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$420.00 funded on Aug 21, 2014
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$730.00 funded on Mar 12, 2015
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$450.00 funded on May 28, 2015
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$400.00 funded on Dec 03, 2014
David: "I started training for my new job as a CNC operator. …..."
$161.00 funded on Jul 08, 2014
Louise: "She says, "I can finally lay down to sleep at night.…..."
$450.00 funded on Feb 27, 2014
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$780.00 funded on May 11, 2014
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$285.00 funded on Nov 15, 2012
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$450.00 funded on Jan 16, 2015
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$671.00 funded on Jul 16, 2014
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$90.00 funded on May 30, 2014
Johnny: "Johnny says, "Words cannot express how grateful I am.…..."
$225.00 funded on Dec 31, 2014
Sheree: "Sheree received her laptop and is overjoyed. She is…..."
$400.00 funded on Dec 20, 2014
William: "He says, "I am still continuing full time in the CNC…..."
$482.00 funded on Jul 15, 2014
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Funded on 8/20/2014
Breastfeeding is important to me. I was unsuccessful after my first two children so my doctor recommended using a breast pump to help with production. More
Validated by Rebecca from Starfish Family Services
Funded on 5/15/2014
I need transportation to Jacksonville, IL for my dental appt. Getting these dentures will help me look professional for interviews & improve my health More
Validated by Allison from LIFT-Chicago
Funded on 4/13/2014
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
Validated by Dora from Asian Americans for Community Involvement
Funded on 1/31/2014
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
Validated by Erica from Beyond Emancipation
Funded on 1/17/2014
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
Validated by Andrea from Berkeley Food and Housing Project
Funded on 1/14/2014
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
Validated by Kristal from Davis Street Family Resource Center
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
Validated by Vanesa from Senior Community Centers of San Diego
Funded on 12/24/2013
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
Validated by Tanya from Coalition On Temporary Shelter
Funded on 12/20/2013
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
Funded on 5/14/2013
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
Funded on 3/20/2013
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
Validated by Anna from Inspiration Corporation
Funded on 12/9/2011
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
Validated by Maria from Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4)
Funded on 1/14/2016
Making our home clean, chemical-free and organic is critical to my son's ability to heal. I need to buy an chemical-free mattress and air purifier! More
Validated by Annie from Erie Elementary Charter School
Funded on 12/29/2015
I sell magazines & talk with hundreds of people daily. I cannot successfully do my job without the ability to talk & smile freely. More
Validated by Peggi from Speak Up Magazine
Funded on 7/10/2015
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
Funded on 12/15/2014
My son can use image-based programs on tablets to let me know he's hungry, tired, sick, and more. We need our own tablet so he can always communicate. More
Validated by Katie from Infant Welfare Society of Evanston
Funded on 4/4/2014
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
Validated by Lauren from The Cara Program
Funded on 3/29/2014
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
Validated by Pastor Harris from Total Life Christian Ministries, Inc.
Funded on 3/19/2014
I need tools that I will use daily as part of my apprenticeship program. More
Validated by Lisa Canaday from The Dwelling Place, Inc.
Funded on 12/20/2013
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
Validated by Sara from Charlotte Bridge Home
Funded on 12/13/2013
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
Validated by Addie from Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center
Funded on 12/3/2013
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
Validated by Julie from The Cara Program
Funded on 8/16/2013
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
Validated by Matt from Speak Up Magazine
Funded on 4/18/2013
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
Validated by Jo from PATH
Funded on 12/7/2012
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
Validated by Matthew from PATH
Funded on 6/14/2012
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
Validated by Tasha from Claretian
Funded on 4/4/2012
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
Funded on 2/21/2012
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
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