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: Darlene

Posted Tuesday December 11, 2018 by Patricia Leal

Darlene and her family have been without a home for two months....

Darlene and her family have been without a home for two months. They have been staying at the Drake Hotel shelter and are on the fast-track program with St. Stephen’s Human...

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Client Spotlight: Darlene

Client Spotlight: Trineca

Posted Thursday December 06, 2018 by Patricia Leal

Trineca and her 3 children have been couch hopping. Trineca received a...

Trineca and her 3 children have been couch hopping. Trineca received a job with a construction company as a union laborer. Small Sums assisted Trineca with tools, gloves, work clothes,...

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Client Spotlight: Trineca

Client Spotlight: Michelle

Posted Wednesday December 05, 2018 by Patricia Leal

Michelle has been staying at The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center, Minneapolis Shelter for...

Michelle has been staying at The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center, Minneapolis Shelter for 3 months. She has landed a janitorial job and now feels that she can save up enough money...

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Client Spotlight: Michelle

Client Spotlight: Driscilla and Priscilla

Posted Tuesday November 27, 2018 by Patricia Leal

Driscilla and Priscilla have been without a home for over 6 months...

Driscilla and Priscilla have been without a home for over 6 months and have been staying at Catholic Charities St. Paul shelter. They have both been hired as crew members...

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Client Spotlight: Driscilla and Priscilla

Client Spotlight: Cheriya

Posted Tuesday November 20, 2018 by Patricia Leal

Cheriya and her children have been staying at The Family Place shelter....

Cheriya and her children have been staying at The Family Place shelter. The have been without a home since early this summer. Cheriya recently received a job as a Catering...

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Client Spotlight: Cheriya

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