In cooperation with local agencies, we are able to assist a significant number of people who are just short of reaching their goal of becoming gainfully employed and self-sustaining.
We have seen again and again in the Back-to-work Program that it is possible to achieve big results with small amounts of money provided at critical times.
Two important, relatively small expenses are gas cards, which many recipients see as essential assistance in their job search, and flash drives ($7) that enable clients to save, edit, and send resumes.
We also regularly help people who are unemployed or underemployed with the cost of:
I would like to express my appreciation for the financial gift of $200 that I will use toward purchasing tools for my career as a CNC [Computer Numerical Control] Machinist. For the past five-and-a-half years because of the economy I did not have steady employment. To better my prospects, I decided to enroll in the Machining Technology Program at Chemeketa Community College and will be receiving an associate degree this coming month. The tools will enhance my search for employment.
I can’t thank you enough for helping me with my fee for the upcoming CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) class. Instead of barely getting by, I now will be able to pay my regular bills without always asking for help.
I was thrilled to learn that you will be sponsoring me with required textbooks for the spring term at Chemeketa Community College.
Thank you so much for helping me with the gas card. I have been in a rough situation and this helps me more than you know to be able to get to job interviews so I can be self-sufficient.
Thank you so much for your donation. Without your help I would be unable to obtain my OLCC [Oregon Liquor Control Commission] and food handlers card at this time. God bless all of you.