Instagram
Sign up for our mailing list to stay informed.

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

Success Stories

view active needs

Tisha

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Rent Security Deposit. Tisha has been approved for the section 8 housing voucher program; her security deposit is $450. At this time her family has raised $210 toward the total balance. Tisha needs assistance with reconciling the remaining balance of $240. In the last 6 months, Tisha has experienced several accomplishments; she has received her high school diploma and has qualified to move into her own apartment. This type of assistance will help her continue on the path toward self-sufficiency.

Need was fulfilled for $245!

fulfilled on: 02/02/2019

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Unique & urgent

Ariel

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Laptop Computer. Ariel is an active participant in the Mayor's Youth Academy's Youth Justice and Summer Work Experience programs. Ariel plans to attend North Carolina A&T University in the Fall to study biology. Ariel is in need of a laptop to support her during her post-secondary studies. Owning her own laptop will make it possible for her to concentrate on her studies.

Need was fulfilled for $220!

fulfilled on: 01/29/2019

  • Southside
  • Youth
  • Work clothing & equipment

Cora

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Electricity Bill. Cora is a single parent of two young children who also cares for her mother. She is in vocational training and works at internship. Cora is near the end of her training but got a little behind on her accounts and needs help reconciling her electricity bill of $579.00. Receiving this amount of $250 in assistance will help Cora qualify for a payment plan as she continues on the path to self-sufficiency.

Need was fulfilled for $250!

fulfilled on: 01/29/2019

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Small debt & fees

Kyah

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Laptop Computer. Kyah is an active participant in the Mayor's Youth Academy's Youth Justice and Summer Work Experience programs. She is in need of a laptop to support her during her post-secondary studies during the fall of 2019. Owning a laptop will make it possible for her to concentrate on her studies.

Need was fulfilled for $225!

fulfilled on: 01/29/2018

  • West End
  • Youth
  • Work clothing & equipment

Karen

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Utility Bill Assistance. Karen is enrolled in a Title V training program that assists seniors with finding employment. Karen is actively interviewing with different employers to receive job placement. She needs assistance catching up on a utility bill until she receives her work assignment and her first paycheck. This type of assistance will help Karen continue on the path toward self-sufficiency.

Need was fulfilled for $185!

fulfilled on: 01/21/2019

  • Southside
  • Senior Citizen
  • Small debt & fees

Anwtan

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Queen Mattress. Antwan is a single dad raising his two girls after their mother passed away suddenly a couple of years ago. He is sleeping on a worn full-sized mattress that does not not support him, contributing to a lot of sleepless nights. This type of assistance partially covers the total estimate for a queen mattress of $400. Securing a queen mattress would help Antwan get adequate sleep and ease his long-term issues of backs/pain problems, making him better prepared for successful days.

Need was fulfilled for $250!

fulfilled on: 01/29/2019

  • Southside
  • Single Father
  • Unique & urgent

Cheryl

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Water Bill. Cheryl has been working two part time jobs to make ends meet. She has gotten behind in her bills and is focused on reconciling her past due balances. Recently, Cheryl was promoted from part-time to full-time at one of her jobs and is working on a payment plan for the water bill. Receiving this kind of his assistance will help Cheryl with reconciling her total balance of $440.00

Need was fulfilled for $250!

fulfilled on: 01/29/2019

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Small debt & fees

Kendall

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Auto Repair – Wheel Alignment. Currently, Kendall is managing her living wage solely on her child support and has found it difficult to secure employment because she did not complete her high school studies. She is enrolled in GED test preparation classes. Once Kendall passes the test and obtains this credential, she will begin her job search. Kendall's tires continue to blow out because she needs a wheel alignment. She needs assistance with paying for two back tires and a wheel alignment. This will ensure Kendall is able to attend class.

Need was fulfilled for $205!

fulfilled on: 01/31/2019

  • City of Richmond
  • Believer
  • Auto Repair

Brooke

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Auto Repair. Brooke is employed currently and she is continuing her education in Phlebotomy. In the midst of going back and forth from work, school, and home, Brooke’s car broke down and she is now in need of assistance to get her car repaired so she is able to continue with her training program.

Need was fulfilled for $245!

fulfilled on: 02/04/2019

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Auto Repair

Natasha

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Rent Assistance. Natasha was homeless for five years, until Richmond Redevelopment Housing Authority accepted her into their housing program. However, now she's falling behind on her rent. Although Natasha is receiving Social Security Income, it is not enough to pay all of her bills. At this time she is attending the Dream Academy to complete her High School diploma which will make her more employable. Natasha needs assistance with paying the balance owed on her rent as she is studying to receive the credentials she needs to secure employment.

Need was fulfilled for $245!

fulfilled on: 01/14/2019

  • Richmond District 5: Central
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Misty

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Car Insurance for transport to school and work. Misty is now employed but was laid for for a few weeks during the holiday season and has fallen behind on her car insurance. She needs assistance paying the balance owed. Misty is enrolled in the City of Richmond's Bliss program to try and improve the quality of her life. She is also enrolled in Dream Academy to obtain her high school diploma. Although Misty is employed, her income is insufficient for her family of 4 – and most jobs in her field that would pay more require a high school diploma. This type of assistance will help Misty maintain transportation as she travels to work and school.

Need was fulfilled for $245!

fulfilled on: 01/14/2019

  • Richmond District 7: East End
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Laura

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Travel Fees for Youth's Learning Opportunity. Laura is an active participant in the Mayor's Youth Academy who commits endless hours to serving her community. As a result of her commitment to community service, she has been selected to attend the YMCA's Global Youth event in London from August 4 - 8, 2019. Laura is currently fundraising to finance her trip. As an aspiring marketing and media specialist, this opportunity will broaden Laura's horizons and afford her a once in a lifetime experience where she will learn new skills that will aid her in her future career endeavors.

Need was fulfilled for $245!

fulfilled on: 01/14/2019

  • Richmond District 6: Northside
  • Youth
  • Unique & urgent

Sherika

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Rent Assistance. Sherika is a private duty Certified Nursing Aide. When her patient passed away, it left her without income which caused Sherika to fall behind on her rent. Since losing her job, she has found other full-time employment but needs help with paying the balance of $185.00 that she owes for rent.

Need was fulfilled for $185!

fulfilled on: 01/14/2019

  • Southside
  • Single Mother
  • Small debt & fees

Larry

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Rent is Overdue. Larry has been unemployed for 4 months and has fallen behind on his rent. He has secured full-time employment and has started working. The Department of Social Services will cover most of his rent, except for $100 that's still owed. This type of assistance will enable Larry to have a fresh start.

Need was fulfilled for $100!

fulfilled on: 01/14/2018

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Kiara

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Rent. Kiara recently lost her job because her daughter became ill. She had to leave work to provide care for her child. This has caused Kiara to fall behind on her rent. She is requesting assistance with her rental payment of $125.00.

Need was fulfilled for $125!

fulfilled on: 01/14/2018

  • Richmond District 7: East End
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Nate’ (Natay)

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Laptop Computer. Nate’ Young is working on completing her requirements for her Med-Tech Certification as well as her High School Diploma. Ms. Young is requesting assistance to purchase a Laptop computer as most of the work to complete these programs is done online. She is currently working an overnight seasonal position at Amazon. Having a computer at home will save her travel time and allow her to complete her requirements for these credentials, helping her to secure a living wage position. This fee contributes to a portion of the total cost, and she is able to secure funding for the remaining amount.

Need was fulfilled for $199!

fulfilled on: 01/14/2019

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Work clothing & equipment

Deaunta

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Software for School. Deaunta is completing an online Pharmacy Technician program that will help her secure viable full-time employment. She needs assistance with purchasing Microsoft Office 2016 Professional Downloadable (full version) to complete her online course assignments.

Need was fulfilled for $60!

fulfilled on: 01/14/2019

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Career training

Robert

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Electric Bill. Robert has been a participant with the Office of Community Wealth Building for three months and has obtained housing through a HUDVASH (housing for veterans). Now he needs support with his utilities after being laid-off. Robert has tried to obtain support for this bill through Energy Share and a few churches with no positive results.

Need was fulfilled for $245!

fulfilled on: 01/01/0019

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Unique & urgent

Perry

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Shoes for Work. Perry relocated to this area six months ago and has just found a part-time job. He is working for a cleaning company and needs specific non-slip work shoes to comply with the safety standards of the job. This would help him secure full-time employment.

Need was fulfilled for $75!

fulfilled on: 12/30/2018

  • Northside
  • Believer
  • Work clothing & equipment

Nadaira

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Gas Card. Nadaira is enrolled in Pharmacy Technical School and is in need of gas for transportation so she can get back and forth to school until she secures employment.

Need was fulfilled for $100!

fulfilled on: 01/01/0019

  • Southside
  • Believer
  • Transportation