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!”

284 requests funded

Women's Skecher Black Work Shoes

I work downtown at a restaurant, and I’m constantly on my feet. My shoes always get worn out really fast, and these shoes will hopefully help me stay on my feet longer.

$ 57
Alexandra
Chicago, IL - Ecuador
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Food Service Shoes

For my job, I need black shoes, but the ones I currently have are not comfortable because they’re a size too small. It would mean a lot to me to get black shoes that could last long and that fit me.

$ 81
Maria
Chicago, IL - Ecuador
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Iron

I would be very grateful to get an iron because I don’t have one at the moment. By getting one, I will be able to iron my son’s uniform for school.

$ 65
Alexandra
Chicago, IL - Ecuador
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Blender

I am usually cooking in the kitchen when I’m not at work to provide food for my family. It would mean a lot to me to have a new blender that works and that lasts long.

$ 55
Maria
Chicago, IL - Ecuador
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Women's Running Shoes

I have a daughter who loves basketball, and it’s one of her hobbies that lets her relieve stress. I would be very grateful to give her a nice pair of running shoes that’ll encourage her to keep playing and possibly join the running team at her school.

$ 68
Guillermo
Chicago, IL - Mexico
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Men's Skechers Work Shoe

I work at McDonald’s, and I’m in charge of making sure everything is stocked and accounted for. I work night shifts, and I would really appreciate having shoes that are slip resistant so that I can rely on them not to fall while still comfortable to wear for long hours.

$ 89
Guillermo
Chicago, IL - Mexico
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Coffee Maker

I’ve never had a coffee maker, but I always get coffee at work to help me stay awake during the day. By having a coffee maker, at home I’ll be able to enjoy my coffee at home and make it for myself before going off to work in the morning. It would make my daily return a bit sweeter and easier.

$ 63
Alexandra
Chicago, IL - Ecuador
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Food Processor

I always wanted to have a food processor to be able to make shakes and other fruity drinks for my family without worrying about breaking a blender. I would be grateful to have one to encourage me to include more fruit into the meals of my family.

$ 67
Nely
Chicago, IL - Ecuador
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Reebok Women's Shoes

My daughter is 13 years old, and I only buy her one pair of shoes every year. I would be incredibly grateful if she could have two pairs of shoes that’ll encourage her to switch between to be confident about her style and appearance.

$ 39
Guillermo
Chicago, IL - Mexico
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Men's Dress Shoes

My husband doesn’t have a formal dress shoe, and I want to encourage him to dress formal to work meetings like the rest of his coworkers. It would be a gift for him that would hopefully encourage him to go out of his comfort zone while knowing that his family loves him.

$ 47
Nely
Chicago, IL - Ecuador
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Boys' Sneakers

My son’s school offers physical education classes, and he needs athletic shoes to participate. It would mean a lot for me to get athletic shoes for him to wear to school.

$ 55
Nely
Chicago, IL - Ecuador
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Backpack for School

My daughter walks home from school, and classes are almost going to start. I wanted this backpack to be a gift for her to protect her stuff while walking to school and back. This backpack will also encourage her to keep going to school.

$ 29
Nely
Chicago, IL - Ecuador
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Men's Crocs

My husband and I take turns working to not leave our children alone. By being gifted these shoes, he’ll be comfortable working at night, and not stress too much about uncomfortable shoes. It’ll be an encouragement for him to keep working hard.

$ 87
Alexandra
Chicago, IL - Ecuador
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Leather Men's Dress Shoes

I would be grateful to get a pair of black shoes for my son because he’s barely going to start high school. I’m very proud of my son, but to have him go to a good school, I’m struggling to buy him everything he needs. By being gifted these shoes, he would be motivated to attend high school and keep studying without worrying about how I will pay for his studies and uniform.

$ 50
Alexandra
Chicago, IL - Ecuador
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Converse Sneakers

My daughter wears shoes for about 3 years before she needs new ones. The shoes I’m able to buy her usually don’t last long, and I feel like gifting these shoes to my daughter would make her feel a bit more special. It will encourage her to keep going to high school too.

$ 84
Alexandra
Chicago, IL - Ecuador
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Under Armour Women's Running Shoes

My daughter is in her second year of high school, and I do my best to support her in any way I can. She loves running and constantly moving, which is why she is in cross country and track and field. I would be very grateful to get these running shoes for her to give her encouragement and a supporting hand to let her know that she’s doing amazing.

$ 81
Guillermo
Chicago, IL - Mexico
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Pack ‘n Play Deluxe

I am a soon-to-be mother, expecting my first child in early September. My husband and I are continuing to prepare for our baby boy and are still in search of a few things like a crib, bassinet, and changing table. We would appreciate any help in obtaining such items.

Additionally, we recently moved into a new home and are in need of an air conditioner. The current unit we have is very old and does not function properly. Thank you for your support!

$ 238
Anonymous
N.H. - Mexico
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Iron

I would like to get a new iron because I don’t have one at the moment. It would be really helpful, especially since the one I had broke a while ago, and it would make my life so much easier than depending on the heat of a shower or my friend's iron.

$ 43
Maria
Chicago, IL - Ecuador
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3 QT Stand Mixer

Aside from cooking, I am also always baking to keep myself busy. Baking helps me de-stress. By getting a mixer, it will brighten up my own hobby and help me experiment with my culture’s food as well.

$ 55
Maria
Chicago, IL - Ecuador
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Toddler Clothing

I am a single mother with two daughters. These clothes are for my oldest daughter of 3. I would be very blessed to have any extra clothes for her since the few clothes she has does not fit her anymore, and I don’t have much money to buy her new clothes.

$ 166
Anonymous
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Sheet Set

We just barely moved to a new apartment, and we had to throw away my daughters’ old bed sheets. I would be grateful to get a new pair of sheets for them.

$ 34
Guillermo
Chicago, IL - Mexico
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Toddler Girl's Sneakers

I am a single mother who is looking for a second job. My little girl needs new shoes because she only has one pair. Any shoes would be appreciated, it does not have to be from Target.

$ 43
Anonymous
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Oster Microwave Oven

We have owned the same microwave for over five years, and would like to get a new microwave that works. We would not ask of this if we did not need it.

$ 101
Anonymous
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Nikon Digital Camera

I am a 15 year old girl who is in love with photography, but I can’t afford to buy my own camera or ask my parents for one. I would be very happy to keep pursuing my love for photography.

$ 285
Anonymous
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Diapers - Giant Pack

I am a single mother who is looking for a second job. I have two daughters, one is a baby while the other one is 3 years old. At the moment, I can’t afford to buy diapers, and not worrying about having to buy them for a while would be great.

$ 46
Anonymous
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