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You’ve supported 173 local needs in the past year.

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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
  • Homeless
  • 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
  • Homeless
  • 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
  • Homeless
  • 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
  • Homeless
  • 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
  • Homeless
  • 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

Adeline received assistance with baby supplies

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

14 years old, Adeline just gave preterm birth to a baby girl. She planned to give her baby up for adoption, but could not go through with it. Her mother is helping as much as she can, but is in recovery from substance use disorder and barely able to make ends meet for Adeline and her four other children. Adeline did not have a baby shower and is in dire need of baby supplies. Assistance with bottles, clothes, blankets, diapers and a bassinet would mean so much to her family.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 01/20/2022

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

Tony received a place out of the cold weather

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Tony is experiencing homelessness and also struggles with her mental health. She lives in the county and cannot easily access the Inclement Weather Shelter. Tony is working with CCC staff on a permanent housing solution but with the expected snow and below freezing temperatures she needs a warm, dry place to stay for a few days.

Need was fulfilled for $204.12!

fulfilled on: 01/19/2022

  • Richmond
  • Homeless
  • Bill - Other

Jolinda received assistance paying her rent

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Jolinda is a single mother of two. She is legally blind and relies heavily on disability benefits to make ends meet. She was working full time before her place of employment shut down due to Covid. She was recently forced to move out of her home when her landlord sold the house she was renting. She has secured new housing but the cost of the move and security deposit has made it difficult to pay her rent this month. Assistance covering her January rent will get her back on track while she waits for her job to call her back to work.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 01/22/2022

  • Northside
  • Single Mother
  • Auto - Gas

Linda received a heater

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Linda and her partner are currently sleeping outside in a tent. While they are working with CCC's Street Outreach team, they prefer to remain in their tent for now and need a heater to help keep them warm this winter.

Need was fulfilled for $80.58!

fulfilled on: 01/20/2022

  • Richmond
  • Homeless
  • Household - Other Items

Wayne received help wiith food, gas and clothing

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Gas, Clothing, and Food. Wayne is waiting on employment verification. He requires gas, clothing, and food. Mr. Wayne uses his savings and is afraid he will not have the funds to get to work or interviews. He is requesting support with the above items.

Need was fulfilled for $213.20!

fulfilled on: 01/19/2022

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Bill - Other

Becca received help with groceries.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Groceries. Becca is on the road to success with her new business. She's at the last stages of launching, but unfortunately, every obstacle is hitting her simultaneously. She is reaching out for support because she is in financial need of groceries. Unfortunately, Becca has stretched herself thin with all of her other financial bills/obligations within her household and business, which has caused her to fall short.

Need was fulfilled for $265.20!

fulfilled on: 01/21/2022

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Groceries

Shannithia received help replacing household items.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help Replacing Household Items. Nithia has been dealing with an uninhabitable living condition for some time. Most of Nithia's children's clothing, bedding, food, and shoes have been destroyed. Her landord has finally moved her to another location, however, Nithia needs to replace some of these items, at this time and is reaching out for your support.

Need was fulfilled for $265.20!

fulfilled on: 01/21/2022

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Auto - Gas

Ramos received help with clothing

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Clothing. Ramos needs clothing. His size is challenging to find. He is diligently searching for work as he waits to start CDL classes next week. He is reaching out for your support with at least pants, shirts, and shoes.

Need was fulfilled for $213.20!

fulfilled on: 01/19/2022

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Auto - Gas

Tamika received needs help with a utility bill.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Tamika is a single mother between jobs due to the pandemic. Tamika picks up deliveries to make ends meet, but due to her current situation with contracting COVID, she has had to isolate herself and can’t work. As a result, Tamika has fallen behind on her utility bill. She is requesting assistance with her utility bill to avoid a disconnect.

Need was fulfilled for $130!

fulfilled on: 01/14/2022

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Bill - Electricity