Eddie from Chicago, IL

Training in manufacturing -- I need steel toed boots & metrology kit to find a job

My goal is to be fully prepared for job interviews so I can show employers how determined I am to work in manufacturing! I need this gear to be ready.


BIG NEWS: Eddie is employed! Jun 13, 2014

Eddie just reached out with some INCREDIBLE news. He tells us:

I would really like to thank everyone who contributed to my cause. Your kindness has gone a long way. I have found full time employment & use my tools every day. I wish that I could thank all of you individually, but I hope that this will suffice. I can't express my gratitude enough. Thank you all so very much!

From Eddie

Check out Eddie with his new gear! May 23, 2014

Eddie and JARC wanted to share this AWESOME picture of Eddie with his new manufacturing gear (steel toed boots and a digital metrology kit).

An enormous THANK YOU to everyone who made this gear possible for Eddie. The way you give truly is transforming.

Eddie says THANKS!! Apr 16, 2014

Eddie wants to make sure all of his Benevolent supporters know how much he appreciates your help and a BIG THANKS to those who have helped him acquire gear to start his manufacturing career!


I need gear to start my CNC career. This includes steel toed boots and a digital metrology kit.

Meeting this need will help because this will better prepare me for interviews and to begin work once an opportunity presents itself. My goal is to obtain full time employment in the manufacturing field, my field of study. My other goal is to move out of the shelter and obtain my own apartment.

My current situation is I am currently unemployed, living in Lincoln Park Community Shelter, full time student in a CNC program and actively looking for work. For the past 10 years, my career has been in retail. I would like to switch careers to obtain more stability and higher wages in the long run.

I'm from Chicago and I live in the Lincoln Park Community Shelter. I am currently enrolled at Jane Addams Resource Corporation's CNC Manufacturing training program in hopes of changing career paths. I'm happiest when I achieve a goal I have set for myself. I'm most proud of my daughter for her accomplishments in college. Something interesting about me is I enjoy hiking, being outdoors, I am an avid reader and love to tinker around with the guitar.

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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?)

We met when Eddie enrolled into the Bridge Manufacturing Training program to prepare him for the CNC Advanced Training program. Eddie works very hard and is now on his way to becoming a CNC Machinist.

I think meeting this need is important because Eddie is in a tough place right now with no income to purchase any gear to help prepare him for an interview or the job. This gear would help him feel more prepared and ready to take on a new job.

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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