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: Sandra

Posted Friday August 26, 2016 by Dave Rannow

One of our many referring partner advocates referred Sandra to us. She...

One of our many referring partner advocates referred Sandra to us. She was starting a job as a customer service representative at a financial institution in downtown Minneapolis, and needed...

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Client Spotlight: Sandra

On the Job: Theresa

Posted Thursday August 18, 2016 by Dave Rannow

Here is our client Theresa in action on the job! She is...

Here is our client Theresa in action on the job! She is staying at a St. Paul shelter and her shelter advocate sent her to Small Sums for things she...

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On the Job: Theresa

Client Spotlight: Felicia

Posted Wednesday August 10, 2016 by Dave Rannow

Meet Felicia, who recently entered a south metro shelter with her two kids. She...

Meet Felicia, who recently entered a south metro shelter with her two kids. She came to Small Sums having completed IT classes, coursework, and one level of the professional certification examination but...

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Client Spotlight: Felicia

Client Spotlight: Robert

Posted Wednesday July 27, 2016 by Dave Rannow

Here at Small Sums we often work with many partners agencies that...

Here at Small Sums we often work with many partners agencies that are already serving individuals who may be in unstable housing situations. One of our partners, a Twin Cities...

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Client Spotlight: Robert

On the Job: Marvin

Posted Wednesday July 20, 2016 by Dave Rannow

Our client Marvin sent us a selfie from his job site! Marvin...

Our client Marvin sent us a selfie from his job site! Marvin came to Small Sums because he was in an unstable housing situation staying with various friends and family...

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On the Job: Marvin

On the Job: Nicole

Posted Friday July 15, 2016 by Dave Rannow

Our client Nicole is in an unstable housing situation, but was recently...

Our client Nicole is in an unstable housing situation, but was recently hired as an apprentice electrician after graduating from a program through Summit Academy. Her work boots were too...

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On the Job: Nicole

Client Spotlight: Tracy

Posted Wednesday July 13, 2016 by Dave Rannow

When we met with Tracy, he was staying at a shelter in...

When we met with Tracy, he was staying at a shelter in Minneapolis and was just starting a job as a laborer. All he needed was help with transportation and...

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Client Spotlight: Tracy

Client Spotlight: Portia

Posted Thursday November 20, 2014 by Small Sums

This is Portia. She enjoys cooking and her specialty is ox tail...

This is Portia. She enjoys cooking and her specialty is ox tail soup. Congratulations on your new job at McDonalds!...

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Client Spotlight: Portia

Client Spotlight: Ashley

Posted Thursday October 30, 2014 by Small Sums

Here’s our client spotlight on a client we helped last week. Ashley...

Here’s our client spotlight on a client we helped last week. Ashley came to us from one of our partnering organizations, Urban Ventures. We met Ashley at a job fair...

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Client Spotlight: Ashley

Client Spotlight: Azra

Posted Wednesday October 01, 2014 by Jenny Jolly

Here’s a nice thank you note we received from one of our...

Here’s a nice thank you note we received from one of our clients. Azra is going back to work as a Personal Care Assistant in a local group home where...

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Client Spotlight: Azra