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

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Christina received help with a gas bill.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Gas Bill. Christina is out of work due to a medical condition and has applied for long-term disability. As she is waiting on assistance, Christina has fallen behind on her gas bill. After making a payment arrangement, Christina needs help with reconciling her account. This type of help will help to keep the utilities on in the house.

Need was fulfilled for $177.84!

fulfilled on: 12/09/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Bill - Utility

Tina received assistance with furniture

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Tina has recently gotten her own apartment after experiencing homelessness and living in a shelter. She and her family are excited to be moving into a home of their own but need assistance with furniture. Tina is working with a local non-profit agency to acquire furniture but needs additional assistance.

Need was fulfilled for $268.58!

fulfilled on: 12/10/2021

  • East End
  • Homeless
  • Household - Other Items

Jen received money for gas

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Jen and her family are experiencing homelessness and are working with CCC's Housing Resource Center for a long-term solution. Jen needs assistance with gas money so that she can continue to get to and from work.

Need was fulfilled for $104!

fulfilled on: 12/17/2021

  • Southside
  • Homeless
  • Auto - Gas

Nancy received assistance paying her rent

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Nancy is a returning citizen and recovering addict who has been clean for a little over two years. She is working to regain steady employment. She recently lost her job and has fallen behind on the rent at the rooming house where she stays. It is very important that she is able to maintain secure housing as she looks for a new job because this has the potential to throw off her progress and slow down her ability to regain custody of her children. She has several pending offers and reliable transportation and just needs a little support as she navigates the interim.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 12/10/2021

  • East End
  • Returning Citizen
  • Bill - Rent

Khatiti received assistance paying her electricity bill.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Khatiti has been out of work for the past several months due to a severe injury. She is recovering and waiting for the go ahead from her doctor to return. She is a single mother and is making due the best she can in the meantime. She is connecting with community organizations for financial and emotional support and is optimistic about with the near future looks like. Assistance paying this bill is just one of the pieces of the puzzle to help close the circle as Khatiti progresses.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 12/20/2021

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Electricity

Justice received paying her car note

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Justice is a young single mother of two. She recently lost her mother to a stroke and does not have a huge family support system. Her work ethic and determination despite her circumstances is commendable. She is well on her way to reaching her goals and providing a sustainable economic situation for her children. She has recently fallen behind on her car note because of limited hours at her job and could use some assistance to catch up.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 12/09/2021

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Auto

Barbara received a gas card

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Barbara has been sleeping in her car and has recently begun staying in a shelter. She needs a gas card so that she can continue to get to and from work as she continues to work with CCC to find stable and long-term housing.

Need was fulfilled for $80.58!

fulfilled on: 11/24/2021

  • Central
  • Homeless
  • Auto - Gas

Rebecca received shelter

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Rebecca is working with CCC's outreach team and is in the process of getting connected with a shelter and a long term housing solution. In the meantime, she is staying outside on the streets. She is vulnerable to COVID and is fighting cancer and COPD. It would be helpful for her to stay in a hotel for two nights while she waits for shelter.

Need was fulfilled for $161.15!

fulfilled on: 12/09/2021

  • Central
  • Homeless
  • Bill - Other

Charlie received a cell phone

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Charlie has been sleeping outside for several nights and has serious medical issues that must be treated daily. He is working with CCC's youth outreach team and is in need of a prepaid cell phone and minutes so that he can communicate with the outreach workers as he works towards stable housing.

Need was fulfilled for $80.58!

fulfilled on: 12/08/2021

  • Southside
  • Homeless
  • Bill - Cell Phone

Ashay received assistance getting her vehicle repaired.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Ashay is a single mother and is trying to maintain to employment. She has been having several issues with her vehicle and needs to have it repaired in order to pass inspection. This car is crucial to her ability to continue working and taking care of the needs of your two young children. Community support around this need would make all the difference for her family in this holiday season.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 12/07/2021

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

Kimberly received help with an electricity bill

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Electricity Bill. Kimberly is a single mother of two who was working a full-time job until the pandemic hit. She’s been trying to pick up extra hours at work to make ends meet but has fallen behind in her electric bill. Kimberly has asked for an extension and was given a date of November 23, 2021. This type of assistance will help her avoid a disconnect notice.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 11/19/2021

  • South Central
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Electricity

John received assistance accessing his ID and medication

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

John is currently experiencing homelessness and sleeping outside. He doesn't have income and is locked out of his storage unit. All of his belongings including his ID and medication are in the storage unit. John needs assistance paying a locksmith so that he can retrieve his ID and medication.

Need was fulfilled for $64.46!

fulfilled on: 11/16/2021

  • Central
  • Homeless
  • Bill - Other

Kenyatta received a laptop

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Laptop. Amanda is a single mom who also is in transition with her housing. During her move, her laptop and many other of her belongings were stolen. Amanda is in school and needs her computer to complete classes. She also is in search of employment and was using her computer to conduct job searches. This type of assistance would be tremendous for Amanda.

Need was fulfilled for $265.20!

fulfilled on: 11/17/2021

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Auto - Gas

LaShawn received help with exam fees

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Exam Fees. Lasha is working hard to enhance her skill sets and compete in a market that’s high in demand with RPS; she will also be able to secure sustainable income. Therefore, she is asking for support with the cost of this exam (Family and Consumer Sciences Praxis exam). The exam is offered through ETS, which is the credential needed to qualify to teach this subject in schools.

Need was fulfilled for $145.60!

fulfilled on: 11/16/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • School - Other Items

Charles received assistance paying his electricity bill.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Charles is a hard working husband and father of two. He recently had to make some major car repairs to his sole mode of transportation in order to keep it on the road. Simultaneously his hours were temporarily cut due to several covid cases at his job site. This has made it difficult to keep his electricity bill current. He needs assistance to catch up and get everything back on track.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 11/15/2021

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Bill - Electricity

Marie received help with groceries

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Groceries. Marie is a single mother of five children who has just received a small raise at work. This small raise has triggered a loss of food benefits. She also has seen an enormous increase in her gas bill as she has been taking her children back and forth to school every day since they have returned after the pandemic. Assistance with food would be a great help to Marie and her family.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 11/15/2021

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Groceries

Iyanna received help with books.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Books for School. Iyanna Weathers is currently enrolled in the Clinical Mental Health and Counseling program. She is working part-time at the Department of Motor Vehicles while seeking full-time employment. My ultimate career goal in life is to become a Marriage and Family counselor and start a non-profit organization. Receiving any book assistance will not only make me closer to my dreams.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 11/15/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • School - Other Items

Tonya received help with groceries

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Water Bill. Tony received a job offer recently. However, she has been out of work for a few months and fell behind on some of her bills. Tony has been able to pay most of her accounts from her savings. She also has arranged with most of her accounts. Tony still needs support to relieve some stress before starting her new job. She never asks for an assistant, but things are getting unbearable; she is reaching out to get help to pay this bill.

Need was fulfilled for $256.88!

fulfilled on: 11/15/2021

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Auto - Gas

Amber received assistance paying her rent.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Amber is a single mother of 4. Her hours have been limited for the past few months and she has been doing her best to make ends meet while she searches for new employment that will support her schedule and need for quality childcare. She is working with the Promise Family network at Peter Paul to help her reach these goals. Assistance with this month's rental payments will allow her to focus on other pressing issues and help her get one step closer to creating a more sustainable plan to get through the next few months.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 11/28/2021

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Rent

Lashonda received assistance paying the deposit to turn on the gas at her new apartment.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Lashonda is a young single mother and just recently moved into a new apartment. She need assistance to pay the deposit and connection fees to turn on her gas service to make sure that she has heat as we head into the colder months. She is currently heating her home with space heaters. Assistance with this bill will help make her home more livable for her and her daughter.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 11/21/2021

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Electricity