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

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Jamesha received help with groceries

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Groceries. Jamesha is requesting support with groceries. Jamesha has been out of work and due to an illness. At this time she is not receiving any disability nor is she eligible for SNAP. Jamesha is requesting assistant with groceries.

Need was fulfilled for $218.40!

fulfilled on: 07/31/2021

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Groceries

Moriah received help with work equipment

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Work Equipment and Clothing. Moriah is a rising high school junior selected to be a camp counselor this summer at a camp that she has attended since she was 11. Moriah is super excited about the opportunity but needs help purchasing some essential items for her two-week work assignment.

Need was fulfilled for $213.20!

fulfilled on: 07/15/2021

  • Richmond
  • Youth
  • Work - Equipment

Pansy received help with work clothing

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Work Clothing. Pansy has completed her training and now a certified medical assistant. She had many huddles blocking her, but she persevered and pushed herself until the end. Pansy has been offered her dream job in the professional medical field. She is super excited and proud of herself. Pansy can honestly see herself thieving. She is asking for support with her uniform to get started on her new job, which is a requirement and because she has been out of work attending school, she does not have the funds to pay for her required supplies. She is asking for support with navy blue scrubs and nurse shoes.

Need was fulfilled for $213.20!

fulfilled on: 07/15/2021

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Work - Clothing

Bryant received assistance paying his rent

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Bryant is a returning citizen and has been using his story to support young community members and non profits since his reentry in late October of last year. He is a skilled landscaper and handyman. He makes his income doing odd jobs for his neighbors and has built most of his clientele through word of mouth referrals. He is working to obtain his LLC in hopes of getting his business off or the ground so that he can create a more sustainable income for himself. He recently fell behind when his truck began having some issues and is now faced with the choice of repairing his only means of bringing in income or paying his rent for the rooming house where he lives. He has decided to start a job while he works on the truck but needs assistance while he awaits his first pay check to help keep him on the right track toward his goals.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 07/02/2021

  • East End
  • Returning Citizen
  • Bill - Rent

Marquita received rental assistance

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Marquita is a single mother whose hours at work have just been significantly reduced. The family is also still grieving for the loss of the children's father, who passed away earlier this year. In addition to dealing with the emotional loss of a loved one, the family has also struggled with the lack of financial support that their father provided. Marquita needs assistance with this month's rent so that she and her children can remain stably housed.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 07/02/2021

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Rent

Gabriella received a car seat

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Gabriella is a survivor of violence in her home country and a teen mom with a daughter. Both Gabriella and her daughter are living with a kind and loving foster family. Gabriella is working hard to finish school and earn her high school diploma while also assisting in the care of her daughter. Gabriella's daughter has outgrown her car seat and is ready to move into a bigger one.

Need was fulfilled for $104!

fulfilled on: 06/30/2021

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

Evan received a prepaid phone

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Evan is currently sleeping in his car while working with an outreach worker to secure a longer-term housing solution. Evan does not have a phone, making it difficult for his outreach worker to connect with him. The lack of a phone has also made finding a job more difficult since Evan cannot list a phone number on job applications. A prepaid phone will help him secure housing and employment.

Need was fulfilled for $156!

fulfilled on: 07/06/2021

  • Richmond
  • Homeless
  • Work - Technology

Henrico County Students received internet access

Partner: Henrico County Public Schools

Advisor: Mike Taylor

Funds to provide Wifi hotspots or internet access to Henrico County Public School students to assist with summer school and remote learning.

Need was fulfilled for $5.20!

fulfilled on: 06/21/2021

  • East End
  • Youth
  • School - Technology

Kevin received a prepaid cell phone

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Kevin is looking for permanent housing and a stable job. Kevin needs a cell phone with refillable minutes so that he can complete job applications and communicate with his outreach worker. Having a phone will help Kevin achieve independence and stability.

Need was fulfilled for $104!

fulfilled on: 07/06/2021

  • Richmond
  • Homeless
  • Work - Technology

Caroline received seasonally-appropriate clothing

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Caroline is sleeping in her car while working with CCC's outreach program and looking for permanent housing. As the weather heats up and temperatures continue to rise, the winter clothes Caroline has been wearing are no longer suitable. Being able to wear new clothes will restore Caroline's self-confidence and sense of dignity.

Need was fulfilled for $156!

fulfilled on: 06/28/2021

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

May received help with certification

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Certification. May needs help for an additional class she needs to complete her certification. This is a makeup class her program does not cover. May just started a new job and paying for the course would be a hardship. Earning her C.N.A certification would provide a credential to obtain a higher wage.

Need was fulfilled for $176.80!

fulfilled on: 06/25/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • School - Other Items

Bernice received help with graduation costs.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Earning High School Diploma. Bernice is a senior who has just graduated with her GED and is proud about finishing her program. Bernice lives on a fixed income and needs help paying for the remaining costs of her course to receive certification. This type of help will mean a lot to Bernice.

Need was fulfilled for $268.32!

fulfilled on: 06/18/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Auto - Gas

Ivy received assistance paying the deposit for her new apartment,

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Ivy is a very active participant of Peter Paul's Promise Family network. She is a single mother of four and is very active serving the community. She recently found out that her lease will not be renewed due to a situation beyond her control. She has less than two months to find a new place and has to be very aggressive in her approach. She is raising money to make sure that she is able to move quickly when the right apartment opens up

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 07/02/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Auto - Gas

Tanya received assistance paying her carnote

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Tanya is a single mother of two Richmond Public School high school students. She works as an advocate in one of the community organizations in the area and spends her days working for justice and equity for her neighbors. She has been experiencing a season of financial hardship but has been working hard to stay on top of it despite of it all. She was recently involved in a car accident and the repairs put her behind on several things. As such she is need of helping paying her car note this month, this could be the difference in her being able to stay on track with her other bills this month.

Need was fulfilled for $218.40!

fulfilled on: 06/14/2021

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Auto

Davida received help with exam fee

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Training. Davida is a participant in the Office of Community Wealth Building's Workforce Program. She completed a Pharmacy Tech Training course in 2017 and a refresher training program in December 2020. Currently, the participant is in n need of taking the national exam and cannot pay the fee due to a decrease in work hours due to COVID-19. Fulfilling this need will be a great help to Davida trying to obtain her Pharmacy Tech Certification.

Need was fulfilled for $132.08!

fulfilled on: 06/08/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • School - Other Items

Iyonna received Help with a car repair.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Car Repair. Iyonna car has broken down, and we are pulling resources to pay for the costs but she also is short. Iyonna needs her car not only for her family’s needs and work, but she also givesrides to neighbors in need from her community.

Need was fulfilled for $268.32!

fulfilled on: 06/06/2021

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Auto - Repair/Service

Michael received help with an electricity bill.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Electricity Bill. Michael and his wife began struggling with their electric bill for several months when he became ill and unable to work. With his wife's income, they have been making partial monthly payments as advised by the electric company. However, they remain behind and are having a challenging time trying to catch up. They have asked for support from the Giving Wall and believe that if they can get the payments caught up, they will maintain the bill again.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 06/06/2021

  • Central
  • Homeless
  • Bill - Electricity

Rahouf received assistance with bills after surgery

Partner: IRC

Advisor: Sharon Singer

Rahouf is a refugee from the Ivory Coast who arrived in Richmond a year and a half ago. He is young and motivated, finding success at work, learning English, and getting his driver's license. Rahouf will soon have surgery that will require bed rest recovery for two months. His warehouse job does not provide any paid time off, and he is ineligible for social service programs like disability. Rahouf will need assistance paying his rent and bills until he is physically able to return to work.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 06/29/2021

  • East End
  • Refugee
  • Bill - Rent

Maalek received groceries

Partner: IRC

Advisor: Sharon Singer

Maalek is a single dad receiving employment services from the IRC in Richmond which includes job readiness training, resume improvement, interview practice, and job searches. Maalek is eager to work and will accept the first job offered, but does not yet have childcare for his young son. He needs some assistance buying this month's groceries.

Need was fulfilled for $218.40!

fulfilled on: 06/02/2021

  • West End
  • Refugee
  • Groceries

Bernard received help with groceries

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Groceries. Mr. B is a hard-working Senior living alone, working part-time. His hours have been cut due to COVID. Mr. B can barely keep up with his rent, utilities, and keeping food on his table. Today he humbled himself to ask for support with his bills and groceries. He had to use his money to purchase a new phone because his phone was broken and cannot be repaired.

Need was fulfilled for $268.32!

fulfilled on: 05/25/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Groceries