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You’ve supported 244 local needs in the past year.

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Shinika received assistance covering her car note

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Shinika is a single mom of two. She has recently started a new full time job after several years of only being able to secure part time employment. Her new salary is allowing for many more opportunities for her family. Unfortunately, her young son was exposed to covid at his childcare center causing her to miss several days of work. She is not yet eligible for sick time since she is new and has experienced a lack of income and fallen behind on her car note because of it. Support with this bill will help Shinika stay on track as she and her son recover and get back to their normal routines.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 03/11/2022

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Auto

Kiara received assistance covering funeral expenses.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Kiara is a single mom who is very involved in the Peter Paul family network. She is very optimistic and driven and has been making great strides toward her goal of moving out of the housing projects and securing greater opportunities for her children. Which is no easy feat considering her fixed hourly income. She was recently hit with a very unexpected tragedy by way of her father passing away due to Covid pnuemonia. She is leaning on several community supports to cover the expense of missing work to travel out of state for his funeral while attempting to keep her everyday household budget afloat.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 03/11/2022

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Other

Danielle received assistance with a laptop

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Danielle is highly motivated to find employment and housing, as they are requirements in her efforts to regain custody of her 3 sons. She has been applying for jobs and searching for affordable housing using only her cell phone. A laptop would make both tasks much easier, and also expand her employment options to remote work positions. Having experienced homelessness and currently without income, Danielle would be grateful for assistance in purchasing a laptop to help her reach her goals.

Need was fulfilled for $161.77!

fulfilled on: 03/06/2022

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Work - Technology

Monica received assistance with her rent deposit

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Monica is a single transgender female, who for the last year has been sleeping on the couches of friends and family members while on the waitlist for housing assistance. She was recently granted a single room apartment, but saving for that unpredictable day has been a challenge and she is now working toward being able pay rent on her own. Assistance with her rental deposit would be a tremendous help to Monica on her path to stability and independence.

Need was fulfilled for $161.77!

fulfilled on: 03/06/2022

  • Richmond
  • Youth
  • Bill - Rent

Gil received help with groceries and gas.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Gas and Groceries. Gil was involved in an accident in late January. The accident caused him to be out of work. Gil is the head of his household with a family size of 6. The person who caused the accident did not have car insurance, so he had to pay the deductible as he was out of work. Gil has returned to work but needs support with gas and groceries; he has come to us humbly asking for help until he receives his next paycheck.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 03/22/2022

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Auto - Gas

Ava received help with groceries.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Groceries. Ava is a single grandmother to a toddler. She has no support and is in need of Diapers and food. Ava is in the legal process for support but things are moving very slow. She has exhausted her savings and decided to reach out to the Giving Wall.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 02/27/2022

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Auto - Gas

CeeCee received assistance with furniture

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

CeeCee has been staying in a shelter while experiencing homelessness and has recently gotten her own apartment. She is in need of beds and furniture for herself and her family in their new home.

Need was fulfilled for $80.58!

fulfilled on: 03/06/2022

  • Southside
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Household - Other Items

Ronda received assistance with furniture

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Ronda has recently been experiencing homelessness. With assistance from CCC's case workers, she is moving into her own apartment. She doesn't have any furniture and needs help making the apartment into a home for herself and her family.

Need was fulfilled for $80.58!

fulfilled on: 03/06/2022

  • Southside
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Household - Other Items

Melissa received assistance with rent

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Melissa is a single mother of three teenagers and is currently facing homelessness after her landlord decided not to renew her lease. She has not failed to pay her rent, but the landlord wants to sell the home and is not keeping up with maintenance. Melissa has spent over $800 in application fees for new housing without any success of landing a home with her Section 8 voucher. She is running out of savings and would be grateful for rental assistance as she diligently searches for a new home for her family.

Need was fulfilled for $215.59!

fulfilled on: 02/26/2022

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Rent

Shakeira received assistance repairing her car

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Shakeirah is the single mother of three small children, ages 2,4,and6. She is currently unable to work because the ways Covid has affected her childcare and her children's ability to regularly attend school. She is making ends meet on her fixed disability income despite the challenges. She is currently in need of assistance repairing her car. This is her sole mode of available transportation and is crucial to her ability to drive her children back and forth to school and doctor's appointments.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 02/11/2022

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Auto - Gas

Henrico County Students received rent

Partner: Henrico County Public Schools Office of Family & Community Engagement

Advisor: Mike Taylor

Support for rent expense

Need was fulfilled for $5.20!

fulfilled on: 02/07/2022

  • East End
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Rent

Leslie received gas for her car

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Leslie has been staying in a shelter while working with staff to find long-term housing. Her paycheck goes towards her bills and doesn't leave her enough money for gas so that she can continue getting to and from work. Leslie needs assistance buying gas for her car.

Need was fulfilled for $107.43!

fulfilled on: 02/09/2022

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Auto - Gas

Lashonda received covering her car insurance

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Lashonda is a single mom of two who is very active in her community through her full time work at a non profit in the area and her participation in the Peter Paul family network. She has been working diligently toward her goals and was recently thrown off by a forced two gap in her work schedule due to Covid. She is feeling much better and is back to work but could use support paying her car insurance this month.

Need was fulfilled for $228.80!

fulfilled on: 02/05/2022

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Auto

Amber received assistance paying her car note

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Amber is a single working mother and is doing her best to make ends meet. She makes an hourly wage and was recently forced to be out of work for three weeks due to Covid exposure. This setback has caused her to fall severely behind on her on her car note. Support with paying her car note this month will ensure she continues to have reliable transportation to get back and forth to work and keep her budget on track.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 02/05/2022

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Auto

Moia received help with a laptop

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with a Laptop. Moia is a student enrolled in a local university. Her laptop broke, and she needs another one to complete her coursework. She has a full schedule and does not want to fail her classes because she doesn't have a computer. She is requesting your support.

Need was fulfilled for $265.20!

fulfilled on: 02/10/2022

  • Richmond
  • Youth
  • School - Technology

Lilly received assistance with furniture

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Until recently, Lilly has been experiencing homelessness and has been working with CCC. With help from her case workers she is now looking forward to moving into her own apartment and needs assistance purchasing furniture.

Need was fulfilled for $83.79!

fulfilled on: 02/09/2022

  • Northside
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Household - Other Items

Harry received to add minutes to his cell phone

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Harry needs to add minutes to his cell phone so he can continue to look for employment while working with the street outreach team to find long-term housing.

Need was fulfilled for $37.61!

fulfilled on: 02/09/2022

  • Central
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Cell Phone

Iesha received assistance paying her car note

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Iesha is a single mother who stays busy caring for her two high school aged sons. She has opened her home for many of their friends who have struggled with housing instability and rocky family dynamics. She also works full time in serving the community. She recently had some unexpected car repairs that caused her to fall behind on her car note. She is requesting to help catch up on this

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 02/02/2022

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Auto - Gas

Henry received to renew his driver's license

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Henry recently lost his job and his home and is staying in a shelter while working with staff to achieve his goals of finding long-term housing and a new job. His driver's license has expired and he cannot afford to pay the renewal fee. Being able to drive will make a big difference in his ability to achieve his long-term goals.

Need was fulfilled for $161.15!

fulfilled on: 02/02/2022

  • Richmond
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Bill - Auto

Charles received assistance his water bill.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Charles is on fixed social security income. His medication does not allow him to work right now and Covid has made it difficult for his wife to work. He has tried to receive additional government assistance but has fallen through the cracks. Charles and wife are senior citizens and are doing the best they can ti survive these difficult times. They have fallen behind on their utility bills and need assistance to catch up while they work through the red tape updating their benefit status.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 01/20/2022

  • East End
  • Senior Citizen
  • Bill - Utility