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Christina from Staten Island, N.Y

I'm determined to move my family forward. With a laptop, I can access the resources to do so.

A laptop will help me find work, continue my education, and provide a better life for my three children. More

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Reina from San Francisco, CA

My son has inspired me to go back to school. I need help with part of my tuition!

My parents brought me to the US so I could have better opportunities. I'm eager to get my Associates to better support my son & honor their sacrifice. More

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Billy from Chicago, IL

Determined to get back on my feet. Getting my driver's license will let me get there.

I need to pay for the cost to reinstate my license in order to pay my own way toward independence. More

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Pam from Bronx, NY

Ready to graduate from college. I need help w/ a small amt of tuition to finish my last semester.

After being very sick last fall, I'm now in physical therapy & eager to graduate. I need help with a small amt of tuition not covered by financial aid More

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Malcolm from Queens, New York

I'm a photographer but my camera was stolen. Help me get a new one to support myself.

My camera was stolen from me last November. A new camera will enable me to get back into my photography career and support myself. More

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Lisa from Detroit, Mi

My kids need clothes and winter gear to stay warm while I complete my education and find work.

My goals are to earn my high school diploma to get my family on the path towards a stable home. I need clothes, boots and coats for my children. More

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Mari from Tucson, AZ

I'm a recent immigrant ready for a job in the US. I need my residency card to start.

After losing my purse, I've been unable to save enough to purchase a new residency card. I will then be able to enter my career field. More

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Alma from San Diego, California

I'm ready to start school in the US. I need to cover the cost of 2 exams to enroll.

Graduate school exams are expensive, but I know I can make it through my program once I can pay for these tests. More

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Craig from Chicago, IL

I'm getting back on my feet. A few months of bus passes will help me land a job!

Getting back to work will help me become a strong part of the community and an all-around better person. More

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Brian from Chicago, IL

I'm ready to start a new job. I need to reinstate my license to begin work.

I have a job offer waiting for me, pending the my drivers license being reinstated. Once I can cover this cost, I'll be able to start! More

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Steven from Rockford, Illinois

An injury put me out of work. A little help will house my daughter and me.

My family is struggling to make it, jumping from couch to couch. Getting housed will help us move forward. More

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Ann from Nampa, ID

Homeless and working. One down payment will give me the safe shelter I need.

Right now I have been staying in a hotel or in my car. An RV trailer will give me a safe space to stay each night as I save for my own place. More

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Reginald from Chicagol, IL

I'm a veteran ready to work in the IT field. Need essential equipment to start work.

Meeting this need will allow me to start work. I need equipment to work from home due to my two artificial hips and severe osteoarthritis in my back. More

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Tanesha from Detroit, MI

Lost my job after medical complications. One month's rent will get my family housed.

Getting our own apartment will help me safely provide my daughter the medical care she needs to become well. More

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Shion from Detroit, Mi

Earning my GED and working toward full-time work. My kids need beds to sleep on.

Meeting this need will help me because my children will finally be able to get a good night's rest in bed of their own More

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Tiffany from Detroit, Mi

Going to school to support my kids. Need a stove & fridge to feed them healthy meals.

Meeting this need will mean my children will finally be able to have a nutritional meal for the first time in years. More

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Toni from Chicago, Illinois

I'm going to school in esthetics. I need help paying for my transporation to graduate.

Once I can make it to class, I'll be able to finish school and become gainfully employed in the industry of my dreams! More

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Angelica from San Francisco, CA

I'm studying child development. I need to cover books and transportation to succeed.

Meeting this need will help me relieve some of the stress of paying for my classes and make sure I have what I need to succeed. More

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Bob from Chicago, IL

At 64 yrs old, I'm ready to get back to work. A laptop will let me start an IT career

With a laptop, I can complete my CompTIA A+ certification and build skills that will help me be more productive and marketable. More

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Giselle from Chicago, IL

I'm a mom ready to go into real estate. Just need help with the cost of my licensure.

I work to show my children that education is the key to success and I am excited for the opportunity to lead by example. More

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Keith from New York, NY

I'm ready to turn my life around. Driving lessons will enable me to make it to work.

I'm determined to make a change and earn my master's. Once I'm working, I'll be able to cover my living expenses while pursuing my degree. More

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Regina from Detroit, Mi

I'm taking care of my sister while going to college. Need furniture for our new home.

Meeting this need will mean we will finally be able to sit on a sofa instead of a hard floor. More

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Michelle from Chicago, IL

Working on my IT certification. Just need bus passes to make it to class!

I am trying to receive my certification so I can get back into the IT field. A few months of bus passes will ensure I can make it to every class. More

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Charles from Chicago, Illinois

After incarceration I'm turning my life around. Bus passes will let me get to work.

Once I have these passes then I will be able to get to work for two months without fail and save enough money to buy a yearly pass on my own. More

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Monique from Chicago, IL

I'm ready to give my child a bright future. Need a laptop to further my education.

I need a laptop but currently cannot afford to buy one myself. I'm currently borrowing one, but cannot take it home to work outside of the program. More

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Tyquawn from Staten Island, New York

Excited to become a dad! Need some essential items to welcome my baby into the world.

I'm in a vocational program for carpentry right now, making it tough to buy the essentials my baby will need to grow up healthy! More

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Fania from Bronx, New York

Went back to school to support my son. A laptop and printer will help me land a job.

Being able to provide for my son means the world to me. In a few months I'll be graduating, but I'm struggling without the right technology. More

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Renee from Tucson, AZ

Cutting hair is my passion. I need to renew my license to get back to what I love!

have been cutting hair since I was 13, and it is a career I have a passion for and that helps me support my family. More

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Stephanie from Chicago, IL

I just moved to a new state. I need help reinstating my teacher's assistant license.

I am a certified teacher's assistant, but my current license is in another state. I have dedicated my whole life to taking care of children. More

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Monique from Bronx, New York

I'm a mom and an entrepreneur. I need to register my business to get started.

As a survivor of domestic violence & the foster care system, I understand the challenges young people face. I want to be a model for how to overcome. More

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Lisa from Bay Area, CA

After 3 years, I'm out of homelessness! Furniture will help me finally feel at home.

Now that I have my own place, it feels empty. Meeting this need will help me feel secure in my new home. More

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Tairiq from Staten Island, New York

I want to help my community. With the right attire, I can become a residential aid.

I need to purchase uniforms for a residential aide position or interview attire for interviews. More

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Kendahl from San Francisco, CA

I want to work in the tech industry. Tuition for one program will help me launch my career!

I want to enter a career that will allow me to support my daughter. With your help, I can jump-start my career by attending a coding boot-camp. More

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Randy-Jo from Nampa, ID

I have PTSD after surviving a tornado. One security deposit will get me housed!

I need with help with a security deposit to get off the street and get in to a place of my own. I can afford the monthly rent, just not the deposit. More

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Irene from Chicago, IL

I'm pursuing a certification in IT. With bus passes I'll be able to finish my program

Having access to reliable transportation will help me find a part-time job while I receive my certification. More

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Oscar from Chicago, IL

Getting back on my feet. With a phone and bus passes, I know I can find work.

A new phone and bus pass will help me secure employment by going to job interviews and having a reliable line of communication with employers. More

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L.J. from Chicago, IL

Ready to enter a tech career. I need bus passes to make it to my training program.

My goals are to gain more knowledge in the IT field and start a tech career. The only thing holding me back is transportation costs to my classes. More

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Saloma from Bronx, NY

I'm in my first apartment after homelessness. A pull-out sofa will help me thrive.

I need a pull-out sleeper sofa so that me and my daughter can get a good night's sleep in our new living space. More

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Shaquille from Manhattan, New York

Ready to start work as a train operator. Fees for my exam will help me land a job!

I need application money to apply for the MTA exam to get a job as a subway train operator, so that I can support my daughter. More

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Nikkio from Staten Island, New York

I'm determined to enter a career in real estate. A tablet will help me finish school!

It's a dream of mine to be the first person in my family to complete college. More

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April from Staten Island, new york

I have scoliosis and sleep apnea. Home medical equipment will help me live healthily.

I need assistance in purchasing a sleep apnea machine. Meeting this need will help me remain safe and healthy in my home. More

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Faith from Chicago, IL

Ready to gain an education to support my kids. Just need help with one small tuition payment.

Working full time, tuition is still a financial burden, especially since I am also providing for my 2 daughters. More

Validated by Kayla from Center for Changing Lives

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Robin from Chicago, IL

An injury put me out of work. 1 month's rent will get me back on my feet as I recover

Because I cannot do the work that I love, paying rent has been a challenge. This will help me regain my stability and health. More

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Bernie from Nampa, ID

Living with MS & on my way out of homelessness. Help w/ utilities will get me housed!

A place of my own will give me inner peace and hope that I can live a normal life without the worry of where to sleep from day to day. More

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Darnell from Chicago, Illinois

I'm ready to find work to improve my life. I need a laptop to complete my IT courses.

Having my own laptop will allow me to complete my work at home. Right now I am only able to use a laptop when it's provided to me in class. More

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Eric from Tucson, AZ

I'm in college and my laptop bag was stolen. A new laptop will get me back on track!

Without a laptop, I've had to stay after-hours everyday using school computers to complete my assignments. More

Validated by Byron from Pima County One Stop Career Center