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: Chad

Posted Tuesday November 13, 2018 by Patricia Leal

Chad has been staying at Harbor Light Shelter in Minneapolis for the...

Chad has been staying at Harbor Light Shelter in Minneapolis for the last few weeks. Chad has over 8 years of experience working in a kitchen and has recently been...

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Client Spotlight: Chad

Client Spotlight: Khadidra

Posted Wednesday November 07, 2018 by Patricia Leal

  Khadidra and her mother have been staying at The Salvation Army Harbor...

  Khadidra and her mother have been staying at The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center, Minneapolis shelter. She has just recently started working as a Package Handler for UPS and she is...

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Client Spotlight: Khadidra

Client Spotlight: Stephanie and Traveen

Posted Wednesday November 07, 2018 by Patricia Leal

  Stephanie and Traveen are sticking together to make it through their...

  Stephanie and Traveen are sticking together to make it through their challenges and were able to get jobs at the same warehouse as general laborers. They are both staying...

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Client Spotlight: Stephanie and Traveen

Client Spotlight: Sarah

Posted Wednesday November 07, 2018 by Patricia Leal

Sarah wrote a note describing her situation prior to coming to Small...

Sarah wrote a note describing her situation prior to coming to Small Sums. She had been living in an abandoned school and living day to day. She just recently found...

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Client Spotlight: Sarah

Client Spotlight: Charles

Posted Wednesday November 07, 2018 by Patricia Leal

  Charles had everything together. He had his own place and job....

  Charles had everything together. He had his own place and job. After a series of events, he found himself evicted from his home and fighting to keep his eyesight...

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Client Spotlight: Charles

Client Spotlight: Victoria

Posted Wednesday October 10, 2018 by Patricia Leal

  Victoria has been staying at Salvation Army Harbor Light shelter for...

  Victoria has been staying at Salvation Army Harbor Light shelter for several months. She and her partner, another Small Sums client who recently started a job, hope to have...

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Client Spotlight: Victoria

Client Spotlight: Sharmake

Posted Tuesday September 25, 2018 by Patricia Leal

  Sharmake has been staying at the Union Gospel Mission while going...

  Sharmake has been staying at the Union Gospel Mission while going to school to try and better his life. Sharmake recently started working as a Security Guard and hopes...

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Client Spotlight: Sharmake

Client Spotlight: LaDon

Posted Thursday September 20, 2018 by Patricia Leal

  LaDon has been homeless and couch hopping for almost a year....

  LaDon has been homeless and couch hopping for almost a year. He recently started working as a construction framer at a new chain grocery store. He was very grateful...

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Client Spotlight: LaDon

Client Spotlight: Judy

Posted Tuesday September 11, 2018 by Patricia Leal

Judy has been homeless for over a year and is starting over...

Judy has been homeless for over a year and is starting over again. Judy hopes to ultimately transition into sober living apartments. Judy started working as a sales associate and...

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Client Spotlight: Judy

Client Spotlight: Dawn

Posted Tuesday September 04, 2018 by Patricia Leal

Dawn and her partner have been sleeping in their car and praying...

Dawn and her partner have been sleeping in their car and praying for good fortune to come their way. She is Deaf and relies on her partner to be her...

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Client Spotlight: Dawn