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Hawaa from Rockford, IL

Working hard to support my kids. One month's gas & rent will help me 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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Mary from Eldoret, Kenya

I'm ready to provide a better future for my family. I need help with a small fee to attend college!

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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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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Penny from Detroit, Michigan

Mom living with a disability. With clothes & furniture I can move my family forward.

I need a sofa, table and clothes for my daughter so we can build a home in our new space. 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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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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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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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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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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Mary from Midwest, Midwest

After overcoming domestic violence, one legal fee will reunite me with my 2 sons.

I need assistance to pay legal fees associated for my family's reunification. I have faced a long legal process and need support to finish! 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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Octavia from Chicago, IL

Moved to a new state. I need to reinstate my nail technician license to thrive!

In order to become self-sufficient again, I need to have my nail technician license and endorsement transferred to my new home state of Illinois. More

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Rebeccah from Oakland, CA

I'm a single mom going to college. I need help buying books for my classes!

My goal is to complete my associates degree in preparation for a nursing program, but textbooks are expensive and I need to take care of my children. More

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Ron from Detroit, Michigan

I'm housed, but sleeping on a sofa. A bed and dresser will make my new space a home.

I need assistance with obtaining a bed and dresser for my bedroom. I am currently sleeping on my sofa, and I have back problems. 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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Mike from Chicago, IL

On my path out of homelessness. Court fees are holding me back from getting there.

Once this is paid, I can begin putting aside money to save for an apartment. 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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Jesus from Chicago, IL

I'm now proudly working! With some help for my security deposit, I can become housed.

I began work as a machine operator this week thanks to Benevolent donors! To make my move a reality, I need one security deposit. More

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Sthefany from San Francisco, CA

I am a transgender Latina on the path to becoming a social worker. I just need textbooks to earn my GED!

Books are the most important tools for learning. With these books, I will study hard and graduate! More

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Marie from Chicago, IL

Help me maintain custody of my daughter by providing her with a bed to sleep on.

I'm ready to build a better life for my daughter. She needs a bed as a requirement from the court for me to maintain custody. 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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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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Candy from Detroit, Mi

My son & I are overcoming homelessness! Need a refrigerator & stove to cook at home.

Meeting this need will enable me to cook for my son at home, so we can both eat healthier and more economically. More

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Natasha from Chicago, IL, Cook

Working hard to earn my GED. A laptop will enable me to complete my program!

I need a laptop so when I start class in August I can complete online assignments and study at home and in class. More

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Edward from tucson, arizona

Ready to become a truck driver. I need to pay one small fee to reinstate my license.

I need to pay fees to get my license back so that I can acquire work and to start truck driving school. More

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Akhtar from Chicago, IL

I'm training for a career in IT. I just need bus passes to make it to my program!

Meeting this need will provide me he ability to use regular transportation every day so that I am able to get to class and keep my performance steady. More

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Julian from Chicago, IL

On my path towards a stable job. Renewing my driver's license will let me get there.

I'm in a class pursuing my CDL. I just need some help paying fees in order to get my license and reach work opportunities. More

Validated by Kayla from Center for Changing Lives

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Tea from Chicago, IL

Getting back on my feet. Bus passes to & from class will let me start a career in IT.

Having public transportation to and from classes is the one thing that will help me on my path towards a new career. More

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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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Selma from Chicago, Illinois

I just need help covering 4 more courses to complete my degree in Child Development!

Completing my degree will help me create a place for children to be creative through play, learning and developing skills. More

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David from Baltimore, MD

I'm entering a new career! Required textbooks are all I need to get there.

I'm starting as an apprentice, which makes it t difficult for me to pay for the books I need to complete my program. 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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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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Rita from Chicago, IL

My daughter & I finally found housing! With furniture, we can spend time together

I hope to become closer with my daughter by being a family that eats together like when I was growing up. 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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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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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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Sarah from Berkeley, California

I was displaced by a fire. Furniture will help me re-establish my home base!

After a fire displaced me from my home, health issues have made it hard to rebuild. 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

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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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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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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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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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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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