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Brian from Chicago, IL

To better stay connected with my family, I need my own phone!

I've been using a phone at a social service agency many times a day to call my family. Having my own phone will help me maintain our strong relationships. More

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Dominic from Chicago, IL

I'm a Navy Vet in need of transportation back home to Virginia.

I need a one way bus ticket to Norfolk, Virginia, where I have a support network that will help me find housing and employment. More

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Spotty from Chicago, IL

I'm a 57 year old retired dock worker. A couch & table will make my new apt a home.

I'm very excited to be living in my own place. I used to live in an SRO where I couldn't have much furniture but now I have more room. More

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Melody from Chicago, IL

Having my kids in summer camp will enable me to go back to school!

With my 2 youngest daughters in summer camp for a full day, I will be able to attend school for medical billing and work towards having a stable job. More

Validated by Ian from Chicago House and Social Service Agency

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Johnny from Chicago, IL

I am excited to get started working as a CNC operator! I need work supplies.

My goals are to start a career to support my family, work hard, and be self-sufficient. Work clothes and supplies will help me get there. More

Validated by Mark from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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Ellen from Chicago, IL

In my first apartment in over 20 years! I need bus passes, a table, and chairs.

I've been panhandling for bus fare. Having a pass would mean I could job search reliably. I also need a table and chairs to eat on. More

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

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Raven from Chicago, IL

Embarking on a new career! I need tuition, supplies, and a uniform.

I'll be starting classes soon to become an aesthetician. I need to make a deposit to get started on my successful career. More

Validated by Amelia from Chicago House and Social Service Agency

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Hector from Evanston, IL

I work full time & am moving to an apt closer to work. Furniture will help my family.

My kids need beds & dressers in the new place, which I can't afford even though I work full time. This will make it easier to support my autistic son. More

Validated by Katie from Infant Welfare Society of Evanston

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Nicole from Detroit, MI

My daughter and I are disabled. We need car repairs to get to our Dr's appointments.

I have 3 children and we need car repairs to get to the Dr, the store, etc. We're also in need of beds so that we can stop sleeping on the floor. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

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Debra from Chicago, IL

I'm making changes in my life! With self-sufficiency as my goal, I need work gear.

I hope to one day be able to help my family in a time of need as they once helped me. To reach my goal, I need work gear like steel toed boots. More

Validated by Crystal from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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Sasha from Tucson, AZ

I'm looking for work and I need glasses so I can see for my job search.

I need prescription eyeglasses because it's hard for me to read. It'll be easier for me to look for work when I can see properly. More

Validated by Byron from Pima County One Stop Career Center

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Cassey from Detroit, MI

After 4 years of homelessness, my kids and I have a home. We need beds and a table.

My children finally have their own rooms but no beds. I'd like to get beds for them and a table so we don't have to eat & sleep on the floor anymore. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

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Ricky from Chicago, IL

I'm so happy to be housed after 4 years of homelessness! I need to furnish my new apt

I'm working with a supportive housing agency but they don't have the funds for furniture. I only have a bed and a table, so I need other furniture. More

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

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Nadia from Detroit, MI

Single parenting with a disability. My kids need beds for a good night's rest.

My children and I moved back to Michigan and finally have a home to live in, but my kids are sleeping on the floor because we have no beds. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

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John from San Diego, CA

I'm starting over in the US & seeking asylum. A laptop will help me complete school!

I'm rebuilding my life in the US after surviving torture. I want to work in the auto industry, but need a laptop to succeed in school and beyond! More

Validated by Erika from Survivors of Torture, International

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Kimberly from Chicago, IL

Restarting my life in Chicago! I need household items like pots and pans and bedding.

I'm transferring my LPN license to IL so I can work. In the future I plan to become an RN. Household goods will get me started in my new life. More

Validated by Laurel from Inspiration Corporation

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Kim from Detroit, MI

Parenting & recovering from surgery. I need furniture for my family.

We had to throw out our furniture because of bedbugs. Now my family needs a place to sit down to have quality time together. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

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Ileana from Chicago, IL

After overcoming homelessness and unemployment, I'm eager to move higher in life!

The majority of my paycheck goes to making ends meet. I need an employment authorization card to both continue working and move up. More

Validated by Laurel from Inspiration Corporation

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Hugh from Chicago, IL

I need my computer serviced to remove viruses so I can continue my business.

I'm a small business professional in freelance design & making custom slipcovers and drapery. I need a working computer to reach customers. More

Validated by Curtis from Chicago House and Social Service Agency

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Alicia from Detroit, MI

My children and I have a new home. We need beds, a stove, and a fridge.

Our new home is empty, so we need beds to sleep in and a stove and fridge so I can cook healthy meals for my children. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

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Mary from Detroit, MI

I'm foster parenting and need furniture and clothes for the children.

I need bedroom furniture and clothes for the three children I'm foster parenting. Because of my disability, I can't provide these things at this time. More

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Cecelia from Chicago, IL

I'm going back to school for EMT certification. I need a computer to do my homework.

My ultimate goal is to become an RN. This is the first step. I need a computer, mini-fridge, and microwave as I go back to school. More

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Diamond from Detroit, MI

I'm a single mother with disabilities. I need my car fixed so I can go to the doctor.

A new transmission will get me and my daughters to our doctors' appointments. I can't work due to my medical condition so I can't afford the fix. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

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Phil from Chicago, IL

In a new apartment! I need household items like dishes, towels and cookware.

I've been clean for 2 years and have been at my job for 1. Now I'm in a new home too. Things are looking up and I just need household items. More

Validated by Da'Sean from The Cara Program

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Keke from Detroit, MI

My children and I moved into our own home. I need beds for my children.

I work part time & I'm looking for full time work. Right now I don't have the money for beds and my children are sleeping on the floor. More

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Cathy from Chicago, IL

Obtaining my GED will open so many doors! I need help paying the registration fee.

I need financial assistance to pay for my GED. By obtaining my GED, I will be able to achieve better paying jobs and support my family. More

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