Kenard from Chicago, IL

Working hard to move forward! I need my birth certificate to find a job and housing.

Obtaining a copy of my birth certificate is a critical step on my way towards employment and stable housing!


Thank you from Kenard! May 20, 2014

Thank you Benevolent for helping and assisting me to get my birth certificate.

To my donor, a very special thanks!


I am a 46-year-old building maintenance worker and I love to drive forklifts. My family loves it when I cook for them and I love spending time with my grandkids.

My goals are to find employment, preferably using my construction or culinary skills. Once I get a job, I can finally get a place to live.

I need my birth certificate in order to better secure employment.

Meeting this need will help me because a lot of employment requires a birth certificate, so this will free up my options.

Need funded!

Thank you for helping Kenard fund this need.

$20of $20

Need funded!

1 supporter


This need has been validated by Addie from Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

Recent supporters

  1. $20



Validated by Addie from Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center (What does this mean?)

I met Kenard when we were interviewing participants for our Community Collaboration Project here at EDSSC. I now meet with Kenard every week, and he is one of our most self-improved participants: he has worked hard at contributing to the program and mending relationships in his life throughout the year. Kenard has taken many steps towards independence in the past few months. I think meeting this need is important because it allows Kenard more independence in his life. Kenard has the extensive experience needed for work, he just needs his records to take another step toward independence and self-sufficiency.

About Addie

My job title is Case Manager for the Community Collaboration Project. My work involves meeting with our eight Community Collaboration Project participants in both weekly individual Case Management sessions and group support meetings. Together, we work on attaining individual goals like housing,… Read more