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Karlla

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Help with Gas. Karlla will begin her Pharmacy Technician classes soon and will need assistance with gas to attend her program at the Richmond Technical Center. Karlla is working currently, but needs help paying for gas since her mileage has increased since attending school; Karlla also drives to work her child care provider. This type of assistance will help her until she completes her Pharmacy Technician certification program.

Need was fulfilled for $105!

fulfilled on: 02/14/2019

  • Southside
  • Believer
  • Transportation

Bruce

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Steel Toe Work Boots Needed. Currently, Bruce is in training to get his CDL certification. He needs assistance with purchasing steel toe work boots to be dress code compliant for employment.

Need was fulfilled for $200!

fulfilled on: 02/13/2019

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Work clothing and equipment

Diane

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Rent Assistance. Diane is unemployed and is in urgent need of help with paying this month's rent. She owed $900 but with the help of her friends and family, she was able to reconcile most of her balance, except $250. Diane is enrolled is enrolled in two workforce program to receive extra support during the job search process. Diane is hopeful about securing employment as she has landed several interviews over the past few weeks.

Need was fulfilled for $250!

fulfilled on: 02/13/2019

  • Southside
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Crystal

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Gas Card. Crystal will begin cosmetology classes at the Richmond Technical Center very soon and will need help paying for gas as she travels to and from school. Although Crystal works full time, she will need this type of assistance until her cosmetology training is complete.

Need was fulfilled for $105!

fulfilled on: 02/14/2019

  • City of Richmond
  • Believer
  • Transportation

Iris

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Laptop Computer. Iris is a single mom who has been approved to attend school to obtain her high school diploma. She will be completing some of her homework in school, at the library and at different career stations in the city. Iris also would like to have the option of doing her work at home as she has small children. Having a home computer would allow Iris to be home with her children as she is working toward completing her high school studies.

Need was fulfilled for $205!

fulfilled on: 02/03/2019

  • Southside
  • Single Mother
  • Work clothing and equipment

Barbara

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Electricity Bill. Barbara is in the process of searching for employment and is enrolled in a training program to finish her high school studies. She is finding it challenging to pay her electricity bill in full; Barbara carries a month balance of 127 with the threat of getting her power disconnected. Receiving this type of assistance will help to alleviate some financial stress while she is searching for employment and completes her last math class.

Need was fulfilled for $132!

fulfilled on: 02/14/2019

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Antonio

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Gas Card. Antonio has been unemployed for over 10 years. He is enrolled in a workforce development program where he received career coaching, interviewing and resume assistance. Antonio landed an interview and was able to secure employment. He needs assistance with paying for gas to get to work until he receives his first paycheck.

Need was fulfilled for $55!

fulfilled on: 02/05/2019

  • Southside
  • Believer
  • Transportation

Hattie

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Gas Card. Hattie is a participant in a small business training program that takes place at different locations around the City. She lives on a fixed income and does not have the resources to continue attending training that occurs twice a week. This type of assistance will help Hattie to continue attending classes until the end of the program.

Need was fulfilled for $55!

fulfilled on: 02/01/2019

  • Northside
  • Senior Citizen
  • Transportation

India

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Gas Card. India will begin her Nail Technician classes soon and will need assistance paying for gas to get to and from training at the Richmond Technical Center. She is unemployed until she receives her nail tech license, qualifying to work in a salon or shop. India is an active participant in the programs at the City of Richmond's career stations, conducting job searches. This type of assistance will help India move closer to achieving her dream of becoming a Nail Technician.

Need was fulfilled for $105!

fulfilled on: 02/02/2019

  • Northside
  • Believer
  • Transportation

Tisha

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Rent Security Deposit. Tisha has been approved for the section 8 housing voucher program; her security deposit is $450. At this time her family has raised $210 toward the total balance. Tisha needs assistance with reconciling the remaining balance of $240. In the last 6 months, Tisha has experienced several accomplishments; she has received her high school diploma and has qualified to move into her own apartment. This type of assistance will help her continue on the path toward self-sufficiency.

Need was fulfilled for $245!

fulfilled on: 02/02/2019

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Unique & urgent

Ariel

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Laptop Computer. Ariel is an active participant in the Mayor's Youth Academy's Youth Justice and Summer Work Experience programs. Ariel plans to attend North Carolina A&T University in the Fall to study biology. Ariel is in need of a laptop to support her during her post-secondary studies. Owning her own laptop will make it possible for her to concentrate on her studies.

Need was fulfilled for $220!

fulfilled on: 01/29/2019

  • Southside
  • Youth
  • Work clothing and equipment

Cora

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Electricity Bill. Cora is a single parent of two young children who also cares for her mother. She is in vocational training and works at internship. Cora is near the end of her training but got a little behind on her accounts and needs help reconciling her electricity bill of $579.00. Receiving this amount of $250 in assistance will help Cora qualify for a payment plan as she continues on the path to self-sufficiency.

Need was fulfilled for $250!

fulfilled on: 01/29/2019

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Small debt & fees

Kyah

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Laptop Computer. Kyah is an active participant in the Mayor's Youth Academy's Youth Justice and Summer Work Experience programs. She is in need of a laptop to support her during her post-secondary studies during the fall of 2019. Owning a laptop will make it possible for her to concentrate on her studies.

Need was fulfilled for $225!

fulfilled on: 01/29/2018

  • West End
  • Youth
  • Work clothing and equipment

Karen

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Utility Bill Assistance. Karen is enrolled in a Title V training program that assists seniors with finding employment. Karen is actively interviewing with different employers to receive job placement. She needs assistance catching up on a utility bill until she receives her work assignment and her first paycheck. This type of assistance will help Karen continue on the path toward self-sufficiency.

Need was fulfilled for $185!

fulfilled on: 01/21/2019

  • Southside
  • Senior Citizen
  • Small debt & fees

Anwtan

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Queen Mattress. Antwan is a single dad raising his two girls after their mother passed away suddenly a couple of years ago. He is sleeping on a worn full-sized mattress that does not not support him, contributing to a lot of sleepless nights. This type of assistance partially covers the total estimate for a queen mattress of $400. Securing a queen mattress would help Antwan get adequate sleep and ease his long-term issues of backs/pain problems, making him better prepared for successful days.

Need was fulfilled for $250!

fulfilled on: 01/29/2019

  • Southside
  • Single Father
  • Unique & urgent

Cheryl

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Water Bill. Cheryl has been working two part time jobs to make ends meet. She has gotten behind in her bills and is focused on reconciling her past due balances. Recently, Cheryl was promoted from part-time to full-time at one of her jobs and is working on a payment plan for the water bill. Receiving this kind of his assistance will help Cheryl with reconciling her total balance of $440.00

Need was fulfilled for $250!

fulfilled on: 01/29/2019

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Small debt & fees

Kendall

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Auto Repair – Wheel Alignment. Currently, Kendall is managing her living wage solely on her child support and has found it difficult to secure employment because she did not complete her high school studies. She is enrolled in GED test preparation classes. Once Kendall passes the test and obtains this credential, she will begin her job search. Kendall's tires continue to blow out because she needs a wheel alignment. She needs assistance with paying for two back tires and a wheel alignment. This will ensure Kendall is able to attend class.

Need was fulfilled for $205!

fulfilled on: 01/31/2019

  • City of Richmond
  • Believer
  • Auto Repair

Brooke

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Auto Repair. Brooke is employed currently and she is continuing her education in Phlebotomy. In the midst of going back and forth from work, school, and home, Brooke’s car broke down and she is now in need of assistance to get her car repaired so she is able to continue with her training program.

Need was fulfilled for $245!

fulfilled on: 02/04/2019

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Auto Repair

Natasha

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Rent Assistance. Natasha was homeless for five years, until Richmond Redevelopment Housing Authority accepted her into their housing program. However, now she's falling behind on her rent. Although Natasha is receiving Social Security Income, it is not enough to pay all of her bills. At this time she is attending the Dream Academy to complete her High School diploma which will make her more employable. Natasha needs assistance with paying the balance owed on her rent as she is studying to receive the credentials she needs to secure employment.

Need was fulfilled for $245!

fulfilled on: 01/14/2019

  • Richmond District 5: Central
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees

Misty

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Car Insurance for transport to school and work. Misty is now employed but was laid for for a few weeks during the holiday season and has fallen behind on her car insurance. She needs assistance paying the balance owed. Misty is enrolled in the City of Richmond's Bliss program to try and improve the quality of her life. She is also enrolled in Dream Academy to obtain her high school diploma. Although Misty is employed, her income is insufficient for her family of 4 – and most jobs in her field that would pay more require a high school diploma. This type of assistance will help Misty maintain transportation as she travels to work and school.

Need was fulfilled for $245!

fulfilled on: 01/14/2019

  • Richmond District 7: East End
  • Believer
  • Small debt & fees