Juan from Chicago, IL

I am a father of 4 looking for work; I need a license plate sticker to continue my search

I need help paying the fees for my license plate sticker so I can continue using my car to provide for my children and look for full time work.


Update from Paloma: Juan's received his sticker! Jan 2, 2014

Paloma tells us:

Juan just informed me that he received his license plate sticker in the mail on 12/27/13! Thank you again to the donors who made it possible! Happy New Year to you all!

Message of thanks from Juan: Dec 26, 2013

I'm speechless! Thank you thank you thank you to the kind people who donated to meet my need. This means so much to me and my family! God bless you and Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Message from Paloma: Juan's purchased his license plate sticker! Dec 26, 2013

Wow! Thank you very much for funding Juan's need in less than two days! Your donations helped Juan purchase his license plate sticker which will be delivered soon. He will be able to continue driving his family to important appointments and continue looking for employment. Thank you again and Happy Holidays to you and your family!


I need to pay the fees for my license plate sticker before 12/31/13.  Meeting this need will help me because I will be able to drive my kids to school, to therapy, to doctor's appointments, the grocery store, and to continue looking for jobs. 

My goal is to find a full time job so I can provide my family what they need and deserve.  Paying this fee will help me because I would not have to worry about one more thing to pay and it will ease some of the financial stress on my family.

My current situation is that I have not been able to find a full time job.  I have been struggling to pay my rent and bills and have been looking for a stable job but I have not been successful.

I would like to say thank you in advance to everyone who can donate to my cause and meet my need.  My wish is that if I ever have the chance to help somebody else in a similar situation as myself, I will be able to do it.

I'm from Mexico, and I live with my wife and four children, 3 sons and 1 daughter.  I'm most proud of my children because they are well-behaved and they get good grades in school. I like to work hard in order to provide for my children.  I want to provide the best to them because they deserve it.

Something interesting about me is that I like to dance Ranchera, which is traditional Mexican music.  I'm happiest when it rains because the grass looks like its glowing.   

Need funded!

Thank you for helping Juan fund this need.

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Need funded!

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This need has been validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

Recent supporters

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Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center (What does this mean?)

We met when Juan was referred to me by his daughter's therapist close to six months ago. 

I think meeting this need is important because Juan's family only has one car to get around and attend important appointments.  Meeting this need is very important because Juan will be able to continue driving and search for employment opportunities so he can provide for his family.

I enjoy working with Juan because he has a very positive outlook for life.  Even though Juan has been struggling financially, he has not given up and remains very optimistic.  Juan just wants to provide the best that he can to his family.

About Paloma

My job title is Bilingual Intensive Case Manager. I have been working here for almost 4 years. My work involves providing comprehensive case management services to child victims of sexual abuse and their families. My goal is to assist parents in becoming self-sufficient while improving the… Read more