Beasley from Chicago, IL

Supporting myself and my grandson. We need basic furniture to make our home liveable!

Just left a homeless shelter after my old apartment became infested with bedbugs. We lost everything. Now that we're housed, furniture will go so far!


I am a 56-year-old grandmother living with my grandson in my own apartment. I just came from a shelter, where I was staying because my old building was infested with bedbugs, so I lost everything. The shelter took us in, but when I got my place I wasn't able to buy anything for my apartment.

My goals are to get a two-bedroom apartment and to spend the rest of my life on earth watching my grandson graduate high school and go to college. I want to be here with my grandkids.

I need furniture. It's not a lot, but any little amount would help. My grandson and I are both disabled and asking for assistance from anyone who can help.

Meeting this need will help me because this is my first time having an apartment of my own. I am currently staying in a one-bedroom because I can't afford a two-bedroom.

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Need funded!

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This need has been validated by Kayla from Center for Changing Lives

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Validated by Kayla from Center for Changing Lives (What does this mean?)

Beasley and I met through Center for Changing Lives' resource development program, which aims to mobilize capital in its many forms - networks, relationships, skills, and knowledge - in order to expand the client's capacity to reach their financial goals. Beasley and her grandson recently overcame homelessness after losing nearly all their possessions to a bed bug infestation. Their combined monthly disability payments are not enough to cover the costs of purchasing new items to furnish their home. Beasley is a caring grandmother, whose resourcefulness does not go unnoticed. And despite all her recent difficulties, she is able to remain positive and keep her sense of humor. It would be amazing if Beasley's need were funded-- I know it would keep that smile on her face.

About Kayla

I am a Housing and Financial Coach with Center for Changing Lives. I partner with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential, which is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment. Coaches honor… Read more