Rufus from Chicago, IL

Car seat so my son will be safe

My son needs a car seat, Spanish books because he is mixed and I would love for him to learn Spanish, and toys because he's very active with colors.


Update from the Benevolent Team Mar 27, 2013

Robert's let us know that C4 has lost touch with Rufus. They used the donations to purchase a discounted laptop for another family so that their son can do his schoolwork.


My son needs a car seat, Spanish books because he is of Mexican/black descent, and also toys that lights up because he's very active with toys that are different colors.

Meeting this need will help me because some of my stress will be gone and by him getting these items it will confirm his needs. I mean he's getting bigger everyday so a bigger car seat will do just fine, the toys that lights up will catch his attention and keep him smiling, and last my son is mixed. I do want him to know the languages from both backgrounds.

My goal is my son happiness is my success, books that teaches a child things that he can keep forever within the future.

By giving to my child it really mean the world to me when something like this happen words can't describe.

Thank You and God Bless

My current situation is I've been laid off since January of this year. I have trouble with providing for me and my family. I thought I would be able to maintain a constant flow of income, then I fell short.

Right now, my biggest challenge is my situation and how to separate my stress from my blessed (Son). Also giving up my place that I worked so hard to get almost being homeless until a friend asked me to stay. Just want my child to grow up in right terms laughter and always smiling, things I used to always enjoy.

I was currently laid off due to the City of Chicago's budget.

6 month old is the age of my son. I'm most proud of my son and our outcome everyday (Living). I think of myself mostly as a strong mentally and physically.

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This need has been validated by Robert from Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4)

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Validated by Robert from Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4) (What does this mean?)

I have known Rufus for three months meeting once a week in the parenting class. We also met for home visits.

I think meeting this need is important because he needs to be able to take the baby to the doctor in a safe seat. He needs toys and books to help his child's mental development.

This will move the recipient's life forward by giving his child a good advantage, an early start with his education and development. He can start reading to him and he will have a better advantage when he goes to school.

About Robert

My name is Robert Augustin and I have been working at C4 for two years part-time. I am one of the Parent Educators here at C4. I started working at C4 after I took the parenting classes. I really learned a lot, and thought I would have something to offer to the parents.