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You’ve supported 159 local needs in the past year.

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Cassandra received assistance with housing.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Kimberly Young

Cassandra is seeking support with rent as she has fallen behind due to circumstances beyond her control. Cassandra has received notification from her leasing company that she has until December 4, 2020 to make a payment towards her balance or she will face eviction. Cassandra is diligently committed to caring for her children and is working to provide all that she can with what she has. Consider pouring into a woman that continues to unselfishly pour into others.

Need was fulfilled for $276.12!

fulfilled on: 11/25/2020

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Unique & urgent

Tanya received support with her car note

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Kimberly Young

Tanya is mother, caregiver, and beloved community member in transition and needs some support to help her in the next stage of her career. Tanya excitingly begins a new job in the coming weeks which has applied pressure to her finances, as her car note is due during her period of adjustment. An investment in Tanya is an investment in her future and her family, both of which are incredibly deserving!

Need was fulfilled for $226.42!

fulfilled on: 11/25/2020

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Transportation

Ashley received support with her utility bill.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Kimberly Young

Like many household's Ashley has experienced significant disruption in her home which has resulted in a significant decreased in her work hours. Ashley is the mother of a beautiful 7-year-old daughter whom she has recently sent to live with her father until she is able to get back on her feet. Ashley needs support to pay the balance of her utility bill as she continues to work hard and strive towards her goals in the midst of this pandemic.

Need was fulfilled for $276.12!

fulfilled on: 11/25/2020

  • Southside
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Oleda

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Janette McGrady

Oleda is requesting support from The Giving Wall. She is a single mother of 3 young growing children, with an income level under the federal guidelines for poverty. She is unemployed with a limited income. She consistently tries to accommodate the additional cost to care for her children due to COVID, It truly is a daily challenge. At this time, Oleda's urgent need is to have enough groceries for the month.

Need was fulfilled for $277.94!

fulfilled on: 11/25/2020

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Groceries

David

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with a Utility Bill. David is a single father of a 14-year-old. Since March 2020, David has had full custody of his daughter; being disabled also has put a strain on him financially. David has fallen behind in his city utility bill and is requesting assistance to help him get caught up

Need was fulfilled for $97.76!

fulfilled on: 11/19/2020

  • Richmond
  • Single Father
  • Small debt & fees

Shamika

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Exam Fees. Shamika has struggled to find a career that provides enough for herself. After a good deal of reflection and research, Shamika has made a commitment to pursue a profession as a Dialysis Technician. She has a passion to help people, and with the pandemic we are facing, she wants to be an asset to the community. Shamika is requesting help to pay for her NWCA National Certification Exam.

Need was fulfilled for $114.40!

fulfilled on: 11/20/2020

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Career training

Latanya

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Household Essentials. Latanya recently lost her job and has struggled to find a new position that provides enough for herself and her two children. Latanya has fallen behind on her gas bill and she isn’t able to heat her home. She is requesting help to pay for essential items for her home (tissue, paper towels, soap, toothpaste, etc.) including a space heater, winter coats for her boys.

Need was fulfilled for $277.94!

fulfilled on: 11/20/2020

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Household Essentials

Chimere received assistance with an auto repair.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Carolyn Champion

Chimere is a wife and mom of two boys. She works at a non-profit in the East End serving her own neighborhood and is always ensuring others needs are met. Chimere has had an unexpected car problem that needs repair for her and her husband to continue to get to and from work. With this support, Chimere will be able to continue to serve her neighbors every day.

Need was fulfilled for $226.72!

fulfilled on: 11/18/2020

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Auto Repair

Charles received assistance with a bill.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Carolyn Champion

Charles is a husband and father of two boys. He loves his job as a materials handler and is working toward the goal of advancing his career in logistics. With his wife and boys at home most of the time due to COVID, his water bill has become increasingly difficult to manage. With this support, Charles will be able to focus on his work and the upcoming holiday season with his family.

Need was fulfilled for $192.40!

fulfilled on: 11/18/2020

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Diovion received support getting work boots and a winter coat

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Diovion is 21 years and stays with family. He has been out of work for a few months but has just recently secured a new job. He is set to start on November 14th for his first day. He needs support getting some suitable clothes and shoes as well as a new coat so that he can be presentable for work. He is really excited for the opportunity to be more independent and contributed more to his family's income.

Need was fulfilled for $249.60!

fulfilled on: 11/12/2020

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Unique & urgent

Gladys received support paying covering her utilities this month.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Gladys has just recently moved into a new location and is getting settled in. She lives alone currently with the exception of the overnight nurse who stays with her because she is prone to seizures. She is a senior citizen and can use all the support she can get. The costs of her recent move has been a bit a strain on her disability income and caused her to fall slightly behind. She could use support getting back on track to pay her light and water bill this month and set her up to maintain her budget well through this holiday season.

Need was fulfilled for $172.91!

fulfilled on: 11/12/2020

  • East End
  • Senior Citizen
  • Household Essentials

Leah received assistance paying her electricity bill.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Leah's income has been affected by the pandemic and is currently only working part time. This has cause her to fall a bit behind in her electricity bill. She needs a little assistance to cover it as she attempts to stay on track with her bills through all of this.

Need was fulfilled for $228.80!

fulfilled on: 11/16/2020

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Abed received a school uniform

Partner: IRC

Advisor: Sharon Singer

Abed's mom is a survivor! She escaped an abusive marriage and is making it on her own, supporting herself and four children. The three older kids are enrolled in school, but Abed is too young, and needs constant supervision. He was awarded a scholarship to a Richmond daycare and preschool, but a uniform is required. He starts Monday so mom can begin working full-time to support the family. Your donation will supply Abed the preschool's mandatory uniform.

Need was fulfilled for $29.12!

fulfilled on: 11/11/2020

  • Central
  • Refugee
  • Unique & urgent

Latisha received support with basic household needs

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Latisha is a single mother. She and her daughter have been experiencing housing instability for a little over a year. She is currently living with a friend and has been doing her best to make ends meet with her disability income as she works on looking for her own place. She needs support purchasing some basic household items, a space heater, sheets and blankets in order to make her current living space more livable and comfortable.

Need was fulfilled for $249.60!

fulfilled on: 11/11/2020

  • Southside
  • Single Mother
  • Household Essentials

Josita

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Laptop. Josita is a single parent and enrolled participant in OCWB's Workforce Program. She wants to become a Customer Services Professional but needs a computer to work from home as most of the positions for which she is applying are remote. This type of assistance will help Josita complete her training and secure employment in her field.

Need was fulfilled for $140.40!

fulfilled on: 11/10/2020

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Unique & urgent

Brittany

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with a Computer. Brittany is enrolled in OCWB's workforce program. She is aspiring to become a Certified Nurse Assistant. Brittany needs help with purchasing a computer to complete her online classes. This type of assistance will help Brittany secure viable employment.

Need was fulfilled for $140.40!

fulfilled on: 11/10/2020

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Unique & urgent

Breon

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Groceries. Breon is a single father of five. He was a traveling musician whose gigs were cancelled due to the pandemic. Since then, he has secured employment at a local restaurant but finds it challenging to cover the grocery bill some months for his five children because they at home doing virtual learning for school. This type of assistance will be a great help.

Need was fulfilled for $267.28!

fulfilled on: 11/08/2020

  • Richmond
  • Single Father
  • Groceries

Dontise

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with a Computer. Dontise is enrolled in OCWB's workforce program. She is aspiring to become a Certified Nurse Assistant. Dontise needs help with purchasing a computer to complete her online classes. This type of assistance will help Dontise secure viable employment.

Need was fulfilled for $140.40!

fulfilled on: 11/08/2020

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Unique & urgent

Ashley

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Rental Assistance. Ashley, who is a single mother of three, faced several hardships during the onset of COVID-19. She lost her job, became homeless--to name a few. Finding shelter for her children has been a struggle. She has been staying where she can, but she is tired and wants a place of her own for her family. Ashley recently landed a full-time work from home job and now an apartment where she can provide shelter for her children. She is requesting assistance with her initial deposit. It would be a great help to Ashley.

Need was fulfilled for $267.28!

fulfilled on: 11/02/2020

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Unique & urgent

Tia

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Training. Tia is an enrolled participant in OCWB's workforce program. She is an aspiring Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). However, Tia will need support to complete an online training course to qualify for her state exam. Completing the training will aid the participant in securing viable employment.

Need was fulfilled for $255.09!

fulfilled on: 10/28/2020

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Career training