Louise from Chicago, IL

I am a retired senior just in need of a bed to rest comfortably.

I have been sleeping in a chair until now because of my limited budget. A bed is what I need to get a good night's rest.


Louise wanted to say "Thank You!" Sep 16, 2014

She says, "I can finally lay down to sleep at night. The relief for my legs is unimaginable. I can't thank you enough for this gift, and for all you've done to improve my quality of life."


I am 81 years old. A retired single senior living alone in a fair market apartment building currently.

My goals are to obtain a subsidized senior apartment while planning for my future housing be it assisted living or a nursing home later in life.

I need a bed. My current apartment was a furnished SRO sold 12 years ago & the rent went up to fair market value consuming my social security check.

Meeting this need will help me because I've been sleeping in a chair & now using a walker. I have leg cramps which requires me to sleep in a reclining position now. My apartment is small & with my walker a regular bed won't fit so I feel a futon would serve my needs to continue to be mobile.

Need funded!

Thank you for helping Louise fund this need.

$161of $140

Need funded!

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

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

I have known Louise through the Chicago Lights Elam Davies Social Service Center. We are working towards her housing goals to first obtain an affordable apartment senior friendly. A long term plan to assisted living & then a nursing home when the time comes. Discussing her overall needs Louise asked if I could assist her in getting a WWII army cot to sleep in instead of her chair. I'm hoping to go one better for her with a Futon to give her a goodnights rest & allow room to still move around with her walker.

About Jill

My job title is Volunteer Program Manager, which is doing everything that needs to be done.My work involves assisting our guests with Housing First, getting them linked with other programs, agencies or referrals so they can look to their futures. I also coordinate our volunteers in our center & … Read more