Wendell from Chicago, IL

I'm newly housed & need basic furniture to create a space where I can thrive!

I'm currently working two part-time jobs in the foodservice industry. Having basic furniture like a bed will improve my quality of life significantly!


I am happy to say that I am newly housed in an apartment after facing homelessness for some time. I am currently working at two part-time jobs in the foodservice industry. As my video portrays, I have experience in film and stage acting. I have acted all around Chicago and you may recognize me from a 1990 Dick Tracy McDonald’s commercial.

I was born and raised in Chicago and am excited to move forward in this wonderful city with the stability of my new apartment.

Although the physical apartment was a great start, I am in need of furniture and houseware to create a space where I can continue to improve my life. Getting a bed is my priority, but I also am in need of a table, chairs, pots, pans and other housing basics.

I truly appreciate all of your support. Having these things will ultimately increase the quality of my life through peace, stress relief and happiness.

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Thank you for helping Wendell fund this need.

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This need has been validated by Shayna from Inspiration Corporation

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Validated by Shayna from Inspiration Corporation (What does this mean?)

Wendell originally became involved with Inspiration Corporation through the Employment Preparation Training; a 4-week job readiness workshop. When I met Wendell for the first time, it was obvious that his good humor and optimism help him to complete his goals in life. I always look forward to our meetings because I know they will be productive as well as embellished with many good-natured jokes. After recent hardships, it is so exciting to see Wendell obtain an apartment and I cannot wait to see the future success that he will have with his new found stability.

About Shayna

I am the Resource Specialist at Inspiration Corporation, an organization that focuses on increasing self-sufficiency and employment in populations affected with homelessness and poverty. My work is to provide support to our participants in achieving personal goals through connecting them with… Read more