We asked some of our grantees what small amounts of assistance from LI3 meant to them. Here are what some of them had to say:
I want to thank LI3 who helped my family to settle in Littleton. Coming to a new country is like suddenly being blind. How do we know what to do? Where do we go? Who will lead us? We were so lucky to have a team of people who helped us find our way and to finally live in peace.
- Raad (refugee from Iraq)
I would like to have more opportunity to improve my family life, career, and for my two children, both born in America. Becoming a citizen will assist with completing college and I look forward to taking part in my community as a voter.
LI3, thank you very much for the help, especially with providing me the money [for citizenship application]. I was able to pass my test and I truly appreciate your support. I hope you can continue to help more people like me who need it. Thank you again and may God bless you.
It is important for me to become a U.S. Citizen so that I can stay here in the United States, close to my children and grandchildren who are all U.S. citizens.
I spent more than 30 years living in the United States. I feel part of this country all of my daughters are U.S. Citizens. I want to start with English classes so I can help my family and give back to this beautiful country. I plan to volunteer when I can use my native language.
I very much appreciate the support of LI3 to help me pay for [citizenship application] costs. I am also very appreciated of this country which is why I want to become a citizen.
I am very greatful for the scholarship as it is a big help to obtain my DACA. This is important to me because this is my opportunity to finish what I started. I am/will be able to finish my career. It is a nursing career. If I cannot do this I will continue with a career in education. I love to help people and being bilingual this will give me a bigger opportunity to help out in a better way. Thank you so much for helping me on my way to a better life.
- Olivier (brought to this country without documents as a young child)
I am very happy to become a citizen. I will feel bigger and more confident. I can go to school, get an education and get some benefits. I will get English education so I can talk with everyone.
Thank you so much for your support of my citizenship [application]. That would not be possible if not for your support. With all my heart,
I am very happy. I am very close to becoming a citizen on August 12. Thank you for your help. With all my heart, God bless you always.