Demetria from Detroit, MI

Transitioned from homelessness & now working! A car will help me get to work safely.

Mother of 3 showing my kids the importance of positive life choices. This job is the first step. I just need help with my 1st car payment.


Demetria says, "Life is awesome!" Oct 3, 2014

"Thank to everyone that donated and helped me reach my goal. My three kids love riding in my new car. My life has vastly improved since I was able to purchase a safe and a reliable car for my family. THANK YOU!"

To see Demetria's photo with her new car, click through to her post!


My name is Demetria and I am 43 years old. I moved out of the homeless shelter and now I live in Hamtramck with my three children and I work at the non-profit called The Empowerment Plan.

My goals are working on getting my GED to further my education. Most importantly, I want to set a good example for my children about the importance of education and making healthy, positive life choices.

I need help with the initial car payment. I have already traded in my old car to cover some costs of this new vehicle.

Meeting this need will help me because it will provide me with reliable and safe transportation. Professionalism and punctuality are extremely important to me and I would love to be able to get a safe car to be able arrive to work on time. Additionally, it will allow me to drop off my kids at summer school and be a good role model. After this initial payment, I have set up a budget and concrete plan to pay off my future car bills.

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This need has been validated by Erika from The Empowerment Plan

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Validated by Erika from The Empowerment Plan (What does this mean?)

I have know Demetria through working at the non-profit The Empowerment Plan. During this time, I have personally worked with Demetria and have seen Demetria grow into a confident, independent, and inspiring woman. She always has a positive attitude at work and is an amazing team leader. Demetria is always the first to volunteer to help others. I think meeting this need is extremely important because it will help Demetria have reliable and safe transportation. Demetria is determined to get to work everyday and is extremely hard-working and I know that she having her own car will help stabilize her life and will ensure that her children get to school on time. She is hopeful for a bright future for herself and her children and your help will be much appreciated!

About Erika

I am the Communications and Project Manager at The Empowerment Plan. I have been with the organization for a year and each day I continue to be inspire and motivated by the women we hire. My work involves handling all press and media, managing social media platforms, and establishing… Read more