Maria from Chicago, Illinois

I'm a dedicated mother of three. A car seat for my youngest will give peace of mind.

Between our rent, utility bills, and necessities we can't afford a car seat. With a little help, my 4-year-old will be much safer in our car.


I am a mother of 3 girls ages 14, 9, & my youngest who is 4 years old. I currently work part-time at a gas station as a cashier two days a week to be able to spend as much time with my girls. I am a very hard working mother who strives to take care of my family the best I can.

My goals are are to continue pursuing my GED, this is a personal goal for myself, so I can show my children that anything is possible and nothing can stop them from pursuing their goals. But my greatest goal of all is being there for my children and caring for them.

I need help with purchasing a car seat for my youngest who is 4 years old. Unfortunately, with me only working two days a week it is challenging for me to purchase that due to our high rent, utility bills and other important necessities.

Meeting this need will help me because because it is quite challenging for me to afford the car seat. Having the car seat for my youngest will make me feel safe because my daughter will have the equipment to travel from place to place. The car seat will keep her protected when in the car and will reduce my stress.

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Validated by Kayla from VOCEL (What does this mean?)

I have known Maria through our VCPA program here at VOCEL; which is a two-generational early learning program. Maria is a very dedicated parent who is consistently guiding her children in activities and ensuring they are achieving their milestone goals. Also, Maria is always willing to seek out volunteer opportunities when she has the time.

About Kayla

I am the Program Director for VOCEL's Child Parent Academy and pilot program Powered by VOCEL. VOCEL's, which stands for Viewing Our Children as Emerging Leaders, believes that every child has the right to a foundation that will allow him/her/them to learn, grow, and lead and provides free quality… Read more

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