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I am a mother & a student & am legally blind. I need contact lenses that will help me read & focus.

Member: Dominique (Oakland, CA)
Validator: Erica, Beyond Emancipation

My goal is to become a Juvenile Probation Officer in order to make a better life for my four children. Lenses can help my Keratoconus. More

$700of $450

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11 supporters
Funded on 1/31/2014

I'm a DV Survivor fighting cancer. I need a small fridge, microwave & toaster for medication & meals

Member: Monique (San Leandro, CA)
Validator: Kristal, Davis Street Family Resource Center

I survived domestic violence, now I’m fighting cancer. After chemo I’m unable to get around, & these items will allow me to be independent in my room. More

$225of $225

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4 supporters
Funded on 1/14/2014

I am a homebound senior, and I need an exercise machine to keep up my body strength

Member: Therese (San Diego, CA)
Validator: Vanesa, Senior Community Centers of San Diego

My vertigo keeps me homebound. I used to walk every day and can no longer get that exercise. This will help me keep going. More

$145of $145

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4 supporters
Funded on 1/14/2014

I am back on my feet after homelessness; I need furniture to make my new home a place of rest

Member: Darnell (Detroit, MI)
Validator: Tanya, Coalition On Temporary Shelter

My medical condition causes pain in my back & legs. I need furniture so I can sit properly at home and relieve my pain. Then I'll be rested for work. More

$820of $780

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4 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2013

I’ve just got my truck driving license, but I need an eye exam and new glasses to succeed at my job

Member: Javier (San Leandro, CA)
Validator: Kristal, Davis Street Family Resource Center

I’ve been in trouble, but am turning my life around. I have a son on the way and a new career. Better vision will help me succeed at all my goals. More

$280of $280

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1 supporter
Funded on 12/20/2013

Worked as a school security guard for 17yrs. Now I need a cane to walk through life securely

Member: Leo (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Allison, LIFT-Chicago

My diabetes has effected my balance and mobility. With a cane I could safely run errands, get to meetings and appointments and build my strength. More

$50of $45

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1 supporter
Funded on 5/14/2013

I need an eye exam and glasses to go back to school

Member: Michael (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Anna, Inspiration Corporation

My goal is to take my driver's license exam and go to school for mechanical engineering. Not having glasses is stopping me from returning to school. More

$353of $350

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11 supporters
Funded on 3/20/2013

Eye exam and glasses to help me see at work

Member: Luis (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Maria, Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4)

I work as a night-time taxi driver. I need an eye exam and eye glasses to help me see better when I am working and be able to drive better at night. More

$305of $305

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7 supporters
Funded on 12/9/2011

I am a refugee and senior citizen, and I need new eyeglasses for daily functioning

Member: Takahleet (San Jose, CA)
Validator: Dora, Asian Americans for Community Involvement

My old glasses are not useful, and I got lost when I couldn’t see the signs. New glasses will also help in my English class. More

$505of $505

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13 supporters
Funded on 4/13/2014

I have a social work degree & I'm ready to work. I need a dental restoration to go on interviews

Member: Darrel (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Lauren, The Cara Program

I need a partial to replace missing teeth that affect my smile. This will allow me to ace interviews and get a job in my field, which is counseling. More

$425of $420

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12 supporters
Funded on 4/4/2014

I've been offered a research job. Glasses & laptop will help me build hours + earn income

Member: Leda (Detroit, MI)
Validator: Pastor Harris, Total Life Christian Ministries, Inc.

A laptop will allow me to do the work required of me for longer than an hour at the library. Prescription glasses will help me see better. More

$615of $615

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8 supporters
Funded on 3/29/2014

I need tools to complete my apprenticeship training program!

Member: Hardworking1 (Gaithersburg, MD)
Validator: Lisa Canaday, The Dwelling Place, Inc.

I need tools that I will use daily as part of my apprenticeship program. More

$790of $690

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12 supporters
Funded on 3/19/2014

I am disabled from polio, and I need a wheelchair for mobility, safety, and independence.

Member: Sandra (Berkeley, CA)
Validator: Andrea, Berkeley Food and Housing Project

I have limited mobility, miss my appointments, and cannot go out in public or do grocery shopping. A wheelchair will help in all aspects of my life. More

$390of $390

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7 supporters
Funded on 1/17/2014

I'm a veteran with military disabilities and my service dog needs medical care and home-care items

Member: Largeman (Charlotte, NC)
Validator: Sara, Charlotte Bridge Home

My service dog helps me reconnect with the community and work toward my goals of school and employment. He needs checkups, medicine, and other items. More

$550of $505

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9 supporters
Funded on 12/20/2013

I'm an active volunteer in the senior community. I need dentures to regain my health

Member: Johnnie Mae (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Addie, Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

My goal is to live and eat normally and be able to eat a healthy diet that will regain my weight. Then, I'll be able to keep up with my activities. More

$780of $780

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23 supporters
Funded on 12/13/2013

I'm a security guard but I don't have healthcare. I need new glasses so I can get a promotion!

Member: Shirley (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Julie, The Cara Program

I'm dead set on getting a promotion to full-time but I need glasses. Along with my hard work and attention to detail, It'll make me the top candidate. More

$335of $335

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10 supporters
Funded on 12/3/2013

I'm ready to work but my glasses prescription's old. I need an eye exam and new glasses to get a job

Member: Ruth (Charlotte, NC)
Validator: Matt Shaw, Speak Up Magazine

I can't see well enough to pass cashier math tests. 2 employers promised to let me take the exam again after I get new glasses. If I pass, I can work! More

$450of $450

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10 supporters
Funded on 8/16/2013

I'm looking for work and I need dentures to interview for jobs

Member: Toni (Los Angeles, CA)
Validator: Jo, PATH

I'm formerly homeless and looking for work. Having teeth would help in the interview process and help me appear more professional in the workplace. More

$670of $670

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16 supporters
Funded on 4/18/2013

Seeking a better job; need dentures to interview

Member: Guy (Los Angeles, CA)
Validator: Matthew, PATH

I am seeking dentures so I can get a better job than the one I have now. Then I will be able to move out of transitional housing and into my own home! More

$665of $665

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16 supporters
Funded on 12/7/2012

Contact lenses so I can become a nurse

Member: Jean (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Tasha, Claretian

I do have glasses but because I have astigmatism everything's blurry. If I had contacts I would be able to see for school and work and for driving. More

$425of $425

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7 supporters
Funded on 6/14/2012

Car repairs to get my family to work, school, and the doctor

Member: Jenny (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Annie, Erie Elementary Charter School

I need to go to work, get my kids to school and activities, and take my sister to work, dialysis, and chemo appointments. My car runs but it's unsafe. More

$610of $610

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12 supporters
Funded on 4/4/2012

Eye exam and glasses so I can read

Member: Lauren (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Tasha, Claretian

My glasses got stolen three years ago. My vision is bad close and far, and I would like an eye exam and glasses so I can read to my kids and drive. More

$335of $335

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8 supporters
Funded on 2/21/2012