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You’ve supported 143 local needs in the past year.

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Faith received a laptop

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Faith is 18-years-old and pregnant. She cannot stay with her family so CCC's Housing Resource Center is assisting her with temporary housing. She is also working with CCC's employment services to find a suitable job. Faith is excited to have just been accepted into a GED program. To keep up with her studies, Faith needs a laptop. She hopes to eventually move into an apartment of her own and support her baby and her younger siblings.

Need was fulfilled for $176.38!

fulfilled on: 11/01/2022

  • Richmond
  • Homeless
  • School - Technology

Melissa received support to cover hotel expenses.

Partner: Henrico County Public Schools Office of Family & Community Engagement

Advisor: Virginia Hansom

Melissa has a student who attends Wilder. They are homeless and stay in hotels. They have to leave their hotel room today due to insufficient funds. Melissa is trying to keep her son at a stable location. When they are relocated it takes a while for transportation for school to be set up and she does not want him to miss out on school.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 10/20/2022

  • Southside
  • Homeless
  • Bill - Other

Francisco received help with immigration fees

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Francisco, who is a senior citizen, is a refugee who is experiencing homelessness. Because of age-related health complications he is unable to work. Francisco is eligible to apply for citizenship which would give him access to supportive benefits and enable him to pay for rent and food on his own. Francisco needs assistance paying for the immigration processing fees.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 10/05/2022

  • Richmond
  • Refugee
  • Bill - Other

Skylair received support with treatment.

Partner: Henrico County Public Schools Office of Family & Community Engagement

Advisor: Virginia Hansom

Skylair is the parent of 3 girls that are five years old and under; two of them are in school (PK & K) and one is still at home. The two school-age girls have been missing a tremendous amount of time from school because they have lice and cannot seem to get rid of it. Mom has treated it multiple times and the treatment is very costly. The students are in need of being in school. In order to get the girls back in school, they need to have a professional come in to help get rid of the lice and teach the family tips on how to prevent it in the future. Assistance with this expense will get the girls back in school where they need to be in order to learn.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 10/05/2022

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Other Family Items

Michelle received assistance with her electric bill - Part II.

Partner: Henrico County Public Schools Office of Family & Community Engagement

Advisor: Virginia Hansom

Michelle is a single mom with two boys. One son is in high school, the other son is in kindergarten. Her kindergartener participates in the weekly backpack program. Mom lost her job at the beginning of September and her electricity is set to be cut off within a week.

Need was fulfilled for $138.32!

fulfilled on: 10/03/2022

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Electricity

Michelle received assistance with her electric bill - Part I.

Partner: Henrico County Public Schools Office of Family & Community Engagement

Advisor: Virginia Hansom

Michelle is a single mom with two boys. One son is in high school, the other son is in kindergarten. Her kindergartener participates in the weekly backpack program. Mom lost her job at the beginning of September and her electricity is set to be cut off within a week.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 10/03/2022

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Electricity

Tameka received assistance paying her water bill.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Tameka is a very active Peter Paul participant and single mother of four. She is community mentor and loves to help other single moms navigate the very tough circumstances they commonly face. Though she has yet to reach all of her goals she uses the story of her progress over the past few years to inspire others each and every day and works very hard to be a good example to her children despite her own struggles. She is currently in need of assistance to pay her utilities while she tries to maintain all her other household responsibilities and get all her children prepared for the start of school.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 10/05/2022

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Utility

Kristen received assistance to pay her electricity bill

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Kristen is a single working mom of two teenagers in the neighborhood. A recent health issue has caused unexpected expenses that have thrown off her budget making difficult to cover her utilities and take care of basic household needs.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 10/05/2022

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Auto - Gas

Laura received a mattress

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Laura has been experiencing homelessness. With CCC's assistance, she is moving into temporary housing needs an air mattress so that she and her child do not have to sleep on the floor.

Need was fulfilled for $80.58!

fulfilled on: 09/27/2022

  • Richmond
  • Homeless
  • Household - Other Items

Eric received assistance to pay his water bill.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Eric just moved into the neighborhood after being displaced for the past few months. He is recovery and has been clean for nearly a year. He was fortunate enough to find an affordable rooming house near his new job and he is working with non profit organizations to help him get and stay on his feet. He could use some assistance covering his first water bill since it requires a deposit and connection fees. This will ensure he starts off at his new place on the right track and will allow him to continue to focus on his goals.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 09/14/2022

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Bill - Utility

Bonnie received her car windshield repaired to past inspection and continue to get student to school.

Partner: Henrico County Public Schools Office of Family & Community Engagement

Advisor: Virginia Hansom

The student and her mother live with her grandmother and grandfather. The mother does not drive, however, the grandmother brings the student to school daily. The family car has a cracked windshield which failed inspection and the family cannot afford to get it repaired in order to continue to get their student to school.

Need was fulfilled for $208!

fulfilled on: 09/11/2022

  • West End
  • Single Mother
  • Auto - Repair/Service

Emily received clothes for her nephew who is in her care.

Partner: Henrico County Public Schools Office of Family & Community Engagement

Advisor: Virginia Hansom

Emily is a single aunt who has custody of her nephew. His aunt applied for McKinney-Vento. The application for McKinney-Vento is pending. Emily's nephew is in need of shirts, pants, and underwear. He wears a size small in men's clothes.

Need was fulfilled for $156!

fulfilled on: 09/05/2022

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

Tanya received assistance paying her electricity bill

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Tanya is a grandmother and community health worker. She spends her day connecting with members of the community to help them build stronger support systems and reach their goals. When she is not in the office she loves hanging with her grandbaby and spending time with her children. She has a bubbly personality and cares deeply about her community. She is currently in need of assistance to pay her electricity bill which has become a bit unmanageable due to a string of events that have put a strain on her budget.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 09/04/2022

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Bill - Electricity

Simone received assistance repairing her car

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Simone is a single working mother. She has been having issues with her car over the past couple of weeks and needs to have it repaired before the issues worsen. Assistance with these repairs will prevent her from having to choose between proper car maintenance and getting the things her children need for school. It will also ensure that she continues to have access to reliable transportation to and from work.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 08/26/2022

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Auto - Repair/Service

Eric received assistance to cover his bed fees.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Eric is a returning citizen. He lives on a fixed social security income. He resides in a recovery house and has been clean for nearly a year. His rent is paid weekly and can be difficult to balance with unexpected expenses. He recently fell behind due to falling ill and could use some assistance getting back on track. Fortunately he is doing much better. He has started a new job and is excited about the prospect of getting his own place in the near future.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 09/05/2022

  • Richmond
  • Returning Citizen
  • Bill - Rent

Gia received baby supplies

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Gia and her one-year-old son are experiencing homelessness. Gia's son has severe allergies and can only use hypoallergenic diapers which local baby clothes closets do not have.

Need was fulfilled for $107.43!

fulfilled on: 08/26/2022

  • Richmond
  • Homeless
  • Child Essentials (e.g. bottles, diapers, clothing, etc.)

Lottie received temporary housing

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Lottie and her family of four have been experiencing homelessness and have been working with CCC's Housing Resource Center. They have found a permanent home and are waiting for their move in date. In the meantime they need somewhere safe to stay and are asking for assistance with a hotel room.

Need was fulfilled for $268.58!

fulfilled on: 08/26/2022

  • Richmond
  • Homeless
  • Bill - Other

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