Requests

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Laptop w/ Sleeve

FSS is a 16-year-old minor who traveled from Haiti to Miami, Florida. FSS is fluent in Creole, Portuguese, and Spanish and hopes to continue learning as many languages as possible. She was adopted as a child and her mother recently passed away during their journey to the United States.

She lives with her adoptive father and little brother in Miami. FSS was recently enrolled in school and struggles to complete her homework as she does not have a laptop at home. FSS and her father take three buses each way for her to attend school and use the library computers. Her father has been unable to find a stable job and is unable to provide her with all the necessary tools she needs to excel academically. This laptop and laptop sleeve will give FSS the ability to complete her schoolwork and attend virtual tutoring for additional educational support. Posted 2/6/23.

$ 212
FSS
Miami Dade, FL - Haiti

Double Stroller

The family is in need of this grand gift of a double stroller to help the minor's parents manage transportation in their community with two children, help support the family in attending medical appointments, and help the minor bond with her sibling once he is born. My client Ana is 2 years of age and an unaccompanied minor from Ecuador with a medical condition of Microtia. The minor lives with her mother and father here in the U.S.

The minor's mother entered the U.S. as an accompanied minor at 17 years of age and is now 18. I have provided post-release services to the family since 05/03/2022 to ensure success after reunification by connecting the family to legal services and connecting the minor to medical referral services to support her medical condition of Microtia. My client and her parents recently moved and currently live in a three-bedroom apartment with other individuals and rent a bedroom. The minor’s mother is not working due to the age of the minor and her medical needs. The minor’s mother is currently 9 months pregnant and due in February of 2023. The father works in construction and is continuing to have difficulty acquiring stable employment due to the change of season. The minor’s father continues to look for stable employment at nearby factories near the household, however, has been unsuccessful. The minor’s father is providing for the family’s basic needs but there is not enough money to pay for additional items needed for the minor and the family's unborn child. Posted 2/6/23.

$ 276
Ana
Jersey City, NJ - Ecuador

General Laptop Fund

LAPTOP DRIVE FOR REFUGEES!!!!! Catholic Charities Community Services, Refugee Resettlement is hosting, in partnership with Hearts You Hold, a laptop drive for refugees and asylees in NY. To make a partial donation just make a general donation for whatever amount and note in the comment section that it is for the laptop fund.

Laptops are an extremely high-priority need for refugees and asylees that are new to the US and arrive with few belongings and little access to important resources. This need is often overlooked, but is essential for refugees and asylees to settle comfortably and with dignity, allowing them to be able to utilize their computer for work, job applications, cover letters, educational training, school, and connecting with their community. Please consider donating to our “Laptop Fund,” donations of any size will have a huge impact on refugees and asylees resettling in New York. Thank you! Posted 2/3/23.

$ 1150
Catholic Charities Community Services NY
New York - Ukraine, Venezuela, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Afghanistan, Haiti, Cuba, Burkina Faso

Winter Vest

Adolfo is requesting winter items for this season. Winters can be tough on him and having adequate clothing and layers will allow Adolfo to endure the cold weather. This item will help keep him warm while working outside.

Thanks! Posted 1/19/23.

$ 92
Adolfo
Fulton County, PA - Mexico

Laptop w/ Sleeve and Mouse

The family that we are requesting this laptop for arrived in the United States one year ago from Guatemala. Two young adults and one daughter compose this family. Parents have been facing many challenges since they came to the U.S.

due to several surgeries their little child had to have. They have not attended classes in person because of the multiple surgeries of their little daughter and the limited access to transportation. This laptop will support both parents in their English classes online so they can better support their child while navigating the American health system. This computer was selected because it has the greatest amount of RAM to support the storage of multiple users. 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. This laptop would help an amazingly resilient family on their way to a brighter future! Thank you! Posted 2/6/23.

$ 444
Clara
Atlanta, GA - Guatemala

Tablet

Wilman is an Asylee from Honduras who fled his homeland with his younger brother. Wilman and his brother are now living in a rented room located in the Bronx. The client would love to get a tablet because the client’s younger brother recently enrolled in school and does not have employment.

Once the tablet is provided to the client’s younger brother, Catholic Charities will still be able to assist the client with other needs. It’s important to note that the client is young, and his younger brother heavily relies on him. This donation would be so appreciated by Wilman, thank you for your consideration. Posted 2/6/23.

$ 173
Wilman
Bronx, NY - Honduras

Laptop

Cosette is a migrant from Cuba who fled her homeland with her husband and daughter. Cosette and her family are now living in an apartment located in the Bronx. The client would love to get a laptop because the client’s daughter recently enrolled in school and does not have employment.

Once the laptop is provided to the client’s daughter, Catholic Charities will still be able to assist the client with other needs. It’s important to note that the client is undocumented, and her daughter heavily relies on her parents. This donation would be so appreciated by Cosette, thank you for your consideration. Posted 2/6/23.

$ 121
Cosette
Bronx, NY - Cuba

Laptop

Arlene is a migrant from Cuba who fled her homeland and arrived alone in New York. Ms. Arlene is now living in an apartment located in Queens.

The client would love to get a laptop because the client would like to take English classes in the future and does not have employment. Once the laptop is provided to the client, Catholic Charities will still be able to assist the client with other needs. It’s important to note that the client is undocumented, and she heavily relies on friends. This donation would be so appreciated by Arlene, thank you for your consideration. Posted 2/6/23.

$ 121
Arlene
Queen, NY - Cuba

T-Shirts Set

Hi! Dario is a farmworker from Orange County, VT. He is in need of t-shirts for layering that could help him with his job and also serve to keep him warm.

Please help Dario stay warm in the winter! Any help is appreciated. Thank you! Posted 2/3/23.

$ 43
Dario
Orange County, VT

Work Boots

$ 86
Dario
Orange County, VT
Request Funded

Jacket

$ 88
Dario
Orange County, VT
Request Funded

Laptop

This Chromebook laptop is being requested for Maria; a minor newly arrived in the U.S. from her home country of Cuba.

Maria traveled to the U.S., unaccompanied, to have a chance at a better, more dignified life and to be reunified with her mother. Maria has been struggling with her academics since arriving in the U.S. due to the language barrier and difficulty with the transition. The minor and her mother requested this laptop in order for the minor to connect to online tutoring services, practice her English, and meet with her professors virtually when needed. Unfortunately, the sponsor is going through an economically challenging time, as she is also new to the U.S. and does not have the means to provide the minor with a laptop herself. When spoken to privately, the minor’s mother teared up while expressing the fear she has of the minor not progressing due to the fact that she does not have access to tools that other children in her classroom do. This family’s caseworker was impacted by the minor’s situation and hopes that a kind soul is able to make this mother’s/minor’s dream come true! Posted 2/3/23.

$ 229
Maria
Miami, FL - Cuba

New Tires w/ Balancing and Installation included

The wife of a migrant farm worker in Addison County, VT needs tires for her car. She has two teenage children who she transports to school and other social and sports events. She also cooks and delivers meals to farm workers and cooks for a catering collective which serves the entire Addison County community.

She attends English language classes two times a week and provides a ride to another student to and from class. Class is located 18 miles from her home. She lives on a dirt road in a rural secluded setting. She needs to drive and she needs snow tires. Any help is appreciated. Thank You! Posted 1/31/23.

$ 460
Anonymous
Addison, VT - Mexico

Laptop

Our client, A.F., is a 15-year-old minor who is needing this amazing gift to not only help him with his education but also to give him some hope and motivation after leaving his home country for a better life. A.F. is an unaccompanied minor from Honduras who migrated to the U.S.

with his sister. The minor lives with his mother (also sponsor), his father, and his three siblings. A.F. has experienced many trials and tribulations in the last few years of his life. He made the journey to the USA with his sister to seek a better and safe life alongside side his parents and siblings. A.F.'s mother recently lost her job and is unable to afford such a grand gift due to the family's current financial insecurity. A.F.'s father is the only household member working and it has been a very difficult time for the family. This grand gift will support A.F. in improving his overall reading and writing skills, being able to participate in English classes and helping him plan for his future. Thank you! Posted 1/29/23.

$ 345
A.F.
Middlesex County, NJ - Honduras

Kohl's Gift Card

This gift card is being requested for a 16-year-old minor brand new to the USA. James shared that his life forever changed the day he stepped foot onto U.S. soil.

For the first time, he felt a true sense of hope for his life. James migrated to the U.S. from Honduras, where he and his mother resided in a “red zone” or an extremely dangerous part of town known for gang recruitment. The minor and his family were also very poor, and there were days that the minor went to sleep with little to no food. James decided that he was not going to be recruited by the local gang or continue being a burden to his mother; this is when James made the brave decision to travel to the U.S. on his own. Now that James is here, he has started the school application process and hopes to further his education and one day go to college. Unfortunately, the minor came to the U.S. with only the clothing on his back. James’s very humble sponsor is not able to afford clothing as she has just managed to buy him a mattress and is living paycheck to paycheck in order to make ends meet. Other than his sponsor, the minor does not have the assistance of anyone else but the caseworker writing this request. This gift card would bless the life of this minor with basic necessities that he is urgently needing and provide him with further hope to go on! Posted 1/24/23.

$ 288
James Castro
Miami, FL - Honduras

Laptop w/ Sleeve

The client that we are requesting this laptop for arrived in the United States just one week ago and is excited to begin working so she can support herself. She is in need of a laptop in order to participate in virtual English classes at night and take advantage of daytime employment opportunities while prioritizing her education. She hopes to pursue higher education after gaining English fluency.

This laptop would help a wonderful woman on her way to supporting her family! 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. Posted 1/24/23.

$ 271
Axelle
Atlanta, GA - Cameroon

Family Sofa

Hello, my name is Maricela, and I am originally from Guatemala. I now live in Vermont with my family (my 5 children and 2 younger sisters). I am requesting a sofa for our large family as we have been using pillows as seats on the carpet.

The sofa being requested includes storage space which would be useful in our small apartment. I am making this request to Hearts You Hold and hope God touches the heart of donors who could help us. The truth is that we do not have many economic resources, as only my husband has full-time work on the farm. At this time, I only have employment occasionally. Any help is appreciated! Thank you. Posted 1/24/23.

$ 1438
Maricela
Northern Vermont - Guatemala

Bed Frame 1

Erica and Edy are brother-and-sister. They fled their home country of Guatemala due to chronic food insecurity and an uncertain future. Erica is the head of the household and the caregiver to her teenage brother.

Erica has lived in the United States for 9 months and Edy arrived 2 months ago. Erica and Edy said they grew up in a loving home with many siblings but there was no future for them. Erica said she hopes that she and her brother can financially support their family in their home country. Erica and Edy learned to harvest corn and coffee when they were about 5 years old. Edy described with great knowledge how he recognized when the coffee and corn plants were ready for harvest. In addition, he worked on construction sites, helping to load and unload trucks filled with sand. He said he liked this work because it allowed him to purchase clothes and food for himself. Edy said he attended school until the 4th grade. In Guatemala, school is very expensive and his family could not afford to send him. Erica has been working at a restaurant as a cleaning and cooking aid. Edy plans to enroll in school and in the future he will also get a job. The siblings purchased individual inflatable beds because they cannot afford to purchase mattresses. They hope to receive two single mattresses. Unaccompanied children served by Catholic Charities Atlanta are children who cross our borders and have no parent or legal guardian who is available to provide for their care and physical custody. For a limited number of Unaccompanied Children, the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement funds home studies and post-release services by social services providers to help ensure children are released into safe placements and to facilitate family and community integration after reunification.

$ 115
Erica and Edy
Atlanta, GA - Guatemala

Bed Frame 2

Erica and Edy are brother-and-sister. They fled their home country of Guatemala due to chronic food insecurity and an uncertain future. Erica is the head of the household and the caregiver to her teenage brother.

Erica has lived in the United States for 9 months and Edy arrived 2 months ago. Erica and Edy said they grew up in a loving home with many siblings but there was no future for them. Erica said she hopes that she and her brother can financially support their family in their home country. Erica and Edy learned to harvest corn and coffee when they were about 5 years old. Edy described with great knowledge how he recognized when the coffee and corn plants were ready for harvest. In addition, he worked on construction sites, helping to load and unload trucks filled with sand. He said he liked this work because it allowed him to purchase clothes and food for himself. Edy said he attended school until the 4th grade. In Guatemala, school is very expensive and his family could not afford to send him. Erica has been working at a restaurant as a cleaning and cooking aid. Edy plans to enroll in school and in the future he will also get a job. The siblings purchased individual inflatable beds because they cannot afford to purchase mattresses. They hope to receive two single mattresses. Unaccompanied children served by Catholic Charities Atlanta are children who cross our borders and have no parent or legal guardian who is available to provide for their care and physical custody. For a limited number of Unaccompanied Children, the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement funds home studies and post-release services by social services providers to help ensure children are released into safe placements and to facilitate family and community integration after reunification.

$ 115
Erica and Edy
Atlanta, GA - Guatemala

Mattress 1

Erica and Edy are brother-and-sister. They fled their home country of Guatemala due to chronic food insecurity and an uncertain future. Erica is the head of the household and the caregiver to her teenage brother.

Erica has lived in the United States for 9 months and Edy arrived 2 months ago. Erica and Edy said they grew up in a loving home with many siblings but there was no future for them. Erica said she hopes that she and her brother can financially support their family in their home country. Erica and Edy learned to harvest corn and coffee when they were about 5 years old. Edy described with great knowledge how he recognized when the coffee and corn plants were ready for harvest. In addition, he worked on construction sites, helping to load and unload trucks filled with sand. He said he liked this work because it allowed him to purchase clothes and food for himself. Edy said he attended school until the 4th grade. In Guatemala, school is very expensive and his family could not afford to send him. Erica has been working at a restaurant as a cleaning and cooking aid. Edy plans to enroll in school and in the future he will also get a job. The siblings purchased individual inflatable beds because they cannot afford to purchase mattresses. They hope to receive two single mattresses. Unaccompanied children served by Catholic Charities Atlanta are children who cross our borders and have no parent or legal guardian who is available to provide for their care and physical custody. For a limited number of Unaccompanied Children, the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement funds home studies and post-release services by social services providers to help ensure children are released into safe placements and to facilitate family and community integration after reunification.

$ 150
Erica and Edy
Atlanta, GA - Guatemala

Mattress 2

Erica and Edy are brother-and-sister. They fled their home country of Guatemala due to chronic food insecurity and an uncertain future. Erica is the head of the household and the caregiver to her teenage brother.

Erica has lived in the United States for 9 months and Edy arrived 2 months ago. Erica and Edy said they grew up in a loving home with many siblings but there was no future for them. Erica said she hopes that she and her brother can financially support their family in their home country. Erica and Edy learned to harvest corn and coffee when they were about 5 years old. Edy described with great knowledge how he recognized when the coffee and corn plants were ready for harvest. In addition, he worked on construction sites, helping to load and unload trucks filled with sand. He said he liked this work because it allowed him to purchase clothes and food for himself. Edy said he attended school until the 4th grade. In Guatemala, school is very expensive and his family could not afford to send him. Erica has been working at a restaurant as a cleaning and cooking aid. Edy plans to enroll in school and in the future he will also get a job. The siblings purchased individual inflatable beds because they cannot afford to purchase mattresses. They hope to receive two single mattresses. Unaccompanied children served by Catholic Charities Atlanta are children who cross our borders and have no parent or legal guardian who is available to provide for their care and physical custody. For a limited number of Unaccompanied Children, the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement funds home studies and post-release services by social services providers to help ensure children are released into safe placements and to facilitate family and community integration after reunification.

$ 150
Erica and Edy
Atlanta, GA - Guatemala

Winter Coat

$ 80
Clara
Orange County, VT - Mexico
Request Funded

Winter Jacket

$ 90
Clara
Orange County, VT - Mexico
Request Funded

Storage Shelves

Clara is a farmworker in Orange County Vermont. She’s requesting storage shelves to help keep her home organized. Any help is appreciated.

Thank you! Posted 1/19/23.

$ 102
Clara
Orange County, VT - Mexico

Jacket

Adolfo is requesting winter items for this season. Winters can be tough on him and having adequate clothing and layers will allow Adolfo to endure the cold weather. This item will help keep him warm while working outside.

Thanks! Posted 1/19/23.

$ 127
Adolfo
Fulton County, PA - Mexico

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