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You’ve supported 215 local needs in the past year.

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Samantha

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Rent. Samantha is a single mom of two who is not working. She had to resign from her last position because she had no one to care for her two children while they stayed at home from school during this most recent time of social distancing. Samantha has a court date on Monday, August 31st and must work towards having her past due balance reconciled to prevent eviction.

Need was fulfilled for $277.68!

fulfilled on: 08/31/2020

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Unique & urgent

Imani

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Groceries. Imani was enrolled in a summer youth employment program and will be starting high school classes this fall. Her mom is currently unemployed, and has a heart condition that prevents her from going back to work. Although Imani's family is receiving some outside assistance, it is not enough to meet the food needs of her family of 3 over the next month.

Need was fulfilled for $218.40!

fulfilled on: 09/01/2020

  • Richmond
  • Youth
  • Groceries

Kyrah

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Kyrah is a grad student who came to Virginia to pursue her education. She is young and independent and receives little to no assistance from her parents who reside in a different state. She has been out of work for a while but just recently secured a job and just needs some assistance this month to cover her car insurance so that she can continue to keep her car on the road.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 09/09/2020

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Transportation

Lorena

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Electricity Bill. Lorena is a retired senior citizen on a fixed income who has a significant balance for her electricity bill. She has not been able to pay down her balance because she used her money to pay for two very important eye surgeries over the past few months. Lorena has spoken with customer service and has been assured that her lights will remain on as long as she can pay something towards her electricity bill. She also will be getting help from friends, family and her local church body. Lorena is looking forward to this bill being reconciled.

Need was fulfilled for $277.94!

fulfilled on: 08/29/2020

  • Richmond
  • Senior Citizen
  • Small debt & fees

Clarence

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Eyeglasses. Clarence has an urgent need for eyeglasses, he is enrolled in a CDL program and almost finished. But, before he takes his cdl exam his eyes need to be evaluated per the instructor. Clarence is depending on his new occupation to assist with sustaining a suitable wage to care for his family. At this time he is asking for support to help to purchase his glasses so h.e can pass his exam and secure employment

Need was fulfilled for $187.20!

fulfilled on: 08/25/2020

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Unique & urgent

Maria

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Maria is a mom and had been unemployed for a few months in Pennsylvania. She moved to Virginia at the promise of a job opportunity but the offer fell through when she arrived because of Covid. She is currently training for another opportunity and just needs some assistance to help her pay for some household essentials while she navigates through this would be setback.

Need was fulfilled for $218.40!

fulfilled on: 08/23/2020

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Household - Essentials (e.g. toilet paper, cleaning supplies, etc.)

Frank

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with a Laptop. Frank is excited about attending CDL school at the Community College; however, he did not realize the first session is online due to social distancing. He does not have a computer and plans to attend school during the day. Public libraries are open with restrictions, but by the time Frank finishes school, they are closed. He needs a computer to complete his training at home and assignments.

Need was fulfilled for $278.20!

fulfilled on: 08/23/2020

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Work clothing and equipment

Marie

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Groceries. Marie needs help with food for her family. She lost her job as a result of COVID-19. Marie has five children who have been home since the beginning of quarantine and things have been really tough. Although she goes back to work next month she has not been able to work temp jobs because of a health condition. This type of assistance would mean a lot to the family.

Need was fulfilled for $277.94!

fulfilled on: 08/16/2020

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Groceries

Angie

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with School Supplies. Angie is the Founder and Creator of Moving Arth, a day care program that helps prevent youth from becoming dependent or co-dependent on government funds by giving them the knowledge and skills to obtain a sustainable future starting at ages 2yrs.- 11yrs. She has developed a curriculum based on what she has heard from families in the community and knowledge gained from the Pre Teaching Program T J. Sargeant Reynolds. In order to prepare and perform these curriculums successfully she will need particular materials for in home learning such as: a desk or a long table, pencils, a black board, chalk, sanitizing wipes, play dough, books, paint, box tissue computers .

Need was fulfilled for $277.94!

fulfilled on: 08/12/2020

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Unique & urgent

Phyllis

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with a Laptop. Phyllis is enrolled in OCWB’s Workforce Program. She is a direct care worker but trying to enhance her skill set to transition into more of a clerical role in the Healthcare Administration field. At this time Phyllis is enrolled in an online class, but she is having challenges with her computer. She is asking for support to purchase a new laptop. Phyllis has some health challenges that has caused an increased cost in copays and medication. This type of assistance will be a great help to Phyllis.

Need was fulfilled for $277.94!

fulfilled on: 08/12/2020

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Work clothing and equipment

Helen

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Helen is a single mother who is caring for her children and her elderly mother. The entire family is staying in a motel currently and are saving for their own place. Helen works as a CNA and personal care assistant for the elderly but her work has been significantly impacted due to Covid19 Pandemic. She is need of assistance paying for her room while she awaits unemployment benefits.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 08/08/2020

  • East End
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Unique & urgent

Shanice

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Shanice experienced homelessness for four years when she aged out of foster care. After living through an abusive situation in a rooming house and moving to a women’s shelter, she found stable housing in her own name through Flagler Housing & Homeless Services at St. Joseph’s Villa. While Shanice and her baby boy now have a safe place to call home, she is facing financial challenges after being laid off from her job. Shanice needs assistance with clothing, baby supplies, cleaning supplies, and other household essentials as she seeks employment.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 08/07/2020

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Household - Essentials (e.g. toilet paper, cleaning supplies, etc.)

Aisha

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Aisha became homeless at 18 years old when she aged out of foster care. After two years of staying in shelters and stabilization programs, Aisha recently found an affordable apartment and support services through Flagler Housing & Homeless Services at St. Joseph’s Villa. She is planning to maintain her housing independently in less than a year, and is working toward obtaining a new job with a higher income. In the meantime, Aisha needs help with start-up essentials for her new home, including bedding, rugs, shower curtains, towels, cleaning supplies and kitchenware.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 08/04/2020

  • Richmond
  • Youth
  • Household - Essentials (e.g. toilet paper, cleaning supplies, etc.)

Thomas

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Thomas is 17-year-old gentle giant with intellectual disabilities. He loves attending school, baking, playing with his dogs, cuddling with his father and going for walks in his neighborhood. The air mattress he had been sleeping on recently popped, and his family cannot afford to provide a new one. He is in need of a full size mattress, or larger, with a waterproof mattress cover for a comfortable night’s sleep.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 07/31/2020

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Household - Essentials (e.g. toilet paper, cleaning supplies, etc.)

Shannithia

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with a Laptop. Shannithia is a proud single mother of three, determined to enhance her skillset. After years working minimum wage jobs, she is ready to invest in herself, and has enrolled in school with Career Start. To succeed, she desperately needs a laptop. Living on a tight budget, and taking care of her three children, Shannithia cannot afford to pay a babysitter while she goes to the library to access a computer. To keep up with her school work and perform up to her abilities, she needs computer access at home.

Need was fulfilled for $277.94!

fulfilled on: 07/31/2020

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Work clothing and equipment

Courtney

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Groceries – Courtney is enrolled in OCWB’s Workforce Program. She has worked in transportation, but was laid off recently due to the pandemic. Courtney is looking for work actively, but needs help with groceries. She is the single mother of three children who all have been home since the State of Virginia closed in March. This type of assistance will help Courtney and her family.

Need was fulfilled for $277.94!

fulfilled on: 07/20/2020

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Groceries

Myoshi

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Career Training. Myoshi is determined to become a personal care assistant, and hopes to attend a private school for two weeks to obtain her PCA certification. Myoshi wants to attend in person, because she does not yet have any computer skills to attend the online courses offered by many PCA programs. Your support will help Myoshi reserve her spot in the class, and take the next step in her professional journey.

Need was fulfilled for $139.10!

fulfilled on: 07/15/2020

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Career training

Lillian

Partner: St. Joseph's Villa

Advisor: Drew Melson

Lillian has been in and out of hospitalization for mental health over the past year, making it difficult to maintain employment. She is currently experiencing homelessness as a result, and has no family to turn to for help. She recently found a part-time job and is trying her best to get back on her feet. Assistance with groceries would help provide stability for Lillian while she’s on the waiting list for an income-based apartment.

Need was fulfilled for $269.41!

fulfilled on: 07/14/2020

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Groceries

Edna

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Edna is a senior citizen and valued member of our community, in need of assistance catching up on her household utilities. She spends most of her days helping her neighbors who are older but not as able-bodied as she is, being community for those who feel isolated and alone. Her ability to be this for others, she says, is due to her rich connections and social interactions at Peter Paul. Despite her financial challenges, she is always smiling. This assistance will relieve significant stress, and allow her to continue being a bright light on the East End.

Need was fulfilled for $228.80!

fulfilled on: 07/15/2020

  • East End
  • Senior Citizen
  • Household - Essentials (e.g. toilet paper, cleaning supplies, etc.)

Crystal

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Crystal a single mother of 3 beautiful boys and is in need of assistance covering her utilities this month. She has been working diligently with community agencies to take the necessary steps to move out of public housing and cover all the expenses that are associated with that. This and other implications as a result of Covid have put quite a strain on her budget. Any help she receives toward covering these utilities will make all the difference in helping her to stay on track toward her goals.

Need was fulfilled for $256.88!

fulfilled on: 07/08/2020

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Small debt & fees