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

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
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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
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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
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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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Steel Toe Work Boot

Thank you so much for your donations and for thinking about us and our needs. Since COVID-19 started, we have become more isolated and with the stores closed it is difficult to get the things that we need to perform the essential work of the farms. I arrived 4 years ago and have been working at a dairy farm in Vermont since then.

I work 75 hrs a week and I have different shifts milking the cows and supervising the robots and the milk production in an area with 200 cows. To be able to perform my job well I need special boots to protect my toes. I am hoping that you can help me donating a pair of Steel Toe Work Boots. Your donations are treasured by our community!

$ 113
Don A.
Bradford, VT - Chiapas, Mexico
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Hiking Boots

Hello and thank you for your support. I have been working at the same dairy farm for 7 years. I am working at the bottling and creamery area.

Sometimes I spend over 8 hours standing up and my feet get really swollen and sore. I work an average of 72 hours a week. Usually my day off is Friday. I’m sending money to my family and to my sisters. On my day off I like to walk because the nature here is very beautiful. I don’t have a car and I don’t drive, therefore it’s difficult for me to get the things I need. I would very much appreciate if you can support me with a pair of hiking boots. Thank you so much for reading my request and God bless you for your kindness with us.

$ 102
Jaz
North Haverhill, NH - Guerrero México
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Women's Sneakers

I want to thank you for your generosity and I also want to share with you my story. I’ve been here in Vermont for 5 years. My husband has been working at the same farm for 10 years.

I am taking care of the calves at the farm. My shifts start every morning at 3:00 am, even in winter. I like cows a lot and taking care of the calves is something that I enjoy. But poor creatures, they get separated from their mom when they are young and they cry for their mother. There are many times in which they become so depressed that they refuse to eat, and I have to remove my gloves in the cold in order to coax them into drinking the milk. I like cows a lot and when they separate the calves they are so rough and kick around so much that you end up crying. They don’t know what’s going on and it’s not their fault. The harder aspect of my job is having to clean the troughs the cows eat from. We use acids to clean them and sometimes I accidentally forget to put on my gloves. I end up hurting my hands, but I keep working. Whenever the boss sees me, he tells me he loves me in English and in the past he would also give me a hug. It’s because he sees me singing to the calves often; they like hearing me sing. I work nearly 78 hours per week. Tuesday is my day off, but I cook and sell food for the farm community and I also clean houses because I am still paying off the debt from childbirth, a lot of money is discounted from my check. My child was born 2 years ago here in Vermont and I had to stop working to take care of him, but I needed the money to send it to my mother because my husband and I were building her a house, so we decided to send our kid to Mexico with my mother so I could continue working. This decision was the hardest ever, but my mother is very happy taking care of him. My husband and I are now building a house for us and for our 2 year old in Veracruz. We are also saving money for his education. My husband and I are asking for a pair of sneakers and hiking sandals because in the summer our feet get tired and really hot in boots. I like Vermont a lot. The people are really nice. I like the lakes and the people are great with us. They love me a lot at our farm. Everyone respects me. I also want to thank you for your generous donations, they mean a lot to us because with our shifts we hardly have time to do any shopping. And there are police patrols all over the roads, so we just go from our house to the farm and back. Thank you. May God spread all his blessings to you and your families.

$ 70
Liz
Fairlee, VT - Veracruz, Mexico
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Men's Sneakers

I want to thank you for your generosity and I also want to share with you my story. I’ve been here in Vermont for 5 years. My husband has been working at the same farm for 10 years.

I am taking care of the calves at the farm. My shifts start every morning at 3:00 am, even in winter. I like cows a lot and taking care of the calves is something that I enjoy. But poor creatures, they get separated from their mom when they are young and they cry for their mother. There are many times in which they become so depressed that they refuse to eat, and I have to remove my gloves in the cold in order to coax them into drinking the milk. I like cows a lot and when they separate the calves they are so rough and kick around so much that you end up crying. They don’t know what’s going on and it’s not their fault. The harder aspect of my job is having to clean the troughs the cows eat from. We use acids to clean them and sometimes I accidentally forget to put on my gloves. I end up hurting my hands, but I keep working. Whenever the boss sees me, he tells me he loves me in English and in the past he would also give me a hug. It’s because he sees me singing to the calves often; they like hearing me sing. I work nearly 78 hours per week. Tuesday is my day off, but I cook and sell food for the farm community and I also clean houses because I am still paying off the debt from childbirth, a lot of money is discounted from my check. My child was born 2 years ago here in Vermont and I had to stop working to take care of him, but I needed the money to send it to my mother because my husband and I were building her a house, so we decided to send our kid to Mexico with my mother so I could continue working. This decision was the hardest ever, but my mother is very happy taking care of him. My husband and I are now building a house for us and for our 2 year old in Veracruz. We are also saving money for his education. My husband and I are asking for a pair of sneakers and hiking sandals because in the summer our feet get tired and really hot in boots. I like Vermont a lot. The people are really nice. I like the lakes and the people are great with us. They love me a lot at our farm. Everyone respects me. I also want to thank you for your generous donations, they mean a lot to us because with our shifts we hardly have time to do any shopping. And there are police patrols all over the roads, so we just go from our house to the farm and back. Thank you. May God spread all his blessings to you and your families.

$ 91
Liz
Fairlee, VT - Veracruz, Mexico
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Working Sandals

I want to thank you for your generosity and I also want to share with you my story. I’ve been here in Vermont for 5 years. My husband has been working at the same farm for 10 years.

I am taking care of the calves at the farm. My shifts start every morning at 3:00 am, even in winter. I like cows a lot and taking care of the calves is something that I enjoy. But poor creatures, they get separated from their mom when they are young and they cry for their mother. There are many times in which they become so depressed that they refuse to eat, and I have to remove my gloves in the cold in order to coax them into drinking the milk. I like cows a lot and when they separate the calves they are so rough and kick around so much that you end up crying. They don’t know what’s going on and it’s not their fault. The harder aspect of my job is having to clean the troughs the cows eat from. We use acids to clean them and sometimes I accidentally forget to put on my gloves. I end up hurting my hands, but I keep working. Whenever the boss sees me, he tells me he loves me in English and in the past he would also give me a hug. It’s because he sees me singing to the calves often; they like hearing me sing. I work nearly 78 hours per week. Tuesday is my day off, but I cook and sell food for the farm community and I also clean houses because I am still paying off the debt from childbirth, a lot of money is discounted from my check. My child was born 2 years ago here in Vermont and I had to stop working to take care of him, but I needed the money to send it to my mother because my husband and I were building her a house, so we decided to send our kid to Mexico with my mother so I could continue working. This decision was the hardest ever, but my mother is very happy taking care of him. My husband and I are now building a house for us and for our 2 year old in Veracruz. We are also saving money for his education. My husband and I are asking for a pair of sneakers and hiking sandals because in the summer our feet get tired and really hot in boots. I like Vermont a lot. The people are really nice. I like the lakes and the people are great with us. They love me a lot at our farm. Everyone respects me. I also want to thank you for your generous donations, they mean a lot to us because with our shifts we hardly have time to do any shopping. And there are police patrols all over the roads, so we just go from our house to the farm and back. Thank you. May God spread all his blessings to you and your families.

$ 49
Liz
Fairlee, VT - Veracruz, Mexico
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Skecher Steel Toed Work Shoe

These sneakers are incredibly needed, so that our client can work safely. Without these shoes, he will be unable to work every day, which means he will be unable to provide for his wife and two children, and pay for housing and food. We are very lucky to have access to other shoe donations, but unfortunately, none of those shoes will fit this client or be suitable for his workplace.

$ 70
Anonymous
Undisclosed
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Sneakers

I am happy to share with you that I recently received my high school diploma from the State of Vermont. I took the courses online in English and I passed all of the exams. I have been working at the same Dairy farm for the last 5 years and I am also paying for my daughter’s college in Mexico.

She will be graduating next June with a major in Business Administration. I have not seen my daughter in 5 years and I am very happy that she is coming to visit me this summer for a month. Since I do not have a car and work an average of 68 hours a week, I would very much appreciate it if someone could donate the pair of tennis shoes listed above so that I can welcome her with a nice surprise. I also want you to know that I will be taking a class through the Community College of Vermont on Bookkeeping and another course offered by a Wisconsin Institution on Leadership and Conflict Resolutions in Dairy Farms. When I arrived in Vermont 5 years ago, I didn’t speak the language and now I am on track to getting my English certification as well. Finally, I am asking for an iPad that will help me and my fellow housemates, whom I am encouraging to take online classes, to further our education. There are no words to describe the impact that these generous donations would have on me and may god bless you all with health and abundance.

$ 177
Don Paco
Bradford, VT
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Work Boots

Good Evening and thank you for helping my wife and I. I have been in the Upper Valley for 11 years and have worked in three different dairy farms. I am lucky that I have been able to learn English through online courses and through FUERZA students from Dartmouth College.

I have loved working in the dairy farms and just 8 months ago I had my first son. I am in the need of a pair of work boots; these are specially useful in the wintertime for the type of work that I do. I have had my current pair for over three years and the sole has worn off. My wife along with being busy being a full time mother also works 26 hours at the farm and she cooks and sells food to the workers in three different farms. Your help is greatly appreciated! She needs a pair of comfortable sneakers which are listed above. My family and I are grateful for the opportunities that we have found in the Upper Valley and are eternally thankful with your solidarity.-Marty and Domi

$ 200
Marty and Domi
Orford, NH - Mexico
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Sneakers

Good Evening and thank you for helping my wife and I. I have been in the Upper Valley for 11 years and have worked in three different dairy farms. I am lucky that I have been able to learn English through online courses and through FUERZA students from Dartmouth College.

I have loved working in the dairy farms and just 8 months ago I had my first son. I am in the need of a pair of work boots; these are specially useful in the wintertime for the type of work that I do. I have had my current pair for over three years and the sole has worn off. My wife along with being busy being a full time mother also works 26 hours at the farm and she cooks and sells food to the workers in three different farms. Your help is greatly appreciated! She needs a pair of comfortable sneakers which are listed above. My family and I are grateful for the opportunities that we have found in the Upper Valley and are eternally thankful with your solidarity.-Marty and Domi

$ 68
Marty and Domi
Orford, NH - Mexico
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Work Boots

I have been working at this dairy farm for 12 years. Sometimes I have worked up to 80 hours in one week. I am very happy in Vermont however not having a car, it is very difficult for me to find a way to get my basic needs.

Summer is very intense with the high temperatures, and there are eight people living in my house. The milking stations, each with over 200 cows, get really hot in the summer with temperatures over 90 Fahrenheit, which makes the shifts exhausting. When we get home the house is very hot as well and makes it difficult for us to get a good night's sleep. In terms of the boots, I currently own a really worn out pair of this brand of boots, to the point in which I have been dealing with sore feet on a more frequent basis. It would mean the world to me to be able to upgrade to a new pair of boots. I want to thank all the kind donors who are willing to support us with our basic needs. May God bless you all for your generosity.

$ 88
Edu
Bradford, VT - Guerrero, Mexico
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Mini AC Unit

I have been working at this dairy farm for 12 years. Sometimes I have worked up to 80 hours in one week. I am very happy in Vermont however not having a car, it is very difficult for me to find a way to get my basic needs.

Summer is very intense with the high temperatures, and there are eight people living in my house. The milking stations, each with over 200 cows, get really hot in the summer with temperatures over 90 Fahrenheit, which makes the shifts exhausting. When we get home the house is very hot as well and makes it difficult for us to get a good night's sleep. In terms of the boots, I currently own a really worn out pair of this brand of boots, to the point in which I have been dealing with sore feet on a more frequent basis. It would mean the world to me to be able to upgrade to a new pair of boots. I want to thank all the kind donors who are willing to support us with our basic needs. May God bless you all for your generosity.

$ 208
Edu
Bradford, VT - Guerrero, Mexico
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Croc Shoes

I work at a farm everyday from 6-3 and in the evenings I work at a local restaurant as a dishwasher and prep cook. My pair of sneakers are really worn out and I am looking for a pair of comfortable work crocs for the restaurant with strong heel support because when I get back home, my feet are really sore and swollen from standing up for so many hours. Your contribution will help me take better care of my health so that I can continue to work and send money to my family in Mexico.

I greatly appreciate your support and I wish the best to whomever is so kind to help me. -Ary

$ 51
Ary
Orford, NH - Mexico
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Air Conditioning Unit

I work at a dairy farm in the Upper Valley averaging 72 hours a week. I live in a small house with my sister, her husband, and their 8 month old baby. The house only has one bedroom meaning I usually sleep in the living room.

I don’t have a car, and because of my schedule it is very difficult for me to find the time to leave the farm to buy the things that I need. Our house gets very hot in the summer and we haven’t been sleeping well and my nephew has been waking up frequently at night because of the heat. An air conditioning would make such a great difference in our lives and it would allow us to get the rest we need to continue with our essential work. I want to thank everyone who has been so kind to help us already and may god bless all of you. -Rosita

$ 208
Rosita
Orford, NH - Mexico
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Bike Headlight, Lock, & Rack (over rear tire)

My client is a preteen boy whose family resettled to the United States just a few years ago. This bicycle and safety gear would open up so many opportunities for safe and active fun this summer. Thank you!

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.

$ 100
Pre-Teen Boy
Atlanta, GA
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Bike & Helmet

My client is a preteen boy whose family resettled to the United States just a few years ago. This bicycle and safety gear would open up so many opportunities for safe and active fun this summer. Thank you!

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.

$ 186
Pre-Teen Boy
Atlanta, GA
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Double Stroller

My baby was born premature and he is currently in NICU. He has lung and heart problems but we are hopeful that he will be discharged in the next few weeks. This stroller will help us in transporting not only our baby but all the medical equipment necessary to keep him healthy and alive when he is discharged from the hospital.

$ 171
Baby Aidan
St. Petersburg, FL - Hispanic
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Baby Stroller

I’m pregnant with my fourth child, my husband lost his job and don’t have any money to buy all the baby stuff. I walk everywhere and have to carry all my groceries, and this stroller will help me to be able to get this done safely with my baby.

$ 142
Eugenia
Pinellas County, Florida - Mexico
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