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Posted by:  Scott County HHS Affiliate

Filled by:  Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church Affiliate

I am reaching out to see if anyone has a used (or new?) Xbox or gaming system. The family I am working with has a 12 year old that is struggling with ongoing behaviors and is continually disrupting the family system.  Mom is a single parent of four kids and has limited financial resources. Mom has informal respite support but kiddo doesn’t want to go and reports there is a lack of things to do there.  We are hoping if he has a gaming system of sorts he will be more motivated to go.


Posted by:  SMSC Child Welfare Advocate

Filled by:  Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish and FISH Affiliate

When getting an oil change, techs told the family their 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan needed a new battery to make it through the winter. Could also use a new water pump as this one will give out any day now.


Posted by:  Scott County HHS Affiliate

Filled by:  Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish

I am working with a client who is working on finding a second job so that he is able to pay rent, as well as buy food and other basic needs for himself. He is in a tough spot currently but is still trying to make the best of his situation and be responsible. Gift cards to Walmart would be greatly appreciated for this client, so that he can buy food and clothes.


Posted by:  Scott County HHS Affiliate

Filled by:  Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish & New Prague Area Catholic Community Affiliate

I am working with a family who is in need of some humidifiers for their home!  The mom is hoping that they will be able to have one for her three kids’ bedrooms; however, anything would be appreciated!


Posted by:  Scott County HHS Affiliate

Filled by:  Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish, Affiliates of SW Metro School District, Sts. Joachim & Anne and a Community Member

Mother works full time but was out of work for two weeks due to COVID. She has paid most of her bills but still has $800 rent left to pay.


Posted by:  River Valley Nursing Center

Filled by:  Affiliates of CAP Agency, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, a Community Member and an Anonymous Donation

We are in need of donations for test strips ($69.99 each) for Diabetes A1C Analyzer in our free clinic in Chaska.  Analyzer was funded by Boston Scientific to help address diabetes among Hispanic population in Scott and Carver Counties.  Our patients are provided in clinic free diagnostic testing which yields lab results that allows MD/nurses to provide free medications/monitoring to keep diabetes in check.


Posted by:  Scott County HHS Affiliate

Filled by:  Anonymous Donation

I am working with a family that has come by some very hard times, there has been chronic domestic violence in the home, and the abuser is no longer in the home. However, the family is struggling financially and is working to get back into a normal routine at home while adjusting to the new family dynamics. Unfortunately, the family’s only vehicle had the brakes completely stop working. The vehicle is currently not safe for the family to drive due to the brakes not working. The family has found a local automotive shop that is willing to complete the repairs if the family can provide the finances to have it fixed. The family has many appointments for therapy and medical appointments that are crucial for the family to get to.


Posted by:  Scott County HHS Affiliate

Filled by:  Friedens ELC, Affiliates of Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish, Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church and a Community Member

I have a young man with Autism, Bi-polar disorder and mild cognitive delays that is in need of assistance. He is currently in a crisis home in Hermantown MN but is one of our clients. He has been charged with a Felony and is currently awaiting a trial date. AS a result he has no access to RSDI funding. He also has limited family involvement and no means of earning money while he is in crisis. I have received a bill from the pharmacy in Hermantown where his current medications are filled. The bill is for $24.50 and is for past due co-pays for his prescriptions. They are threatening to not fill his meds because of the past due amount


Posted by:  Alpha Women’s Center

Filled by:  Affiliates of Sts. Joachim & Anne, Power of 100, Friendship Church, FISH and an Anonymous Donation

Single mom who is expecting a baby in a few weeks needs help with rent, as she has been unable to work due to pregnancy complications.  She is in need of $1800 to cover two month’s rent until she can return to work after the baby is born.  The mom has an 11 year old son with the baby on the way.  She has been through a lot of hardship but is determined to make a better life for herself and her children.  Her previous job was eliminated due to Covid, and she is job hunting and eager to find employment to start as soon as she can after her baby is born.  Mom is struggling with depression and discouragement, and some help to get her through a tough time would make a huge difference.


Posted by:  Scott County HHS Affiliate

Filled by:  Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish & Community Member

I am working with a family, that a family friend is currently caring for two children as their father recently passed away. The family friend has gone above and beyond to provide for her children as well as the other two she has taken in. She is currently not able to work as she is caring for four children and needs to meet their educational, mental health and medical needs. She is need of a dresser to help organize some of the children’s belongings. Also needing assistance with gas and groceries. Any help would be beneficial as she is trying to provide day to day care as well as help the children grieve.


Posted by:  Scott County HHS Affiliate

Filled by:  Sts. Joachim & Anne Parish

Client has been in CD treatment for approximately three months with no income.  Is successfully completing treatment.  Plan is to move into a sober home with programming but it is self pay.

Looking for assistance with down payment for deposit of $400.  He is planning on looking for work once settled so he will be able to continue paying his own rent.


Posted by:  Scott County HHS Affiliate

Filled by:  Affiliates of New Market Bank, Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church and a Community Member

I am working with a mother regarding drug exposure and environmentally hazardous conditions. The father has temporary full custody of the child while the mother works her case plan. This father is continuing to drive his child to a school that is 30 minutes away to keep some familiar faces and structure for his child. This father has stepped up in a big way for his son; but he is struggling. He drives 2 hours each day to get his child to and from school daily. Recently they were involved in a car accident on the way to school due to slippery road conditions. This father’s car is in a mechanics shop and it will cost $1880 to get the car out.  The father has been sharing a car with family when he can.  The father is missing work each night to leave and pick up his son from school, which reduces his hours and pay.  He is able to come up with $600 right now. Any help would be appreciated as this father is doing his best, but these are tough times!


Posted by:  Scott County HHS Affiliate

Filled by:  Shakopee Lions

I am currently working with a young mom who has been working hard on maintaining her sobriety.  She had a baby 2 weeks ago and due to numerous circumstances, she does not have the finances to purchase an infant seat/base for her new baby.  She has numerous appointments that she needs to resume to continue to maintain that sobriety so that she can remain a healthy parent for her baby and would be grateful for any assistance in purchasing an infant seat.


Posted by:  Scott County HHS Affiliate

Filled by:  CAP Affiliate

Teen male is in need of an electric toothbrush to improve his dental hygiene.  It would be helpful to have a toothbrush that can be recharged versus one that works on batteries due to the family’s financial status.  Family has limited income and they currently do not have the financial resources to spend on an electric toothbrush.  The family has been saving up money to purchase one, however, it will be several months before they will have enough money.


Posted by:  Scott County HHS Affiliate

Filled by:  City of Savage Employees and a St. Michael’s Catholic Church Affiliate

A family with a 7 month old who has just started to crawl cannot afford to purchase a baby gate as their income only meets basic needs.  Due to the specific needs/measurements of the stairs in their home, they have been unable to find a used/donated and there is one available on Amazon for $89.99 that would meet their specific needs.  Additionally, household members are concerned about not knowing infant CPR/First Aid, especially now that the 7 month is starting to eat solids.    The American Heart Association has an Infant CPR Anytime Kit for $38.50 that would allow all family members to learn the needed skills and help them feel more confident.


Posted by:  Scott County HHS Affiliate

Filled by:  Prandium Group, Cully’s Coin Laundry, Frieden’s Church, and Affiliates of Shakopee Schools, St. Michael’s Church, Scott County and Holy Trinity UMC

There is a family of seven with a parent who is no longer apart of the household, leaving the mother to figure out rent on her own. She will be able to figure out expenses in the future; however, with such short notice, needs help for one month. This family has experienced significant trauma from the major family change and abuse that has occurred and needs extra support right now. Any help for this family would be greatly appreciated.


Posted by:  CAP Agency Affiliate

Filled by:  Scott County HHS Affiliate

My client recently got out of a toxic relationship with her ex partner and has been working hard to be stable and accountable on her own. She has been looking for work but is limited as there is not many places near her within walking distance. She is a very hard worker when she has work, so having her license back would be a great asset for her. Because she does not have her license, she can not look for a car and because she does not have a car she is unable to travel far to find a reliable job and with no job, she has no source of income to help pay off this fine to get her license. With help in raising these funds she could have a lot of stressed relieved and be able to widen her job search. She is appreciative of any help she may receive.


Posted by:  Scott County HHS Affiliate

Filled by:  Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church Affiliate

There is a family who is in need of winter coats and boots (10 year old male, junior size small/medium says his favorite color is teal and dark yellow), infant six month, women’s large, size 8 boots.


Posted by:  New Prague Area Schools Affiliate

Filled by:  St. Wenceslaus Church, Friedens Evangelical Lutheran Church and 2 Anonymous Donors

Single father of four children under 10 is struggling with health issues.  He is falling behind with phone, utilities and car repair parts.


Posted by:  CAP Agency Affiliate

Filled by:  Affiliates of Outdoor Solutions, St. Wenceslaus Catholic Parish, Alpha Women’s Center and Scott County

I have an urgent need for a few items to help a client transition into her own place.  She is going to be living in a studio and needs a small loveseat or a couple side chairs for her “living room” area and we are looking for a couple sturdy TV trays to use as a place to eat as there is not enough room for a kitchen table.  Client could also use some neutral colored throw blankets and matching bedding to spruce up her new home and perhaps a small nightstand and lamp.  She is moving in on Friday January 15th and I would love to have these items by then so that she can have that sense of pride in her new place with there being something in there she can be happy about.

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