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: Phil

Posted Wednesday May 24, 2017 by Dave Rannow

Phil was struggling with many challenges because of homelessness, but was starting...

Phil was struggling with many challenges because of homelessness, but was starting a new job as a warehouse lead at a warehouse that sells and ships all manner of tires....

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Client Spotlight: Phil

Client Spotlight: Robert

Posted Wednesday May 17, 2017 by Dave Rannow

Meet one of our featured Gala speakers: Robert was staying at Higher...

Meet one of our featured Gala speakers: Robert was staying at Higher Ground St Paul New Catholic Charities and was referred to us by our partner Listening House of St....

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Client Spotlight: Robert

Client Spotlight: Maurice

Posted Wednesday May 10, 2017 by Dave Rannow

While staying at Higher Ground in St. Paul, Maurice started a new...

While staying at Higher Ground in St. Paul, Maurice started a new job as an assembly line food packer. He was referred to us by our partner the Listening House...

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Client Spotlight: Maurice

On the Job: David

Posted Wednesday May 03, 2017 by Dave Rannow

David was starting a job as a menswear salesman, specializing in suits....

David was starting a job as a menswear salesman, specializing in suits. He was working with our partners at the Minneapolis Urban League and they referred him to us. He...

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On the Job: David

Client Spotlight: Brock

Posted Wednesday April 26, 2017 by Dave Rannow

When starting his new job as a prep cook at one of...

When starting his new job as a prep cook at one of the Twin Cities stadiums, Brock knew he needed help getting what he needed to start the job right....

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Client Spotlight: Brock

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