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I got a job! Now I need work uniforms & car repairs to get to work safely

Member: Emmon (Charlotte, NC)
Validator: Tonyia Rawls, The Freedom Center for Social Justice

I need major car repairs for safe and reliable transportation and uniforms for my new job. This includes new tires, hub bearing, and shirts and pants. More

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Needed by 6/1/2014

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I'm fighting cancer! Transportation, clothes, and 1 month's rent will go far as I work to get well

Member: Cheryl (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Kimberly, Mercy Housing Lakefront

My goal is to get well! As I wait for SSI to kick in this spring, I need help with transportation to cancer treatments, clothing, and one month's rent More

$80of $505

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3 supporters
Needed by 6/15/2014

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Getting back on my feet after two injuries and a flooded home; I need bus fare and clothing

Member: Mark (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Kimberly, Mercy Housing Lakefront

I lost everything in the flood. I need bus fare and clothing to get to/from physical therapy, get back to work, and ultimately support my family! More

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I'm a motivational speaker. Hand controls for my vehicle will help me steer & get to events

Member: Kenny (Detroit, MI)
Validator: Lisa, Warriors on Wheels of Metropolitan Detroit (WOW)

I am a paraplegic, double amputee. Hand controls for my vehicle will allow me to drive my car so I can get to speaking engagements and share my story. More

$50of $615

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1 supporter
Needed by 6/15/2014

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My daughter and I need a fresh start! Bus tickets to FL will move us forward.

Member: China (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Paloma, Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

We're ready to move - I've secured housing with family and prepared for my job search. We need the bus tickets to get us there! More

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Needed by 6/30/2014

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My car stopped working during my job hunt. Repairs will get my family back on track

Member: Janesther (Detroit, MI)
Validator: Paula, Black Family Development

I need my car repaired so that I can get my boys to school as well as their required appointments on-time. More

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Living in poverty & homelessness for 20 yrs; A bus home is my 1st step to a new life

Member: Umar (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Dan, Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

I need to make positive changes in my life. I know that if I can get home to my family in Atlanta, I can get off the streets and get my life on track. More

$170of $170

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9 supporters
Funded on 4/2/2014

Gainfully employed until the company closed; Car repairs will help me find employment

Member: Aisha (Cincinnati, OH)
Validator: Doug, Cincinnati Works

Reliable transportation will not only allow me to make it to interviews, it will also allow me to be a reliable, punctual employee and retain my job. More

$336of $335

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12 supporters
Funded on 2/26/2014

I’m in a shelter & have job interviews set but need help with transportation costs to get to them

Member: Rick (Berkeley, CA)
Validator: Anthony, Berkeley Food and Housing Project

My job ended when the business lost its lease, now I’m in the shelter. The agency is helping me get interviews, but I need help getting to them. More

$225of $225

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4 supporters
Funded on 1/25/2014

I’m a refugee & father & newly employed. I need help with transportation to save money for my family

Member: Oday (Oakland, CA)
Validator: Samantha, International Rescue Committee (Northern California Region)

I live in Oakland and work in San Francisco. My commute is $37/week on BART + $80 monthly bus pass. Saving this expense will help my family. More

$260of $260

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2 supporters
Funded on 1/7/2014

I'm an out of work veteran & I need help with 1 month's rent & a bus pass while I look for a job

Member: Fred (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Caitlin, Common Pantry

I've been diligently searching for work, and ran into extra expenses. I need help with rent for 1 month & bus passes so I can attend job interviews. More

$320of $320

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/30/2013

I'm trained in construction. Now I need transportation to take advantage of an apprenticeship

Member: Leo (Santa Ana, CA)
Validator: David, Taller San Jose

I just finished a Construction Training Program. Now I need help buying a dependable, used vehicle to get to work so I can take an AGC apprenticeship. More

$670of $670

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12 supporters
Funded on 12/25/2013

I need help repairing my car so that I can look for work and safely drive my son to Kindergarten

Member: Kim (San Leandro, CA)
Validator: Denise, Davis Street Family Resource Center

I’m a single mother looking for work in a damaged car with worn tires. With cold, wet weather coming, I am concerned for my son’s safety. More

$585of $585

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2 supporters
Funded on 12/20/2013

I am a father of 4 looking for work; I need a license plate sticker to continue my search

Member: Juan (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Paloma, Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

I need help paying the fees for my license plate sticker so I can continue using my car to provide for my children and look for full time work. More

$120of $120

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3 supporters
Funded on 12/18/2013

I’m a homeless veteran & I need a transit pass to make my VA appointments + look for work

Member: Smithers (Berkeley, CA)
Validator: Anthony, Berkeley Food and Housing Project

Since leaving active duty work has dried up. A transit pass will help me make my appointments at the VA, job interviews, and get me back on my goals. More

$225of $225

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2 supporters
Funded on 12/15/2013

I'm supporting my children but my job was reduced to part-time; I need bus fare to get to work

Member: David (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Abby, Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

My monthly income has decreased significantly & I'm looking for a new, full-time job, but I need bus fare to get to my current work and to interviews. More

$335of $335

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12 supporters
Funded on 9/18/2013

I finally have an apartment and a new job after 7 yrs homeless; I need bus fare to get to work

Member: Stanley (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Jackie, Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

Bus fare will let me get to work so I can pay off past rent, from before I got my job, and save up to take the CDL exam. Then I'll finally be stable! More

$335of $335

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8 supporters
Funded on 8/20/2013

I'm starting over and I need bus fare to get to work

Member: Teresa (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Dan, Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

I got a new job but I need bus fare to get there. This will help me save up for a new, more stable apartment. More

$335of $335

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14 supporters
Funded on 8/12/2013

I'm working on job readiness and I need a driver's license to increase my opportunities

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

I have years of work experience and being able to drive will open up additional career opportunities for me. My expired license is holding me back. More

$35of $35

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1 supporter
Funded on 6/26/2013

I am a daughter who is trying to take care of her aging parent and in need of car repairs.

Member: MK Douglas (Concord, NC)
Validator: Rev. Dr. Valerie Washington, Zion Hill AME Zion Church

I need car repairs, which include a radiator adjustment, timing belt and water pump so I can get a job and continue to care for my family. More

$725of $725

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2 supporters
Funded on 6/24/2013

Need to learn to drive to take my kids to daycare and get myself to work.

Member: Lindsey (Evanston, IL)
Validator: Chantay, Childcare Network of Evanston

I need to get driving lessons so I can get my license and be able to easily take my kids to day care and school and get myself to work. More

$446of $445

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13 supporters
Funded on 3/8/2013

Getting required surgery in another state; need my daughters to travel with me to care for me

Member: Clifford (Rapid City, SD)
Validator: Ron, Life Initiatives

I need transportation and lodging for my family to accompany me to Omaha for surgery. The closest hospital for my surgery is a 1200 mile round trip. More

$570of $525

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13 supporters
Funded on 1/17/2013

Car repairs so my family can get to work and school safely

Member: Charles (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Emily, Jane Addams Resource Corporation

Our family needs reliable transportation so my kids can get to school safely, my wife can get to work, and I can go to job interviews on-time. More

$563of $555

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13 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2012

Need welding gear and gas cards as I train to be a welder and provide for my kids.

Member: Anita (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Emily, Jane Addams Resource Corporation

If I can continue to get to my classes, appointments, and purchase safety equipment I can get the job I trained for and take care of my daughters. More

$460of $460

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9 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2012

Training for welding career - need equipment and transportation

Member: Tracy (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Emily, Jane Addams Resource Corporation

I need welding equipment and gas cards to get to and from my training. This will give me a career job with good money--better than I make now. More

$437of $420

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15 supporters
Funded on 12/17/2012

Need bus passes so I can get to my computer course

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

I need 2 30-day bus passes to attend a computer course, where I will earn a laptop and open the door to employment and future education opportunities. More

$220of $206

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/16/2012

Car for work and my family

Member: Christen (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Pastor Bryant, Allen Metro CME Church

The car has been offered to me from a fellow member at my church at a deeply discounted price. More

$555of $555

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7 supporters
Funded on 6/14/2012

Car repairs to commute from shelter to work/childcare

Member: Tasha (Evanston, IL)
Validator: Chantay, Childcare Network of Evanston

I need car repairs so I can commute from 187th St. to Evanston for work and to get my two kids to childcare and school. More

$935of $885

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14 supporters
Funded on 6/8/2012

Teaching certificate tuition so I can offer classes

Member: Isadora (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Jackie, Claretian

I want to get my certificate in dance instruction, so I can teach through community organizations. I need to pay tuition for these classes. More

$200of $200

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5 supporters
Funded on 3/2/2012

Truck repairs so I can work in 48 community gardens

Member: Lee (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Jackie, Claretian

I need to repair my truck. With my health issues and my truck not working, I can’t get to my garden sites and my income is based on that. More

$745of $720

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18 supporters
Funded on 2/13/2012

Bus fare to take my great-grandchildren to school

Member: Francisca (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Adriana, Family Focus

I need four months of CTA passes so I can take my great-grandchildren to school while my granddaughter recovers from a serious car accident. More

$380of $380

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/13/2011

Bus fare for 3 months so I can get to school and seek work and housing

Member: Denise (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Margaret, Bethel New Life

After 15 years, my workplace closed in March. Now jobs in my field are scarce and my family is in a shelter. Bus fare will be a life-saver. More

$280of $280

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8 supporters
Funded on 11/30/2011

I was an active mom until car was vandalized. Repairs will get my family moving again.

Member: Ann (Detroit, MI)
Validator: Lisa, Warriors on Wheels of Metropolitan Detroit (WOW)

I need car repairs after the catalytic converter and exhaust system were stolen. This will allow me to better respond to the demands of my family. More

$505of $450

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11 supporters
Funded on 3/28/2014

I'm a recently unemployed mom needing car repairs to get son to needed doctor appts

Member: Penelope (Detroit, MI)
Validator: Paula, Black Family Development

Frequent doctor visits for my mentally ill son would be more manageable with my electronic control module fixed on my vehicle. More

$560of $560

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10 supporters
Funded on 3/25/2014

Working & supporting my family. I need my driver's license to go back to school.

Member: Sala (Inkster, MI)
Validator: Valerie, Starfish Family Services

Right now I'm working but my goal is to go back to college. With a driver's license, I'll be able to get there, and get my kids where they need to be. More

$280of $280

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13 supporters
Funded on 3/18/2014

I'm looking for work + need help removing transportation barriers for our family.

Member: Marilyn (Pontiac, MI)
Validator: Julia, Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit

My husband needs his license reinstated to get to work. Bus passes will allow me to look for a job. Gas cards will help us save for family needs. More

$465of $465

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6 supporters
Funded on 3/10/2014

I'm a widow and I need bus fare and winter clothes to continue moving my family forward

Member: Erica (Detroit, MI)
Validator: Paula, Black Family Development

My goal is to find a job to support my children. Meeting this need will allow me to search for employment and keep my family warm this winter. More

$562of $560

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14 supporters
Funded on 2/26/2014

I'm eager to move forward and I need bus passes to search for jobs and attend computer classes

Member: Howard (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Alex, Jane Addams Resource Corporation

I'm ready to be self-sufficient! I need bus fare to look for jobs and go to interviews, get to computer classes, and visit my brother who has cancer. More

$486of $482

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20 supporters
Funded on 2/25/2014

I'm a fiber optics graduate in need of reliable transportation to accept a full time job offer.

Member: Ron (Charlotte, NC)
Validator: Takisha, Urban League of Central Carolinas, Inc.

I need help with obtaining reliable transportation to be used for a job I've been offered that requires that I have my own transportation. More

$780of $780

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6 supporters
Funded on 2/10/2014

I'm free of cancer and an abusive relationship. A car will keep me moving towards better days.

Member: Joy (Detroit, MI)
Validator: Michelle, Matrix Human Services

$700 will go a long way in helping me purchase a used car. I will head back to work after my leave and can save the additional $300 to reach my goal. More

$780of $780

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11 supporters
Funded on 1/30/2014

1st college grad in my family. Now need help with car repair to keep my son safe as I job hunt.

Member: Morgan (Charlotte, NC)
Validator: Derrick, Urban League of Central Carolinas, Inc.

I need a new battery and inner tire rods for my '01 Honda Accord to make sure my son and I have safe and reliable transportation for work and school. More

$290of $290

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5 supporters
Funded on 1/17/2014

I need reliable transportation to make sure my grandson gets the special help he needs.

Member: Olivia (Concord, NC)
Validator: Ray, Zion Hill AME Zion Church

I need my car repaired so I can get back and forth to get my grandson to mental health appointments. More

$370of $335

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/31/2013

I'm getting my life back on track. I've got a job opportunity but need to update my CDL License.

Member: Fred (Concord, NC)
Validator: Ray, Zion Hill AME Zion Church

I need money to pay for my CDL license. This includes a DOT Physical, and the license registration fees. More

$300of $195

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9 supporters
Funded on 12/26/2013

I am disabled and my income barely covers rent. I need money for bus pass, clothing & laundry

Member: Michael (Berkeley, CA)
Validator: Feuy, Berkeley Food and Housing Project

My disability income only pays rent, medicine co-pays, and some food. I need a bus pass and some clean clothing to get out to my medical appointments. More

$440of $390

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2013

I'm raising my kids and grandkids & I need car repairs to get them to appointments.

Member: Brenda (Aurora, IL)
Validator: Stephanie, Hesed House

I have to drive my disabled 8 yr old son & infant grandson to many doctors. I need to fix my car so it passes emissions tests & stays reliable. More

$370of $370

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8 supporters
Funded on 11/2/2013

Advanced software training will help me compete for jobs that can sustain my family

Member: Victor (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Ebony, North Branch Works

My daughters need their dad to be able to provide. Help with the cost of training + transportation to get to classes will help me become a programmer. More

$595of $595

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11 supporters
Funded on 6/10/2013

My daughter's incarcerated and I need to visit to keep her connected to her family

Member: Julie (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Alexis, Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers

I want my daughter to know she'll have support when she's released this year. I need money for gas, food, and a hotel so I can drive down to visit. More

$390of $390

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9 supporters
Funded on 5/31/2013

After two years I finally found a job! Now I need my car fixed so I can get to work.

Member: Mike (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Alex, Jane Addams Resource Corporation

My car failed the emissions test and I need to get it fixed so I can get to my new job. I cannot risk losing this job after having been unemployed. More

$780of $780

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20 supporters
Funded on 5/15/2013

Caring for my grandbabies while their mom is incarcerated; we need to keep in touch with her

Member: Vernisha (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Alexis, Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers

My 3 young grandbabies need to know their mom. We need gas to drive 4 hours to the prison, a hotel room to stay overnight, and money for phone cards. More

$610of $610

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12 supporters
Funded on 4/27/2013

Just got a new, full-time job but need my driver's license to keep it

Member: Tony (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Latosha, Heartland Alliance

Since my new job requires a driver's license, I need to get it back to keep working. I'm the main provider for my family and blessed to be working. More

$195of $195

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4 supporters
Funded on 2/14/2013

Car seat so my son will be safe

Member: Rufus (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Robert, Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4)

My son needs a car seat, Spanish books because he is mixed and I would love for him to learn Spanish, and toys because he's very active with colors. More

$225of $225

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6 supporters
Funded on 5/1/2012

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

Car repairs so I can look for employment

Member: Grace (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Patricia, Bethel New Life

I need to get my car repaired so I can have a reliable source of transportation to look for and get to and from work. More

$390of $390

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10 supporters
Funded on 1/7/2012

I’m a former foster youth & I need car repairs to get to work & school

Member: Nichole (Oakland, CA)
Validator: Kamela, Beyond Emancipation

I’m a student in San Francisco and in transitional housing in the East Bay. I need new brakes and alignment to make the commute safely. More

$640of $670

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15 supporters
Funded on 1/1/0001