Jazmin from Chicago, IL

Left domestic violence shelter! I need furniture to rebuild my kids' sense of home.

My kids & I have been in a lot of shelters over the years. Furniture would help my kids feel like they have a real home where we can have family time!


Jazmin received her living room set! Jul 1, 2014

Jazmin says, "Thank you very much again for all your donations! Here's a picture of my living room set. Thank you!"

What a special difference you've made to Jazmin!! May 9, 2014

Jazmin says, "How exciting it is to have had the opportunity to receive the grace of such wonderful donors. Although this is one out of many needs that are posted, you chose mine and my family and I are grateful and thankful that you did what was in your heart. You have made a great impression for my children and have made me feel happy to be able to give them a more comfortable place to spend more quality family time. Thank you very much to Benevolent and the many donors that will help someone."


I need a living room set. This includes sofa, a loveseat, a chair. Meeting this need will help me because my children will be happier. They will feel like they have a real home. We have been in a lot of shelters and I have been homeless for about three years. It would mean that they could have playdates with their friends and feel OK about it.

We take for granted what we consider the little things like a place to sit down and enjoy your family. My goal is to obtain my business degree and meeting this need now will show my children that education is key in living a successful life. It helps me move towards my future goal in a way where I can be in a position where I could help someone else in a situation like I am currently in. I am grateful that there are successful people in a position to motivate others in situations such as mine. It makes me want my degree that much faster. I would like to say thank you for having such a wonderful organization.

My current situation is that I recently became unemployed after exiting a domestic violence shelter. I have not been able to furnish my apartment that is being subsidized through the shelter. Because there is no furniture, my children watch TV in their bedroom and I would like for them to have a living room set so we can spend family time in our living room together.

I'm from Chicago. I live with my four children and I've lived here most of my life. I'm happiest when my children have things they need. I'm most proud of my pursuit in my college education and providing an excellent education for my children. I will like people to know that I am diligent in my efforts to be successful in life. Something interesting about me is that I love to cook and I would like to have my own catering business some day.

Need funded!

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Need funded!

13 supporters


This need has been validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

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Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center (What does this mean?)

We met when Jazmin was referred to me by her daughter's therapist five months ago.

I think meeting this need is important because Jazmin and her children will be able to enjoy family time together. Jazmin and her children have lived in several shelters and they now have a safe and comfortable home, and all is missing is a living room set to make it perfect.

Jazmin is a fighter and she works very hard to provide for her family. I'm confident that she will reach her goals.

About Paloma

My job title is Bilingual Intensive Case Manager. I have been working here for almost 4 years. My work involves providing comprehensive case management services to child victims of sexual abuse and their families. My goal is to assist parents in becoming self-sufficient while improving the… Read more