Living my full life...Nestor Gonzalez

Son • Nephew • FriendEmployee • Neighbor  Community Member CIF Participant

Some high schoolers dream of becoming an astronaut or traveling the world. Nestor’s dreams were a little closer to home. Since he was a teenager, Nestor has dreamed of having a job and living independently. Last year, with CIF’s support, he moved into an apartment of his own.

Today, Nestor lives and works in the community, and although he has achieved his goals, his journey isn’t over. He is taking on more responsibilities at his job and works with a CIF skills tutor on budgeting and other goals. Independence, Nestor says, is about choice. “Every choice has a learning aspect to it,” he shares. “Whether it’s a good choice or not, you learn from it.”

Nestor is one of many individuals living in the Chicagoland area that CIF supports to live his full life. He's a reason to give.

Support CIF on #GivingTuesday. Not only will CIF be part of the global #GivingTuesday efforts, we will be matched dollar for dollar by the Coleman Foundation, up to $15,000. Gifts from new donors on December 2nd will have double the impact. Give $10 and CIF gets $20, $50 and CIF gets $100. Give $100...well, you do the math!

Our goal is to share this incredible opportunity via email and social media to reach as many folks as we can. We hope you will not only take part in #GivingTuesday, but will also spread the word to family and friends.

It’s easy. Here’s what we need you to do:

Share the message with friends and family.

  • Like us on Facebook and share our #GivingTuesday posts
  • Follow us on Twitter and retweet our #GivingTuesday messages
  • Email your friends and invite them to give to CIF on #GivingTuesday
  • Donate and make an impact, too.

That's it!

Stay tuned for the donation link...we’ll post it closer to December 2nd!


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