Nori, a single, working, mother of four has lived in Humboldt Park her entire life. She loves the neighborhood that she lives in but is struggling to provide for her family as winter approaches. Although she wants to work more hours her work is unable to accommodate her request at this time. The reason she would like to work more is to earn money to pay for basic items that her family cannot afford. After paying the costs for monthly bills she has little financial room to afford much of anything else, including her family's basic needs.
Nori's main goal is to be a positive and present influence in her children's lives as they grow up. She is always putting her children ahead of her own needs. Her children do the best they can to support the family too. Her oldest son Joseph is a hard worker around the house and has a part time job as well. He tries to help his mother with his younger siblings. Josue is finishing up high school while Janessa, 12, and Dejali, 9, are gradually gaining more independence in their lives.
Nori is asking Reason to Give for outer wear including coats, gloves, hats, boots, and comforter sets for the beds. She is asking for these items so that her family can stay in good health and keep warm this winter. Nori is also asking Reason to Give for a computer. Currently, her family does not have a computer in their house. This forces her children to seek alternate ways in order to find the computer time they need to finish their homework. The library and YMCA do not always have computers available for her children to use. If she received a computer this would help bring her family closer together as she would be able to help her children with homework while cutting down the stress of worrying if her children will be able to have access to a computer and receive the homework help they need in order to succeed in school.
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