Matthew from Chicago, IL

I'm ready to work in manufacturing. Reinstating my license will be the first step!

I need safety gear to find work, and my license to commute there. This will set me up for financial stability going forward.


Unfortunate Update on Matthew Oct 30, 2019

Long short short -- very unfortunately, Matthew was diagnosed with a very serious medical condition two months ago. He is not working, and is being cared for by his fiance and her niece. And none of them have any money, they are seriously struggling every day. They asked me (their validator) if they could just get their funds to help with living expenses. This request was concurred by Benevolent, and that's what we did, Matthew received a money order for $295. He is so appreciative of what his donors provided!! This has really helped, tremendously. Thank you donors!

-Alan at JARC


I am an intelligent, highly motivated person who has made mistakes in life, but I refused to allow my mistakes to define me.

I want to be a productive member of society by building a career in manufacturing and be financially stable.

I need to pay my reinstatement fees and fines to get my licenses. This will allow me to commute to and from work. Also in order to apply for jobs, I need required safety gear. This includes steel toed boots and work uniforms.

Meeting this need and with my hard work will put me in a position to take care of myself financially. Also it will enable me continue being a productive and contributing member of society.

Need funded!

Thank you for helping Matthew fund this need.

$295of $400

Need funded!

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

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

I have known Matthew for about 3 months now. I really think funding this need will definitely go a long way for Matthew; he has always been so honest and clear about what he’s looking for, and it would be great to see him receive this help.

About Alan

My job title is Asset Building and Career Developer. I work with the graduates of our training programs. Once they are employed, I provide financial coaching to help achieve financial stability, and help them navigate any new career issues.

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