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You’ve supported 170 local needs in the past year.

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Tonya received help covering auto repair

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Tonya is a single mother of 3 who has been diagnosis with cancer. Recently she had to take time out of her job at MCV to better manage her health. It has been very challenging to focus solely on her health while watching my bills pile up. Navigating the healthcare system also has been a huge load. She has been relying on friends and family to get back and forth. Her car needs a few things fixed before passing inspection. Getting her car back on the road would help her household in so many ways.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 06/01/2022

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Auto - Gas

Lashonda received assistance paying her electricity bill.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Lashonda is a single mom and returning citizen. She has been working full time and celebrating her sobriety for nearly two years. She is well on her way to regaining full custody of her two children. She has recently been hit with a garnishment that has made it difficult to take care of everyday expenses. She could use a little help paying for her electricity bill this month to keep things on track.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 06/01/2022

  • East End
  • Returning Citizen
  • Bill - Electricity

Mary received assistance paying her gas bill

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Mary is a senior citizen living alone on a fixed income. Her income has changed drastically due to the recent death of her roommate. She has applied for disability and working to find a new room mate to help share some of her household costs. her current most pressing need is to cover her past due gas bill while she works to get her finances back on track.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 06/01/2022

  • East End
  • Senior Citizen
  • Bill - Utility

Kyra received assistance to repair her car.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Kyra is a young adult and is working part time while she pursues her degree. She is living independently of her family and little wiggle room in her budget for unexpected expenses. She relies heavily on her car to get to and from work and school. She is need of assistance replacing the tires on her vehicle in order to pass inspection and keep her car on the road. Assistance with this expense will help keep her on the right track to reaching her goals.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 06/01/2022

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Bill - Auto

Michelle received assistance repairing her car.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Michelle is a single mother. She has three elementary age children and enjoys finding creative ways to spend time with them. She is very involved with their school activities despite the time constraints of working full time. She recently has been faced with some minor car repairs that have made it fairly difficult to effectively balance this busy schedule. She could really use some assistance to cover the price of towing her vehicle to the repair shop so that she can get back on the road and back to her regular routine.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 05/30/2022

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

Catherine received financial support with a utility bill.

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

Advisor: Virginia Hansom

A single mother of five, Catherine continues to work hard to help support her family and maintain safe housing. However, with decreased work hours and increasing living costs, she has been met with challenges in covering household utility bills. Assistance with utilities would allow her to catch up and keep her home safe and suitable for her and her children.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 06/01/2022

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Utility

Nicole received a bed

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Nicole, a single mother, and her two children recently moved into an apartment after experiencing homelessness. They are thrilled to settle in and thankful for the support provided by local furniture banks to make it their home. However, the furniture banks did not have any mattresses or frames available for Nicole, and she is currently sleeping on the couch. She would be grateful for assistance with a mattress, box spring, and bed frame.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 05/14/2022

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Household - Other Items

Latesha received support w/ rent increase.

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

Advisor: Virginia Hansom

Latesha is a single mother who has been out of work for about 8 weeks due to health challenges. She has since returned to work, but her rent is 3 months past due in addition to a rental increase that took place in February ($780 to $1,064). Latesha was not able to transition before the rental increase took place. Nonetheless, she picked up extra shifts to try and catch up on her past-due bills. This attempt was interrupted when her son became ill and then herself. Support with what is past due would assist her in catching up on her bills and paying additional late fines that she has not been able to budget for.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 05/11/2022

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Rent

Marcellius received assistance with his electricity bill

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Marcellus is a disabled senior citizen and has been receiving a stipend to help cover his utilities. The winter months has caused his electricity bill to be higher than what his stipend will cover. He is currently working to receive disability income but needs assistance covering the bill in the mean time to ensure he doesn't lose service in the process.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 05/11/2022

  • East End
  • Returning Citizen
  • Auto - Gas

La'Angela received assistance with a gas bill.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Carolyn Champion

La’Angela is a single mother who has quickly become a key team member at a community center in the East End of Richmond. She has recently received a promotion and additional hours serving in various capacities there that will allow her to manage household expenses which continue to rise for her like everyone else. She is seeking assistance with her gas bill as her transition to additional hours occurs.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 05/11/2022

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Utility

Wendy received assistance paying her electricity bill

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Wendy is a senior citizen and the sole guardian for her 11 year old granddaughter. She is actively involved in the community and works part time for a non profit organization in the area. Her hours have not been as consistent lately and she has fallen behind on her electricity bill. Assistance with this bill will go along way to helping this family stay on track to their financial goals.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 05/04/2022

  • East End
  • Senior Citizen
  • Bill - Electricity

Alicia received assistance paying her past due rent.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Alicia is a mother in two boys. Her children have been actively enrolled in the Peter Paul afterschool program since returning in person from quarantine. They have experienced several family emergencies that have made it difficult for Alicia to work her normal hours. She has since fallen behind on her rent payment and needs assistance to get caught up.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 05/04/2022

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Rent

Terry received assistance with shoes

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Terry, a current client of Flagler Housing & Homeless Services at St. Joseph’s Villa, has been unemployed and without income for nearly a year. He is in constant pain and has two medical procedures scheduled in the near future. Terry always expresses gratitude for the program, and does not ask for much. Recently, when Flagler staff asked if he needed anything, Terry reluctantly mentioned that he needs shoes for church. He added that a nice pair of sneakers would work so that he could wear them for more than church. He also said softly that he is putting cardboard in the pair of shoes he has now, and that it works okay except when it rains. We are requesting assistance that would allow Terry to purchase shoes for church, sneakers, and other essential clothing and hygiene products.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 05/12/2022

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

Amber received support paying her car note.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Amber is a single mother of 4 and has been working full time while pursuing her degree in culinary arts. She has run into some unexpected expenses that have made her budget very tight this month. She needs support paying her car note this month. This assistance will go along way in keeping her on track toward her goals.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 05/04/2022

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Auto

Destiny received assistance paying her rent

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Destiny is a young adult who has been supporting herself independently. Her hours have been reduced recently at her job making it difficult to keep her bills on track. She needs assistance to pay her rent this month while she works to find supplemental income.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 05/05/2022

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Bill - Rent

Sarah received assistance with work clothes

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Sarah is a 26-year-old single mother who is working hard to regain custody of her two daughters after her family recently experienced homelessness. She is now working her “dream job” as a cook in a local café where she had worked before. While she’s proud that her pay has increased, finances are still a struggle. Sarah needs to buy clothing for work and would greatly appreciate the assistance on her path to stability.

Need was fulfilled for $161.77!

fulfilled on: 05/08/2022

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Work - Clothing

Deonte received assistance covering his utility bills

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Deonte needs assistance paying his electricity bill. He is a senior citizen living alone on a fixed income. Unforeseen circumstances has caused him to fall behind on his utilities. He has recently become more involved with community organizations who are working to assist him and get him on his feet. Assistance with this month's bill will help in the process of getting a jump start of a more stable and sustainable budget and higher quality of life.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 04/30/2022

  • East End
  • Senior Citizen
  • Bill - Electricity

Alnisa received assistance paying her car insurance.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Alnisa is a single mom and she spends most of day caring for her little ones and trying to hold down a job. Her hours were recently cut at her job making it difficult to keep her car insurance on track. She needs assistance to catch up on this bill and get her budget back on track.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 05/05/2022

  • Central
  • Believer
  • Bill - Other

Jaquan received support with transportation costs.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Jaquan is a young adult who was recently incarcerated due to incident resulting from an mental health episode. He has been home and house arrest for the past few months. He has been doing very well and just recently secured a job. The guidelines of his parole state that he must report to the court on a weekly basis for screening. The cost of rising gas prices have made it nearly impossible for him to afford and have put a major strain on his already fixed income. Support with these costs will ensure that Jaquan continues on the right path as a returning citizen.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 05/04/2022

  • East End
  • Returning Citizen
  • Auto - Gas

Shaquana received assistance paying her water bill

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Shaquana is a single mom. She has recently fallen behind on her utilities due to expenses incurred from having to bury her father and send her oldest off to college within months of each other. She needs assistance to catch up on her water bill this month to avoid disconnection of service. This assistance will ensure she is able to maintain and continue to give her youngest daughter, who still resides with her, the level of comfort and quality of life she is accustomed to.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 04/28/2022

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Other