Richard from Far Rockway, NY

I'm 19 years old & working on my high school diploma. A new bed will help me focus!

I need a new mattress and bed; the springs on my current mattress are damaged and the bed is being propped up. This will help me stay healthy!

My need and situation

I am a 19 year - old student. I currently work temporally in Marshalls shopping center through Summer Youth Employment program and I am looking forward to graduating with my high school diploma in December 2019.

MY goals after graduating is to enroll in a vocational training school for engineering.

I am in need of a new mattress and bed as the one that I currently own is ruined and is uncomfortable due to the mattress springs being damaged and is being stabilized by an Xbox electronic device. My bed has caused me to lose a great deal of sleep as I am often woken up throughout the night, due to then mattress being uncomfortable. It has been hard to obtain a new one, as my parents are experiencing financial hardship. We currently live in a NYCHA housing development and rely on governmental assistance to make ends meet. I would really appreciate the opportunity to be able to obtain a new bed, where I will be able to get a good nights rest.

Meeting this need will help me because it will allow me to live a better quality of life and allow me to be able to obtain adequate amount of sleep which will allow me to wake up in the mornings well-rested and motivated to achieve my goals.

$10of $250


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This need has been validated by PO Taylor from NYC Department of Probation

PO Taylor


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

I have known Richard for about 6 months now through the NYC Department of Probation. Richard has shown a great effort on improving his life as he is currently employed temporally at Marshalls shopping center through the Summer Youth Employment program and is looking to obtain permanent Full-time employment with Marshalls. Richard recently completed and passed all of his high school regents exams and is due to graduate with his High school diploma in December 2019. Richard has always been polite , calm , honest , ambitious and is clear about his life goals.

About PO Taylor

My Job title is a Probation officer, whom has been in the human services field for about 12 years now. I enjoy working with clients in assisting them to reintegrate within the community, help them to live a quality of life, and assist them with attaining their life goals.