Valerie from Chicago, IL

Working grandmother. Bus passes will help me make my part-time job a full-time one.

Without transportation, I have trouble getting to & from work. A few months of bus passes will help me build a stable foundation & savings.


I am a 54-year-old grandmother who recently got back into the workforce. Because money is tight, I am struggling to get to and from work.

My goals are to maintain my job so that my current temporary position becomes a permanent position.

I need help with transportation for the next few months so I can make sure I can always get to work on time and avoid stressing or worrying about losing my job.

Meeting this need will help me because the money I will save not having to worry about transportation will allow me to get my finances in order and pay the bills I couldn't pay when I was out of work.

Need funded!

Thank you for helping Valerie fund this need.

$400of $300

Need funded!

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

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

Valerie has been an active participant in our case management program for a few months now. We are really proud of her progress, especially her new job! She has also be active in our group programming, often balancing attending in addition to her work schedule. This funding would help her to attain job stability and prepare financially as she begins receiving part-time income.

About Jackie

My job title is Director of the Elam Davies Social Service Center, and I have been in this position since December 2014.My work involves executing the vision for the Elam Davies Social Service Center by building relationships with and providing services for men, women, and families who are in need… Read more