The Lighthouse Church

, Midlothian, Texas 76065
Team Leader(s) Chris Aguilar, Sheryl Barrett
Partner in the Ellis County TX Community

Open Requests

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Help Strengthen a Bio Family
9
Critical Request
Dad and Mom have 7 children ranging in ages newborn to 11 (5 school-aged). Dad works in fast food and the mother is a teacher’s assistant. Since mom was out on maternity leave, they are needing some assistance with their rent. Several churches have contributed towards the full rental amount and the family could use assistance towards the balance. Providing this critical need will keep the family in the home and the children will be able to continue attending classes.
Location: Midlothian, TX 76065 - County: Dallas - Children Served: 7 - Adults Served: 2 - Agency: #Communities United For Kids - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $500
1 Responses
Chris: Happy to help
The Lighthouse Church. 1 day ago
Needs 1 Need / $300 to go!
Rent Assistance
$300 out of $500 still needed
Help Strengthen a Bio Family
3
Critical Request
Single mother of two needs food and assistance with her bill. Her refrigerator stopped working and she had to throw all the groceries out. She is yet to get a new refrigerator as she is waiting on her landlord. She is requesting gift card to fast food or restaurant. Mother has also been dealing with transporting child back and forth from therapy sessions and has misses hours of work. Mother needs assistance with paying electricity bill $194.26
Location: Fort Worth, TX 76140 - County: Tarrant - Children Served: 2 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #TX-CPS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $294
No Responses
Needs 2 Needs / $294 to go!
Utility Bill Assistance
$194 out of $194 still needed
Food or gift card
$100 out of $100 still needed
Help Improve a Child's Safety/Wellbeing
5
Normal Request
This request is for a 17yo student that resides with 3 other siblings and a single parent. I became aware of this student's need by a school counselor. I have connected with the family and have identified that this family is in need of and can benefit from financial assistance with an overdue utility bill from the summer. I am aware that this family has been struggling financially while the parent searched for employment. Parent stated that they are now employed and starts today. Parent stated that the financial assistance would be more so to catch up with their overdue balance of $500 for electricity from the summer. If not all can be covered, any funds toward their balance would greatly be appreciated. Thank you for your support and for your consideration in meeting this need.
Location: Grand Prairie, TX 75052 - County: Dallas - Children Served: 4 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #Grand Prairie ISD - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $500
1 Responses
Gloria: On the VIsion Temple Ministries CarePortal card there is $350.00 to be provided for this request.
Vision Temple Ministries. 11 hours ago
Needs 1 Need / $500 to go!
Utility Bill Assistance
$500 out of $500 still needed
Help Preserve a Kinship Placement
3
High Urgency Request
Looking for help for a fictive kin placement who is taking permanent custody of two children, but is needing help with daycare to maintain permanent care. Due to a freeze in state funding for daycare, the family cannot get help from the state to fund the daycare. The two young children are under 5 and are very happy and comfortable in the home. They are well taken care of and the caretaker can afford to meet their daily needs while working full time, but cannot afford to also pay for daycare. Without daycare they would not be able to work and afford to take care of the kids whom they love dearly and want to keep out of the foster care system. This family is hoping for help from the community to assist with daycare for at least the next six months until they can get further daycare. The cost of daycare is extremely high for all families in today's world and we are hopeful that those who are able will help contribute to meeting these children's needs. The daycare that they attend helps them with learning educationally and with social skills. The total cost of daycare without assistance for the two children is about $2,300 a month. For six months to be fully covered, they would need $13,800
Location: Mansfield, TX 76063 - County: Tarrant - Children Served: 2 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #Our Community Our Kids - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $13800
No Responses
Needs 1 Need / $13800 to go!
Daycare
$13800 out of $13800 still needed
Help Make a Kinship Placement
4
Normal Request
We are supporting a single mom who has 2 children already in her home (ages 3&5) and is willing to taken in her 5 year old niece as a kinship placement. In order to meet the state requirements for this placement, she needs a bunk bed with a trundle bed with it, so that all three children can share a room. She also needs a slim high back booster seat for her niece to be able to fit with the seats of her other two children. Please help this family accept the placement of their niece/cousin.
Location: Burleson, TX 76028 - County: Johnson - Children Served: 3 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #HopeLocal - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $730
No Responses
Needs 2 Needs / $730 to go!
Twin Mattress
3 out of 3 items still needed
Twin Bunk Bed W / Trundle
1 out of 1 items still needed
Help Support a Youth Aging Out
1
Normal Request
17 year old teen mom is in need of laptop in order to complete high school. Youth is enrolled in a nom-traditional school setting that will support youth in graduating high school on time. Youth has fallen behind in school due to being a mom and student simultaneously. Youth is an amazing mother and really tries hard to succeed. A laptop will further help youth reach her academic goals in order to further support her transition out of foster care.
Location: Dallas, TX 75233 - County: Dallas - Children Served: 1 - Agency: #TX-CPS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $360
No Responses
Needs 1 Need / $360 to go!
Laptop Computer
1 out of 1 items still needed
Help Improve a Child's Wellbeing
2
Normal Request
15 y.o male and 2 y.o female just moved here from California with pretty much nothing. 15 yo does not have a bed at all and only a few pieces of clothing. 2yo needs diapers and wipes. Clothes- 28/30 on jeans mens small in shirts, shoes- 9. underwear- small boxers. Diapers wipes for baby girl- 6 huggies and any wipes
Location: Red Oak, TX 75154 - County: Ellis - Children Served: 2 - Agency: #TX-CPS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $665
3 Responses
Marla: We have collected Diapers and wipes from Waxahachie Care. We need to know where to bring them and the case worker associated with this case. Marla Bearden(###) ###-####.
Park Meadows Church. 1 day ago
Marla: Please let me know where to bring the diapers, wipes and training pants. Also, need to know who the Case Manager is so i can make contact. Marla Bearden
Park Meadows Church. 1 day ago
Allon: Does the young man attend Red Oak ISD?
Freedom Church. 5 hours ago
Needs 3 Needs / $545 to go!
Full Bed Frame
1 out of 1 items still needed
Full / Double Mattress
1 out of 1 items still needed
Home Repairs
$150 out of $150 still needed
Diapers & Wipes (see description for details)
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Clothes for a Child / Children (see description details)
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Strengthen a Bio Family
5
High Urgency Request
Hello, I have a single mother with 4 kids that are in desperate need of a bunk bed and two twin size mattresses. Mom was just approved for housing and is in need of furniture. Thank you kindly!
Location: Arlington, TX 76002 - County: Tarrant - Children Served: 4 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #TX-CPS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $535
1 Responses
Paul: FOTP can provide the bunkbeds and mattresses. Paul Land(###) ###-####
Fellowship Of The Parks (Grapevine). 1 week ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Twin / Twin Bunk Bed Frame
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Twin Mattress
2 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Improve a Child's Safety/Wellbeing
2
Normal Request
Summary: Family of middle school student requesting help with groceries and utility bills. Context: Student comes from a single-parent household, where Mom is a dedicated educator struggling to make ends meet. In the past, the family has struggled with stable housing, but through their hard work and determination, they have improved their situation significantly. However, the start of school has put a strain on their resources, and they are needing help with groceries and their electricity bill. If this need was met even partially, it would help both the student and Mom maintain the stability and wellbeing they have worked so hard to achieve.
Location: Grand Prairie, TX 75052 - County: Dallas - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #Grand Prairie ISD - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $455
1 Responses
Elena (Rev): We have a food distribution on Thursday. Please advise if family is available between 4:00PM - 5:00PM to receive resources from the church. St. John Church 1701 W. Jefferson St. Grand Prairie, 75051. Contact Rev. Elena ******@email.com
St. John Church Unleashed. 6 days ago
Needs 1 Need / $335 to go!
Utility Bill
$335 out of $335 still needed
Groceries
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Preserve a Kinship Placement
4
Critical Request
The relative caregiver for three children in CPS custody was faced with some unusual financial hardship that has caused her to become behind on her rent payments and unless she is able to receive financial assistance, she and the kids in her care will be displaced from their home. The caregiver was able to come up with about $1,000, but she is still needing $700. This caregiver has been a very strong support and advocate for these children and she is looking forward to getting to adopt them, and she is in need of financial assistance so that she can continue to show these kids the love and support that they desperately need. The landlord has given until 9/15/23 before filing for eviction.
Location: Waxahachie, TX 75165 - County: Ellis - Children Served: 3 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #TX-CPS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $700
No Responses
Needs 1 Need / $700 to go!
Rent Assistance
$700 out of $700 still needed
Help Improve a Child's Wellbeing
3
Normal Request
A hard of hearing mother is experiencing financial difficulties, and the children are in need of clothing and shoes due to outgrowing things. The mother is going through a divorce and trying her best. The family consists of 10-year-old and 9-year-old male along with 13-year-old female child. 1 male child wears size 14/16 in shirts/pants and 5 in shoes. The other male child wears 10/12 in shirts/pants and 5 in shoes. 1 female child wears 14/16 in shirts/pants and 6-1/2 in shoes. One of the male children is need of a twin bed/mattress due to not having any bedding. The female child is also needing menstrual pads due to her mother having a hard time keeping up with her feminine products.
Location: Arlington, TX 76017 - County: Tarrant - Children Served: 3 - Agency: #TX-CPS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $950
1 Responses
Paul: FOTP can provide the twin mattress for this family. Please let me know when and where to deliver the bed. Thank you, Paul Land(###) ###-####
Fellowship Of The Parks (Grapevine). 2 weeks ago
Needs 3 Needs / $490 to go!
Twin Box Spring
1 out of 1 items still needed
Clothes for a Child / Children (see description details)
1 out of 1 items still needed
Supplies
1 out of 1 items still needed
Twin Bed Frame
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Twin Mattress
1 Item(s) Met in full!
Help Improve a Child's Well-being
3
Normal Request
3 year old male needing a toddler car seat due to growing out of his baby car seat Updated on September 12, 2023 by an Agency Worker
Location: Midlothian, TX 76065 - County: Ellis - Children Served: 1 - Adults Served: 2 - Agency: #TX-CPS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $180
No Responses
Needs 1 Need / $180 to go!
Toddler / Convertible Car Seat
1 out of 1 items still needed
Help Strengthen a Bio Family
3
Normal Request
Single mother of three relocated from a domestic violence relationship. Mother and children in need of bed for the children to have a proper sleeping arrangement in their new home. The family is seeking help from community resources to rebuild and establish a safe home for children to learn and grown in.
Location: Dallas, TX 75236 - County: Dallas - Children Served: 2 - Adults Served: 1 - Agency: #TX-CPS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $285
No Responses
Needs 3 Needs / $375 to go!
Full / Double Bed Frame
1 out of 1 items still needed
Full / Double Bed Sheets
2 out of 2 items still needed
Full / Double Mattress
2 out of 2 items still needed
Help Improve a Child's Well-being
1
Normal Request
Caregivers need help with securing a walker for the child in care. The walker will help the child in care with physical mobility.
Location: Grand Prairie, TX 75051 - County: Dallas - Children Served: 1 - Agency: #TX-CPS - Tier 1: Physical Needs - Estimated Value: $50
2 Responses
Jeff: We are praying for the family and thankful to be able to help with this need.
Grace Baptist Church. 2 months ago
Glenda: There are resources made available from the community. We are taking the lead and working out the details.
St. John Church Unleashed, Community Lead Church. 1 month ago
Needs 0 Needs / $0 to go!
Baby Walker
1 Item(s) Met in full!
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