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In the City of Richmond nearly 57,000 men, women, and children live in poverty – a shocking 25.4% of our community.  Below are their stories of grit and determination as they work to move from crisis into thriving, and the urgent needs that will hold them back, if not met. Each need below either supports access to employment, satisfies unexpected expenses, or supports the needs of children in the household.

Read the stories. Select the one that calls to you. And give the gift of progress to a hardworking member of our community who needs a hand up at a critical time in their life.

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Margaret

City of Richmond      Believer     Unique & urgent     11/05/2019

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Margaret's need was fulfilled for $250!

Help with Rent. Margaret has experienced unemployment for a few months. Since then, has enrolled in a workforce training program and has come to the career station faithfully to improve her computer skills. Recently, Margaret has interviewed and secured employment at a daycare center. She needs assistance with paying rent for the upcoming month until she receives her first paycheck.

Support Margaret now for $250

Darlene

City of Richmond      Single Mother     Transportation     11/03/2019

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Darlene's need was fulfilled for $160!

Help with Gas. Darlene has pursued her long-term goal of securing employment with the government. Now that she has reached this goal, she is asking for support to pay gas until she receives her first paycheck. This type of support will help Darlene get back and forth to work.

Support Darlene now for $160

Kim

City of Richmond      Believer     Small debt & fees     09/01/2019

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Kim's need was fulfilled for $250!

Help with Gas Cards. Kim needs help with gas cards for transportation to get back and forth to her CDL training. Receiving this training will impact and change Kim's life by giving her the opportunity to gain a trade that is in high demand. This type of training ease the frustration and burden of wondering if she will be able to complete her training that starts toward then end of July.

Support Kim now for $250

Simone

City of Richmond      Believer     Unique & urgent     09/01/2019

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Simone's need was fulfilled for $240!

Help with a Laptop. Simone is enrolled in the Mayor's Youth Academy. She is a recent high school graduate who will be attending college as a freshman in the fall. Simone needs help with purchasing a laptop before she leaves to begin her semester.

Support Simone now for $240

Sharquita

City of Richmond      Believer     Work clothing & equipment     09/01/2019

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Sharquita's need was fulfilled for $240!

"Help with a Laptop. Sharquita needs a computer. During the summer, she shares a work computer with her husband. However, he went back to work on Monday, August 5th as a teacher and has to take his computer back to work. Sharquita is with small children as she searches for a job. It is not feasible for her to visit the library with small children who require supervision. Sharquita needs a computer so that she can search for employment from home."

Support Sharquita now for $240

Jiiochi

City of Richmond      Believer     Unique & urgent     09/01/2019

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Jiiochi's need was fulfilled for $250!

"Help with Moving Expenses. Jiiochi been working hard and saving money to move her and her son into a house. The house rents for $850 and an $850 deposit is required. Jiiochi has saved $1450 and requires an additional $250. Fulfilling this need will improve the quality of life for this participant and her son."

Support Jiiochi now for $250

Avalon

City of Richmond      Believer     Transportation     08/26/2019

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Avalon's need was fulfilled for $155!

Help with Gas. Ava has secured employment after searching for over 6 months. She is nervous because she does not have enough funds to get herself to and from work. At this time Ava is requesting support for gas until she gets her 1st paycheck.

Support Avalon now for $155

Lorry

City of Richmond      Believer     Unique & urgent     08/17/2019

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Lorry's need was fulfilled for $237!

Help with Health Insurance Payment. Lori is in dire need of support with her Medicare supplemental healthcare insurance payment. She has recently experienced extensive health care trauma and is currently living in a shelter. At this time she is requesting support for $226.58 to bring her policy current. This type of assistance will help Lorry continue to receive the medical attention she needs.

Support Lorry now for $237

Karen

City of Richmond      Believer     Small debt & fees     08/15/2019

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Karen's need was fulfilled for $246!

Help with Tires. Karen is enrolled in our the Workforce program with the Office of Community Wealth Building (OCWB). She is also an Ambassador for the OCWB for her community. Karen needs help getting new tires for her vehicle as she has several community engagement events and also needs her transportation to get back and forth to work.

Support Karen now for $246

Freddie

City of Richmond      Believer     Small debt & fees     07/31/2019

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Freddie's need was fulfilled for $250!

Help Pay for Driver’s License Fees. Freddie is an aspiring Barber who will begin his apprenticeship next month. He will need his license to get back and forth to school. This type of assistance will remove any challenges that Freddie may confront as he hopes to build his future as a Barber.

Support Freddie now for $250

LaFonda

City of Richmond      Single Mother     Small debt & fees     07/31/2019

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

LaFonda's need was fulfilled for $250!

Help with car repairs. LaFonda is a professional caregiver and a single mom who relies on her transportation to provide for her and her family. LaFonda is in the process of searching for a higher paying position. In the meantime, this type of help will allow LaFonda to keep her current employment and attend upcoming interviews.

Support LaFonda now for $250

Charletta

City of Richmond      Single Mother     Small debt & fees     07/31/2019

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Charletta's need was fulfilled for $250!

Help with Rent. Charletta is a single mom who is a Certified Nurses Aide. She has been experiencing health issues over the past few months and will have to undergo major surgery in the next few weeks. During the recovery process, Charletta will be out of work for the four weeks without pay. She has already fallen behind on her rent and has a balance of $1310.41, of which she has paid $1100. Charletta needs help paying the remaining $200 to stay current until she can go back to work.

Support Charletta now for $250

Ramon

City of Richmond      Senior Citizen     Small debt & fees     07/31/2019

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Ramon's need was fulfilled for $117!

Help with Driving Fines. Ramon is a senior, enrolled in a Lead Abatement class that will help him secure a job as a supervisor in the construction field. He needs help reconciling his driving fines so that he can get his license reinstated to secure a job with a livable wage.

Support Ramon now for $117

Johntaza

City of Richmond      Teenager     Unique & urgent     07/31/2019

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Johntaza's need was fulfilled for $155!

Help with College and Dorm Supplies. Johntaza is enrolled in the Mayor's Youth Academy. She is recent high school graduate who will be attending college in the fall. Johntaza will need help with purchasing items for her dorm room and school supplies.

Support Johntaza now for $155

Jaelynne

City of Richmond      Teenager     Unique & urgent     07/31/2019

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Jaelynne's need was fulfilled for $155!

Help with College and Dorm Supplies. Jaelynne is enrolled in the Mayor's Youth Academy. She will be majoring in Dental studies. Jaelynne needs help with purchasing bed linens, toiletries, and school supplies before she starts her first semester of college.

Support Jaelynne now for $155

Sheila

City of Richmond      Believer     Transportation     07/31/2019

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Sheila's need was fulfilled for $105!

Help with Gas Card. Shelia has obtained employment after six months of searching for a job. She needs help with paying for gas to get back and forth to work until she receives her first paycheck.

Support Sheila now for $105

Brianna

City of Richmond      Teenager     Unique & urgent     07/31/2019

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Brianna's need was fulfilled for $235!

Help with Laptop. Brianna is a high school student who will be taking several rigorous courses during the upcoming academic year. Having a laptop will allow Brianna the flexibility to complete coursework from home. Brianna is working diligently on college applications this fall.

Support Brianna now for $235

Tyler

City of Richmond      Believer     Small debt & fees     07/31/2019

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Tyler's need was fulfilled for $250!

Help with Car Payment. Tyler needs assistance with her car payment. She has $125 towards her car note of $369. Tyler needs her car to get back and forth to school. She has just re-enrolled after taking leave for medical reasons. Tyler is working part-time. Her goal is to become a nurse. For now, she is working on her credentials by taking smaller steps towards that bigger goal by going through EMT and Med Tech training. This type of help will help Tyler complete her training program.

Support Tyler now for $250

Delmarco

City of Richmond      Teenager     Unique & urgent     07/31/2019

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Delmarco's need was fulfilled for $235!

Help with a Laptop. Delmarco is a a rising high school senior who is enrolled in the Mayor's Youth Academy and has an internship with the City of Richmond. Delmarco needs a laptop so that he can spend more time completing assignments at home as his workload in the upcoming academic year.

Support Delmarco now for $235

Jose

City of Richmond      Believer     Work clothing & equipment     07/26/2019

Partner: Richmond Office of Community Wealth Building

Jose's need was fulfilled for $235!

Help with a Laptop. Jose is enrolled in the City of Richmond's Mayor's Youth Academy. He is a high school student who will be taking several classes online during the upcoming academic year. Having a laptop will allow Jose to complete coursework from home.

Support Jose now for $235




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