Cassandra from Chicago, IL

Finishing my degree & raising my kids! We need furniture to make a home.

I recently secured a job and am finishing my Bachelor's in Business. I'm ready to make a home for my kids. We need furniture!

My need and situation

I am a 44-year-old mother of two. I recently secured a position at Cisco working as a Screener. I love my job because I can help others to obtain and maintain gainful employment. I understand the importance of this because I am the sole provider for a family of 6.

My goals are to complete my Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and develop professionally. I am constantly looking for new creative outlets and educational experiences for my teen-aged son.

I need to purchase items for our newly rehabbed apartment. I am in need of kitchen items, a sofa, bedding and storage items for my son and I, as well as a study space for my son who is entering high school next year.

Meeting this need will help me because my hope is to make our house a home in which my son and I feel safe and comfortable.

Need funded!

Thank you for helping Cassandra fund this need.

$700of $700

Need funded!

3 supporters


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

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

I have known Cassandra since starting my position at Chicago Lights 6 months ago. However, she has been involved with the organization long before we began our work. She has actively participated in both case management and an intensive group/one-on-one case management program. Through her eagerness to learn, she graduated from the Dress For Success Going Places Network and earned a full time position at Cisco. Her investment in her child's education and educational opportunities is amazing. Though she is exhausted from her job, she works extremely hard to make sure her son is on the path to success. Cassandra gives 100% to any goal she creates.

About Mackenzie

I am the Supportive Services Coordinator at the Elam Davies Social Service Center, a program of Chicago Lights. I work to manage all supportive services. I also coordinate the Consumer Choice Food Pantry and act as a Case Manager with a number of guests.