Willie from Detroit, MI

Unable to work; I need living room furniture to help my family come together.

I'm a single father fighting to support two of my children after their mother passed. We need a place to be together in the house and bond!


I am a single father of five children. I am unable to work due to an on-the-job injury I received which resulted in back and knee problems. I care for my son who is 17 years old who received a heart transplant in 2014 and my youngest daughter, 12, is diagnosed with diabetes. I was receiving SSI, but it was discontinued. I am waiting to file an appeal. The only income we have is SSI/Death benefits from their mother. I currently am unable to work and I am focused on the well-being of my children.

My goal is to raise my children and provide a stable environment. Due to the loss of their mother I want to continue to build a strong family relationship with my children. We have no family support and all we have is each other. I am committed to caring for my children to support and enable them to live a productive life.

My family is in need of living room furniture were we can come together as a family to interact with each other, commune about any problems or daily challenges due to the severe loss they have endured. It will give us a comfortable place where we can strengthen our relationship as a family together.

Meeting this need will alleviate the stress of trying to provide this family need with the limited income that I receive to provide for my children's daily needs and shelter.

Need funded!

Thank you for helping Willie fund this need.

$400of $400

Need funded!

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This need has been validated by Sharon from Black Family Development

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Validated by Sharon from Black Family Development (What does this mean?)

I have been providing case management services for the family for approximately two. This family has a lot of needs due to the limited income and the devastating loss of losing the children's mother, who had been with Willie for 14 years.

About Sharon

I am a MH case manager. My assignment is to support the families that we serve by providing resources, referrals, advocacy and support to assistance families with identified needs. My ultimate goal is assist families to becoming wed-sufficient and empower them with changeIt brings be joy when… Read more