Requests - Organizations & Individual

Requests are listed by most current at the top. Please consider scrolling to the bottom of the list to fund requests that have been waiting the longest. Thank You! 

All of the requests on this page are from specific individuals, families or organizations. One of the core values of HYH is: 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 a 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: 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!”

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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

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

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

Work Boots

$ 160
Peter
Bradford, VT - Oaxaca, Mexico
Request Funded

AC Unit

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.

$ 321
Ale
Bradford, VT - Chiapas, Mexico

Corn Mill Grinder

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

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

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

Television & Antenna

As new arrivals to the United States, this client and her family are currently learning English. A television would allow the client to learn English and stay up-to-date on what is going on in Charlotte, which is a matter of safety and community integration. This is even more pressing since ESL classes can not currently take place in person, due to Coronavirus.

Additionally, this client is elderly and can not work, so a television would give her something to do and allow her to connect to her new home. In order for the clients to watch television and gain all of the benefits associated with this, they will need a television antenna. As they are not yet able to afford cable, the antenna is necessary for the television to work.

$ 154
Thi Bieu
Charlotte, NC - Vietnam

TV & Antenna

As new arrivals to the United States, this client and his family are working hard to learn English. A television would allow the family to learn English, which is crucial to have access to future opportunities for the parents and children, and stay up-to-date on what is going on in Charlotte, which is a matter of safety and community integration. In order for the clients to watch television and gain all of the benefits associated with this, they will need a television antenna.

As they are not yet able to afford cable, the antenna is necessary for the television to work.

$ 154
Anonymous
Undisclosed

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 himself 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
Jafore
Charlotte, NC - Myanmar

Work Boots

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.

$ 206
Don Paco
Bradford, VT

iPad

***Thank you to two donors who have reduced this amount by $250.00! *** 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.

$ 469
Don Paco
Bradford, VT

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

Medical Bill

***Thank you to a generous donor who reduced the bill by $500.00!" You also can make a partial payment towards this bill by making a general donation and noting in the comments that it should be applied to Carlo's medical bill. Carlos, who is 45 years old, works 10-12 hours a day 6 days a week at a farm in Addison County, VT. On Saturday 6/6/2020 he injured his foot.

The ex-ray showed a fracture that required surgery. He continued to work even after the fracture but had surgery on Wednesday 6/10 at Porter Hospital in Middlebury, VT. Carlos, a Mexican citizen, is in America to earn money to better support his family in Mexico which consists of his aging parents, wife and son who has muscular dystrophy. Carlos pays for his son's bi-weekly medical visits with a specialist. Carlos does not qualify for any medical insurance plan and does not receive medical insurance through his work. He cannot claim relatives in Mexico as dependents for purposes of financial assistance through the hospital. He has incurred medical bills amounting to tens of thousands of dollars. Making payments on this bill will severely inhibit his ability to continue to provide for his family. Carlos would appreciate any support to help him pay this bill.

$ 17279
Carlos
Middlebury, VT - Mexico

Attorney Fees

Stimulus Check Donation? This client came to the US during the summer when the federal government was separating parents from their children at the border. The children were reunited with their mother but are now struggling to pay legal fees related to their asylum case.

The client's hours at work have been reduced due to the current pandemic. The family owes their attorney money and would be very grateful for any assistance in paying this fee. She has until July to pay the money according to the payment plan arranged with the attorney. 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.

$ 1495
Mother separated from children at border
Mexico - Atlanta, GA

2 BJ Gift Cards

Ernest, his wife, and their 7 year old daughter are asylees originally from Haiti. Ernest and his wife are currently not working, due to the COVID-19 crisis. His wife's job is on hold until business reopens.

They are currently having issues handling their home expenses. A gift card for food assistance would go a long way for this family.

$ 125
Ernest
Brooklyn, NY - Haiti

2 VISA Gift Cards

Ernest, his wife, and their 7 year old daughter are asylees originally from Haiti. Ernest and his wife are currently not working, due to the COVID-19 crisis. His wife's job is on hold until business reopens.

They are currently having issues handling their home expenses. A gift card for food assistance would go a long way for this family.

$ 125
Ernest
Brooklyn, NY - Haiti

2 VISA Gift Cards

Elaha, Akhar Mohammed, is 28 year old asylee who is originally from Afghanistan. She worked in the IT industry in her country. Elaha, now living in the US doesn’t have any relatives and struggling with her bills.

She is currently not working and her public assistance is pending. Elaha would benefit greatly a gift card for food assistance.

$ 125
Elaha
Flushing, NY (Queens) - Guinea

Refurbished Chromebook & Case

$ 162
Family with 4 Children
Atlanta, GA
Request Funded

Walmart Gift Card #5

Our team provides emergency assistance to refugee and immigrant families facing crises, such as health crises or job loss. Gift cards help so much by easing the financial burden on these families and helping pay for food and other essentials. 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.

$ 230
Catholic Charities Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

5 Barron's Foreign Language Guide #4

$ 67
Unaccompanied Migrant Children
Atlanta, GA - El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras
Request Funded

Webster’s Basic English Spanish Dictionary 5 copies #1

Catholic Charities Atlanta works with unaccompanied immigration children, which are children who were not accompanied by their parent or legal guardian at the time they entered the United States. Almost all of our clients are from Central America and speak Spanish, and face a lot of challenges when enrolling in school in the United States due to language and other barriers. Our clients are often eager to learn English, but need tools for doing so.

Having an English-Spanish dictionary would help as they transition to the school system and begin learning English.

$ 14
Unaccompanied Immigrant Children
Atlanta, GA - El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras

Enfamil Baby Formula

$ 41
Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance - MIRA
Jackson, MS
Request Funded

Toddler Clothing

$ 166
Anonymous
Request Funded

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