Sonja

Sonja from Chicago, IL

I'm disabled & working toward my degree. Household essentials will allow me to thrive

I need a futon bed as well as other household furnishing including: cookware, lamps and other items to begin my new in my new apartment.

My need and situation

I am a 52-year-old disabled woman who has had multiple surgeries relating to orthopedic and neurological problems stemming from birth. I've worked as a chef and restaurant manager for which I hold an Associate degree in Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management. I am also preparing to finish my Bachelor’s degree in hospitality management starting in the winter.

My goals are to finish my Bachelor’s degree so I can secure a position with a company where I can utilize my education as well as life skills and coordinate with my disability fulfilling my long term goals and achievements.

I need a futon bed as well as other household furnishing including: cookware, lamps and other items to begin my new in my new apartment as a I start anew.

Meeting this need will help me because I am restricted by a limited income due to my disability and I am unable to afford the items I need within my apartment without having to save for a long period of time. Being able to furnish my new home will provide a higher quality of life and more comfortable home.

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Thank you for helping Sonja fund this need.

$600of $600

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6 supporters

Validated

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


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Patty

Validated

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

I have worked with Sonja for almost a year and in that time she has become a part of the community through her participation in the Open Doors Project, an 8 month program in which she participated in both group and individual sessions. She recently obtained housing and is preparing to go back to school. She is a hard worker and wants to give back to her community.

About Patty

I serve as the Supportive Services Coordinator for the Elam Davies Social Service Center of Chicago Lights.