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Shelly from Chicago, Il

Recently injured & recovering. A cell phone & car insurance will help me get back on my feet!

I need to be able to continue my IT training program. Being able to drive and answer calls are essential to moving forward! More

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Anne from Chicago, IL

I'm working, but ready for a better career. A laptop will help me get there!

My dream is to become a substance abuse counselor. With a basic laptop, I can take the courses I need to get there! More

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Faith from Eldoret, Kenya

I'm ready to start my own business. With the right supplies, I know I can!

I need to pay for my training course and sewing machine to start on my path towards owning my own business. More

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Carolyn from Chicago, IL

I'm overcoming homelessness! A bed & some basic furniture will make it my home base.

After 15 years of homelessness, I've found a home! I just need a little help with some basic furniture to make it my safe space. More

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Anna from Tucson, AZ

Going to school for a new career! Need help with books not covered by my scholarship.

I'm ready to enter a career, but I need help paying for some essential books and supplies not covered by my scholarships. More

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Soni from Modesto, CA

I'm studying to become a nurse. A basic laptop will help me complete my program!

Between my time volunteering at the hospital & going to class, I don't have time to head to the library every day! More

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Junior from Chicago, Illinois

I'm finishing training in the manufacturing field. Steel-toed boots will help me start work!

I'm about to finish my training program to become a CNC operator, but I need a pair of steel-toed boots to have the right gear for the job. More

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Elisabeth from Chicago, Illinois

Transitioning out of homelessness! A bed & air conditioner will bring me stability.

I'm housed & ready to transition from homelessness into the next stage of my life. I am in need of a bed, air conditioner, table & vacuum cleaner. More

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Yaritza from San Francisco, CA

First generation college student! A tech camp will help me on my career path.

I want to show that people from my community can and should work in the tech industry. I just need some help covering tuition for this tech camp! More

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Jorge from San Francisco, CA

Low-income college student studying for a tech career. A coding bootcamp will help me get there!

My mother brought me to the US at the age of six from El Salvador, and I'm ready to start a career in tech to bring us both a better future. More

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Jackie from Chicago, IL

I work in massage therapy. I just need to pay testing fees to get my my license.

I need to take the MBLEX Exam in order to receive my massage therapist's license. I have been studying for the test for the past six months! More

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Randy from Chicago, IL

I'm determined to find work & housing. I just need one certification to get a job!

I need help paying for a Forklift Certification course so I can get back to work. More

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Raelyn from Caldwell, Idaho

Starting my own mobile salon business. Essential supplies will enable me to do it!

A mobile shampoo station and some basic supplies will help me start a business doing what I love—helping the elderly and disabled feel beautiful. More

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Kumari from Berkeley, CA

Ready to start work! I just need to pay for my driver's license to make it to my job.

Once I pass my driving test, I will be able to apply for a position at a bank and make enough to be self-sufficient. More

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Hawaa from Rockford, IL

Single working mom! 1 month's gas & rent will help me provide until my 1st paycheck.

I need help with gas money to get back and forth to work, and rent to keep my baby girl housed until I can receive my first paycheck! More

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Leanne from Detroit, Mi

Mom of 2 overcoming homelessness. My family needs beds to get a good night's sleep.

It's important to me that my son, who has mental illness, has a comfortable and safe space to come home to every night. More

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Dee from Detroit, MI

My sons & I just left an abusive relationship. I need beds & a fridge for my boys.

My sons & I are working hard to regain independence after years in an abusive relationship. I need 2 beds for my boys & a fridge to make a stable home More

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Nicole from Chicago, IL

I'm SO close to graduating and finding full employment, but I need a laptop to do it!

I need a laptop to help me finish school. I just need 18 more credit hours to graduate, and a laptop will help me get there! More

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John from Chicago, IL

Ready to start work in security. I just need my certification to make it happen!

I need to renew my PERC and FOID card, as well as, take driving lessons, so I can be more marketable in the security field. More

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Tristin from Chicago, IL

My kids are sleeping on the floor. A bed will help our new apartment feel like home.

I need a bed for my children. I just moved into a new apartment and at this stage we don't have any furniture. More

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Irene from Eldoret, Kenya

I'm overcoming homelessness. One month's rent will help me reach stability!

Recently, my mother passed away, and I've been chased from my home. First month's rent will help me build security as I start my tailoring business. More

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Monica from Stockton, CA

Mom training for a new career. Textbooks & a laptop will help me complete my program!

I want to be a good example for my children - to teach them to be independent, and to not take education for granted. More

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Samantha from Chicago, Illinois

I'm overcoming homelessness. Updating my driver's license will help me move forward.

I need some help with the fee to update my registration and driver's license. Once I do that, I can get to jobs and get my grandson the care he needs! More

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Bri from Bay Area, CA

On the path out of homelessness! Furniture & cookware will make my apartment a home.

I need basic essentials like kitchen items, bedding, towels, lighting, and rugs to help make my new apartment feel like home. More

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Mason from Modesto, CA

First generation Cambodian American. A laptop will help me make it through college!

Almost all the money I earn at my night shift job goes towards student loans. With a basic laptop, I know I can complete my program! More

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Zack from Chicago, IL

Studying for a career in IT! A laptop will help me get a job with a living wage.

I'm ready for a better-paying career in Information Technology. I just need a basic laptop to complete my program and get a job! More

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Laneice from Evanston, Il

Training for a career while caring for my kids. Furniture will help us move forward!

I need basic items to raise my children in a safe and stable house, especially for my premature twin girls. More

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Ismael from San Francisco, CA

1st generation immigrant going to college. With 1 enrollment fee I can start classes!

I need assistance paying my enrollment fee so I can be the first in my family to graduate with a degree in graphic design. More

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Paul from Chicago, IL

Transitioning out of homelessness. With a Commercial Driver's License can land a job!

Being able to pay the fee for my Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Certification will help me gain employment as a cross-country truck driver. More

Validated by Shayna from Inspiration Corporation

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Joseph from Freetown, Sierra Leone

I'm furthering my education. A laptop will help me move forward and better support my community!

I'm passionate about empowering young people in my community. A laptop will help me stay plugged in as I continue in my career helping youth. More

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Joseph from Chicago, IL

I'm overcoming homelessness. Furnishing my new apartment will help me rebuild.

After being hospitalized for 3 years, I'm moving into my own place! Basic furniture will help me create a home and start anew. More

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Clarence from Chicago, IL

Training for a manufacturing career. Work gear will enable me to start my job!

Steel-toed boots, some essential tools, & a back brace will help me safely start my job and build a stable foundation for myself. More

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Anastasia from Chicago, IL

Working mom moving my family forward. A laptop will help me get a better job!

I need a laptop to start online courses and earn my degree in Hospitality Management. More

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Louise from Chicago, IL

I'm a cosmetologist, but my license expired! I need to renew it to get back to work.

To get back to doing what I love, I just need the $250 restoration fee for my State of Illinois Cosmetology License. More

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Susana from San Francisco, CA

Eager to show my daughter that dreams are possible! A coding class will get me there.

I received a scholarship to attend a technology boot camp. I need your help to cover the remaining costs so I can attend! More

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Mary from Eldoret, Kenya

Ready to be the first in my family to attend college! I need help with a small fee.

Making it to college will enable me to gain the education I need to break the cycle of poverty for my daughter. More

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Mark from Freetown, Sierra Leone

I'm ready to become self-sufficient. Basic supplies will help me open my own shop.

After completing my training, I'm ready to start my own business and become self-sufficient. I just need some basic supplies to open my own shop. More

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Cherita from Bronx, NY

I've overcome domestic violence. Laptops will let me stay in touch with my daughter!

My relationship with my daughter is so important for my mental health. A laptop for each of us will let me see her face as she goes off to college! More

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Alice from Eldoret, Kenya

Proud to be the head of my household. Starting my business will enable me to provide!

I need help with fees to complete my tailoring training, pay for a sewing machine and buy fabric to open my shop! More

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Gabriella from Gardner, MA

Ready to head to college this fall! Dorm essentials & books will help me succeed.

It's a challenge to purchase my college needs by only working part time. I need some help paying for my books and dormitory needs. More

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Robin from Staten Island, NY

I've turned my life around, but need to pay just one court fee to move forward.

Once I can pay court fees, I'll be able to vacate my warrant and take steps to secure a stable future. More

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Kimberly from Charlotte, NC

Overcoming homelessness and domestic violence. Fixing my car will help me thrive!

The axle of my car needs to be repaired. Once I can get it fixed, I can get back to working and spending time in my local ministry. More

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Bret from Los Angeles, CA

I'm overcoming homelessness! A transcriber for my novel will help me heal and move forward.

I'm proud to have restarted my life after homelessness. Because I am blind, I need a transcriber to help me publish my writing and move forward. More

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Lynn from Tucson, AZ

On my way to becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse. A laptop will help me get there!

I don't have a computer at home, and a laptop will help me become a successful student on my path to becoming an RN! More

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Deniesha from Staten Island, New York

Working mom. A conflict resolution course will help me build skills to move forward!

My goal is to find a career that can help me better provide. I need help paying for a conflict resolution course to move my family forward. More

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Hunter from Chicago, IL

Single working mom. Need help with my daughter's school fees so she can graduate!

I'm on a tight budget, but without paying these fees, my daughter will not receive her diploma. Help me cover them so she can go to college this fall! More

Validated by Kayla from Center for Changing Lives