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

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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

Alante received assistance paying her car note

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Alante is a single mother of two. She is also the sole caretaker for her elderly mother. Her mom just recently had an emergency surgery that cause Alante to have to take quite a bit of unpaid time from work and has caused her to fall behind on her carnote. Assistance with this bill will ensure that Alante will be able to maintain reliable transportation as she returns to work.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 11/22/2021

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Auto

Eric received assistance paying the deposit for his new apartment.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Eric is a returning citizen on a fixed income and has been working toward stability for the past 12 months since his release. His progress has been threatened recently by the quick sale of the rooming house he has been living in. He has been informed that he only has 30 days to move out. He has found a new rooming house but needs assistance to cover the expenses to move and pay the deposit without throwing off his current budget.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 11/22/2021

  • East End
  • Returning Citizen
  • Bill - Rent

Shakita received assistance paying her rent

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Shakita is a single mother. She works part time and cares full time for her autistic son. Her income is fixed and paying her bills depends heavily on the income received from SSI benefits for her son. She has experience some unforeseen set backs this month that has thrown her finances off. She is working with Peter Paul and Social Services to get back on track and could some assistance paying her rent this month.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 11/15/2021

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Bill - Rent

Latoria received assistance paying her electricity bill.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Latoria is a single mom of three young adults. One junior in high school and two very new college students. She fell behind on her utility bills after her hours at work were impacted by covid. She is back full time right now but feels like her pay is being impacted by erroneous tax deductions. She is working with her HR department to correct this issue and just needs assistance covering this expense as she tries to catch up.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 11/05/2021

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Electricity

Leah received assistance catching up on her utility bills

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Leah is a dedicated community member and faithful part of the network at Peter Paul. She has experienced a sudden loss of income after having to take a few weeks from work to tend to her ailing father in law. Thankfully his health is now more stable and she has been able to return home and back to work but is now behind on several things and needs assistance covering her utility bill. Help with this will bill will make it easier for her to focus on getting back to normal as she goes back to work.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 11/05/2021

  • East End
  • Believer
  • Bill - Utility

Jamaica received assistance paying her car note.

Partner: Peter Paul Development Center

Advisor: Sherika Chew

Jamaica is a single mom of a toddler and 3 elementary schoolers. She has been working part time for several months due to lack of consistent childcare. Now that the three older ones are back in school she has been able to focus on returning to full time work. She is currently in the onboarding process of her new job and just needs a little assistance covering the her car note through the transition. She is a hardworking determined mom and plans to ultimately become a certified substance counselor. She is very passionate about helping to break the cycle of poverty for those directly impacted by this crisis.

Need was fulfilled for $260!

fulfilled on: 11/03/2021

  • East End
  • Single Mother
  • Bill - Auto