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You’ve supported 170 local needs in the past year.

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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

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