Kimberly lives in her big car, in which she is able to sleep and have shelter as she stays in a Safe Parking program. She started experiencing issues with her vehicle, which is the most important possession she has left. She asked us to look into it.
We took the vehicle to our trusted local car repair partner, who assessed that the car had some dangerous issues that needed to be taken care of urgently. Thanks to your donations, we were able to restore Kim's vehicle and make it safe again. This is her home for the time being, and it meant the world to her that she can safely use it again.
Kim said: "Thank you so much again! The relief of having a safe car is priceless, especially when you have to sleep in it... it's absolutely terrifying to have something go wrong with it. This miracle gives me peace."
Nirva is so grateful to our donors because we were able to prevent homelessness for her!!
She had lost her job and everything started spiraling downward from that point.
She was battling depression during Covid season, and was suffering in silence. She was close to losing everything when she finally reached out to us because the burden became too big to bear.
We walked alongside her and ministered to her. Nirva has started a great new job that she is excited about, and we were able to cover her expenses to make sure she keeps her housing.
She is doing so well now and says that she doesn't know what would have happened to her if it wasn't for Monthly Miracles creating this bridge for her.
Thank you donors for your faithful support!! Together we can and we are, saving our neighbors from homelessness
Happy Resurrection Sunday!!
We celebrated with our volunteers and clients the resurrection of Jesus Christ by studying the Bible, and enjoying fellowship and BBQ!
Thankful for our volunteer Doug for preparing delicious food for us to enjoy, The Press Cafe in Livermore for providing coffee and many partners and hands that come together to care for our neighbors in need every single week.
We praise God for each and every one of you!
This strong and kind young couple (Jesus & Kristen) overcame addiction and got stable employment, they were patiently taking all the right steps to stabilize their family. Then Kristen and Jesus met our executive director Kristina (in the first photo with the family) at a perfect time as they were ready to receive their miracle.
Their family of 6 needed stable housing; they've been staying in their car, hotels and couch surfing. Even with two jobs, their daily expenses with four children ate up all their income: hotel stays, ready-to-eat foods, gas, kids expenses.... they kept finding themselves in a hole. (This is unfortunately a sad reality of many for our employed unhoused clients.)
But Jesus and Kristen kept their hope and were diligently continuing to make healthy and smart decisions.
In partnership with Tri-Valley Seek&Save and Cornerstone we were able to get them into a great home they can sustain and rebuild their lives in, and they could not be happier!!
As we furnished their place, the kids were especially blessed by two bunk beds - they were so excited and grateful that they all finally got their own beds and rooms to sleep in!
This family has recently been baptized and is now volunteering and serving our community. Your generosity made this miracle possible - it has impacted 6 lives and generations to come. THANK YOU!
MIRACLE OF HOUSING! Tom is a 66 year old man who was met with challenging circumstances after losing his job due to Covid and experiencing serious health issues. He decided to volunteer at one of our outreaches with his daughter-in-law, and as we got to know him we realized that Tom was in need of a miracle.
His temporary housing was coming to an end and his income was running out. Tom was facing homelessness.
Our case manager Eric (in photo with Tom) was able to minister to Tom in his faith, walk alongside him, strengthen him, provide transportation and housing, and help find work opportunities. This created a perfect bridge for Tom! He landed a great job within his expertise, now has a stable income and his own home! In addition his health improved greatly. Tom says that he is our walking miracle testimony!
He is incredibly grateful and has renewed hope, and he is seeing an amazing growth in his walk with the Lord.
Tom is now a donor and a faithful volunteer at Monthly Miracles!! He is the perfect example of the full circle of our mission which you can see in our logo: the $1 bills are going into a circle, which signifies the importance of paying it forward. We love to encourage and engage our clients to become donors and help bless someone else who is in need of a miracle.
Many of our clients say they appreciate our $1/month model because it gives them an opportunity to experience the blessing of helping someone else! 💙💚
Lana* was alone and scared, and she reached out to us online. We got to help Lana* out of a domestic violence situation, and assisted in rehabilitating her as we found housing and moved her into her own safe place to live.
Within just a few days we were able to provide her with the support, ministry and financial aid she needed.
She is surrounded by our great volunteers who meet with her on a regular basis, help her stay connected to a local church, making sure she gets counseling and everything else she needs to rebuild her life.
She is working toward taking care of her children again, who were not safe in the violent home they lived in previously. Lana* is on such a precious journey of restoration and we are very blessed to walk alongside her as we witness these beautiful miracles taking place in her life!
In the first photo Lana* is in her baby's room which is fully equipped and safe for her son. In the second photo Lana* is with our Bible ministry leader Corinne and executive director Kristina.
Thank you all for making your $1 pledge at monthlymiracles.org - your every single dollar is making such an amazing difference in our neighbor's lives!
*Identity censored for safety
We get to help our clients in many ways - sometimes that includes helping with vehicles, because they lead to better employment/income opportunity, or the vehicle might be the only roof over their head....
On the first photo is Ramona with our exec. director Kristina. On the second our dedicated volunteer Kendall is inspecting Ramona's car.
We were able to fix some things on her van! It means a lot to get support and to have a reliable vehicle.
Ramona is so grateful for the generosity of our team & donors!!
He was known as "Crazy Joe" in Livermore because people thought he was out of his mind. A lot of times he was "too much" even for the homeless community...
We've been serving him for several years, he was always getting into trouble, high on meth and many gave up on him, but not God.
Every time we saw him at our outreach we called him JOSEPH (biblical meaning: To Increase).
We refused to speak death over him. We saw him as a man with a purpose, who has value and whom God can redeem. We cannot tell you of countless prayers we've prayed for him and over him.
Fast forward a couple years and Joseph is now clean and sober, working 2 jobs and his family connections are restored. The BEFORE photo is from early 2019 with our executive director Kristina.
This is why we will NEVER give up on our unsheltered neighbors! We see way too many miracles and we will not stop.
We are so incredibly proud of Joseph and how dedicated he's been to his recovery.
Jesus said: "For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’
Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?
And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’
And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me."
Matthew 25:35-40 ESV
Hello from our volunteers and clients!! We enjoyed a great outreach today, meeting immediate needs and holding a Bible study and prayer.
SO MANY are struggling...We are blessed when people in need come to our outreaches and say: "I now see the light at the end of the tunnel."
That's what our new client Tim said today.
Tim lives in his car and has been feeling isolated and lonely, but now is ready to join our Bible study, find a local church and start rebuilding his life.
We are excited to connect him with our helpful volunteers in the community, help him find a good job and build a support system.
The smallest acts of kindness like gas money, mean so much to those that are holding on by a thread!
If it's on your heart - you can donate toward gas cards here: monthlymiracles.org/donate
Or mail them to:
5211 Demarcus Blvd #527
Meet a local teacher who lost her position due to standing up for an injustice done toward a student and for exposing corruption in the educational system. Justice was served in court, but Shannon was left with no job. She is currently fighting a misdemeanor in court which should be resolved in the next month.
(Shannon in the photo with our exec. director Kristina)
We are helping Shannon get back on her feet - she is starting work at a local restaurant this week, and we are covering her temporary stay in a hotel. We do not want her to be vulnerable out in the street. There are no shelters with availability in our area.
Shannon is a certified teacher in California, Hawaii and Arizona, and has been a swim instructor with the American Red Cross for 33 years.
She can provide swim and lifeguard lessons.
She is qualified and wishes to offer tutoring services: basic level reading, writing, art classes, science, and history K-5th grade.
She also has experience helping 6-12th grade students with learning disabilities.
We are working toward helping Shannon get back on her feet, and moving her into an in-law unit or studio apartment so she can rebuild her life.
If you'd like to help, please email us! Feel free to share this with anyone who could help her with a job, need tutoring services, or can help with renting a place to stay.
Shannon is very open about her story and wants to start over and help others in the process.
Kelly has been doing great as a single mom of a teenage boy. She has recovered from addiction, working at a stable job, taking all the steps in the right direction...but everything she earned would be spent on living expenses which kept her and her son stuck in the desperation and ditch of homelessness...
Thanks to our donors, Kelly and her son received their miracle and were able to usher in 2022 in their own home! After navigating hotels for many months and struggling to stay afloat, they are now safe and sound and self-sustainable!
Our volunteer Chris (in photo with Kelly) finished up furnishing their place with needed items to make this apartment a home!
Shout out to our volunteer Doug who prepared delicious breakfast burritos for our homeless outreach this week! Our clients like Steve, are always so grateful for hot delicious food and fellowship
Thankful for our sweet partners at Inklings Coffee & Tea in Pleasanton - they always make sure our clients who are battling homelessness have a hot cup of coffee as we work toward their miracle!
We held a Christmas outreach today - we love spending holidays with our neighbors in need!
Our volunteer Doug made a beautiful spread of hot food that all volunteers and clients enjoyed.
We held a Bible study and fellowshipped in gratitude for Jesus' incarnation and salvation!
At our annual CHRISTMAS MIRACLES event, we got to bless over 300 neighbors in need!!
They received presents, clothes, toys, cosmetics, groceries, coffee and food from local restaurants!
Many donors came to meet the families they "adopted" and they got to see many clients that Monthly Miracles was able to save from homelessness this year!
We'd like to say a SPECIAL THANK YOU to Valley Community Church in Pleasanton for hosting our event. Thank you to Demitri's Taverna, Bruno's Pizza, Vic's All Star Kitchen and Hidalgo's Market for donating delicious hot food, to Starbucks Regional and Inklings Coffee and Tea for donating coffee, to First Street Alehouse and Espresso Rosetta for hosting our wishlist Christmas trees.
We are grateful to our business, church and nonprofit partners who have donated toward our Christmas Miracles event: New Beginnings Church, Celebration Church Livermore, Arukah House, Workday, Supreme Lending, CBRE Group, Tri-Valley Evening Rotary Club, Challenge Dairy Products,
Interfaith Pantry, D.W. Morgan Company, Fountain Church Pleasanton, Pleasanton Ridge Runners, Cornerstone Realty, and all our individual donors and all our volunteers who did a wonderful job!! 👏
We really couldn't have done it without you all.
Thank you for caring for our less fortunate neighbors.
We wish all a very merry Christmas!!!!💚❤️
We got to do a homeless patrol ride-along with Pleasanton Police Department.
We love working with our local Police Officers who are homeless liaisons - they help us tremendously in serving our neighbors in need!
Special thanks to officer Lisa Cavellini for sharing her wealth of knowledge (she's been serving our community for 18 years)!
Quote we received from a new client after our outreach today.
This woman lives in her car and she heard about us and decided to come by. We are so blessed to have met her and to have had the opportunity to serve her!
This first step is so crucial as we begin our walk with our neighbors in need, and hopefully they will take the next steps in the right direction toward their miracle!
We had a wonderful time celebrating Thanksgiving with our volunteers and clients this weekend.
Fellowship, Bible study, and thanksgiving to God for all the miracles we've seen this year!
We are blown away at the number of lives impacted through this charity. It's absolutely amazing what $1/month and willing hands can achieve when God is in our midst. Our hearts were moved to tears as one of our clients shared how his life was changed when we facilitated his miracle: from being alone and sick, having nowhere to go, and now he has a great job, community, housing and he is growing in the Lord.
Special thanks to The Press Cafe for providing delicious food and coffee, our volunteer Doug for cooking a turkey and Espresso Rosetta for supplying more coffee (much needed!).
Due to bad living conditions we have moved this family to a better apartment where Laura's 4 kids can be safe and thrive.
This beautiful family is the most grateful & joyful bunch you'll meet!
We want to thank our donors for helping us furnish Laura's family's new home. Special thanks to Melissa (pictured) who is Laura's son's teacher.
Melissa said: "We love Jason, he's such a sweet kid! When I saw your Instagram post I engaged other teachers and school staff. We all wanted to help to get them needed items for their household."
We are so overjoyed seeing our local community step in and help us settle this wonderful family. Laura had a t-shirt on that said "MOM BOSS", and that would be the best way to describe her!
She is doing an AMAZING job raising her 4 children, who are some of the sweetest and most polite bunch of kiddos you'll meet.
Laura is grateful they have a safe place where she can cook for her family and neighbors!
Thankful for Espresso Rosetta for supplying our outreach with coffee this week! We appreciate your partnership - nothing better than to bond with our clients over a great cup of coffee!
Thanks to your generosity - we were able to fix up Dayla's car!! Her beautiful dog Ocean is peeking thru the back window :)
This car is their home for the time being. Dayla is such a hard worker and needs a vehicle to make income. She is healthy and responsible, and so grateful for our help!
We are looking to find her and Ocean a pet-friendly studio apartment in Tri-Valley. Her dog is a large breed and he likes to bark, so Dayla needs to know where she can leave him during the day while she works.
Please keep us in prayer as we work on their miracle. We would love to see this wonderful lady housed before the cold weather hits. We are excited to see Dayla soar after she finds a stable housing solution!