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You’ve supported 243 local needs in the past year.

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Jevar received a prepaid cell phone

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Jevar is a youth experiencing homelessness. He is working with CCC's Youth Hub to find employment and trying to get into an emergency shelter and then into long-term housing. Jevar does not have a phone which makes it difficult for him to complete applications for employment. He is in need of a prepaid cell phone.

Need was fulfilled for $80.58!

fulfilled on: 09/23/2021

  • Richmond
  • Homeless
  • Work - Equipment

LaShawnda received support to pay her utility bills

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

LaShawnda is a single mom whose expenses have increased during the pandemic. Although she is working, her utility and food costs are more than she can cover with her monthly budget. LaShawnda needs assistance with her utility bills so that she and her children can continue to have water and electricity in their home.

Need was fulfilled for $268.58!

fulfilled on: 09/23/2021

  • Southside
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Utility

Antonio received help with school supplies

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with School Supplies. Antonio is starting school, and he does not have school supplies as of yet. His mother is out of work, and he is also cared for by his elderly grandmother, who is also on a fixed income. Antonio needs basic school supplies to start his first year of high school in a matter of days.

Need was fulfilled for $213.20!

fulfilled on: 09/08/2021

  • Richmond
  • Youth
  • School - Other Items

Michelle received assistance with an insurance deductible.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Carolyn Champion

Michelle is a hardworking professional at a nonprofit serving the East End. Due to one of the recent rain falls, her car flooded while parked in a low lying area of Richmond and is currently being repaired. She needs assistance in paying her insurance deductible in order to get her car back and continue focusing on her day to day work and normal monthly bills.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 09/10/2021

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Auto - Repair/Service

Laquosha received assistance with rent.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Carolyn Champion

Laquosha is a dedicated and hardworking teacher serving the East End. She has encountered unexpected bills this month and is in need of assistance with her rental payment so she can continue to focus on the upcoming school year.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 09/05/2021

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Bill - Rent

Sherell received help purchasing shoes for her children to return to school.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Sherell is a single mother of four. She has not been able to work for most of the year due to having contracted covid twice and needing to be home with her children. She has recently gotten a new job and expects to start within the next weeks. She is excited that the children are returning to school and making it possible for to return to the workforce. Help with getting these much need supplies will bridge this financial gap and give her children a much better start to the school year.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 09/03/2021

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • School - Other Items

Anissa received assistance paying her rent

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Anissa has sole custody of her three small children after overcoming a domestic violence situation. She is working and starting to create a stronger support system and rebuild. She is unable to work full time until her older kids return to school and she can secure reliable childcare for her two year old. Assistance paying this remaining balance toward her rent will provide some much needed breathing room for her as the school year approaches.

Need was fulfilled for $182!

fulfilled on: 08/31/2021

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Rent

Danielle received help with rent.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Rent. Danielle is a single mother of 4, living in public housing and struggling with one tragedy after another. Danielle is currently working, but it's just not enough. Her living situation is very frightening for and her children due to an infestation of crime. Finally, she found a place to live, but before she could transfer her housing assistance, she must pay her past-due rent of $450 to move. Danielle's recent tragedy in her home has left her no choice but to move out, and her kids are grieving and depressed; she is asking for support with her balance due of $450.00, of which she has half. Danielle is determined to save her family, and she needs your help.

Need was fulfilled for $265.20!

fulfilled on: 08/28/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Bill - Rent

Chris & Ashley received household items

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

When Chris and Ashley came to CCC's Youth Hub they needed assistance securing permanent, stable housing and long-term employment. They are so excited to have just moved into their first apartment and need assistance purchasing items like towels, blankets, and cleaning supplies.

Need was fulfilled for $215!

fulfilled on: 09/03/2021

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

Yolanda received assistance paying her rent

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Yolanda is a single mother and needs assistance covering her rent this month. She has had to take two weeks out of work without pay to help tend her son's mental health. Her teenage son has been recently incarcerated after a mental health episode caused him a run in with the police. She has been forced to take unpaid time off to deal with the legal implications and make sure he receives the mental health support he needs and does not get lost in the system. This has caused her quite a bit of emotional stress. She could really use some support as she navigates this extremely difficult situation. This financial help will reduce the additional stress that would be caused by her bills falling behind due the missed time from work.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 09/05/2021

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Bill - Rent

Heaven received help with school supplies.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with School Supplies. Heaven is excited about going to the third grade but needs help with school supplies. Her mom has a medical condition that prevents her from working as she cares for Marie and her other siblings. This type of help will be a wonderful way for Heaven to start her new school.

Need was fulfilled for $109.20!

fulfilled on: 08/19/2021

  • East End
  • Youth
  • Other Family Items

Rodney received help with medical supplies

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Medical Supplies. Rodney is a participant in the OCWB program, where he acquired his barbering license. Recently Rodney had to have emergency back surgery which caused him to lose mobility in his legs. As a result, he isn’t able to work and was deemed ineligible for unemployment. Rodney is requesting financial assistance to purchase the medical supplies needed to assist him in his recovery.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 08/19/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Bill - Healthcare

Tyla received supplies for her newborn baby

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Tyla is a single mother of 3 who relocated to Richmond for a new job, but became homeless when she contracted COVID before starting work, and while pregnant. St. Joseph’s Villa helped Tyla get back on her feet by obtaining shelter for her and her children in a local hotel, and connecting her with supportive community resources. Since then, the family has moved into a new apartment, and welcomed a healthy newborn baby. Tyla has asked for assistance with supplies to help her care for her baby (diapers, changing pads, bottles and clothes).

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 08/15/2021

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

Kiara received assistance paying DMV fees.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Kiara is a community member working toward her goals of obtaining her GED and driver's license. Kiara has been stuck in a rut for a bit and has recently reached out for community support to help make the next step in her journey to sustainability. She is working full time and is on her way to paying all of her fees and getting her license back. Unfortunately, she has recently contracted Covid and has been forced into quarantine without pay which has put a hiccup in her plans. This financial support will help her stay on the path toward moving to the next level and will give her the freedom to just focus on getting better while she is out of work over the next two weeks.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 08/16/2021

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Bill - Auto

Helen received help with a cell phone bill.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Cell Phone Bill. Helen had to take time away from work to care for her daughter, who recently had an organ transplant during the pandemic, along with her son. Due to the severity of her recovery plan, Helen had to isolate herself. The loss of income has put a strain on her. Helen is requesting assistance with her cell phone bill to stay in communication with her job since she is working remotely.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 08/10/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Bill - Cell Phone

Pamela received support with medical supplies

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Groceries. Pamela is a senior citizen who was relying on her hours from AARP, but due to the Pandemic, she hasn't been able to return to work, and she has found it hard to fund her healthy food choices due to a health ailment that restricts her food choices. So, she is requesting assistance with groceries.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 08/05/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Bill - Other

Gilbert received help with a car repair

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Car Repair. Gilbert finally got his opportunity to work as an Hvac/Electrician. Things are really looking up after many years of trying to make ends meet. Recently, Gilbert’s car is giving him a difficult time & now he needs to replace his radiator & thermostat. Gilbert cannot afford to lose this job. He is asking for support to repair his car.

Need was fulfilled for $225.68!

fulfilled on: 07/26/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Auto - Repair/Service

Cherelle received baby formula

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Charelle is an unstably-housed young adult with a very limited income and no family who can support her. She is working with CCC to find permanent housing. She needs baby formula to feed her baby.

Need was fulfilled for $104!

fulfilled on: 07/21/2021

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

Bernice received help with gas

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Bernice struggled for many months unemployed. On June 16, she finally secured employment. Bernice used the last of her savings in gas and now afraid she has no way to get to work because the job is not on a bus line. Bernice is in desire need of support before her last full tank of gas is empty.

Need was fulfilled for $168.48!

fulfilled on: 07/31/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Auto - Gas

Kimberly received help with membership fees.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Membership Fees. Training Course Membership for Medical Billing & Coding (AAPC) -Become a member of AAPC and join the world's most extensive training and credentialing organization for healthcare business. They represent over 190,000 members working in medical coding, auditing, regulatory compliance, revenue cycle management, and practice management. This would be a tremendous professional encouragement for Kimberly.

Need was fulfilled for $197.60!

fulfilled on: 07/28/2021

  • Central
  • Believer
  • Work - Other Items