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Mona from Chicago, IL

Recently housed and getting back on my feet. I need basic household items to thrive.

Basic items such as kitchenware and bedding will help me feel at home and build stability in my new apartment. More

Validated by Cassandra from Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

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Lucy from Chicago, IL

With a few basic household items, I can finally feel at home during the holidays!

I need some basic household items and furniture will give me a comfortable place to rest and build stability. More

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Stacey from New York, NY

I'm overcoming homelessness. A sleeper sofa will make my new apartment a home.

I am proud to say I recently moved from homelessness into my own apartment again! I need a comfortable bed to get a healthy night's sleep. More

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Eduardo from Chicago, IL

I want to get in touch with my cultural roots. A heritage test will let me do that.

My family has told me that I have Native American ancestors. With your help, I can take a DNA test to learn more about who I am. More

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Octavio from Tucson, AZ

I'm training to be an EMT. A laptop will enable me to complete my online classes!

With a laptop, I can complete classes while working full time. This will be my first step towards my dream of becoming a nurse practitioner. More

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Marianne from Chicago, IL

Transportation & winter clothing will make this a happy holiday season for my family.

With your help, I will be able to get to work and know that my children are safe and warm. More

Validated by Cassandra from Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

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Kenneth from Chicago, IL

Bed bugs destroyed my furniture. With your help, I can have a bed to sleep on again.

I'm currently sleeping on the floor, and can't wait to have my own bed again. More

Validated by Jackie from Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

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Bella from Rockford, IL

One deposit will get my family housed for the holidays.

Recent health problems put me out of a job and left my family withou a home. I’m determined get my family of 4 housed. More

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Brooklyn from New York, NY

Lost everything while homeless. Winter clothes will help me stay warm this season.

I am a survivor of homelessness and domestic violence, and it would mean the world to me to have some warm winter clothing for the season. More

Validated by Josephine from Barrier Free Living, Inc.

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Cassandra from Chicago, IL

I'm training to be an Administrative Assistant. Need bus passes to make it to class.

It's difficult to get around in the cold weather with my disability. Transportation vouchers will help me complete my training program. More

Validated by Kayla from Center for Changing Lives

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Amanda from Chicago, IL

I'm one class away from starting a new career. Just need to cover the costs.

Meeting this need will help me provide more opportunities for my family by becoming a licensed real estate broker. More

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Shaq from Izmir, Turkey

I'm ready to start anew. One plane ticket will get me home for the holidays.

My goals are to return home to the United States as soon as possible, find employment, get permanent housing. More

Validated by Jacqui from NYC Department of Probation