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You’ve supported 143 local needs in the past year.

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Will received assistance paying his rent

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Will has been working odd jobs and doing day labor for temp agencies to keep his bills paid the past few months. He recently suffered an injury to his leg that has caused him to have to turn some of those opportunities. He needs assistance covering the rent at the rooming house where he resides while he is in the process of recovery and working with the agency to find more suitable employment.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 01/06/2022

  • Southside
  • Senior Citizen
  • Bill - Rent

Kieosha received help with groceries

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Groceries. Keiosha is a single mom is a healthcare provider who has been out of work for a couple of months due to illness with COVID-19 and other multiple health challenges. She is now recovering and hopes to return to work in a month. Meanwhile, Keiosha has fallen behind on her bills, trying to catch up. This type of help will be great assistance to Keiosha.

Need was fulfilled for $208!

fulfilled on: 12/24/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Groceries

Sheena received help with groceries

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Groceries. Sheena is an enrolled participant in OCWB’s workforce program. She has had her hours reduced at work recently and is finding it challenging to meet some of her financial obligations. Sheena is requesting help with groceries. This type of assistance will help Sheena as she is planning her next steps.

Need was fulfilled for $265.20!

fulfilled on: 12/24/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Groceries

Jack received a bus ticket

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Jack has been staying in a Richmond shelter and has just gotten the opportunity to move out of state to live with his daughter. He needs assistance buying a bus ticket so that he can get to his daughter and a permanent home (hopefully before the holidays).

Need was fulfilled for $204.12!

fulfilled on: 12/21/2021

  • Richmond
  • Homeless
  • Bill - Other

Terrell received transportation assistance

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Terrell is currently staying at in a shelter and needs assistance with transportation so that he can continue to get to his appointments on time and find long-term, stable housing.

Need was fulfilled for $75.20!

fulfilled on: 12/20/2021

  • Central
  • Youth
  • Bill - Auto

JP received assistance with furniture

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Until recently, JP 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 $166.52!

fulfilled on: 12/20/2021

  • Southside
  • Homeless
  • Household - Other Items

Tim received help with his car payment

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Car Payments. Tim is a single father who is currently facing financial hardship. He has fallen behind in his car payments. Tim seeks assistance to prevent his car from being repossessed, as this is his only means of transportation to and from work.

Need was fulfilled for $270.40!

fulfilled on: 12/20/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Bill - Auto

Kimberly received needs with an electricity bill.

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Dominion Bill. Kimberly is a single mother of two who worked a full-time job until the pandemic. She’s been trying to pick up extra hours at work to make ends meet but has fallen behind in her electric bill. So she is requesting assistance with her Dominion Energy bill to avoid a disconnect notice.

Need was fulfilled for $265.20!

fulfilled on: 12/20/2021

  • Richmond
  • Believer
  • Auto - Gas

Denise received help with clothes and groceries

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Clothes and Food. Denise is a participant in OCWB's workforce program. She is a single mother who is currently unemployed. Denise is enrolled in Medial Administrative Assistant training and needs assistance with food and underclothes for her children. This type of assistance will be a tremendous help to Denise's family.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 12/20/2021

  • Richmond
  • Single Mother
  • Groceries

Regina received assistance paying her rent

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Regina has been out of work since she suffered a stroke in May of this year. She has been making due to pay her rent with unemployment benefits while she awaits disability benefits approval. She has recently experienced a gap in those benefits and needs assistance covering her rent for January as she is working to navigate this system.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 12/17/2021

  • Southside
  • Believer
  • Bill - Rent

Janet received a prepaid cell phone

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Janet recently began experiencing homelessness and is working with CCC staff to find housing and employment. In order to continue communicating with her case workers and potential employers, Janet needs reliable communication and assistance with purchasing a prepaid cell phone.

Need was fulfilled for $80.58!

fulfilled on: 12/20/2021

  • Central
  • Homeless
  • Bill - Cell Phone

Guni received gas for her car

Partner: Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Advisor: Katie Dillon

Guni has been experiencing homelessness and is currently living in a shelter. She has been approved for free training to help her find stable employment. Guni needs assistance paying for gas so that she can attend the training.

Need was fulfilled for $42.97!

fulfilled on: 12/09/2021

  • Southside
  • Homeless
  • Auto - Gas

Shanequa received paying for her rent

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Shaniqua is a single mother and has not been able to stay in her apartment since her pipes burst last month. She is working with legal aid to assistance as she battles with her landlord to cover the damages. She needs support covering the extended day hotel that she and her kids have been staying in since the incident.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 12/20/2021

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Rent

Kevonte received help with clothes and personal hygiene items

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Advisor: Chaya Braxton

Help with Clothing, Personal Essentials, and a State-Issued ID. Brey is a young participant enrolled in the Office of Community Wealth Building's workforce program. He has just completed the solar power in construction training. Brey is looking for a job and is determined to secure employment. however, there are some challenges that keep holding him back, like self-care, personal hygiene, warm clothing, and shoes. This type of support will give Brey the confidence he needs during his job search.

Need was fulfilled for $265.20!

fulfilled on: 12/09/2021

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

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