Rebecca from Chicago, IL

Working towards a stable career, need help sending my daughter on a school trip

My daughter loves learning and I want to provide her with every opportunity. I need help bridging the gap and paying for this program.


Update from Rebecca's Benevolent Validator Mar 29, 2019

Rebecca's validator, Jacob, from Chicago Lights has shared an important update about Rebecca and her need. Jacob says: Due to outside factors, Rebecca’s daughter will no longer be able to attend the trip. However, Rebecca plans to use the money to pay a Final Notice water bill. The ability to use this money as a one-time payment will allow the water to stay on for Rebecca’s family, so that she may continue to work on her goals. Rebecca is actively seeking out workforce development programs and jobs. Additionally, she has been meeting with potential renters to rent out her garden level apartment, which will allow her to pay her utility bills in the coming months.

Thank you so much to everyone who gave to support Rebecca and her goal to move forward towards a more stable future.


I am a single-mom trying to get my real-estate career started.

My goals are to begin school to become a real estate broker and have the resources to take care of my kids educational and other needs.

I need assistance with paying for an educational trip for my child. I would like to give her the opportunity to attend a school trip this summer but we need a little help getting the rest of the payment.

Meeting this need will help me because my daughter is dedicated to learning.

Need funded!

Thank you for helping Rebecca fund this need.

$250of $700

Need funded!

2 supporters


This need has been validated by Jacob from Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

Recent supporters

  1. $200
  2. $50



Validated by Jacob from Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center (What does this mean?)

I have known Rebecca for over 3 years. Rebecca is highly dedicated to supporting her children's education and basic needs. As Rebecca makes her transition to a career in real estate, money is a bit tight. She would benefit greatly from assistance with this school trip and her daughter would be delighted to attend!

About Jacob

I have served as a case management intern with Chicago Lights since August 2018. I am currently working to complete my Master of Social Work degree at Loyola University Chicago. I am deeply passionate about working to eliminate homelessness and poverty. I aspire to serve in key leadership roles in… Read more