work for several weeks. She was able to gather the funds to move and pay her security deposit despite being out of work but now needs assistance to pay her rent at the new place until she is paid from her new job.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 07/30/2022

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Bill - Rent

Janie received summer clothing

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Janie is a 15-year-old with autism whose family was recently evicted after being unable to catch up on rent. She currently shares one bedroom at a local hotel with her parents and sibling, where she receives Intensive In-Home Services from a St. Joseph’s Villa clinician. Janie is working on her relationship issues, building communication within her family, and reducing ideations of self-harm. The family has limited funds to support extra activities for Janie, and she is in need of new summer clothing. A bathing suit would also allow her to enjoy the hotel pool. Janie’s parents would greatly appreciate the assistance as they work to regain stability for their children.

Need was fulfilled for $107.95!

fulfilled on: 07/13/2022

  • Southside
  • Youth
  • Clothing (e.g. coats, gloves, shoes)

Shateia received assistance paying her electricity bill

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Shateia is a single mother of two young boys ages 8 and 5. She has been having a hard time holding down a job since her youngest developed complications due to a recent epilepsy diagnosis. His frequent doctor visits and need for special care make it very difficult for her to find childcare and therefore difficult to work full time. She is optimistic that her last interview will result in a job that is bit more flexible, making all the difference to her family situation. In the meantime she could assistance getting caught up on a few things that fell behind when her son's healthcare became priority.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 07/13/2022

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Electricity

Saundra received assistance to pay her utilities this month.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Saundra is a long time Church Hill resident. She is very involved in community and really appreciates all it has to offer despite the many challenges she has been facing recently. She has fallen behind on a few things in the past few months due to some unexpected health issues. Thankfully she has begun the road to recovery and is getting back on her feet. She could really use some assistance covering her utilities this month while she works to get everything caught up.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 07/08/2022

  • East End
  • Senior Citizen
  • Bill - Electricity

Grace received money for gas

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Grace, who is chronically ill, and her three small children are experiencing homelessness and are working with CCC's Outreach Workers to find long-term, stable housing. Grace needs assistance with gas money so that she can continue to go to her regular doctor's appointments.

Need was fulfilled for $107.43!

fulfilled on: 06/30/2022

  • Richmond
  • Homeless
  • Auto - Gas

Kisha received a laptop

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Kisha is a single mom who is enrolled in OCWB's workforce program. She also is a City of Richmond Ambassador. Kisha is in class to receive her General Education Degree (GED) and needs a laptop to complete her studies.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 06/28/2022

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Auto - Gas

Nikita received assistance paying her cell phone bill

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Nikita is a single mom just returning to work after being away to recover from a surgery. She is working to keep everything on track as juggles her normal household bills and her son's school fees and end of the year obligations. She needs assistance covering her cell phone bill this month so that she can stay on track.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 06/29/2022

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Cell Phone

Tyrell received a new computer

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Tyrell is in a Cyber Security training class and is in need of a new computer. This would greatly improve his ability to complete this training and move toward certification. He has been very diligent with completing this program.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 06/24/2022

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • School - Technology

Katherine received assistance to catch up on her rent..

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Katherine has been out of work of a little over a month and is diligently seeking new employment. She is need of assistance to cover her rent for July so that she doesn't fall behind. She had her partner have been active community members since they moved here a few years back and just need a little assistance maintaining as they recover from the unforseen set back.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 07/08/2022

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Rent

Sandra received assistance to pay her rent

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Sandra has been unemployed for a little over a year and has been doing odd jobs to make ends meet. She has found it very difficult to secure a job in her field and has exhausted her savings. She needs some assistance to cover her rent this month as she works to works toward a more long term solution.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 06/30/2022

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Auto - Gas

Cristal received assistance paying her car note

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Cristal is a single mom of three boys. She was just recently housed after escaping a long term domestic violence situation. She has been working diligently to build a new life for herself and her boys. She has fallen behind on her car note since two of her boys contracted Covid in school and she was forced to miss work to care for them. She has nursed everyone back to health and returned to work, but needs assistance getting her car note back on track.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 06/28/2022

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Auto - Gas

Sheila received help with food and gas.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Sheila started a new position in June 2021. She has been out of work since April of 2020. It has been a struggle through the pandemic and after having a total knee replacement in February. Sheila wants to start this position with one foot in front of the other to engage with my community. In addition, she needs food to bring lunch due to a lack of funds. Sheila will be driving to work and could also use gas assistance to commute to work sites. This type of support will help Sheila tremendously.

Need was fulfilled for $208!

fulfilled on: 06/24/2022

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Groceries

Kristen received assistance covering her car repairs

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Kristen is a single working mom of two. She is newly involved with Peter Paul programming and is working on building positive community supports and long term financial stability. She works full time but is only making enough to cover basic essential and household bills. She recently hit a very large pothole on her way to pick her kids up from school that has damaged her vehicle. She needs assistance repairing the axle to get her car safely back on the road. Help with this repair will make all the difference , as it will affect how much time she will be out of work and whether this remains a minor setback or becomes a major financial issue.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 06/30/2022

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Auto - Gas

Linda received help with her rent payment

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Linda has fallen behind on her rent which is roughly $150 per month because last month there was confusion around her disability income and it was deposited incorrectly. It took some time for this issue to be corrected and caused her to be late on her May payment. She has since received the money but was unfortunately robbed at the ATM when she went to collect it. She is now unable to pay for both May and June totaling $300. She could really use assistance getting back on track as she recovers from these events.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 06/30/2022

  • East End
  • Senior Citizen
  • Bill - Rent

Beverly received assistance paying her water bill

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Beverly lives with her adult daughter on the East End of Richmond. They're celebrating her daughter finally finding a new job after being out of work the last few months. Beverly's been covering all of the bills with just her Social Security income, and they have been doing the best they can to maintain. But they have understandably fallen behind a bit. They could use some assistance staying afloat while they wait on her first paycheck.

Need was fulfilled for $234!

fulfilled on: 06/25/2022

  • East End
  • Senior Citizen
  • Bill - Utility

Deion received paying his electricity bill

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Deion is elderly and lives alone but depends heavily on his adult daughter. She handles his financial affairs since he recently suffered a long term sickness that left him unable to do so. He has been having trouble catching up on his bills and she is working to help him get back on track. Assistance with this bill will provide some much needed breathing room for this family.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 06/25/2022

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Bill - Electricity