John from Chicago, IL

It's getting cold out and my daughter needs winter clothing

I'm a student and the sole provider for my daughter. Meeting this need will keep my daughter warm and healthy until I go back to work.


Thank you! Jan 18, 2013

To the generous people who donated money to my daughter, receiving this clothing for her helped so much because I don't have to worry about her going out in the cold without a hat, coat, gloves, or boots. She was also delighted! I want to say thank you and god bless to my donors. We need more people like you in the world. This was truly a godsend! People that actually give to others are like angels, its a godsend.          

- John, recipient


John felt that before he asked for anything for himself, he had wanted to put his daughter's needs first. John felt guilty asking for anything other than warm clothing for his daughter. It brings John much happiness to know that he can provide for his daughter. I know this donation of money for his daughter brought both of them great happiness and peace of mind.       - Emily, validator

An update from JARC and the Benevolent Team Dec 21, 2012


I need winter clothes and boots for my daughter. This includes a coat, snowboots, gloves, scarf, hat, hoodie, pants, and a sweater.

Meeting this need will help me because it would mean everything to me because I pride myself in knowing that I can take care of my daughter.

Meeting this need will help me achive future goals because I would not have to worry about her having winter clothes, and I can concentrate on my school work, so I can get a good job and be able to fully provide for her needs. 

My current situation is that I currently am going to welding school at the Jane Addams Resource Corporation. I do not work and can not afford winter clothes and boots for my 8 year old daughter.

Right now, my biggest challenge is knowing that if I am not able to get boots and clothing for her, she will maybe get sick or not be able to go to school. I am the sole providor for my daughter. 

I think the Jane Addams Resource Corporation has been a great place for me to turn my life around and would recommend it to anyone who needs a new start.

If I could find a job right now and continue to go to school I will do so. My daughter means the world to me and I'm thankful there are people willing to help me. 

I think of myself mostly as a good person who just wants to provide for my daughter. I want to see my daughter live a happy life and continue going to school and succees in life knowing her dad was there for her throughout it all. 

I'm most proud of being a good father and of my daughter. I am also proud that I am going to school to better my life.

I went to school at Jane Addams Resource Corporation and Lakeland College.

I've worked at jobs including warehouse and auto repair. I live with a friend.

Something interesting about me is I care about people. I am thankful and just want what is best for my daughter.

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This need has been validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation (What does this mean?)

I have known John since he enrolled in our Welding Training Program in October of 2012.

I think meeting this need is important because I know how important it is to John to take care of all of his daughter's needs and feeling like he is capable of providing for her.

This will move John's life forward by knowing that he won't have to worry about coming up with the money to buy his daughter winter clothes at this time. He is currently in school working towards completing his training and certification goals and needs to focus on school for his big picture goals of finding a stable job so he can provide for his daughter. 

John is committed to his training, finding a job, and being a good father.

About Emily

My job title is Employment Services Manager. I have been at Jane Addams Resource Corporation since June 2010. My work involves preparing JARC's Manufacturing Program trainees for work by assisting with resume and cover letter writing, mock interviews and other work readiness barriers. What I like… Read more

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