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We have a single mom to four children. She is currently working two jobs to help ends meet; however this is still not enough for the family to get by. One of her kiddos who is a full-time high school student has started a job to help pay for some of the bills. When mom is at her night job, the same student is in charge of caring for the other kids in the house (dinner, bathtime, bedtime, etc). We have been able to rearrange the student's schedule to accommodate her need to work and help watch her sibling's at home. However, this new schedule means more online classes and the family is currently without internet or the ability to purchase a computer for the online work. She needs these resources in order to stay on track for graduation. Any help that you can provide this student would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80922-County:El Paso-Children Served: 1-Agency: #D49 Title Programs Team-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
A youth in the emancipation program has requested a gift card for Christmas/his birthday. He is currently working toward his independent living goals and is residing in a host home. He has no ongoing communication with his birth family and all of his support comes from his professionals and host home provider. He struggles with following social queues and has very limited informal supports. He has recently found some stability with his host home. His primary goal is to become a chef. This year, he has been able to begin his first job, finish high school, and complete driving school.
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80907-County:El Paso-Children Served: 1-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$100
We'd be delighted to contribute towards a portion of his gift card, with the hope that our support aids him in achieving his goals. Additionally, we are eager to assist by sending a care package to the agency to have you all give to him in support of him as he ages out. Please contact us via email if this arrangement is feasible.
Name: Dina Davis-Diggs
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Billionaire Learning Academy &Knowledge Centre. 2 days ago
This request is for $925,00 gift card to Auto zone.
The mother, 12yo and 16yo daughters have moved out of their home due to safety reasons. The 16 year old child has a jeep that is in need of repairs. They have a family friend who is willing to do the repairs but the family needs to provide the parts, we are requesting a $925.00 gift card to Auto Zone to cover the cost of the parts needed. The 16yo has completed high school and works 30-40 hours a week at Wal-Mart, her work day ends after buses run, so she needs a vehicle to get back and forth to work. Due to the unforeseen circumstances of needing to find a new place to live in a hurry, the family can not afford these repairs. And it has been difficult for mom to provide transportation due to her own work schedule. The girl's father lives in eastern Colorado, so the girls need a working vehicle to visit him at his home because he does not drive.
If this need is met the 16yo will be able to continue to work and also start at the community college. This would also help the girls visit their father.
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80906-County:El Paso-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$925
A biological mother is requesting a YMCA membership so that she can have her weekly parenting time with her daughter out in the community. A YMCA membership would allow for this mother and her daughter to swim and play basketball together during their visits. Their time together would be more fun and meaningful. The child already has a membership. We are asking for a 4 month membership for now. Thank you! We checked YMCA's website and the join fee is waved for adults right now!
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80909-County:El Paso-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$250
The mother of a 10 month boy is in need of a new phone. The child is placed in foster care at the moment. His mother needs the phone to be able to communicate with her caseworker, lawyer, and service providers. Just a phone and minutes card from Walmart will work just fine for this mom. Thank you!
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80919-County:El Paso-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$100
15 yo female is placed in a kin like placement. At this time she has one end of the basement as her room, the area does not have a wall or a door. The family has 4 other children living in the home and this is the only appropriate space for the child to have her own space. A family friend who is a contractor is willing to put up a wall and door for the child to have their own privacy and is donating their labor but are requesting the $500 in materials to be covered. This would help to preserve this placement as a long term permanency option for this young woman. Requesting a $500 gift card to Lowes or Home Depot to purchase the materials.
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80909-County:El Paso-Children Served: 1-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$500
The department is working with a family and all kids were removed from moms care. Mom is currently homeless and trying to get back on her feet. In order for mom to get caught up financially, she will need help paying for a hotel room at Laquinta for one month. We are asking for gift cards to pay for this. With a stable place to live we are hoping mom is able to get back on her feet and take steps towards reunification with her kids. She is greatly appreciative of any help. Thank you! Mom priced out how much it would cost to stay in this hotel, and with taxes it is just under $2000. Thank you for your consideration
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80922-County:El Paso-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$2000
A primary caregiver needs assistance with paying rent for next month, December. She has fallen ill and cannot work due to the illness. She is supported by family members, but at this time they cannot assist her with rent.
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80916-County:El Paso-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$650
This mother is navigating becoming the only parent in the home, with her 3 children. She works full time. This mother is in need of a gas card, as a family member is her only form of transportation currently and cannot afford to transport for free. The family car was wrecked in a hit in run, at no fault of the family. The children enjoy visits with their father, and the gas card will ensure mother can get the children to visits to keep the family bond strong. The mother also needs the gas card to ensure she can secure rides to pick up her kids from school everyday, also.
Gas card- $100
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80916-County:El Paso-Children Served: 3-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$100
1 one year old boy was recently placed with his grandmother. She is in need of assistance with some size 18 months clothes, sippy cups, a bath chair, a high chair diapers and wipes. Assisting with this need will allow grandmother to meet the daily needs of this very young child who has been placed in her home.
Location: Monument, CO 80132-County:El Paso-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$290
The department is working with a fostered youth who is currently in foster care. Currently the youth has no way of being able to pay for a monthly phone bill while attending school full-time. She has a phone she just needs gift cards to pay for a monthly service, once she gets established with either T-Mobile or Cricket. The youths phone is how they stay in contact with supports outside the foster home that keeps them going. Thank you all for your generosity! It is highly appreciated by the youth.
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80922-County:El Paso-Children Served: 1-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$300
The department is working with a kin--like placement who is trying to provide for their youth. The family is struggling financially and is asking for some assistance for gas cards to ensure the youth is able to attend school and important appointments. The kinship placement is in Peyton and the child attends school in Colorado Springs. The family does not want to see the youth negatively impacted by not being able to attend school regularly and appointments that help the youth a great deal. The family greatly appreciates any help. Thank you!
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80922-County:El Paso-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
This family has an infestation/cockroach problem and they don't have enough money to get the house sprayed. There are many members of this family residing in this mobile home and there are also 4 children residing in the home and the grandparents are now their legal providers. Grandparents reported that they have sprayed, set traps, and have done what they can to get rid of the bug infestation but they have been unsuccessful in getting rid of them on their own. The cockroaches are getting into the food and crawling all over their mobile home, and it scares the children. In order for the children to be healthy, eat well, and for the infestation not to spread in the mobile home area, the house will need to be professionally sprayed multiple times. Also, Grandfather wants to get rid of all the items, junk which has accumulated in the house and the yard. A big trash bin is needed in order to get rid of all the junk where the cockroaches also accumulate. Grandfather will coordinate the fees with his trash company and he will make the arrangements with pest control. Gift cards to pay for this, is what the family is asking for. Thank you and God bless!
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80916-County:El Paso-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 4-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$500
This Teller County family is in need of a small four drawer dresser for the children. Grandparents have agreed to care for their grandchildern during this open case. Any assistance with this need is greatly appreciated.
Location: Woodland Park, CO 80863-County:Teller-Children Served: 4-Agency: #Teller County Dept. of Human Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$150
A kinship caregiver is taking care of her 3 year old grand nephew. Her nephew's birthday is coming up and she would like to get him some presents for his birthday, however, she is financially strained due to a recent move and trying to get caught up on her bills. Any help would be greatly appreciated sot hat she can get a few gifts for his birthday. thank you!
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80907-County:El Paso-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$60
A kinship caregiver is pursuing adoption for her 3 year old grand nephew. She recently separated from her partner and recently moved to a new apartment for herself and her nephew. She is now assuming all financial responsibilities and is financially strained right now. She had to put down the first months rent and down payment on top of getting all bills set-up and turned on, and paying for all of her other financial bills this moth. She is living pay check to pay check right now, and she is hoping to get a little bit of financial support so she doesn't fall behind. With some financial support she will be able to get back on her feet. Any financial help would be greatly appreciated to help this kinship provider find some stability and continue to care fore her great nephew. Thank you. God bless.
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80907-County:El Paso-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1000
A sweet and cuddly newborn is being cared for by his aunt while his parents work hard on getting ready for the baby to come home. His parents are having a hard time meeting with their life skills worker to learn essential skills like budgeting and newborn care because they do not have a phone.
Can you help these parents get in touch with the people who are ready and excited to help them with a prepaid phone and phone card?
It would make such a difference with helping these parents achieve their goals and strengthen their family.
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80901-County:El Paso-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 2-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$100
The department is involved with a single mother who is requesting assistance with paying her trash bill. The mother is engaged with her team and actively working through her treatment plan. She has two children a 4 year old (F) and a 14 year old (F). The mother is unemployed but she sells items on the Internet and takes care of a neighbors trash and yard to get money for food for her children. The mother is asking for assistance with paying her last large trash bill. She previously had two roommates so they had two trash bins and a recycling bin. She was recently able to remove one trash bin and the recycling bin to lessen the cost for her. This is the last large bill before the updates are put into effect and her trash cost decreases. Any help is greatly appreciated; thank you for your time and consideration.
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80907-County:El Paso-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$116
A local single mom is caring for two young boys, a pre-teen and young teen who just entered her care. They LOVE board games and she is hoping to surprise them with a few brand new board games! Some of their requested favorites are Heads Up, Candy Land, Jenga, and Taco,Cat,Goat,Cheese,Pizza but we're sure that they would love any other favorites! Thank you so much!
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80919-County:El Paso-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #CO- Hope & Home-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$75
I am requesting two tires for the family car and clothes for a 2 year old girl and 4 year old boy. She is size 2T and he wears small or size 5. Any clothes, new or used, is appreciated for the winter. This is for a family that is struggling financially. The family has just bare necessities at this time. The family car needs two tires and was quoted at $340. Providing these items will allow parents to focus their limited income on other necessities. Your consideration is appreciated!
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80905-County:El Paso-Children Served: 2-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$500
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