Funded Requests

All of the requests on this page are from specific individuals, families or organizations. One of the core values of HYH is that only the individuals themselves know what they want or need and that it is critical to take the time to ask them. When you fund an Individual Request, you are providing something that not only the individual, family or organization needs but you are also supporting another HYH core value which is that immigrants, migrants and refugees should feel valued, respected and appreciated. Basically, your support is saying, “we love you and the fact that you are here!”

272 requests funded

Work Boots

Hello, my name is Ernesto and I have been working on a farm in North Haverhill, Vermont for the last eight years. I am single and I decided to move to the United States to help my parents live a life of greater dignity and stability. It has been so hard to be so far away from my parents, especially because I haven’t been able to see them physically for the last eight years.

I work an average of 10-12 hour shifts six days a week and just a few years ago I decided to take the night shifts which go from 1am-1pm because the pay is slightly improved. At times, it has been tough for me to stay motivated, and passionate but the farm community has been so welcoming and supportive to me. One of my highlights every week is getting together with farm workers from different farms to play soccer on Fridays and Sundays. Even though both those days I work at 1am, soccer helps me so much in liberating any stress I might have. I am hoping that one of you would be so kind in donating a pair of work boots for my labor.

$ 238
Ernesto
North Haverhill, NH - Mexico
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Sneakers

Hello, my name is Rose and I have only been in the Upper Valley for slightly over one year. The economical situation in the region of Mexico from where I am from was in very bad conditions so my sister convinced me to come to this region in search of better financial opportunity. Being only 20 years old, I decided to make this difficult decision to move to a new country, and a different culture because I know that with hard work I will hopefully be able to reach a sufficiently stable financial situation to go back to Mexico and pursue a college education.

I hope to at some point in my life get a degree in Business and Administration and my dream is to open some sort of sustainable business back in my hometown that will be a strong source of employment and create good financial stability. Currently I am working at a dairy farm and I work an average of 60 hour weeks, of which I mainly spend milking cows. Currently my sister handed me down her old pair of boots and would greatly appreciate a new pair of work boots that will hopefully last me for several years. I am also requesting a pair of comfortable Nike sneakers because I spend a lot of time helping my sister with her newborn son and helping her with her cooking business. Thank you so much for all that you do for our community!

$ 94
Rose
Orford, NH - Veracruz, Mexico
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Muck Boots

Thank you to a donor who contributed $100.00 to these boots! Hello, my name is Rose and I have only been in the Upper Valley for slightly over one year. The economical situation in the region of Mexico from where I am from was in very bad conditions so my sister convinced me to come to this region in search of better financial opportunity.

Being only 20 years old, I decided to make this difficult decision to move to a new country, and a different culture because I know that with hard work I will hopefully be able to reach a sufficiently stable financial situation to go back to Mexico and pursue a college education. I hope to at some point in my life get a degree in Business and Administration and my dream is to open some sort of sustainable business back in my hometown that will be a strong source of employment and create good financial stability. Currently I am working at a dairy farm and I work an average of 60 hour weeks, of which I mainly spend milking cows. Currently my sister handed me down her old pair of boots and would greatly appreciate a new pair of work boots that will hopefully last me for several years. I am also requesting a pair of comfortable Nike sneakers because I spend a lot of time helping my sister with her newborn son and helping her with her cooking business. Thank you so much for all that you do for our community!

$ 61
Rose
Orford, NH - Veracruz, Mexico
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Gas Card #1

Bise Wood is a new volunteer for HYH! In his role as Administrative Coordinator at LISTEN, he greets the public, directs clients to services, schedules trucks, assists with Accounts Payable, and managing the 60 Hanover Street office. Every single day he receives requests for gas vouchers/cards from immigrants, migrants and refugees who need to attend either medical appointments or start a new job and need to drive to the worksites.

$ 30
Bise Wood
Lebanon, NH - Haiti
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Gas Card #2

Bise Wood is a new volunteer for HYH! In his role as Administrative Coordinator at LISTEN, he greets the public, directs clients to services, schedules trucks, assists with Accounts Payable, and managing the 60 Hanover Street office. Every single day he receives requests for gas vouchers/cards from immigrants, migrants and refugees who need to attend either medical appointments or start a new job and need to drive to the worksites.

$ 30
Bise Wood
Lebanon, NH - Haiti
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Gas Card #3

Bise Wood is a new volunteer for HYH! In his role as Administrative Coordinator at LISTEN, he greets the public, directs clients to services, schedules trucks, assists with Accounts Payable, and managing the 60 Hanover Street office. Every single day he receives requests for gas vouchers/cards from immigrants, migrants and refugees who need to attend either medical appointments or start a new job and need to drive to the worksites.

$ 30
Bise Wood
Lebanon, NH - Haiti
Request Funded

Pots & Pans Set

These pots and pans will outfit the kitchen for our small family and will allow us to cook meals for ourselves and our friends.

$ 160
Liz & Hector
Bradford, VT - Mexico
Request Funded

Women's Work Boots

These boots will allow me to do my work on the farm in all of the varied Vermont weather conditions.

$ 125
Liz
Bradford, VT - Mexico
Request Funded

Winter Muck Boots

Hello, my name is Charlie and I have been here in the Upper Valley for 7 years. When I left my town in Veracruz Mexico my mother fell sick and I promised to myself that I would take care of her as well as she took care of me and my siblings because my dad left her when I was just a kid. She was a domestic employee always helping others in their homes.

I am the oldest and I would take care of my little brothers (3). My mother has had to stop working so since I arrived here I have become the only financial provider for my family. I send her all my earnings and thanks to this my brothers go to school. I am also in the process of building a house for them. I did not have the chance to finish elementary school because I had to help my mother. I work an average of 74 hours a week. I don’t complain about it because this is what I’m here for, to work to support my family. My mother’s health has improved a lot and I feel that I’m doing the right thing for the family. I asked for an AC unit earlier this month and I was hoping that one of you would be kind enough to fund a pair of boots for my job. Words aren’t enough to describe the appreciation I have for the help I have received from your community.

$ 194
Charlie
Brookfield, Vermont - Veracruz, Mexico
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Work Sneakers

Hello my name is Theodore, I am single, and I arrived from Guerrero, Mexico 3 years ago. I left my hometown because it was very difficult to find a job and also because my parents were struggling and I needed to help them. I work an average of 74 hrs a week and all the money that I make I send it to my parents.

I am the bread winner for them, and I feel so proud that I am able to help them and to support them because they are getting old, and they don’t work anymore. I love working at the dairy farm. This has been a good place for me. I am thankful for this opportunity and for being able to provide for my dear parents. I am in need of a pair of tennis shoes. They will help my feet a lot because I wear boots all the time when I’m working long shifts and due to this my feet get tired. Thank you very much.

$ 74
Theodore
Bradford, VT - Guerrero, Mexico
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Work Sneakers

Hello, my name is Gabriel and I have only been here for 2 months. I left my town in Veracruz, Mexico 3 months ago and it took me a month to get here to Vermont to work at this Dairy Farm. I am very happy because I arrived in summer time but I have heard that winter is very cold.

Now the weather is similar to that in my town in Mexico. I work 74 hours a week and I have learned a lot about the farms and the milking processes since I arrived. I’m 22 years old and I have a lot of energy and enthusiasm to work as much as I can to help my parents in Mexico. We are very poor, and we have a large family. I have a wife and 2 girls, but I also support my parents in law. My dream is to build a little house for my wife and to save money so my kids can go to school. I also want to work as much as I can to help build a house for my parents-in law. I am in need of a pair of tennis shoes because my feet sweat a lot with the boots that I’m borrowing from a friend. Thank you so much for thinking of us. Sincerely, Gabriel.

$ 96
Gabriel
Brookfield VT - Veracruz, Mexico
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Work Pants

Hello, My name is Andrew and I come from Martinez de la Torre in Veracruz, Mexico. I have only been in the Upper Valley for about two years but the treatment I have received from the people of Vermont and New Hampshire has been superior to what I received in my previous location in Michigan. I am a father of three children, two sons and one daughter, but they are all back home in Mexico with my wife.

Moving to the United States has been one of the biggest sacrifices I have made in my lifetime, especially leaving my whole family behind and missing out from some of the prime years of my children. Back in Mexico I worked as a handyman but the level of pay was not enough to sustain my family or provide them with the stability that they deserve. Currently I work an average of 70+ hours at the farm and most of that money I am sending home to pay for my children's education, and for their food and housing. Even though it is hard being without my family, I thank the world everyday for keeping me healthy to continue to take part in this labor that I have grown a great affection towards. I would be eternally thankful if you could help me through your generous funds to have access to one or more of the items I am requesting above. Your gifts are not only a donation, but they make a tremendous difference in giving us the tools and comfort we need to continue to take part in our jobs to the best of our ability. Thank you for your graceful work.

$ 53
Andrew
Orford, NH - Martinez de la Torre, Mexico
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Work Pants

Hello, My name is Andrew and I come from Martinez de la Torre in Veracruz, Mexico. I have only been in the Upper Valley for about two years but the treatment I have received from the people of Vermont and New Hampshire has been superior to what I received in my previous location in Michigan. I am a father of three children, two sons and one daughter, but they are all back home in Mexico with my wife.

Moving to the United States has been one of the biggest sacrifices I have made in my lifetime, especially leaving my whole family behind and missing out from some of the prime years of my children. Back in Mexico I worked as a handyman but the level of pay was not enough to sustain my family or provide them with the stability that they deserve. Currently I work an average of 70+ hours at the farm and most of that money I am sending home to pay for my children's education, and for their food and housing. Even though it is hard being without my family, I thank the world everyday for keeping me healthy to continue to take part in this labor that I have grown a great affection towards. I would be eternally thankful if you could help me through your generous funds to have access to one or more of the items I am requesting above. Your gifts are not only a donation, but they make a tremendous difference in giving us the tools and comfort we need to continue to take part in our jobs to the best of our ability. Thank you for your graceful work.

$ 54
Andrew
Orford, NH - Martinez de la Torre, Mexico
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Men's Sneakers

Hello, my name is Tommy. I have been living here and working for the same farm in Vermont for 4 years. I come from Veracruz, Mexico.

I have two kids with my wife and I moved here because it was difficult to find a job and I promised my wife that I was going to give her the best which is what she deserves. There were times when I was in my town that we didn’t even have money to buy tortillas. It was very hard. And my family is worth every sacrifice. I send them all my money, and we have a dream to build a little house. I work 75 hrs a week, and every time someone gets sick I cover for them because I’m blessed to have a job and to be able to support my family. I also send money to my mother. If you can help me with a pair of Men’s Sneakers, I would be very thankful.

$ 86
Tommy
Brookfield, VT - Veracruz, Mexico
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Insulated Work Boots

Frank's B-Day fundraiser donated $150.00 towards these boots! Hello, my name is Alberto and I have been living here in the Upper Valley for 7 years. I have worked at a dairy farm for more than 5 years, and before I was working in the NorthEast Kingdom at another farm.

I am very content at the farm that I am at because we receive good treatment. I work an average of 72 hours a week. I am from Martinez de la Torre, a small town in Veracruz Mexico. When I left my hometown more than 7 years ago it took me more than a month to get here to NH. My cousin was already here working so he convinced me to give it a try because the situation in my hometown was difficult. Not only the social aspect was getting scary and violent, but also it was very hard to find a job. I am single. I help my parents and some other relatives. I provide for them. I miss my mother a lot, but it makes me happy that with the money that I’m sending for them she is making improvements in her house and she is taking care of my dad’s health. Thank you so much for your help. I am so grateful that I have a job to support my family. I need a pair of Men’s Workman Waterproof Insulated Boots, these would help me a lot because I take long shifts at the milk station and it's often muddy and slippery. Thank you very much and God bless you.

$ 22
Alberto
Orford, NH - Martinez de la Torre, México
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Winter Boots

Hi, my name is Tony, and I am 24 years old and I have been living here in New Hampshire working at a dairy farm for almost two years. I moved here because it was difficult to find a job in my hometown. I work 70 hrs a week, helping at the cows stations and cleaning the barns.

I come from Chiapas, Mexico and I have two kids, one is 3 years old and the other one is 2 years old. I send all my money to my wife to support her with our kids and I also send money to my parents because we are very poor and they are getting old and they need my help. I want to thank you all for being so kind in helping us with our necessities. I am in need of a new pair of boots for the coming winter seasons. I don’t have a car and I don’t go out anywhere. I go from the farm to my house. Thank you again for your help.

$ 102
Tony
North Haverhill, NH - Chiapas, Mexico
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Cookware Set

Hello, I live and work at a dairy farm in the Upper Valley and I share my house with 4 farm workers. One is from Durango, Mexico, another one from Hidalgo, one from Guatemala and I am from Chiapas, Mexico. We all work an average of 74 hrs per week and we have different shifts.

Another member just joined us 2 weeks ago and he also comes from Chiapas. Our shifts are long and they feel longer in summer time because of the weather. We are very organized in my house because we all do our house chores together and we also take turns to cook. We try to eat together at least one meal a day. We cook a lot in this house and when it’s our turn to cook for the day we prepare lunches and dinners for each other. The pots and pans we have in our house are really worn down since we inherited them from former workers. Because of this we are hoping you can donate the cooking set we are asking for above. In addition, Just a few days ago our blender stopped working, so we are also in need of a blender. None of us have a car and with our busy work schedules it is difficult for us to find the time to go out shopping. Thank you for your help!

$ 100
Will
Bradford, VT - Chiapas, Mexico
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Blender

Hello, I live and work at a dairy farm in the Upper Valley and I share my house with 4 farm workers. One is from Durango, Mexico, another one from Hidalgo, one from Guatemala and I am from Chiapas, Mexico. We all work an average of 74 hrs per week and we have different shifts.

Another member just joined us 2 weeks ago and he also comes from Chiapas. Our shifts are long and they feel longer in summer time because of the weather. We are very organized in my house because we all do our house chores together and we also take turns to cook. We try to eat together at least one meal a day. We cook a lot in this house and when it’s our turn to cook for the day we prepare lunches and dinners for each other. The pots and pans we have in our house are really worn down since we inherited them from former workers. Because of this we are hoping you can donate the cooking set we are asking for above. In addition, Just a few days ago our blender stopped working, so we are also in need of a blender. None of us have a car and with our busy work schedules it is difficult for us to find the time to go out shopping. Thank you for your help!

$ 59
Will
Bradford, VT - Chiapas, Mexico
Request Funded

Sneakers for working

Hello I’m Daniel, this is the second time that I’m here in the Upper Valley, the first time I was here for almost 2 years and then I returned to Mexico because my mother fell sick and I missed my wife and my little kid a lot. But It was hard to find a job. I come from Guerrero, Mexico and unfortunately my town has been punished by a lot of violence between the drug cartels and it's not safe anymore.

My wife and my parents had to leave everything behind, and they moved to another town. It took me a month to get back to Vermont. I came back and started working at the same farm where I worked before. I am sending all my money to my parents and to my wife. It is my dream that I can build a house for my wife and my son and that I can continue taking care of my parents. I’m in need of a pair of tennis shoes. I work 72 hrs a week at a dairy farm and my feet get tired wearing boots all day, especially during summer where temperatures are so high. Thank you for your support.

$ 114
Daniel
Bradford, VT - Guerrero, Mexico
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Jeans #1

Hello my name is Miky, I arrived here little longer than a month ago. I am from Oaxaca, and I am here to work very hard to provide to my family. We are very poor and I am supporting my parents and my little sister.

I want her to be able to go to school and to get a strong education. I didn’t have the opportunity to attend school because I had to work since I was a little kid to support my parents, but I promised my little sister that I would take care of her and her education. I like it very much here because I have a lot of well paid work, and I work happy and grateful for this opportunity. I have been working an average of 75 hrs a week and I’m sending most of my money to my mother. She tells me that they are eating better now because of my contributions, and she was also able to buy medication for my grandmother who has been sick. It would mean the world to me if you could help me out with 2 pairs of Levi’s jeans.

$ 69
Miky
Bradford, VT - Oaxaca, Mexico
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Jeans #2

Hello my name is Miky, I arrived here little longer than a month ago. I am from Oaxaca, and I am here to work very hard to provide to my family. We are very poor and I am supporting my parents and my little sister.

I want her to be able to go to school and to get a strong education. I didn’t have the opportunity to attend school because I had to work since I was a little kid to support my parents, but I promised my little sister that I would take care of her and her education. I like it very much here because I have a lot of well paid work, and I work happy and grateful for this opportunity. I have been working an average of 75 hrs a week and I’m sending most of my money to my mother. She tells me that they are eating better now because of my contributions, and she was also able to buy medication for my grandmother who has been sick. It would mean the world to me if you could help me out with 2 pairs of Levi’s jeans.

$ 69
Miky
Bradford, VT - Oaxaca, Mexico
Request Funded

Work Boots

Good morning, my name is Peter. I arrived in the Upper Valley 9 months ago, and I decided to leave my family behind in Oaxaca, Mexico and moved here looking for job opportunities to escape from poverty. I am from a remote town in Oaxaca and I work very hard here at the dairy farm between 72-75 hrs a week.

The weather was very hard for me because I had never experienced a winter so cold in my life. I was also very sad in Christmas because I was away from my parents and my family but I’m proud to say that I’m sending them all the money that I make as I also have the dream to build a little house for my parents and my wife. I love working at the dairy farm and people here have been really nice and supportive. I don’t really go anywhere because I don’t have a car and I don’t know how to drive. I am in need of a pair of work boots. They will help me so much to work at the milking stations because it can get very cold in winter and also slippery. I already slipped once and hurt my back. These boots will also be useful to keep my feet warm during winter.

$ 160
Peter
Bradford, VT - Oaxaca, Mexico
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Corn Mill Grinder

My nickname here at the dairy farm community is “El niño”, kid, because I arrived here to Vermont after my 17th birthday. I have only been in Vermont for three months and though I have felt nostalgic being away from home, the farm community has been very welcoming. I come from a remote community in the highlands of Chiapas State of Southern Mexico, in the border with Guatemala.

At home, I lived with my mother and my 2 younger brothers. We are very much uncommunicated because they live by the mountains and there’s no internet reception in my town. So far the weather hasn’t treated me badly yet I have heard that Vermont winters are very long and cold. The farmworkers here have been so nice to me, they have supported me in many ways. I have learnt a lot about the dairy farm and the cows. I like it a lot and all the money I make, I’m sending it to my mother to support her with my brothers. I work 75 hrs a week and the community here has become my family. Being only seventeen I have had to adapt and mature at an early age but I know that this is an investment I am making for the betterment of myself and my family. Cooking for me is a way of decompressing, and also a therapy to distract myself from our hard labor at the farm. One of my house mates is teaching me how to make cheese. I would also appreciate it if you can contribute with Rennet tablets so I can make my own cheese to share with my housemates. I would also very much appreciate it if you can support me with a manual corn mill to grind corn in order to make tortillas. I miss my mother’s handmade tortillas and I would love to make them for the dairy farm community. Finally I would also appreciate receiving an AC unit so that I can have for the rest of the summer and the summers that await me.

$ 62
Ale
Bradford, VT - Chiapas, Mexico
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Vegetable Rennet Tablets

My nickname here at the dairy farm community is “El niño”, kid, because I arrived here to Vermont after my 17th birthday. I have only been in Vermont for three months and though I have felt nostalgic being away from home, the farm community has been very welcoming. I come from a remote community in the highlands of Chiapas State of Southern Mexico, in the border with Guatemala.

At home, I lived with my mother and my 2 younger brothers. We are very much uncommunicated because they live by the mountains and there’s no internet reception in my town. So far the weather hasn’t treated me badly yet I have heard that Vermont winters are very long and cold. The farmworkers here have been so nice to me, they have supported me in many ways. I have learnt a lot about the dairy farm and the cows. I like it a lot and all the money I make, I’m sending it to my mother to support her with my brothers. I work 75 hrs a week and the community here has become my family. Being only seventeen I have had to adapt and mature at an early age but I know that this is an investment I am making for the betterment of myself and my family. Cooking for me is a way of decompressing, and also a therapy to distract myself from our hard labor at the farm. One of my house mates is teaching me how to make cheese. I would also appreciate it if you can contribute with Rennet tablets so I can make my own cheese to share with my housemates. I would also very much appreciate it if you can support me with a manual corn mill to grind corn in order to make tortillas. I miss my mother’s handmade tortillas and I would love to make them for the dairy farm community. Finally I would also appreciate receiving an AC unit so that I can have for the rest of the summer and the summers that await me.

$ 62
Ale
Bradford, VT - Chiapas, Mexico
Request Funded

Coloring Supplies

These coloring supplies (coloring book, crayons and colored pencils) are for a boy who is looking for a productive way to spend his free time this summer, especially while the pandemic and related precautions continue. He is enthusiastic about art and especially about coloring motorcycles and cars! Catholic Charities Atlanta serves refugee and immigrant families during their first few years in the United States.

Many of the families we serve come from Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Central-East Africa, and Central America.

$ 29
Boy
Atlanta, GA
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