Tony from Detroit, MI

Professional attire & school supplies will equip my son & me for interviews & school

Clothing for job interviews and school uniforms and supplies will allow me to look professional when seeking employment and prepare my son for school.

Updates

Tony found a job! Jun 12, 2014

Tony's validator, Paula, just notified us that Tony found a full-time job at a local non-profit! She said, "He is very excited for this new opportunity and is in a great place right now. Thank you for helping him get to this point."

Tony and son are doing great May 21, 2014

Tony is doing great! We went shopping and purchased the items he needs for him and his son. Tony is such a dedicated father and was excited to be able to provide his son with new school clothes. Thank you so much for donating to his need.

~Paula - Validator

My need and situation

I'm a single parent and recently unemployed. I'm seeking employment opportunities so I can secure stable housing for myself and my son. I have a good student as a son and love being a part of his life and being his role model.

My goal is to find and maintain meaningful employment and one day become a homeowner. To get there, I need professional attire to wear to interviews. This will give me the confidence to enter them with my head high. Additionally, my son needs uniforms and school supplies so he will be appropriately dressed and prepared for school on a daily basis.

Professional attire and school uniforms will restore a sense of stability to my family and relieve anxiety during this trying time.

Meeting my clothing need will help me because it will show employers that I am serious about the job. Meeting my sons uniform and school supply needs will ensure my son is always following dress code and has the tools needed to complete assignments and succeed at school.

Need funded!

Thank you for helping Tony fund this need.

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Need funded!

6 supporters

Validated

This need has been validated by Paula from Black Family Development


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Paula

Validated

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development (What does this mean?)

I met Tony when his son came to Black Family Development to receive services. Tony is a GREAT single father that works very hard with his son.

I think meeting this need is important because it will provide Tony's son some substainability while he looks for new employment and will ensure he is in school dress code everyday. 

Tony is eager about obtaining employment so he will be able to help out someone else in need one day.

About Paula

I am a Case Manager at Black Family Develompent. I am responsible for linking clients with resources in the community through the Promise Neighborhoods Program. Promise Neighborhoods' vision is ensure that all children in the Detroit Clark Park/Osborn Neighborhoods have access to excellent… Read more