Be The Light

712 Normandy Road, Encinitas, California 92024
Team Leader(s) Nanci Weinstein

Open Requests

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Help Preserve a Kinship Placement
3
Normal Request
The client is a single parent in her late 40s caring for her 15yo bio-son and her 4yo daughter (who is biologically considered a Non-Related-Extended-Family-Member). While the client does receive a little financial assistance/help around the house from her long-term best friend/roommate, the client has been raising her daughter since she was just a few months old with no official financial assistance. Though the client is looking into applying for CalWORKs, those funds wouldn’t kick in for a least another few months. Since raising her, the client has co-slept with her daughter. While this has worked in the past, as her daughter continues to grow, the client has been hoping to get her, her own “big-girl” bed. Ideally the client would like a Twin sized bed/mattress so that it will continue to fit her daughter as she grows. The family is also requesting a $150 gift card to Target if possible. Those funds would go towards bedding and pillow for the daughter, as well as other household needs—hygiene supplies, cleaning supplies, etc. The client has expressed her gratitude with whatever assistance the family is able to get.
Location: El Cajon, CA 92019 - County: San Diego - Children Served: 2 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #YMCA of San Diego County - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $560
2 Responses
An Anonymous Responder: Glad to help!
FundSanDiego. 14 hours ago
Jessica: Once my CarePortal card is loaded, I can make the purchases and deliver.
Compass Church. 12 hours ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Twin Bed Frame
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Twin Mattress
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Target Gift Card
$150 Met in full!
Support an Expecting Mom and Her Unborn Baby
2
Normal Request
Young expectant mom is pregnant and due early next year with a baby boy. She currently doesn't have a bassinet, car seat, or stroller and doesn't have the financial ability or family support to be able to get these items on her own. She has been through a lot in her life and has become hardened to the world around her. She is breaking down her walls in our program and is really needing some help for her baby boy on the way. There are convertible strollers that have a basinet, carseat, and stroller combo that would be helpful for the safety and wellbeing of her and her son.
Location: Chula Vista, CA 91911 - County: San Diego - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #San Diego YoungLives - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $300
No Responses
Needs 1 Need / $300 to go!
Travel System (Car Seat & Stroller)
1 out of 1 items still needed
Help Improve a Child's Safety/Wellbeing
3
High Urgency Request
Mom is currently in a legal battle dealing with court battles for an unhealthy ex. She is trying to keep her babies safe and well and needs a bunk bed so that they can be safe with a place to sleep as well as space saving in the place that she has. She has a 6 year old girl and a little boy who is about to turn 2. Would love for someone to bless her because she is so stressed with court.
Location: El Cajon, CA 92020 - County: San Diego - Children Served: 2 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #San Diego YoungLives - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $275
No Responses
Needs 1 Need / $275 to go!
Twin / Twin Bunk Bed Frame
1 out of 1 items still needed
Support an Expecting Mom and Her Unborn Baby
3
Normal Request
Expectant mom needs some assistance for her baby girl on the way. She doesn't have any support or assistance and is due in a month and hasn't been able to purchase anything for the baby. She really needs a carseat to be able to take the baby home as well as a bassinet, some clothes, diapers, and a shower tub. She is really worried about not having these items in time to bring home her baby girl. Any items to help her and the safety and wellbeing of her baby would be much appreciated. She also has an older daughter that is size 7 of clothes and size 1 on shoes and Her clothes sizes are Xl and shoes size 8
Location: San Diego, CA 92154 - County: San Diego - Children Served: 2 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #San Diego YoungLives - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $435
1 Responses
Vanessa: We would love to provide all items.
Ocean View Church Chula Vista. 1 day ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Infant Car Seat
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Diapers & Wipes (see description for details)
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Crib Frame
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Clothes for a Child / Children (see description details)
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Various Baby Supplies (see description for details)
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Preserve a Kinship Placement
4
Normal Request
The client is a single mother, 64 years old caregiver raising her 3 nephews, ages 16, 15 and 12. The client is working with the YMCA Kinship Support Program to access ongoing resources but is currently in need of two twin beds with mattresses. The caregiver is having financial struggles and she only has money for basic needs. When this need is met, client will be able to provide adequate bedding for the children.
Location: San Diego, CA 92113 - County: San Diego - Children Served: 3 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #YMCA of San Diego County - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $820
2 Responses
Sol: We are happy to provide these items.
Covenant -OB Community Group. 1 week ago
Christine: Thank you Sol for providing these items! Center Church is happy to help coordinate delivery of items for the family.
Center Church. 1 week ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Twin Bed Frame
2 Item(s) Met in full!
Twin Mattress
2 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Preserve a Kinship Placement
6
Normal Request
The client is in her mid-40s and is a single parent to 5 children with special needs—her 4 bio-children and her 10yo sister. The client has been raising her sister since March of 2023 without any financial assistance. While the client has started the process of getting guardianship over her sister, she’s limited in what she can do to help her sister before temporary guardianship is given. As a result, the minor’s MediCal has ended, and she currently has no insurance. Thankfully, the client was able to get her sister to see a doctor/dentist before the insurance expired, but now it seems like the minor might need glasses—she’s been complaining of having a difficult time seeing at school. The client was originally going to wait until insurance kicked in for her to get the sister’s eyes tested. However, since the child has been complaining, the client wants to try and get her glasses asap. The client is requesting help purchasing prescription glasses for her sister w/o insurance (the glasses are likely to cost between $200-300). The client has expressed her gratitude for any and all support that can be provided to the family.
Location: Imperial Beach, CA 91932 - County: San Diego - Children Served: 5 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #YMCA of San Diego County - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $300
2 Responses
Susie: Happy to fund the glasses... let me know if there's a need to help deliver or be involved in any way.
Hope For SD. 3 weeks ago
Christine: Happy to take the lead for this Request!
Center Church, Community Lead Church. 2 weeks ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Prescription Glasses
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Preserve a Kinship Placement
7
Normal Request
Clients are a married couple, grandfather is 82 and grandmother is 67 years old. The caregivers are adopting 3 children, of Hispanic / Caucasian ethnicity, due to the children’s Kinship Caregiver passing away in 2021. (The families knew each other through attending Kinship Support Group in San Diego County.) The children’s ages are 9, 11, and 13. The clients also have shared custody with 2 children, of black ethnicity, who reside in Tuscon Arizona while school is in session. These children are 9, and 11 years old, they spend holiday breaks and summer living with the Giovingo family. The caregivers recently struggled to obtain a loan to purchase a home large enough to meet the RFA standards for a family of 7. They require assistance with unpacking their belongings and setting up the home to meet all RFA standards. They are also requesting 3 bunk beds for the children. When this need is met, client will be able to provide a stable home that is approved by the Resource Family Approval, RFA, once that is accomplished they can focus on moving to adopting the children.
Location: Chula Vista, CA 91910 - County: San Diego - Children Served: 5 - Adults Served: 2 - Agency: #YMCA of San Diego County - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $250
No Responses
Needs 1 Need / $250 to go!
Home Repairs
$250 out of $250 still needed
Help Preserve a Kinship Placement
3
Normal Request
The client is a single mother, 48 years old caregiver raising her 2 cousins, ages 6 and 3. Client is working with the YMCA Kinship Support Program to access ongoing resources, but is currently in need of a $200 gift card for Walmart in order to purchase groceries and other basic needs items. Caregiver is out of work right now because she had a work injury. When this need is met, client will be able to provide food and basic needs for her cousins.
Location: San Diego, CA 92102 - County: San Diego - Children Served: 2 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #YMCA of San Diego County - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $200
1 Responses
An Anonymous Responder: Glad to help!
FundSanDiego. 2 weeks ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Walmart
$200 Met in full!
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Response Team Stats

Responders
1
Responses
2
Requests met
2
Children served
4
Economic impact
$4,316