Doug from Chicago, IL

I work in a machine shop but tight funds at home make it hard to buy work equipment.

I'm a recovering addict; I barely make enough to pay rent and child support. I borrow gear from my co-workers but I will need my own to succeed.


I am a currently living in a work release facility. I am a recovering addict with 22 months sober. I work full time in a CNC machine shop where we use calipers and micrometers everyday. I do not have my own so I am constantly having to use my co-workers. Funds are very tight for me because I pay rent every week to the work release center and pay child support for my son and daughter. My son is 16 and my daughter is 10.

My goals are to stay clean and sober. Be the best dad I can be, and become a CNC machine programmer. In addition to my work release job, I am a trainee at JARC.

I need a metrology measurement kit and work boots.

Meeting this need will help me because I will be able to excel at work and ultimately become a CNC machine programmer and be able to provide fully for my kids.

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

Doug is a highly dedicated former trainee who has overcome a lot. He loves his children and wants to provide for them. He is also a recovering addict. We are so proud of all the progress Doug has made while in our program. Providing him with the gear he needs will continue to help him to be successful.

About Katherine

I work for the Jane Addams Resource Corporation. Our mission is to ensure that people who work do not live in poverty. My goal is to help people get on their feet and earn a living wage. Helping people is my life mission and I will do that any way that I can.

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