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Charlie received support with getting identification documents documents

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Kimberly Young

Charlie is a senior and returning citizen in Peter Paul's neighbor that needs support with purchasing an out of state birth certificate so that he may obtain a Virginia issued identification card. Securing these documents will help Charlie as he applies for permanent housing to support his recovery.

Need was fulfilled for $88.40!

fulfilled on: 03/08/2023

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Other Family Items

Danielle received assistance paying her utility.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Danielle is a single mother and community member. She has recently become connected with Peter Paul programming and is working to set manageable goals to help her family on the journey toward sustainability. She recently missed two weeks from work due to illness and has been unable to pay her electricity bill because of the lay of pay during this time. She is back to work and trying to catch up and use assistance keeping this utility from being disconnected.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 03/09/2023

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Bill - Electricity

Keisha received assistance replacing her vehicle's back window.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Chantil Carter

Keisha is a hard working woman who lives in the East End of Richmond. Her back window on her vehicle is missing and makes it unsafe to drive. She needs your support with the repair so she can continue to commute back and forth to her job.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 03/03/2023

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

Abby received transportation to work

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Tori Purcell

Abby has been staying at CARITAS Women's Emergency Shelter for the past four weeks. Since coming here, she's been able to locate and begin employment, but she doesn't have a vehicle and her job isn't on the bus line. She has family and friends who are helping her out with transportation and ubers too and from work. However, she's asking for assistance obtaining an uber gift card to help in times where she is unable to find alternate transportation. Your support will allow her to maintain employment and begin saving for housing.

Need was fulfilled for $109.20!

fulfilled on: 02/27/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Auto - Gas

Rashad received work boots!

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Megan Corbitt

Rashad hit the ground running since entering shelter by working with staff and interns on updating his resume as well as applying for jobs. His hard work recently paid off in the form of a job offer with a local company! Rashad has most of what he needs to being working, however he is missing work boots to ensure he can keep his feet safe for his first day. These work boots will cement his start day & be one step closer towards housing! https://www.walmart.com/ip/Brahma-Men-s-Rivers-6-Steel-Toe-Work-Boots/347803120

Need was fulfilled for $65.52!

fulfilled on: 02/22/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Work - Shoes

James received work boots!

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Megan Corbitt

James has been in shelter for a number of months attempting to bring income by searching for employment. He has recently found work but is in need of work boots in order to start! These work boots will allow James to start his journey towards self-sufficiency by saving his earnings towards housing. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Brahma-Men-s-Rivers-6-Steel-Toe-Work-Boots/347803120

Need was fulfilled for $65.52!

fulfilled on: 02/24/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Work - Shoes

Jamie received plus size clothing

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Tori Purcell

Jamie recently came to CARITAS women's emergency shelter with only the clothes on her back. She is in need of 5x clothing that our men's and women's shelters do not have stock of in our clothing closets. She does not have any change of clothes or undergarments and we're hoping to get her a few outfits that she can wear while working towards stability.

Need was fulfilled for $208!

fulfilled on: 02/21/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Clothing (e.g. coats, gloves, shoes)

Julie received help paying her phone bill

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Tori Purcell

Julie has been at CARITAS Women's Emergency Shelter since the beginning of January. She is working on finding employment, but has been struggling because she does not currently have a cell phone. Your support will allow Julie to pay her phone bill and get her service turned back on. This will be instrumental in her job search and will allow her to get back in contact with potential employers as well as to schedule and follow up on interviews.

Need was fulfilled for $67.60!

fulfilled on: 02/16/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Cell Phone

Louise received car repairs

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Tori Purcell

Louise has been a resident at CARITAS Women's Emergency Shelter since late summer 2022. She has been able to save up enough money to pay off her car and is working on getting approved for an apartment of her own. However, two weeks ago she was driving to work and hit a pothole that caused significant damage to her car. She was able to pay a good portion of the bill off, and has only a $239 balance remaining. Your support will allow her to get her car repairs and continue to have reliable transportation.

Need was fulfilled for $248.56!

fulfilled on: 02/16/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Auto - Repair/Service

Esther received assistance paying the deposit for her new apartment.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Esther has been working towards moving her family out of the housing projects. She has just received word that she qualifies for a new apartment and needs to pay the security deposit before her housing assistance expires and she no longer qualifies. This assistance will make a huge difference in the lives of children and her peace of mind.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 02/14/2023

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Bill - Rent

Natalie received an exit package

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Tori Purcell

Natalie has been staying at CARITAS Emergency Shelter for the past two months while working towards saving her income and locating housing. Today she found out that she's been approved for and will be moving into housing next week! Natalie is preparing to pay her rent and gather things that will be needed for her new place. We would like to provide her with an exit package containing some of the things she'll need for her new place. The exit package will include: a laundry basket, an air mattress, sheets, a blanket, a pillow, a towel and wash cloth, and a hygiene kit (containing feminine products, toothbrush, toothpaste etc.). Your support will help her refocus her savings on her move in costs and expenses that come with this transition.

Need was fulfilled for $104!

fulfilled on: 02/15/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Household - Essentials (e.g. toilet paper, cleaning supplies, etc.)

Eric received an exit package

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Megan Corbitt

Eric has been working towards a stable housing solution for the past 60 days and has finally secured an affordable place to call home! Eric is working to be able to consistently pay his rent, but needs some support in securing necessary household items to make his house a home. We would like to provide him with an exit package containing some of the things he'll need for his new place. The exit package will include: a laundry basket, an air mattress, sheets, a blanket, a pillow, a towel and wash cloth, and a hygiene kit (containing soap, toothbrush, toothpaste etc.).

Need was fulfilled for $104!

fulfilled on: 02/16/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Household - Essentials (e.g. toilet paper, cleaning supplies, etc.)

Alnisa received help paying her car insurance this month

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Alnisa is a single mother who main income comes from driving for door dash and lyft. She recently ran into some car trouble. The cost of repairs and the time not able to drive t has impeded her income and now made it difficult to pay her car insurance. She needs help to pay this to keep her car on the road so other bills don't begin to fall behind. This assistance will make a world of difference to her family as they are doing the best they can to keep things steady.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 02/07/2023

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Auto

Ronald received assistance paying his gas bill.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Ronald is a husband and father of 3. He recently lost his job after being out of work for an extended period due to a back injury. His family is currently trying to make due on his wife social security benefits while he recovers and tries to secure less labor intensive employment. Help with this bill will ensure the heat stays on in their home while they work to navigate this difficult season.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 02/04/2023

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Bill - Utility

Emergency Shelter Participant received ear plugs

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Tori Purcell

Participants in our shelter program consistently request ear plugs for sleeping in a congregate setting. The shelter can only provide these when they are donated. Your support would allow staff to purchase a supply of ear plugs to distribute as needed and would allow folks in shelter to get a better nights sleep.

Need was fulfilled for $104!

fulfilled on: 02/08/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Household - Other Items

Harry received rental assistance for his new home!

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Megan Corbitt

Harry has had multiple stays in Emergency Shelter since May of 2022 following a crisis in which he lost employment, housing, & began to experience homelessness. While in shelter, he has been working diligently to re-obtain employment. Since becoming employed he has diligently worked towards saving a majority of the funding towards his new home. The one thing Harry is in need of is additional financial assistance towards his deposit in the amount of $250 as he is covering over half of the move in fees. The covering of these fees will allow him to fully move into his new home on 2/1/23!

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 01/28/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Rent

Emergency Shelter Participant received hygiene supplies

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Tori Purcell

Participants in CARITAS' Emergency Shelter programs often need to access donations for their day-to-day hygiene needs. Recently, both the Men's and Women's shelters have run out of razors to provide to participants. This donation will allow CARITAS to restock both shelters with around 600 razors that will allow participants to meet their hygiene and self-care needs for months to come.

Need was fulfilled for $104!

fulfilled on: 01/26/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Household - Essentials (e.g. toilet paper, cleaning supplies, etc.)

Yolanda received assistance getting a TV for her new home!

Partner: Caritas

Advisor: Tori Purcell

Yolanda has been living in an Emergency Shelter since December following a crisis that caused her to lose her housing. While in shelter, she's been working diligently on saving and working towards housing. Yolanda is preparing to move into a room for rent and is looking for assistance furnishing her new room. One thing she's in need of that hasn't been able to obtain is a 32" TV for her new space. This TV will allow her a sense of normalcy and will help make her new space feel like home!

Need was fulfilled for $109.20!

fulfilled on: 01/27/2023

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Household - Other Items

Amber received help covering unexpected car repairs.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Amber is single mother and domestic violence survivor. She has been struggling to provide stable housing for her family since her divorce. Her car is crucial to her survival because she and her children is often staying from house to house and need transportation to maintain school attendance. She currently needs to correct a few things to pass inspection and needs help covering the costs.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 01/27/2023

  • East End
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Auto - Repair/Service

Justice received assistance paying her light bill.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Justice is a young adult and single mother of three young boys. She was recently hospitalized after a car crash that occurred while driving not too long after dropping her children to childcare. She is recovering well but has missed several days of work. This has drastically affected her budget and made it difficult to pay all of her utility bills. Help with this will lessen the blow of this unfortunate event.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 01/27/2023

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Electricity