Thomas from Chicago, IL

Ready to work & support my kids; I need to reinstate my license & buy safety gear.

I'm in training at JARC to be a welder. To find work, I first need safety gear and to reinstate my license so I can commute.


I am a proud hardworking father of 4 currently enrolled in the Welding Fast Track program at Jane Addams Resource Corporation.

My goal is to support my family. To achieve this goal I will successfully complete welding training and pursue a career in manufacturing. I will continue to develop my skill set so I can accomplish more in my profession.

In order to commute to work, I need to reinstate my driving privileges. Reinstating my license will allow me to expand my job search and pursue more opportunities. Also, because safety is an integral part of welding I will need a welding jacket, gloves, helmet and steel toed boots.

I am confident that with this gear and my dedication to my career, I will be able to find a position that will allow me to care for and support my family.

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This need has been validated by Gustavo from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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Validated by Gustavo from Jane Addams Resource Corporation (What does this mean?)

I have known Thomas for about 5 months now. I really cannot say enough about Thomas' initiative, dependability, and drive while at JARC. I help him go thru the process of applying for public assistance. Welding gear and reinstating a driver's license are often expenses one does not account for when making a monthly budget; it would be great to see him receive this financial assistance.

About Gustavo

My job title is Income Support Specialist. My work involves providing assistance and screen, counsel, and serve individuals and/or families for public benefits also I appeal, facilitate, and secure benefits for eligible participants. I have been at JARC since September 2013 and enjoyed every… Read more