Kellie from Chicago, IL

I'm staying with family friends & need bedding items to sleep comfortably

My son and I need 2 futons, 2 small space heaters, and bedding to keep us warm this winter. Our air mattresses have punctured so we need new bedding.


We just received a thank you from Kellie! Dec 18, 2014

I'm so happy that this has been funded. Please thank The Benevolent Team for helping us. They have no idea how important this is to us.

Please tell them THANK YOU!!!! And may God continue to Bless them all.



I am a single mother and have a son who's in college. We're currently living with friends as we try to relocate and find our own stable housing.

My goals are to secure stable housing for myself, my son, and our two dogs. I would eventually like to go back to school, but I'm excited to see my son graduate from school in two years. I would eventually like to give back to others who are in need as well.

My son and I are in need of two futons, two small space heaters, and some bedding needs. We have been staying with family friends for several years while we work with legal consultants to resolve our housing issues.

Meeting this need will help us because we currently have two air mattresses, but both have been punctured and are not in good condition. The space we are staying in has a concrete floor, so we need space heaters to stay warm. We will be happy to move these things with us as soon as our housing situation is finalized with the help of our legal consultants.

Need funded!

Thank you for helping Kellie fund this need.

$450of $450

Need funded!

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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?)

I first met Kellie when she came to the EDSSC requesting a referral for eyeglass services for herself and her son. After further discussion, I learned Kellie and her son were displaced and staying in a friend's basement while they continue to work with legal consultants to secure a more stable and safe housing situation. Kellie is very proactive and focused on a better life for her and her son, who is currently a sophomore in college. While Kellie and her son are still in the process of securing their own independent housing, having a few simple things like futons to sleep on and space heaters to stay warm will make their temporary living situation more comfortable.

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