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.

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

Client Spotlight: Martin

Posted Wednesday September 17, 2014 by Jenny Jolly

Today’s client spotlight is shining on Martin! Martin is a client who...

Today’s client spotlight is shining on Martin! Martin is a client who was referred to Small Sums by a local homeless shelter. He is currently working two jobs and has...

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Client Spotlight: Martin

Client Spotlight: Candice

Posted Tuesday September 02, 2014 by Jenny Jolly

Happy September, everyone! August was a very busy month for us. Here’s...

Happy September, everyone! August was a very busy month for us. Here’s a note from a client we helped right before taking a few days off for the Labor Day...

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Client Spotlight: Candice

Client Spotlight: Rhonda

Posted Tuesday August 05, 2014 by Jenny Jolly

We really love our partner organizations for referring such wonderful clients to...

We really love our partner organizations for referring such wonderful clients to us for assistance. Today’s client spotlight is on Rhonda, a client who was referred to us by our...

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Client Spotlight: Rhonda

Client Spotlight: Terry

Posted Monday August 04, 2014 by Small Sums

Here is Terry, a Small Sums client,  slinging pizzas at a downtown...

Here is Terry, a Small Sums client,  slinging pizzas at a downtown Minneapolis student cafeteria. Small Sums helped him take the job, providing no-skid work shoes and a bus pass...

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Client Spotlight: Lee

Posted Tuesday July 08, 2014 by Jenny Jolly

Today’s Client Spotlight comes from a nice walk-in client we helped today....

Today’s Client Spotlight comes from a nice walk-in client we helped today. Our client, Lee, is pictured here with Greg (front), Small Sums’ Administrative Manager. Lee was referred to Small...

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Client Spotlight: Lee