Sarah from Chicago, IL

I am overcoming homelessness! I need a fridge to provide for my growing family.

My husband and I found a place to live that lacks some basic amenities. We need a used refrigerator to cook and eat affordably in our new home.


I am a 38-year-old mother of one 8-year-old boy with another on the way. My husband and I have been homeless since September of 2015 due to a massive layoff. Both of us have been able to find gainful employment and a new apartment to move into, but we still need some basic amenities to get by.

My goals are to move into a new home by February 1st, although we haven't been working long enough to be able to save to afford everything we need.

I need $250.00 to be able to purchase a used fridge for our new place. This will help my husband and I buy and cook nutritious and affordable food for our family, rather than eating out.

My husband and I lost everything when we had to leave our last place and we are starting out from scratch. Meeting this need would be a great help to us to allow us to save money while building a new life for our son and the baby we have on the way.

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This need has been validated by Anna from North Side Housing and Supportive Services

Recent supporters

  1. $50
  2. $200



Validated by Anna from North Side Housing and Supportive Services (What does this mean?)

Sarah recently visited our drop-in center for assistance with her move. She has provided a lease and all other documents needed to prove her need.

About Anna

As a Case Manager for NSHSS- Day Support Drop In Center, I connect Chicago's most vulnerable populations to the services they need; including housing and funding referrals. It's great to have a resource like Benevolent and and all those who support our Client's in need.