Thomas from Nampa, ID

On the path out of homelessness. A vehicle will help me move forward and find work.

I can't rely on public transportation to reach opportunities. Being able to drive will help me regain my self-worth!


I am a 55 year old semi-homeless, unemployed male. I went back to school last year for my C.N.A. while I was staying at a homeless shelter. It was very hard at times, and at the same time I am very thankful for it.

My goals are to pursue a career in helping people in any way I can. I also plan to continue my volunteer work at The Community Builders, where I help lift up others in my community.

I need assistance toward purchase of a vehicle, so I can get back and forth to work and provide rides to people in need.

Meeting this need will help me because I will be able to move forward in life and become more self-sufficient. It will also help me regain my self-worth once again. I will be able to contribute and help other people who are also going through hard times.

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This need has been validated by Dawn from Community Builder, Inc

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Validated by Dawn from Community Builder, Inc (What does this mean?)

Thomas was staying at the homeless shelter, a block away from our community resource center. He had just started classes at the college and needed a quiet place he could study for a couple hours each day. A few months later he began volunteering at The Community Builder and since has over 500 hours of volunteer time while working on getting back on his feet. He is a dedicated hard worker and a valuable member of or volunteer team. Having a vehicle will allow Thomas to continue to move forward and is necessary with the limited public transportation and employment in our area.

About Dawn

I am the Exec. Director and part of a dedicated team of all volunteers at The Community Builder. My work involves providing support services to disadvantaged families, unsheltered homeless and unaccompanied youth who visit our resource center to assist them in becoming self-sufficient. We… Read more

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