Stories

"This assistance will change my family’s life, as well as mine because it lets me start my job with the things I need and some confidence to do well, so I’m so thankful. Thank you very much." - Parnell J.

Client Spotlight: Damarus

Posted Wednesday April 19, 2017 by Dave Rannow

Damarus is currently staying at the Union Gospel Mission and starting work...

Damarus is currently staying at the Union Gospel Mission and starting work part-time as a retail sales floor team member. His goal is get hired on full time and move...

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Client Spotlight: Damarus

On the Job: Jamal

Posted Wednesday April 12, 2017 by Dave Rannow

One of our great partner organizations Ujamma Place referred Jamal to us....

One of our great partner organizations Ujamma Place referred Jamal to us. He just started a job as a barber and needed help with barber’s tools while he looked for...

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On the Job: Jamal

Client Spotlight: March 2017

Posted Wednesday April 05, 2017 by Dave Rannow

“I was in a time of need and didn’t know there was...

“I was in a time of need and didn’t know there was help available. Thank you I am very grateful.” “The help I’ve received from Small Sums is a blessing.”...

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Client Spotlight: March 2017

Client Spotlight: Charlotte

Posted Wednesday March 29, 2017 by Dave Rannow

Our partner organization The Listening House met with Charlotte just before she...

Our partner organization The Listening House met with Charlotte just before she started her new job doing maintenance and janitorial work for the Twin Cities stadiums. They referred her to...

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Client Spotlight: Charlotte

On the Job: Adrian

Posted Thursday March 23, 2017 by Dave Rannow

Adrian found out about our organization from a previous client, and called...

Adrian found out about our organization from a previous client, and called because he was staying at Salvation Army’s Harbor Light shelter and had just started a job as a...

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On the Job: Adrian

Client Spotlight: Rodtrez

Posted Wednesday March 15, 2017 by Dave Rannow

Rodtrez started a job as a picker and packer at a warehouse...

Rodtrez started a job as a picker and packer at a warehouse that ships cake decorations and supplies. He is currently homeless and is trying to secure stable housing, and...

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Client Spotlight: Rodtrez

On the Job: Vincent

Posted Wednesday March 08, 2017 by Dave Rannow

Vincent is staying at one of the local shelters and heard about...

Vincent is staying at one of the local shelters and heard about Small Sums from a friend. Thanks to our help, he has started working for a department store in...

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On the Job: Vincent

Client Spotlight: Dionicio

Posted Wednesday March 01, 2017 by Dave Rannow

While struggling to find housing stability, Dionicio, landed a job as a...

While struggling to find housing stability, Dionicio, landed a job as a machinist. He was working through our partners at Goodwill, who referred him to us for assistance. He needed...

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Client Spotlight: Dionicio

On the Job: Rhandi

Posted Wednesday February 15, 2017 by Dave Rannow

Rhandi recently moved back to Minnesota to be near family and is...

Rhandi recently moved back to Minnesota to be near family and is struggling to find stable housing. She landed a job in parking services at the airport and needed help...

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On the Job: Rhandi

Client Spotlight: Michelle

Posted Wednesday February 08, 2017 by Dave Rannow

Michelle was referred to us by our partner, The Dignity Center. She...

Michelle was referred to us by our partner, The Dignity Center. She was staying at a local shelter and beginning a job at a recycling/sanitation company. For her new position,...

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Client Spotlight: Michelle