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: 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

On the Job: Kenneth

Posted Wednesday January 18, 2017 by Dave Rannow

Kenneth was our first client of 2017! Struggling with homelessness, Kenneth was...

Kenneth was our first client of 2017! Struggling with homelessness, Kenneth was starting a job with a local pizza place, but needed help. We worked with Kenneth and made sure...

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On the Job: Kenneth

Client Spotlight: Raeshannon

Posted Thursday December 22, 2016 by Dave Rannow

Raeshannon is staying at one of the local shelters and got a...

Raeshannon is staying at one of the local shelters and got a new job in retail. She needed assistance with appropriate work clothing, work shoes, and a bus pass to...

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Client Spotlight: Raeshannon

On the Job: Gerald

Posted Thursday December 08, 2016 by Dave Rannow

Staying with family friends and working with South Metro Human Services (now...

Staying with family friends and working with South Metro Human Services (now Radias Health), Gerald sent in an application to Small Sums for work shoes and a bus pass for...

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On the Job: Gerald

On the Job: Eddie

Posted Friday December 02, 2016 by Dave Rannow

When Eddie first came to our office he was a busy guy....

When Eddie first came to our office he was a busy guy. He needed our help with work items and was arranging to secure a bed at the Union Gospel...

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On the Job: Eddie

On the Job: Christopher

Posted Tuesday November 15, 2016 by Dave Rannow

When Christopher applied to Small Sums he was going to be starting...

When Christopher applied to Small Sums he was going to be starting a job as a crane operator for a metal recycling company, but the job fell through. But he...

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On the Job: Christopher