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Single mother struggling with addiction, but trying to obtain sobriety requesting help with clothing as she is living out of her car. Her size for everything is XL and she would benefit from socks, underwear, bras, shirts, and pants. She is currently in treatment, but struggling to afford basic care items which would help her feel appreciated and cared for.
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80911-County:El Paso-Children Served: 1-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$75
A maternal grandmother is requesting a new couch for her home so that her living space can be comfortable for her three grandchildren. The grandmother is currently caring for two five year old females and one twelve year old male. The living area is an area where the family enjoys spending time together and having a comfortable place to sit would make the area more enjoyable for the children.
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80909-County:El Paso-Children Served: 3-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$400
This family needs help getting Christmas presents for their teenager. They have been able to get help from community resources for their three younger children, but they do not help with teenagers. The family has a tight budget and does not want their oldest child to feel left out while the siblings are opening gifts. If this need is met the family will have a complete Christmas with none of the children left out. The family would appreciate gift cards to Ross, TJ Maxx, Burlington Coat Factory, or Walmart.
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80909-County:El Paso-Children Served: 1-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$250
A single mom needs help getting Christmas presents for her two children. They are working on rebuilding their relationship, and this mom really wants to be able to provide a nice Christmas for them. They both really enjoy Cocomelon and Bluey. If this need is met the girls will be able to have a good first Christmas with just their mom. The children are both girls, one is 4 and the other is 1. Any toys with this theme or gift cards to help with this need is appreciated.
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80918-County:El Paso-Children Served: 2-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$250
A mom needs help paying her phone bill this month. If this need is met the mother will be able to continue communicating about her visits with her children while working toward unification, she will be able to call work to check her schedule, and maintain communication with her legal teams. She is working very hard on maintaining a sustainable income and fell short this month. Mom is asking for a gift card to help with her phone bill through Metro PCS.
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80909-County:El Paso-Children Served: 2-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$75
This mother needs some help currently providing for her children. She is living in a 1 bedroom apartment with her two children ages 16 and 8. There are some parental mental health problems that are in the process of being addressed, but as of right now the family has recently had all their furniture repossessed. The family is sleeping on the floor with no beds. They are also in need of food, toiletries, and basic household items. The family is asking for any help possible to provide for these needs to prevent a removal from happening so the family can stay together. ANY help would be greatly appreciated at this point.
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80906-County:El Paso-Children Served: 2-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$500
The Department is currently working with a mother who is working on goals for sobriety, self sustainability and reunification with her children. She recently started a new job. The department was able to locate a twin bed frame but she is still in need of a mattress and bed sheets. Any help with this request would be greatly appreciated.
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80918-County:El Paso-Children Served: 2-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$125
A local single foster mom is caring for two teen boys in foster care and would love to surprise them with some brand new shoes! We know it's a big ask, but they can't stop talking about Jordans and would be BLOWN AWAY to get some. Would also be great with some Amazon gift cards to be able to pick out their absolute favorites! One wears size 7.5, one wears size 10. If Jordans are outside of a comfortable price range, they would still be grateful for an Amazon gift card of any amount to be able to pick out some new shoes! Thank you!
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80919-County:El Paso-Children Served: 2-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #CO- Hope & Home-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$230
I have a child who was just returned home to biomother. This family has endured tremendous loss as a 2-month-old died and biofather had to move out of the home. Biomother has several appointment's each week for herself and the child. Biomother works but with the loss of dad's income she could use a gas card to assist with all the appointments.
Location: Parker, CO 80138-County:Douglas-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #Douglas County Department of Human Services-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$125
This family is currently going through hard times financially. They have 2 girls and are living in a camper currently, trying to find a more permanent place to live. This mom has always put her girls needs over her own and always has a plan B and C if needed. This mom could really use either a Wal-Mart gift card for basic needs, or a gas card as they live about 45 mins from her girls' school which has been a constant for the girls and she could use gas to help get them to and from their school. Any help would be greatly appreciated from this family during this time.
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80918-County:El Paso-Children Served: 2-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$100
Mother and her 2 kids sleep on her mattress with her as she only has 1 mattress currently. Mother is trying to get caught up on rent and could use the assistance with getting 2 twin mattresses for her two kids to sleep on. Mother just got a new job, has her own apartment, and could really use the help with beds for the kids.
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80910-County:El Paso-Children Served: 2-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$200
Mother has not been able to keep up with rent due to her liver cancer diagnoses, her being a single mom, and difficulty finding employment to work around her children's schedule. Mother recently found a job and is behind 2 months in rent. The Department and TANF can assist partly, but mother could use assistance catching up 2 months to avoid eviction. Mother has family however the Department has concerns with their households and mother is trying to stay in her apt. Mother has been very cooperative with the dept thus far and any help would be appreciated.
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80910-County:El Paso-Children Served: 2-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$1000
An 18-year old youth in transition is employed and working on getting into a GED program. He is need of a $25 gift card to purchase books for himself. If this need is met the youth would be able to purchase books to entertain himself and practice his reading skills to enhance his abilities prior to taking the English language GED test.
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80903-County:El Paso-Children Served: 1-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$25
We are reaching out to the amazing CarePortal Community with a request to support three children and their single foster mom. On Friday, our foster mom said yes to a sibling group of three. They were at her home within a couple of hours with very few belongings of their own and by the next day it was clear that the children had come to the home with lice and severely matted hair. The foster mom sprung into action but was met with some astronomical fees that she was not anticipating. We are estimating that each child's (3 total) treatment and evaluation of lice will cost about $270 each and with three children it would be an incredible blessing to come along side this mom and lessen that burden. If you can contribute any amount to these kids and the foster mom who has truly stepped up in so many ways to keep these kids together AND get them the care they need it would be greatly appreciated!
We have a sibling group we have worked with for years and who could desperately use new shoes. Many of their shoes are old or have holes, which hasn't fared well for them with the weather this winter. We would like to gift them new shoes for the Holidays and to ensure they have comfortable and protective footwear for the upcoming months. I have all 5 sizes for the youth if there is a donor who is gracious enough to purchase or make a monetary donation for us to purchase. Thank you so much!
Location: Aurora, CO 80017-County:Arapahoe-Children Served: 5-Agency: #Advocates for Children CASA-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$225
CASA has a case with a 4-year-old boy who was abandoned by his mother at the hospital after she took him there to receive delayed medical care after a significant injury. He is non-verbal autistic and has many unique special needs. He has been in a foster home but just transitioned to a family friend this week with no clothes, pull-ups, etc. This family friend is happy to care for this little guy but is low income and struggles to meet her financial needs even before he was placed there. CASA is asking for help getting pull-ups (size 4) and wipes, a grocery gift card as well as gently used or new clothing in size 3-4 and toddler shoes size 10. He is also in need of a coat. Thank you for considering helping with this request!
Location: Colorado Springs, CO 80903-County:El Paso-Children Served: 1-Agency: #CO- CASA of the Pikes Peak Region-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$375
The family has been involved with The Department for an extended period of time due to multiple concerns. Mom lost her job several months ago and was receiving assistance and took some time off to focus on the children's mental health. There is a significant history of trauma and mental health with Mom and she is very overwhelmed. She has been the victim of DV and recently made a very positive decision to send all but one of her children to other family members to allow herself to focus on getting things in order for herself. They live in a duplex and when the neighbors secured services to eliminate roaches in their home, the insects moved into the family's home and this has been a long standing struggle with the landlord to remedy. Mom has been working very hard to clean up the home, however, with lack of resources this continues to prove a difficult task. The family is in need of cleaning supplies including beach, general cleaning sprays and disinfectants, trash bags, a mop and bucket, kitchen trash can, cleaning sponges or rags, ect.
Location: Aurora, CO 80012-County:Arapahoe-Children Served: 4-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #CO- Arapahoe County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$100
Our client is a single disabled mother of a teen boy who unfortunately has recently been involved in the juvenile delinquent system. Due to moms disability she's unable to work. The family is in need of winter coats and boots.
XL Boys coat, XL womens coat and winter boots for the family
Location: Aurora, CO 80012-County:Arapahoe-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #CO- Arapahoe County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$150
El Paso DHS is working with a single mother of a soon-to-be 1 year old daughter. Mom is employed and just rented her own apartment to gain more independence and permanency for herself and her daughter. Finances are limited and mother could use assistance in purchasing safety items for the home because her daughter is learning to walk. Assistance with Safety 1st multi-purpose appliance lock, 2-pack ($6.28 x 2 = $12.56); Safety 1st Safety Essentials Kit (46 pcs) ($8.90); Safety 1st Adhesive Magnetic Lock System-4 locks and 1 key ($26.98) OR like items would be greatly appreciated. Child is also just a few pounds from moving up in her car seat size and could benefit from a car seat that fits a child 30+ lbs (Car Seat (child 30+ lbs) ($89.98)). These safety items will ensure that the baby has a safe place to explore and reducing the risk of injuries as well as ensuring safe transportation for the child to the babysitter and necessary appointments.
Location: Fountain, CO 80817-County:El Paso-Children Served: 1-Adults Served: 1-Agency: #CO- El Paso County DHS-Tier 1: Physical Needs-Estimated Value:$100
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