John from New York, NY

I'm eager to enter a career in software! A laptop will help me complete my training.

I work part-time and go to school for software. I need help purchasing a laptop to complete my Microsoft SQL Training and get a job in my field.


John says THANK YOU! Mar 15, 2016

Francine, John's validator, just reached out to the Benevolent Team to share John's reaction upon hearing that his need was funded. She says, "It's amazing what that small thing will do! [John] is working so hard and to hear that strangers would help... He's just overjoyed and in tears!"

Thank you to everyone who gave to help John pursue his dream of working in software. The way you give truly is transforming.


My name is John. I am 29 years old. I live in the Bronx. As a person, I am always very happy, a little emotional, and sensitive, yet self-contained. I love my family members, my father, mother, and my younger sister. Another aspect of my life: I am an enthusiastic, self-motivated and hard-working individual who is eager to succeed. I am also a very outgoing and simple person. I love sports. I love watching baseball, soccer, and cricket. I love playing soccer, bowling, and pooling. Moreover, my hobbies are hiking, sight-seeing, photography and art.

My earnings are very limited. I have a part-time job. My goal is to complete my SQL training and get a good job in software.

I am currently going for my software testing and SQL trainings, where I require a high performance laptop. At this time, it is very hard for me to purchase due to my financial standing. I am hoping that with help from Benevolent, I will be able to get a computer and finish my training. I thank you very much for your help and consideration.

Having a high performance laptop will help me succeed in school. I am very motivated to move forward and achieve success. I am determined to not let a setback change my future.

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This need has been validated by Francine from NYC Department of Probation

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Validated by Francine from NYC Department of Probation (What does this mean?)

I have known John for a little over 8 months and have been impressed with his will to fight through all the adversity he has been through. John was a college graduate who lost it all due to a fight he was trying to break up that landed him in the criminal justice system. He has been determined to continue all his goals and dreams and has recently went back to school. John is really trying hard and can use the help from Benevolent to achieve future success.

About Francine

My job title is a Probation Officer at the New York City Department of Probation. My work involves supervising client's, and providing them with assistance in services they need in order to improve their lives and reach their goals. My position as Neon Officer in the community helps me to really… Read more