Egypt from Chicago, IL

I'm SO CLOSE to graduating. I just need a laptop to complete my last few classes!

Since my laptop was recently stolen, I've been unable to continue my classes towards earning degree.


I am a 30-year-old cook, working in Chicago, but I'm working toward a career in screenwriting. I received help on Benevolent before, covering an education bill, and I'm currently halfway through obtaining my GED.

My goals are, once completing my high school diploma, I hope to attend college for screenwriting at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles, California. I have family in LA who will allow me to stay with them as I finish my degree. I hope to get my Bachelors degree in their 3 year program.

I need a new laptop. I previously owned a laptop gifted to me, but it was stolen about a month ago, and I haven't been able to work on my GED classes or my screenwriting without the proper equipment.

Meeting this need will help me because I'll get back to work on my GED program, as well as my screenwriting. Once I have a new laptop, I believe I'll complete my GED program in the next 3-4 months.

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

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

Egypt has been coming to the Social Service Center for about three years. He contacted me when he lost his laptop, and was hoping to post another need on Benevolent to help him continue pursuing his GED and screenwriting goals. Egypt has a new full-time job as a cook, but is still very motivated to complete his education and pursue a career in film. He is really appreciative of the help he's already received, and once he has a new laptop, he can get back to his studies and screenwriting. Thank you in advance for helping Egypt out!

About Jackie

My job title is Director of the Elam Davies Social Service Center, and I have been in this position since December 2014.My work involves executing the vision for the Elam Davies Social Service Center by building relationships with and providing services for men, women, and families who are in need… Read more