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Posted by:  Scott County HHS Affiliate

Filled by:  Affiliates of Scott County, St. Michael’s Catholic Church and a voucher from CAP

I am working with a single mother who has been battling with her mental health for years.  She has some support services in place and is currently working on connecting to more supports as well.  She is on a fixed income and uses all her income on bills or her child.  Due to this, she has not purchased new clothing for herself in years.  She is open to new or used clothing, however, would prefer gift cards to purchase a few new undergarments as she has not had new in years and isn’t sure about sizing.  She is also hopeful to find her own transportation at some point, but until then would really like a bike.  She said a bike would provide her with some independence, allow her to exercise which she said would have a positive impact on her mental health, and allow her and her child to do fun activities together.


Posted by:  Pinnacle Services

Filled by:  Shakopee Lions and Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish

This woman is living in an apartment with her sister, who works during the day, and is gone all day. This woman is isolated and struggling with  her medical health issues.  Due to Covid  19 restrictions is not able to receive services in person in her home, and she needs to receive assistance for in home support services, to help with homemaking , making appointments, going through her mail, completing paperwork and socialization. This woman has a phone but it doesn’t work and she doesn’t have a way of talking to people or calling anyone if she needs anything. She would like a phone or an electronic device so she can receive services virtually until the Covid 19 restrictions are lifted.


Posted by Pinnacle Services

Filled by:  Sts. Joachim and Anne Parish, Affiliate of Shepherd of he Lake Lutheran Church and an Anonymous Donation

Young boy  disabled and has a debilitating disease, and requires 24 hour care. His father is his primary care giver and has to provide care for him day and night. HIs father is the primary provider in the home of 7  His father cannot get a job outside of the home and is only paid for 35 hours of services provided to this young boy. The father is having a difficult time providing enough food for the family,& paying the mortgage.


Posted by:  Scott County HHS Affiliate

Filled by:  Sts. Joachim and Anne Parish, Affiliate of Scott County HHS and an Anonymous Donor

I have been working with a single mom for the last 6 months.  She has worked hard to achieve and maintain sobriety and has been sober now for 150 days.  She recently secured employment and will start next week.  She and her child went to a church service  last weekend and came out to find that 2 of her car tires had been slashed.   Since she has not started her employment, she is unable to pay for the cost of replacing the 2 tires and needs the vehicle to get to and from her new job.  Any help towards the cost of replacing the 2 tires would be greatly appreciated!


Posted by:  SMSC Affiliate

Filled by:  FISH Affiliate

Single moms position was eliminated due to COVID, short on funds for March rent. Has applied for unemployment but will not hear back for a few weeks.


Posted by:  CAP Agency Affiliate

Filled by:  Affiliates of Sts. Joachim and Anne Parish, FISH and CAP

Family of 4 in need of a washer/dryer.  Family just welcomed their 2nd child on Dec 28th, 2020 and have a 2-1/2 year old daughter.   Family was homeless for a brief moment while moving from one apartment complex to another.  Much money was spent for that transition. They moved into the new apartment in South St. Paul mid -December and even though both parents were working, the mother had to take off of work early due to pregnancy complications.  Income has been reduced due to only one parent working and bills piling up.  Clients are hoping to find a used washer and dryer to help save costs for trips to get laundry done with their newly expanded family.


Posted by:  Scott County HHS Affiliate

Filled by:  Next Chapter Technology and affiliate of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church

I am working with a family of three.  Dad works full-time, but their budget is still very tight month to month.  The younger child is growing very quickly and isn’t fitting into many clothing items anymore.  Because of this the same clothes are being worn to school for weeks in a row.  Since the child is growing so quickly, dad isn’t exactly sure what sizes to get.  A gift card to Walmart would allow them to go shopping together to make sure the clothing fits properly.


Posted by:  Scott County HHS Affiliate

Filled by:  Affiliates of FISH, Shakopee Schools, Scott County HHS, St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church Shakopee Community Assistance and a Community Member

I am working with a young mother of two children.  She has never had her own place and she was able to secure housing after living with relatives for almost a year.  She has successfully completed inpatient treatment and has worked hard to have her children returned to her care.  Because she is moving out on her own for the first time, she is in need of items to fill her apartment.  She currently has clothes for her and the children and one crib to bring with her but is in need of other things (such as kitchen supplies and furniture).


Posted by:  Treehouse

Filled by:  Volunteers from Opportunity, Eric Means State Farm, Savage Rotary, St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Savage Area Women of Today, Thrivent, Prior Lake Rotary, Meritain Health, BCR Lawyers, Gray Hobby Farm, Prior Lake Optimist Club, Trinity Evangelical Free Church, Bridgewood Church, SW Metro Intermediate School District, and several Community Members

Volunteer Opportunity for groups of 3-5 people to provide evening meals for the Treehouse Support Group at the Bridgewood location  in Savage.  Due to Covid, if groups want to prepare a meal and drop it off, that would be great too.  We are looking to fill our schedule for Winter/Spring 2021 season.  Treehouse serves teens in the Scott County who are struggling with hopelessness and need some added support.


Posted by:  CAP Agency Affiliate

Filled by:  Anonymous Donation

I am working with a formerly homeless single female who is just starting a new diversion program in Hennepin county for a charge from 2019. She resides in Scott county and is in need of transportation assistance to get to and from her random UA’s (drug testing). She is currently unemployed but receives a small amount of cash assistance through the county each month. Her budget is very tight, and she now faces legal action if she misses one of her UA’s. We are requesting UBER gift cards or bus cards (Metro Transit) to assist her with getting to these appointments.


Posted by:  Pinnacle Services Affiliate

Filled by:  Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church Affiliate

56 year old woman  homebound living at home with her family of 8 people, and sleeping on the couch would like a memory foam pad or egg crate cushion and a new pillow to put on the couch to make sleeping easier and help elevate her legs, due to edema. In addition, because she is homebound and has no internet or Cable she would like a TV with DVD/VCR to be able to watch some movies.


Posted by:  Scott County HHS Affiliate

Filled by:  Shakopee Schools Affiliate

I am working with a client and her phone is no longer working.  She has taken it to the Verizon store and they cannot help restore it for her.  In order to participate in services, including mental health appointments, check her email, open important attachments, and have consistent phone calls with important people (including her social worker, children, and family), she is in need of a working phone.  I am hoping someone has a used smart phone that is compatible with Verizon that they would be willing to donate so we can help her remove one barrier to accessing services and having regular contact with her children.


Posted by:  Pinnacle Services Affiliate

Filled by:  Sts. Joachim and Anne Parish and FISH

30 year old with a rare kidney disease struggling with health issues and problems with swelling in his legs, has been sleeping on a air mattress for several months but has to blow it up and take it down daily due to cats in the home. It has been difficult recently to get up from the air mattress due to leg pain and swelling. In addition he struggles with anxiety and depression and has been more home bound due to Covid 19 r/t his poor immune system  and anxiety about traveling because of a near fatal accident last year in May, so he has become more home bound . His social interaction has been limited, and he would like a tv to be able to watch some programs he enjoys about horses and wildlife as he use to raise horses with his grandmother before she passed away,


Posted by:  Scott County HHS Affiliate

Filled by:  Scott County Affiliate

A student desk.  15 year old high school girl is doing her school work from her bed.    Sometimes she falls asleep in between classes and misses class.  She says it would be easier for her to stay awake if she had a desk, a separate space in which to do her schoolwork.


Posted by:  One Day at a Time Affiliate

Filled by:  Community Member

We are an in-home services provider and work with an individual that is trying to secure employment, however, she is in need of a vehicle to do so. She does not have the necessary income to afford purchasing a vehicle on her own. She also has many medical appointments to attend and a child that lives over an hour away that she needs reliable transportation to get to for visiting. She is hoping to find help with either purchasing a reliable used vehicle or possibly someone willing to donate one to her for this need.


Posted by:  Southern Valley Alliance

Filled by:  Affiliates of Pinnacle Services and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Savage

I am working with a client who has experienced domestic abuse. She is in need of the following items:  * full size mattress for her 2 year old son, * full sized bedding, * locks for her front door and the door leading to her garage, * an end table, * a dresser


Posted by:  One Day at a Time

Filled by:  Affiliate of Power of 100 and an Anonymous Donation

We are an in-home services provider with a low-income individual in need of financial assistance to pay for uncovered dental expenses in the amount of $350. She is low-income with a strict monthly budget and has already paid $400 for past treatments. She does not have the financial ability to pay the additional $350 for the remaining treatments and has exhausted attempts to find other financial resources that may be available to help with this.


Posted by:  Scott County HHS Affiliate

Filled by:  Affiliates of Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church, Shakopee Community Assistance and FISH.

I am working with a family, where the grandmother has graciously taken in her two granddaughters, while the mom works on getting sober. The Grandma is voluntarily willing to care for her two grandchildren for an extended period of time until mom is able to have them home. Grandma is needing assistance with groceries as she adjusts to the change to her home


Posted by:  Scott County HHS Affiliate

Filled by:  Affiliates of Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church, St. Michael’s Catholic Church and Shakopee Community Assistance

I am working with two adults who are currently homeless and struggling. They have accessed the food shelves in the past but cannot always get to the location on time based on where they are staying. They are in the process of applying for food support but have not yet received this. Any gift card for food would be helpful to support them while they bridge the gap until food support can begin.


Posted by:  Scott County HHS Affiliate

Filled by:  Friendship Church Affiliate

A 14 year old male moved to Prior Lake from up north the end of last summer. He had previously worked on a neighbor’s farm up north. He worked hard and really enjoyed this.  His parents are interested in getting him connected to a local farm in Scott County that is willing to have him help out this spring and summer as it was really good for him. The family does not know any local farms in the area and does not know where to start to look.


Posted by:  CAP Agency Affiliate

Filled by:  Affiliates of Cully’s Coin Laundry, Power of 100, FISH and an Anonymous Donor

Low income Shakopee family was in need of $1300 for replacement of electrical panel in their mobile home due to a fire.  NOTE:  A donor provided the funds for the replacement of the electrical panel, and family has just returned to their mobile home. The fire also caused substantial damage to the family’s home, and much of their furniture was lost.  At this time, the family remains in need of living room furniture, and a dining table and chairs.  Donations toward the purchase of these items, or a donation of furniture that would fit into their mobile home would be greatly appreciated.


Posted by:  CAP Agency Affiliate

Filled by:  Affiliates of Sts. Joachim and Anne and Cully’s Coin Laundry

I have a new client that I am in the process of trying to get housed. He has been chronically homeless for almost two years. I would like to be able to put him up in a hotel while we are waiting on his application to process at the apartment building we applied to. Client has not had access to water or electricity for months and thus has not showered or had a warm place to stay. I am looking for funds to cover approximately two weeks at a local hotel at a ost of $630.


Posted by:  Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Affiliate

Filled by:  FISH Affiliate

Rent help needed for single, elderly woman who had a large car repair come up late February. She is now behind $500 on her April rent. Any help is greatly appreciated!!


Posted by:  Scott County HHS Affiliate

Filled by:  Next Chapter Technology

I am working with a mom with two children who has been in and out of work for the last several months. Mom has many minor repairs that are needed through out the home, that have caused some safety concerns. The primary door in the home does not have the ability to lock, some of the lights do not work (need new bulbs) and other small things throughout the home. Mom is working with the agency to address other areas of concern and would be able to keep making progress by updating these small projects in the home. A gift card to Menards would be most helpful.

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