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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Laptop Computer

Jaba is an asylee from Bangladesh currently living in Queens, NY. At the age of 30, Jaba has recently graduated from college. This is a great accomplishment and has prepared Jaba to start a career in the United States now that she has been granted asylum.

Having a laptop computer will help her to apply for jobs online on her own and to work from home once she has secured a job. The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed many jobs to virtual platforms, and without a computer with access to the internet, Jaba will be unable to work. It is important to Jaba to be a productive and self-sufficient member of American society, and acquiring a laptop computer from which she can search for and secure full-time employment in her field is the first step to that goal.

$ 217
Jaba
Queens, NY - Bangladesh

Pots & Pans Set

I arrived at the dairy farm in the Upper Valley 3 months ago. My husband has been working here for more than two years. I work at the milk station, helping milking the cows and feeding them too.

I work 68 hrs a week and on Thursdays which is my day off I cook and sell food for the community. I don’t have a car and I don’t go anywhere. It would be very helpful if I could get a set of cookware for this purpose. I send all my money to my family in Mexico to support them through Covid. I have 2 relatives that are very ill at this moment. Thank you for your support.

$ 140
Migrant Farm Worker
Vermont - Mexico

Work Boots

I would like to thank Hearts you Hold for the support they have given me in the past. I have been working at the same farm in the Upper Valley for 5 years. Two weeks ago I fell and I dislocated my elbow.

Since this accident, I have not been able to work my regular schedule of 75 hrs a week. I have not been able to send money to my family in Mexico and winter is around the corner. I need a pair of boots. I usually work from 3:00 am until 3:00 pm in the barn helping the cows. I am in need of a pair of boots with good insulation to be able to perform my job. Thanks for your help.

$ 155
Migrant Farm Worker
Undisclosed for anonymity - Mexico

Child's Jacket

$ 78
Daria
Bronx, NY - Honduras
Request Funded

Toddler Jacket

Daria is requesting winter items for her children. She is a single mother from Honduras who recently lost her job and only source of income due to the Covid-19 pandemic. She has two young daughters.

Daria’s youngest daughter is two years old, and her most pressing need is winter clothing for the approaching colder months as she adjusts to the cold winters of New York. This year will be her first New York winter, and she needs a good coat to keep her warm before it starts to get cold.

$ 86
Daria
Bronx, NY - Honduras

Child Sweatshirt

Daria is requesting winter items for her children. She is a single mother of two from Honduras who recently lost her job and only source of income due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Her oldest is 14 years old and is attending high school for the first time this September.

She is in need of warm clothes to wear during her first winter in New York. In order to prepare for the colder months, she needs warm clothes like hoodies and jackets most.

$ 41
Daria
Bronx, NY - Honduras

Toddler Sweater

Daria is requesting winter items for her children. She is a single mother of two from Honduras who recently lost her job and only source of income due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Daria’s youngest daughter is two years old, and her most pressing need is winter clothing for the approaching colder months as she adjusts to the cold winters of New York.

$ 36
Daria
Bronx, NY - Honduras

Pajamas

$ 52
Daria
Bronx, NY - Honduras
Request Funded

Interactive Pen Display

Romi is a refugee from Indonesia who came to the United States to flee religious persecution. He lives in Lebanon with his wife and two children. As a conceptual artist and graphic designer, he needs a creative graphics tablet to build his portfolio and find work remotely.

He has just obtained his work permit and works 18 hours a week in a low-skilled job that does not provide enough for the family because he does not have this essential equipment to find a job suited to his skills. Thank you in advance for your help in this project. He would be forever grateful to anyone who can help him in his quest for dignity and sustainability. Currently, the family is living in a one-bedroom apartment, which is mostly funded by generous people.

$ 748
Romi
Lebanon, NH - Indonesia

Tablet Stand

Romi is a refugee from Indonesia who came to the United States to flee religious persecution. He lives in Lebanon with his wife and two children. As a conceptual artist and graphic designer, he needs a creative graphics tablet to build his portfolio and find work remotely.

He has just obtained his work permit and works 18 hours a week in a low-skilled job that does not provide enough for the family because he does not have this essential equipment to find a job suited to his skills. Thank you in advance for your help in this project. He would be forever grateful to anyone who can help him in his quest for dignity and sustainability. Currently, the family is living in a one-bedroom apartment, which is mostly funded by generous people.

$ 102
Romi
Lebanon, NH - Indonesia

Laptop Cooler

Romi is a refugee from Indonesia who came to the United States to flee religious persecution. He lives in Lebanon with his wife and two children. As a conceptual artist and graphic designer, he needs a creative graphics tablet to build his portfolio and find work remotely.

He has just obtained his work permit and works 18 hours a week in a low-skilled job that does not provide enough for the family because he does not have this essential equipment to find a job suited to his skills. Thank you in advance for your help in this project. He would be forever grateful to anyone who can help him in his quest for dignity and sustainability. Currently, the family is living in a one-bedroom apartment, which is mostly funded by generous people.

$ 38
Romi
Lebanon, NH - Indonesia

Steel Toe Safety Shoe

These shoes are a vitally important purchase because they will help our new arrival 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 (Carolina Refugee Resettlement Agency) 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.

$ 68
Yalenthiran
Charlotte, NC - Sri Lanka

Gas Card #6

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

Gas Card #7

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

Gas Card #8

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

Sneakers

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.

$ 98
Andrew
Orford, NH - Martinez de la Torre, Mexico

Water Filter & Replacement Filter Pack

Our client is a young single mom and her three children. Mom is sensitive to the local tap water, so the family has to buy bottled water to make do. This water filter dispenser will provide healthy drinking water and savings to a young 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.

$ 146
Young Single Mom
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 three donors who have reduced this amount by $350.00! *** 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.

$ 354
Don Paco
Bradford, VT

Medical Bill

***Thank you to generous donor #1 who reduced the bill by $500.00!" ***Thank you to generous donor #2 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.

$ 16704
Carlos
Middlebury, VT - Mexico

Attorney Fees

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

$ 125
Ernest
Brooklyn, NY - Haiti
Request Funded

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