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I’m a single mother who needs deposit money to secure a home for my daughter and myself

Member: Sharon (San Leandro, CA)
Validator: DeVonna, Davis Street Family Resource Center

Currently our work and housing situation is unstable, but securing our own place will help us step up. More

$505of $780


9 supporters
Needed by 4/30/2014


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


3 supporters
Needed by 6/15/2014


I'm a single mom overcoming health challenges and a separation. I need beds for my children.

Member: Faith (Detroit, MI)
Validator: Marion, Black Family Development

I'm not working because of my health. I'm also going through a separation. I need beds to give my kids to get them off the floor at night. More

$780of $780

Need funded!

11 supporters
Funded on 1/14/2014

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

Need funded!

8 supporters
Funded on 12/30/2013

I'm raising my 3 daughters. We just got a new apartment & need help with the security deposit

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

My children and I are finally in a safe home, but I need to pay our security deposit. I'm trying to provide for my family on my part time job. More

$580of $560

Need funded!

8 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2013

I'm a veteran & I was just accepted into a rehousing program; I need furniture!

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

Recently, I found both a job & housing! To be productive at work, I need to sleep & eat well. Thus, I need help with small furniture & kitchen items. More

$225of $225

Need funded!

3 supporters
Funded on 12/15/2013

I'm a veteran finally approved for subsidized housing; I need help with the deposit & moving fees

Member: Lonnie (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Parmida, LIFT-Chicago

I've waited for 2 years to get into this subsidized apartment. I'm due to move in mid-November & I need help with the security deposit & moving fees. More

$310of $300

Need funded!

10 supporters
Funded on 11/8/2013

I'm working hard to find housing & a job; I need a copy of my birth certificate to move forward

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

I've been actively applying for housing & I have everything except a birth certificate. Meeting this need will help me get off the streets. More

$20of $20

Need funded!

1 supporter
Funded on 10/11/2013

I'm on disability & moving to a new senior housing unit, but I need movers to get my things there

Member: Jim (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Martha, LIFT-Chicago

I was offered my first choice unit, but I'm on disability and can't afford to hire movers. This is the only thing standing between me and my new home. More

$205of $205

Need funded!

9 supporters
Funded on 8/30/2013

I'm a homeless Air Force veteran seeking help with security deposit

Member: Kenneth (Charlotte, NC)
Validator: Phyllis, Aminah Ministries

I just celebrated 1 year on my job and can get an apartment so I can stop living in my car. I have money saved, but need help. More

$560of $560

Need funded!

14 supporters
Funded on 8/28/2013

Soon to have my baby in prison. Need help with fees so when my son is born we can stay together

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

If my fees are paid, I'll be eligible for a program where moms and newborns can stay together. Without this, my boy will be taken from me. More

$235of $235

Need funded!

7 supporters
Funded on 7/13/2013

Back on my feet! Just got a job and need help with security deposit to secure housing

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

I'm currently homeless and need assistance with half of a security deposit. A secure home will help keep my son and I moving forward. More

$555of $555

Need funded!

8 supporters
Funded on 12/19/2012

Homeless for 2 years. Getting my own apartment and need furniture to make it a home.

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

I am a veteran and lost my job in 2009. I've worked hard to move from homelessness and need a futon to sleep on and kitchenware to cook with. More

$555of $555

Need funded!

2 supporters
Funded on 9/20/2012

Security deposit so I can move my family to safety

Member: Emily (Evanston, IL)
Validator: Jennifer, Childcare Network of Evanston

I need money for a security deposit to move my family as quickly as possible so we can be safe from our abuser. More

$910of $900

Need funded!

17 supporters
Funded on 4/27/2012

My family recently suffered a tragedy – I need to relocate my family for us to move forward

Member: LaTanya (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Natalie, LIFT-Chicago

Doctors say it's a miracle my daughter is alive (not to mention mentally intact)! To continue healing & moving forward, we must move to a safer place. More

$640of $640

Need funded!

19 supporters
Funded on 3/9/2014

I'm moving to a new apartment and starting school; I need furniture for my family

Member: Cassie (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Tiffany, The Children's Place Association

My kids and I spent a year without furniture and now that we're able to move into an apartment of our own, I need to make my home family friendly. More

$505of $505

Need funded!

8 supporters
Funded on 12/26/2013

I relocated my family away from a violent situation; I need winter clothes for my children.

Member: Maddie (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Griselda, Metro Praise International Church

I moved my family back to Chicago due to threat of violence; We have no warm clothes for the coming winter, and my 7 kids need coats. More

$450of $450

Need funded!

1 supporter
Funded on 12/3/2013

I'm currently homeless and all I need is a birth certificate to secure senior housing

Member: William (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Samantha, Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

I need a copy of my birth certificate from the State of Illinois to secure my senior housing and keep me off the cold Chicago streets! More

$20of $20

Need funded!

1 supporter
Funded on 10/21/2013

I am a mother of two wonderful children and I need a toddler bed and school supplies

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

A bed and bedding for my toddler and school supplies for my kindergartener will help my children get good rest and be a prepared student. More

$460of $460

Need funded!

13 supporters
Funded on 9/14/2013

Moving from homelessness back to my nonprofit career; Need security deposit

Member: John David (Los Angeles, CA)
Validator: Matthew, PATH

I was the CEO of a nonproft but when the property was sold, I lost my home as well as my job. I need to pay the security deposit for a new apartment. More

$561of $555

Need funded!

11 supporters
Funded on 12/27/2012

Getting a job. Need security deposit to move into my own home and bring my daughters home

Member: Stefanie (Los Angeles, CA)
Validator: Sally, PATH

A security deposit will help me take the first step in getting a new apartment and starting a new life with my daughters, who will be able to join me. More

$880of $775

Need funded!

21 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2012