Clifford from Evanston, IL

I'm a father and need a bed for myself and my daughter

We have been sleeping on the floor, and my daughter has been sick. My goal is to eventually move into my own apartment, and she will have a bed.


Thank you from Clifford Feb 21, 2013

On behalf of my family, I would like to thank Benevolent for funding my need. With the help of my validator, Lisa Shines, we were able to get a bed, along with the bedding. Your donations have touched us in ways you'll never know. 
Thanks Again,

Thank you from Lisa Feb 21, 2013

I would personally like to thank Benevolent as well as the supporters that made this need for the family happen. They are truly in a better place.
Thanks Much,
Lisa Shines

Thanks from Clifford: Jan 30, 2013

I was very shocked at how fast my need was met! I am very happy that I will be able to get a bed for myself and my daughter. I just want to thank all of the donors for your support, and my family and I are grateful for this gesture. This will definitely make things more easier for us.

Thanks from Lisa: Jan 30, 2013

Having a need met for the family brings me great joy. I would like to thank Benevolent and the donors for your continued support of the the children and families we serve. You all have touched lives in more ways than you'll ever know! Thanks again!


I need a bed so that my daughter and I will have something to sleep on. This includes a mattress, box spring and railing. As well as linen for the bed like sheets and pillows.

My current situation is that I need a bed for myself and my daughter. We have been sleeping on the floor, and from the results of this my daughter has been sick.

Meeting this need will help me because once I obtain the bed, I will feel much better about my daughter being able to sleep more comfortably.

Meeting this need will help me achieve future goals because my goal is to eventually move into my own apartment, and she will have a bed to sleep in.

Right now, my biggest challenge is that I am unemployed at this time, and any income that I receive is contributed towards the immediate needs of my daughter (clothing, diapers, food, etc.).

Throughout her life, I strive to advocate for myself and my family. I have been in the process of seeking employment, to that I can have the means to care for my family.

I think of myself mostly as a father. I have a 15 month old daughter. I am currently in the process of registering for classes at a community college. In addition to that, I continue to see, employment.

Something interesting about me is that I care for my daughter most of the time, and I enjoy the relationship that we have. I utilize community resources so that I can be aware of what's available for my family.

I'm most proud of the fact that I am doing things that will have a positive impact on my life and family.

I live with my mother. It is my goal to obtain my own apartment in the near future.

I went to school at Evanston Township High and received my High School diploma. I am getting ready to take classes to obtain my AA.

I've worked at jobs including painting homes and other maintenance assignments.

Need funded!

Thank you for helping Clifford fund this need.

$510of $500

Need funded!

15 supporters


This need has been validated by Jennifer from Childcare Network of Evanston

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Validated by Jennifer from Childcare Network of Evanston (What does this mean?)

I have known Clifford for the 7 months that he has been enrolled in our Home Visiting program. I think meeting this need is important because Clifford will have some stress relieved once he obtains a bed for her. He feels that his daughter had been sick due to them having to sleep on the floor during the winter months. This will move Clifford's life forward by providing a safe and comfortable place to sleep for his daughter. Clifford has been a great advocate for his family. He anticipates starting classes at the community college, as well as finding employment, being able to meet the needs of his family.

About Jennifer

I am a Family Advocate at Childcare Network of Evanston Early Head Start Program. I have been with the agency for 2 years, but worked in the social service field for many years. I have a bachelor’s of science in Psychology and a minor in Women’s studies from Western Michigan University.… Read more