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May 15, 2018

It was an interesting day full of emotions!

We learned a client who received clothing a few weeks ago for an interview got a full time temp job- on top of another part time job. An answer to prayer that will meet her financial needs for a while.

A woman stopped in before leaving for the west coast who we had connected with a few months ago while she was at a shelter. She is on a life changing journey and it was no coincidence that she came back before her move.  We had a beautiful discussion about her past and how God had brought her through so many things including a divorce and is teaching her to live on the bare minimum instead of a material world. She shared that she is happier than she has ever been because she has faith and trust in God which is all making sense now.  Our job coach met with her before she left for the Amtrak station and we hope to hear from her as she settles in another place.

A man who is battling cancer stopped in for support because his brother was robbed, shot and killed in Chicago and he is planning to get to the funeral this weekend. He has shared his life struggles with us and we have been able to provide a variety of basic needs along the way.

A case worker walked in with a bunch of donation items and also asked if we had a car seat and bassinette for a homeless client.

A grandmother came for birthday presents for her 4 year old granddaughter she cares for.

Another woman picked up her household things for her new apartment. Tonight she will be able to make a meal and eat with dishes again.

Two kids and a mom came for clothing who are living at a shelter. The kids were saying they missed certain things and kept asking for toys. The boy was very bright and so excited about a wood truck.  He was going to paint it and was in heaven. Little things can mean so much. These helps will relieve the mom and give the kids a way to express themselves.

A man who is recovering from a stroke got many items and we heard him say “this is great!” while choosing his clothing.

We are so grateful to serve our community and be a support for those in good times and hard times!  God provides through you!  Thank you from us and all of our friends.