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After 32yrs of homelessness, I've finally got an apartment of my own; now I need furniture.

Member: Alice (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Emily, LIFT-Chicago

I need furniture so I have somewhere to sleep & somewhere to put my belongings. This will help me sleep better & have more energy to find a job. More

$723of $750

96.400%

27 supporters
Needed by 4/30/2014

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I am a father with limited mobility. A bed and couch will relieve pain and stress.

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

I need a queen size bed and couch. Meeting this need will help me because I will be able to get rest at night and take care of my family better. More

$135of $780

17.307692307692307692307692310%

6 supporters
Needed by 4/30/2014

Support

Left an abusive relationship of 12 yrs. Furniture will help restart my family's life

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

Kitchen appliances and beds for my daughters and me will help my family restart after leaving an unhealthy and unsafe situation. More

$595of $780

76.282051282051282051282051280%

10 supporters
Needed by 4/30/2014

Support

Left the domestic violence shelter! I need furniture to rebuild my kids' sense of home.

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

My kids & I have been in a lot of shelters over the years. Furniture would help my kids feel like they have a real home where we can have family time! More

$130of $670

19.402985074626865671641791040%

5 supporters
Needed by 5/15/2014

Support

My family is cramped for space. Furniture will provide comfort while I search for work

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

Two beds with linen, a couch and cooking supplies will help make our house a home while my partner and I search for employment to move forward. More

$10of $780

1.2820512820512820512820512800%

1 supporter
Needed by 5/15/2014

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I'm dealing w/ a negligent landlord. My money is going towards moving. Still need beds for kids

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

Three sets of twin beds will get my children off the floor and allow me to focus on moving my family due to our rental property being in foreclosure. More

$0of $780

0%

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Needed by 5/15/2014

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I'm spending my extra money on laundry. A washer & dryer will help me save for a car.

Member: Ms. Dann (Detroit, MI)
Validator: Charnita, Coalition On Temporary Shelter

An energy efficient washer and dryer will help me save money for a car and allow me to wash clothes efficiently. More

$20of $450

4.4444444444444444444444444400%

1 supporter
Needed by 5/15/2014

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Now that I have a place to call my own, I need a bed to help relieve pain from sleeping on floor

Member: Lawanda (Detroit, MI)
Validator: Monica, Coalition On Temporary Shelter

A bed and dresser will keep me from bending over all the time and will provide relief to my knee pain which limits my ability to move at times. More

$20of $560

3.5714285714285714285714285700%

1 supporter
Needed by 5/30/2014

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Pursuing my Associates Degree! A bed will help me rest, reduce pain & thrive in class

Member: Tee (Detroit, MI)
Validator: Monica, Coalition On Temporary Shelter

A queen size mattress and dresser will provide me with the proper rest so I won't be sore in the morning and can function to the best of my ability. More

$20of $560

3.5714285714285714285714285700%

1 supporter
Needed by 5/30/2014

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Moving forward after homelessness. Secured a home & looking for a job. Now I need furniture

Member: Ivory (Detroit, MI)
Validator: Monica, Coalition On Temporary Shelter

A bed and dresser will help establish my new home and provide comfort as I continue to search for employment to better provide for myself. More

$20of $780

2.5641025641025641025641025600%

1 supporter
Needed by 5/30/2014

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My family is no longer homeless! We need a washer & dryer to make cleaning clothes easier

Member: Mama Nic (Detroit, MI)
Validator: Monica, Coalition On Temporary Shelter

I don't have a car, so it's hard to get to the laundromat. I've been handwashing our clothes. A washer and dryer will free up my time to job hunt. More

$0of $780

0%

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Needed by 5/30/2014

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Moving out of shelter and into my own place! I need a stove & fridge to cook for my family.

Member: PJai (Detroit, MI)
Validator: Charnita, Coalition On Temporary Shelter

I'm ready to move into a home of my own. I've found a place but there are no appliances. A stove and fridge will allow my family to move in. More

$35of $780

4.4871794871794871794871794900%

1 supporter
Needed by 5/30/2014

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I'm an apprentice but back pain keeps me from working. I need a bed to help alleviate the pain

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

A bed, box spring and frame will get me off the pallet I am currently sleeping on and alleviate back pain so I can function at my apprenticeship. More

$245of $505

48.514851485148514851485148510%

8 supporters
Needed by 5/30/2014

Support

I'm a grandma with limited income. I need new beds for grandkids who outgrew theirs

Member: Faith (Inkster, MI)
Validator: Melissa, Starfish Family Services

I have custody of my three grandchildren. Beds would allow them to rest better at night since they have outgrown their current beds. More

$0of $505

0%

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Needed by 6/15/2014

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Secured housing after homelessness. Beds for my girls will provide them comfort

Member: Hope (Inkster, MI)
Validator: Lindsey, Starfish Family Services

Two twin-sized beds with box springs and frames, as well as a set of sheets, pillows, and a comforter for each bed will give my girls a sense of hope. More

$55of $505

10.891089108910891089108910890%

2 supporters
Needed by 6/15/2014

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Fire destroyed my belongings. I've got a new place but need furniture to make it a home.

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

A dining table & chairs, bed, and kitchenware will provide me with the basics so my family can sit down together for meals and I can rest at night. More

$0of $780

0%

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Needed by 6/15/2014

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I'm supporting two households. I need a bed to get adequate rest to maintain health & homes

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

A bed will provide relief for my herniated discs & allow me to function better during the day so I can support my disabled daughter and granddaughter More

$100of $505

19.801980198019801980198019800%

2 supporters
Needed by 6/15/2014

Support

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

$0of $335

0%

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Needed by 6/15/2014

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Just moved into a house! I need a washer & dryer to redirect expenses to support family.

Member: Honey (Detroit, MI)
Validator: Monica, Coalition On Temporary Shelter

An energy efficient washer and dryer will help me save money and use those savings towards other needs within my family, such as school clothes. More

$0of $780

0%

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Needed by 6/15/2014

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My baby and I need clothing to keep warm and healthy as I mentor other former foster youth

Member: Princess Taujuri (Oakland, CA)
Validator: Kamela, Beyond Emancipation

My 5-month old and myself live in transitional housing now, she needs all clothes, and I need professional attire to get a good job to support her. More

$20of $420

4.7619047619047619047619047600%

1 supporter
Needed by 6/15/2014

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Headed back to school! A laptop & bed will help me focus on graduating instead of my needs

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

A laptop will assist in assignment completion. A mattress set will get me off the floor & give help me rest so I can be productive during the day. More

$0of $780

0%

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Needed by 6/15/2014

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A bed will help reduce back pain - which is affecting my performance on the job.

Member: Edward (Detroit, MI)
Validator: Monica, Coalition On Temporary Shelter

A queen size bed and dresser will provide back pain relief and allow me to rest so that I can perform better on my job and care for my family. More

$0of $760

0%

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Needed by 6/30/2014

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I had to abruptly move after a bedbug invasion. I need a couch + dining furniture.

Member: Rae (Inkster, MI)
Validator: Chanel, Starfish Family Services

I need assistance with purchasing a dining room table set and a couch. We recently moved due to an infestation of bed bugs in our apartment complex. More

$0of $780

0%

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Needed by 6/30/2014

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Bedroom basics and shoes will help me rebuild my home and life after house fire.

Member: Al (Inkster, MI)
Validator: Chanel, Starfish Family Services

My belongings were destroyed by fire. A bed, dresser, and shoes will help me rebuild and prepare for job interviews. More

$0of $560

0%

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Needed by 6/30/2014

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Physical therapy is hard on my body. A couch will allow me to rest when I come home.

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

I need living room furniture so that my family has a place to gather and I have a place to rest after my physical therapy. More

$20of $725

2.7586206896551724137931034500%

1 supporter
Needed by 7/15/2014

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My husband and I need a new bed for my daughter who has outgrown her crib!

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

We're moving into our first apartment, but we need a bed for our 4-year-old who's outgrown her crib. We can afford the move, just not the extra bed. More

$325of $225

Need funded!

3 supporters
Funded on 3/5/2014

We are refugees and need furniture to make our new apartment feel like a home for our children

Member: Monica (Concord, CA)
Validator: Andrea, Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

We had to flee Honduras leaving loved ones behind to save our family. Beds for our children and a dining room table will help us make this our home. More

$671of $670

Need funded!

19 supporters
Funded on 3/1/2014

Formerly homeless, I need household items to prepare for self-sufficiency

Member: Gwen (Berkeley, CA)
Validator: Sonja, Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS)

After two years of homelessness, I’m in an apartment and looking for employment. Some linens, dishware, and household goods will get me started. More

$510of $505

Need funded!

17 supporters
Funded on 2/26/2014

I’m a hard-working mom but my kids & I need shoes & I need professional clothes to succeed at work

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

Currently I have to borrow work boots so that I have appropriate attire. My kids also each only have one pair of shoes. We just need some basics. More

$640of $390

Need funded!

19 supporters
Funded on 2/19/2014

I’m an immigrant & mother and I need a washing machine and dryer to save money and care for my kids

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

With the expense of the laundromat and transportation to and from, and the time it takes from my kids lives, it would help to do the laundry at home. More

$560of $560

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8 supporters
Funded on 2/16/2014

I'm a mother of four, and the two youngest need their own beds to sleep in.

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

My two youngest childen and I all share one old mattress. We need new beds and dressers for children’s basic needs. More

$615of $615

Need funded!

18 supporters
Funded on 2/15/2014

I'm a student determined to graduate this year. A laptop will help me keep up with course work.

Member: Nikki (Detroit, MI)
Validator: Wytrice, Total Life Christian Ministries, Inc.

A laptop will help me complete work for school when I am not on campus. Limited access to a computer restricts my ability to complete assignments. More

$450of $450

Need funded!

8 supporters
Funded on 2/14/2014

I’m a mother in of need warm clothing for my new job so I can take care of my three children

Member: April (San Leandro, CA)
Validator: Sandy, Davis Street Family Resource Center

After getting out of a bad relationship, I’m raising my children on my own. I got work, but need warm clothing to stay well. More

$255of $255

Need funded!

6 supporters
Funded on 2/7/2014

No longer homeless and working PT. Need help with furniture for my kids.

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

I'm working part time & all my money goes towards bills. Living and dining room furniture will allow me & my daughters to eat & relax together. More

$786of $780

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5 supporters
Funded on 1/29/2014

We are a recently arrived family and we need winter clothing and a bed to help us get settled.

Member: Emad (Concord, CA)
Validator: Nati, Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

I hope to start work soon, but right now need clothing for my children and pregnant wife and a bed. More

$420of $335

Need funded!

8 supporters
Funded on 1/22/2014

I am a grandmother transitioning out of homelessness and I need furniture

Member: Star (Detroit, MI)
Validator: Monica, Coalition On Temporary Shelter

I have my own place now but it lacks furniture. I need furniture to complete my home so that when my grandkids visit they have somewhere to sit. More

$765of $750

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6 supporters
Funded on 1/15/2014

I'm a single mother who needs furniture and household goods to care for my children

Member: Danielle (Concord, CA)
Validator: Nati, Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

I am recently divorced and lost a lot of items in the transition. I work part-time, but need a mattress, pots, and pans to care for my kids. More

$585of $585

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2 supporters
Funded on 1/14/2014

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

Need funded!

4 supporters
Funded on 1/14/2014

I'm enrolling in college! I need a table, chair, and couch to study & get rest

Member: Rodney (Detroit, MI)
Validator: Charnita, Coalition On Temporary Shelter

I am disabled and want to go back to school. I need a table and chair to sit at to do assignments and a couch to sit and sleep on when needed. More

$790of $780

Need funded!

5 supporters
Funded on 1/13/2014

I’m in transitional housing and working part time. I need clothing for my job and the cold winter.

Member: Amirah (Berkeley, CA)
Validator: LaDiamond, Berkeley Food and Housing Project

My goals are to stay employed and warm, and get my own place. Clothing to be professional at work and a warm coat for the winter will help me succeed. More

$445of $445

Need funded!

4 supporters
Funded on 1/12/2014

I'm a dad newly housed after 5 yrs of homelessness; I need the basics to further my self-sufficiency

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

Now that I have a safe place to live, I can start working towards my goals: education & employment. I need furniture & kitchenware to move forward. More

$290of $255

Need funded!

9 supporters
Funded on 1/8/2014

I'm a single father, and I need to replace clothing and household items destroyed in a flood

Member: Diego (Concord, CA)
Validator: Nati, Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

Our apartment flooded and destroyed our furniture, clothes, and appliances. My earnings go to food and rent, and we need help. More

$508of $505

Need funded!

13 supporters
Funded on 1/4/2014

I am a father who needs beds and winter clothing for my 3-year-old twins who now sleep on the floor

Member: Batista (Concord, CA)
Validator: Nati, Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

We were homeless, but now have a place. I work part-time but cannot afford these things to keep my boys warm this winter. More

$670of $670

Need funded!

11 supporters
Funded on 1/1/2014

I am a homeless veteran, and I need professional attire to look for work

Member: Kamil (Berkeley, CA)
Validator: Crystal, Berkeley Food and Housing Project

I have been homeless for five months, and need proper clothing to find employment and eventually housing. More

$255of $255

Need funded!

5 supporters
Funded on 12/31/2013

I'm a mom dreaming about a future with a GED & a job; my family needs beds & a table to move forward

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

I'm working to find employment and get my GED to eventually have a career in culinary arts. I need two beds and a dinning room table for my family. More

$780of $780

Need funded!

8 supporters
Funded on 12/31/2013

I'm a single mom of 4 and I need baby supplies to provide a safe environment for my newborn

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

I've worked so hard to provide for my family! A crib and winter supplies will keep my baby safe and allow me to address my family's other needs. More

$560of $505

Need funded!

13 supporters
Funded on 12/31/2013

I’m a formerly homeless mother of two small children who need warm clothes for winter

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

We lost a lot of our clothes and belongings while homeless. I’m hoping to keep my children warm and healthy during the winter. More

$280of $280

Need funded!

5 supporters
Funded on 12/20/2013

I just moved into my own apartment after being homeless & I need furniture to thrive in my home

Member: Steven (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Aimee, Inspiration Corporation

I need a couch and tables for my new apartment to create and maintain a space of my own, connect with my family and friends, and put down roots. More

$505of $505

Need funded!

11 supporters
Funded on 12/18/2013

I'm a single mom of 6 helping my daughters heal from abuse; we need to replace our bedbug mattresses

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

I quit my job to help my daughters heal from abuse. We had bed bugs so now I need beds for my 6 children so we can all move forward with better sleep. More

$780of $780

Need funded!

20 supporters
Funded on 12/10/2013

I'm moving into my first apartment and going to school. I need furniture to start life independently

Member: Lemia (San Jose, CA)
Validator: Katelyn, Unity Care

I moved into my 1st apartment, joined the U.S. Army Reserves, and I'm going to college. But I still need a couch, table, chairs, desk, and microwave. More

$335of $335

Need funded!

11 supporters
Funded on 11/14/2013

I'm newly employed, out of the shelter, & in my own apartment! I need a bed for my son.

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

My teenage son and I just moved into a one-bedroom apartment and he needs a bed. He is on the honor roll and needs a comfortable place to sleep. More

$560of $560

Need funded!

2 supporters
Funded on 11/1/2013

I'm helping my daughter recover from abuse and I need a bed for her and a crib for my son

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

I didn't work for 8 months because I was helping my 8-year-old heal from sexual abuse. Now I'm working again but can't afford beds for my children. More

$560of $560

Need funded!

4 supporters
Funded on 10/31/2013

I'm getting my life back on track and I need a new state I.D. card to get started

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

I was homeless for 2 years & now that I have a home, I'm working towards finding a job & opening a bank account. A new state I.D. is the first step! More

$15of $15

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1 supporter
Funded on 10/19/2013

I'm recently housed after homelessness. I need a stroller and other baby supplies for my newborn

Member: Sierra (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Aimee, Inspiration Corporation

I need a stroller and other essential baby items to ensure that my baby will be safe while traveling with me to my appointments in search for school. More

$250of $250

Need funded!

6 supporters
Funded on 10/18/2013

I am disabled and moving into my own apartment; I need household items to stay self sufficient

Member: Henry (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Eleanor, Inspiration Corporation

I need a microwave to cook food & an iron to keep my clothes looking tidy as I redevelop my life from being in a transitional shelter to my own place. More

$90of $90

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2 supporters
Funded on 10/18/2013

I am a community-oriented mother in need of a washer and dryer which will help me save money

Member: Theresa (Detroit, MI)
Validator: Khari, Black Family Development

A washing machine and gas-heated dryer will allow me to save money. I currently go to the laundry mat, but the expense adds up. More

$405of $405

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1 supporter
Funded on 10/16/2013

I'm a proud grandma and I need school supplies and clothes for my 3 grandchildren

Member: Faith (Inkster, MI)
Validator: Melissa, Starfish Family Services

I'm my grandkids' legal guardian. My growing grandkids need clothes and supplies for school but money is tight because I'm recovering from surgery. More

$670of $670

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14 supporters
Funded on 9/30/2013

I recently became the guardian of 2 grandchildren. Need basic appliances to help with transition

Member: Phyllis (Inkster, MI)
Validator: Trisha, Starfish Family Services

A stove and refrigerator will allow me to safely store and efficiently create meals for my grandchildren. More

$502of $502

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3 supporters
Funded on 9/30/2013

I have my first place after 4 years of homelessness and I need furniture to get a good night's sleep

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

This is the first place I've ever had on my own, and I need a futon and other furniture so I don't have to sleep on the floor. More

$280of $280

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8 supporters
Funded on 8/13/2013

I'm regaining my health and I need a pair of good shoes to get to Drs appointments and do workouts

Member: Richard (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Claire, LIFT-Chicago

With a good pair of shoes, I can walk to the Dr. and do workouts that rebuild my health. Once I'm healthy, I can work as a court docket clerk again. More

$135of $105

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3 supporters
Funded on 7/26/2013

I'm under a Dr's care. I need a chair for the shower and a microwave to heat up hot packs.

Member: Bill (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Eleanor, Inspiration Corporation

My goal is to have good nutrition and health. A chair for the shower will keep me from slipping. A microwave will let me cook and heat up hot packs. More

$95of $95

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2 supporters
Funded on 6/24/2013

Furniture to make my first apartment since recovery feel like a home

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

I need a new bed set to help transition from a recovery home to my new apartment. This will help me save money as I make up for lost time. More

$505of $505

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10 supporters
Funded on 6/19/2013

Need furniture so I can study at home

Member: Tony (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Eleanor, Inspiration Corporation

I am studying to become a paralegal, but after beating bedbugs, I need new furniture so I can do schoolwork and group projects at home. More

$185of $185

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3 supporters
Funded on 5/28/2013

My baby was born deaf and blind; we need furniture for an empty apartment and clothes for my boys.

Member: Mary (Evanston, IL)
Validator: Kim, Infant Welfare Society of Evanston

I am caring for my severely-handicapped son and we just got housing after being homeless. I need beds, a table, chairs and clothing for my family. More

$775of $775

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6 supporters
Funded on 4/4/2013

Getting my degree in counseling; need bed set to get a good night's sleep

Member: Pierre (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Eleanor, Inspiration Corporation

I need a bedroom set for my new apartment so I can sleep and do well in school. Right now I sleep on the floor and have nowhere to keep my clothes. More

$312of $300

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8 supporters
Funded on 4/4/2013

Back on track and ready to furnish my new apartment

Member: Al (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Jason, Inspiration Corporation

I just moved into my own apartment, and I need cooking ware and small furniture to make it feel like a home. More

$280of $280

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2 supporters
Funded on 3/22/2013

Trying to rebuild after our baby's stroke

Member: Layla (Evanston, IL)
Validator: Patrina, Infant Welfare Society of Evanston

My husband needs a bed and some clothes so he can go back to work full-time. We need school clothes for our kids. More

$780of $775

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10 supporters
Funded on 3/20/2013

I'm a father and need a bed for myself and my daughter

Member: Clifford (Evanston, IL)
Validator: Lisa, Childcare Network of Evanston

We have been sleeping on the floor, and my daughter has been sick. My goal is to eventually move into my own apartment, and she will have a bed. More

$510of $500

Need funded!

15 supporters
Funded on 1/25/2013

Bunk beds and phone cards to help my twin granddaughters stay stable and secure

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

A restful nights sleep and staying in contact with their mother while she's in prison will help my twin granddaughters stay strong and healthy. More

$610of $610

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14 supporters
Funded on 1/18/2013

Raising 2 boys; had a fire and need furniture to rebuild

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

I need a sofa and chairs for the kitchen table, so we can sit and eat dinner, and relax. I lost my furniture when we had an accident fire. More

$735of $720

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2012

Parenting + in job training; need winter clothing for my children

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

I need uniforms and winter coats and boots for my kids. Until I complete my job training program and start working, my kids need some essentials. More

$240of $240

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4 supporters
Funded on 11/22/2012

Warm winter clothing for my children and work clothes to help me find employment

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

We are starting over and my family needs clothing. My daughters need warm clothes that fit for the winter and I need professional looking suits. More

$340of $335

Need funded!

7 supporters
Funded on 11/4/2012

Supporting my mom and my 2 boys; need beds for my sons

Member: Stacy (Evanston, IL)
Validator: Tracy, Childcare Network of Evanston

Working as a waitress on a fixed income; need beds for my sons so they don't have to sleep on the floor anymore. More

$555of $555

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2 supporters
Funded on 10/25/2012

Taking care of my sisters while mom is in jail; need help w/ clothes and school supplies

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

I am taking care of my two little sisters who are growing fast. I need clothes and shoes for both girls and school supplies for the 7th grader. More

$365of $360

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13 supporters
Funded on 9/12/2012

My family is together again; children need supplies for new school

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

This year has been a new start for my family and me. Meeting this need will afford me to give my children school uniforms and shoes that fit. More

$465of $465

Need funded!

7 supporters
Funded on 8/31/2012

Help with beds for my kids who just lost their dad

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

My two sons just lost their father and are moving in with me. I want them to feel comfortable and have their own beds through this big transition. More

$355of $355

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4 supporters
Funded on 8/31/2012

Items to furnish my new apartment

Member: Annie (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Caesarei, Inspiration Corporation

I just left a homeless/battered shelter and now me and my 3 kids are living in an empty apartment. I need tables, chairs, curtains, and bed linen. More

$280of $280

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7 supporters
Funded on 5/22/2012

Bed for my growing daughter

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

My daughter is almost three and still sleeping in a crib. I would like to get her a twin bed, which will be used as she continues to grow. More

$340of $335

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7 supporters
Funded on 3/20/2012

Clothes so my kids stop being bullied

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

My kids never have new clothes - I can’t afford it. It brings their self-esteem down because they have holes in their pants and they get bullied. More

$445of $445

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8 supporters
Funded on 1/25/2012

Winter clothing for my commute to school

Member: Bridgett (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Katja, Claretian

I am a single mother and cancer survivor finishing my BA degree. I make just enough to cover most of the bills. I would like a winter coat and boots. More

$390of $390

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9 supporters
Funded on 1/14/2012

Sewing machine so I can support my family

Member: Alejandra (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Patricia, Family Focus

I am a seamstress and need to provide for my two children since my husband left 6mos ago. With a specialized sewing machine I could do alterations. More

$990of $970

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15 supporters
Funded on 12/26/2011

Computer to keep my kids on the right track

Member: Doug (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Kristie, The Cara Program

I want to help my kids stay on the right path and a computer will help me be the best father I can be and give my kids the resources they need. More

$705of $705

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12 supporters
Funded on 12/16/2011

Computer for my kids to succeed in school

Member: Tori (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Jamila, The Cara Program

I left a domestic violence situation and I'm now a working single mother of seven children. A home computer will allow us more time as a family. More

$705of $705

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13 supporters
Funded on 12/12/2011

Winter clothing for my children

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

My goal right now is to get winter clothing for my children. They need jackets, boots, socks, hats and gloves. More

$445of $445

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13 supporters
Funded on 12/11/2011

A bed as I save up for our own place

Member: Anne (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Lynnette, The Cara Program

I need a bed for my son and me. My work requires hours on my feet and lots of lifting. We've got a place to stay but need someplace to sleep. More

$430of $430

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11 supporters
Funded on 11/30/2011

My husband is ill, and our children need clothing for school

Member: Reyna (Concord, CA)
Validator: Andrea, Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

Since my husband was diagnosed with Systemic Vasculitis he is unable to work much. I am looking for work, but the children have needs. More

$685of $560

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10 supporters
Funded on 4/18/2014

Starting my life anew after prison! I need a gravestone for my dad to successfully readjust

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

My father passed away while I was incarcerated. Of all the things I need as I go back to my community, knowing my dad is at rest will mean the most. More

$560of $560

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12 supporters
Funded on 4/16/2014

I am a refugee and expecting my first child. I need a bed, crib, and baby items.

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

I currently sleep on a mattress on the floor with several roommates. These items will make caring for my new baby easier. More

$690of $670

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13 supporters
Funded on 4/15/2014

Actively moving my life forward. I need my birth certificate to take the next steps.

Member: Willie T (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Maddie, Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

My wallet, which contained my birth certificate and ID, was stolen. To find work and pursue my goals, I need a new copy of my birth certificate! More

$20of $20

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1 supporter
Funded on 4/8/2014

Professional attire & school supplies will equip my son & me for interviews & school

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

Clothing for job interviews and school uniforms and supplies will allow me to look professional when seeking employment and prepare my son for school. More

$560of $560

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6 supporters
Funded on 4/4/2014

Doing my best to mend our sense of home after bedbugs. Furniture will help us move forward

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

A full size bed, twin bed and couch will help me rebuild and bring comfort back to my house after bedbugs. More

$780of $780

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16 supporters
Funded on 3/30/2014

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 am homeless, and need warm clothes and food to survive until my benefits are approved

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

I have applied for SSI & GA benefits, but have no income until they come in. Surviving on the street will be easier with warm clothes and decent food. More

$365of $365

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10 supporters
Funded on 3/26/2014

I'm a working mom in need of beds for my children after being displaced by bedbugs

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

I'm working hard to get back on my feet after suddenly needing to move my family because of bedbugs. For my kids' stability & success, I need beds. More

$615of $615

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6 supporters
Funded on 3/10/2014

Leaving homelessness behind. Need household items to make my new apartment home.

Member: George (Los Angeles, CA)
Validator: Aiko, PATH

After three years of homelessness, I'm grateful to be successfully housed. Some bedding and cleaning items will help make it home. More

$450of $450

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7 supporters
Funded on 3/10/2014

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

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19 supporters
Funded on 3/9/2014

House fire destroyed my belongings but not my spirit. Basic household supplies will help me rebuild.

Member: Tee (Inkster, MI)
Validator: Chanel, Starfish Family Services

Bedding, bathroom accessories, pots and pan, dishes, utensils and kitchen appliances will help my family re-establish ourselves in our new home. More

$341of $340

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11 supporters
Funded on 2/28/2014

After bed bugs, I need help replacing clothes & a bed on my part-time salary.

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

I need a bed & clothing to replace those destroyed so I can get a good night's sleep & be warm while turning my part-time work into full-time work. More

$461of $450

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12 supporters
Funded on 2/28/2014

I’m a mother sharing a small room with my kids. We need deposit money for our own apartment.

Member: Candice (San Leandro, CA)
Validator: Sandy, Davis Street Family Resource Center

For nine years I have lived with my children in one room in my mother’s house. We now have an opportunity for our own place. More

$686of $685

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13 supporters
Funded on 2/27/2014

My children & I escaped a DV situation & are in shelter. We need warm coats to get through winter.

Member: Beth (Berkeley, CA)
Validator: Felicia, Berkeley Food and Housing Project

We escaped from a domestic violence situation and had to leave everything behind. Warm coats would help us go out during the day. More

$625of $450

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9 supporters
Funded on 2/19/2014

I'm a displaced mother of two in need of help saving my family's belongings.

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

I moved to Charlotte after losing my Georgia home in a tornado. My family's things have been in storage ever since and now I need help moving it here. More

$1730of $755

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30 supporters
Funded on 2/17/2014

Moving into a beautiful home after shelter life. A washer & dryer would make it complete.

Member: Nikki (Detroit, MI)
Validator: Monica, Coalition On Temporary Shelter

My children & I were displaced from our home and are starting over. I need a washer & dryer to re-establish my home for my children's security. More

$760of $760

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2 supporters
Funded on 2/11/2014

I just moved into my first apartment in 10 years! I need household items and cleaning supplies

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

I need bedding, kitchen items, and cleaning supplies to live comfortably and to keep my new apartment clean. It will help me make my apartment a home. More

$355of $335

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9 supporters
Funded on 2/10/2014

I am a proud mother recovering from a flooded home. I am in need of beds for my daughter and me.

Member: Tracey (Detroit, MI)
Validator: Monica, Coalition On Temporary Shelter

Two mattresses including box springs, frames, and mattress covers will help in my quest to rebuild the home I once had after relocating due to a flood More

$915of $770

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16 supporters
Funded on 2/7/2014

I’m a mother with a new baby on the way and we need a mattress and clothes for the children

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

We have recently come from Somalia and have a new baby coming. My husband is looking for work, but we need these things for the children. More

$505of $505

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5 supporters
Funded on 2/7/2014

With two active kids, a washer and dryer would make my home complete after homelessness

Member: Sandy (Detroit, MI)
Validator: Monica, Coalition On Temporary Shelter

I need a washer & dryer to provide clean school clothes to my kids. I can't afford to go to the laundromat & have been washing their clothes by hand. More

$780of $780

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22 supporters
Funded on 2/5/2014

I'm struggling with chronic pain from my disability; I need a bed & a walker to move forward

Member: Niecy (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Eleanor, Inspiration Corporation

A new bed and a walker will help ease my chronic pain and, ultimately, help me get back to school, function better, and be self-sufficient. More

$465of $370

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6 supporters
Funded on 1/17/2014

I'm a proud adoptive mother and my family needs help buying a furnace for Chicago's brutal winter

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

My goal is to raise our adopted son in the best home possible: one that is safe and warm. I need help with half the cost of a furnace for our home. More

$780of $780

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12 supporters
Funded on 1/14/2014

We are a homeless family, ready to get an apartment. We need furniture to make it our home.

Member: Raul (Concord, CA)
Validator: Nati, Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

My wife and infant son and I are in a shelter, but will soon be in our own place. A mattress, dining set, and dresser will get us started. More

$625of $615

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10 supporters
Funded on 1/13/2014

I've just moved my family to a safe home. Now my kids need beds so they can get a good night's sleep

Member: Amber (Detroit, MI)
Validator: Ebony, Black Family Development

After moving from an unsafe area, I'm working hard to make my house safe and comfortable for my family. My kids need beds for sleep and stability! More

$900of $780

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5 supporters
Funded on 1/12/2014

I am a working single mom; I need beds and mattresses for my twins

Member: Lisa (Evanston, IL)
Validator: Sizzy, Childcare Network of Evanston

I'm a single hard-working parent. My twins, boy & girl, are getting bigger by the second & need sturdy beds to sleep safely, comfortably & separately. More

$550of $505

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13 supporters
Funded on 12/31/2013

I am a mom training for a better job; I need furniture to make my family's house a home

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

I'm in school to get a stable full time job. My kids need a bed for sleeping & a dining table for family time while we all work towards our goals. More

$335of $335

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9 supporters
Funded on 12/27/2013

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

Moved past homelessness and into our own apartment. Furniture will make this apartment home.

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

My family recently moved into our first apartment on our own, without the support of family. I need furniture to make this house a home for my kids. More

$670of $670

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7 supporters
Funded on 12/21/2013

New apartment for my daughter and me; I need a bed + household items to make it a home.

Member: Ashley (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Kenneth, Heartland Alliance

My goal's to get my Associate's in Child Psychology. Furniture'll help me and my daughter live more comfortably in our new place as I go to school. More

$600of $505

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11 supporters
Funded on 12/20/2013

I'm a newly housed mom of 6. We're getting back on track but my kids need warm clothes before winter

Member: Jen (Chicago, IL)
Validator: John, Alternatives, Inc.

It's so important to me to support my children's education. I know that winter is coming & for them to get to school & succeed, they need winter gear! More

$505of $505

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13 supporters
Funded on 12/18/2013

I'm a single parent on disability; I need furniture for myself and my daughters

Member: Dominique (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Eleanor, Inspiration Corporation

I'm on a fixed income and can't afford furniture. Meeting this need will give my girls a place to sleep and help our apartment feel like a home. More

$675of $675

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13 supporters
Funded on 12/18/2013

I'm a working mother and I need living room furniture so our home feels complete

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

I just got promoted and got a new apartment. But after I pay rent, utilities, food, & other expenses, I don't have money left for furniture. More

$505of $505

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14 supporters
Funded on 12/15/2013

I'm free from a violent relationship. Now my son and I need furniture as we rebuild our lives

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

My son's outgrown his crib, & I need a small couch. I left everything behind when I left domestic violence, so these items will help as I rebuild. More

$530of $530

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14 supporters
Funded on 12/7/2013

Formerly homeless, now stable & I need help covering the cost of an opportunity for my sons.

Member: Nina (Charlotte, NC)
Validator: Kenya, YWCA Central Carolinas, Inc.

After losing everything & working our way back, my sons have the opportunity to play & be mentored through football, but I need help w/ the fees. More

$405of $405

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/6/2013

I'm finally housed and will be going to college in January. I need household items for my apartment

Member: Lenise (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Jill, Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

I just moved into my own apartment & I need a mini fridge, lamp, bedspread, and other household items. Then I can focus on getting my nursing degree. More

$335of $335

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7 supporters
Funded on 12/3/2013

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

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1 supporter
Funded on 12/3/2013

I'm newly housed and I need basic necessities to round out my new home

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

I'm on my own for the 1st time in 6 yrs! Meeting this need will help me continue moving forward, save for my education, and start 2014 w/ less stress. More

$255of $255

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1 supporter
Funded on 12/3/2013

I am a refugee and a mother and my daughter needs a real bed to sleep in

Member: Roya (San Jose, CA)
Validator: Jahannaz, Asian Americans for Community Involvement

I need a twin-sized bed for my growing 9-year old daughter who currently sleeps in a bed made for a much smaller child. The small bed hurts her back. More

$616of $615

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16 supporters
Funded on 11/24/2013

I am a great-grandmother in need of a hot water heater!

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

I need a new hot water heater so I don't have to continue heating hot water on the stove just to have warm water for showers. More

$780of $780

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8 supporters
Funded on 11/14/2013

I'm fighting to get back on my feet and I need a coat and boots to move past Chicago's winter

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

Right now I only have a light jacket. I know that having a winter coat and boots will help keep me healthy and motivated to keep moving forward. More

$205of $205

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9 supporters
Funded on 11/6/2013

I finally hit my stride and got my own apartment; I need sheets & cooking utensils to keep moving

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

I need a bed and sheet set and pots and pans for my new SRO unit! Meeting this need will help me get my savings back up to what it was. More

$125of $115

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4 supporters
Funded on 11/5/2013

I need to replace two beds to help my family recover from a bedbug infestation

Member: Nia (Detroit, MI)
Validator: Mr. Blackmon, Black Family Development

A wonderful program helped me buy a home but bedbugs made us throw out our furniture. Two new beds will help my family sleep and move forward. More

$780of $780

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13 supporters
Funded on 9/30/2013

I just secured a home for my family. Need bus fare to find a job and school clothes for my children.

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

Two months bus fare will allow me to get out and search for jobs and attend interviews. School clothes will help support my kids in the meantime. More

$605of $605

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2 supporters
Funded on 9/22/2013

I'm a domestic abuse survivor and need a few items to make my kids and my house a home

Member: Norma (Evanston, IL)
Validator: Tracy, Childcare Network of Evanston

Bunk beds with mattresses, dresser drawers, and an air conditioner will help my kids and me get a good night's rest More

$751of $780

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12 supporters
Funded on 9/15/2013

I'm leaving homelessness after 5 years! I need furnishings to make my new apartment a home.

Member: Stephanie (Los Angeles, CA)
Validator: Reina, PATH

Basic furnishings for my first place since being homeless will let me focus on my goals of getting an education and becoming a merchant mariner. More

$560of $560

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6 supporters
Funded on 7/27/2013

No longer homeless! Now I need a bed and furniture to continue rebuilding my life

Member: Frankie (Los Angeles, CA)
Validator: Aiko, PATH

Finally in an apartment but need a bed, kitchen supplies and more to make it a home and build back my health so I can work again. More

$560of $560

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12 supporters
Funded on 6/24/2013

Homelessness damaged my health. Now need a fridge + grown-up trike to get healthy

Member: Bret (Los Angeles, CA)
Validator: Aiko, PATH

I walk with a cane + just got an apartment with no kitchen. Meeting this need will let me get exercise, buy and keep healthy food + regain my health. More

$670of $670

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9 supporters
Funded on 5/16/2013

My 2-year-old and I finally moved into our new apartment! Now we need furniture.

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

I need furniture and things for my apartment so I can focus on saving to be able to go back to school this summer. More

$775of $775

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17 supporters
Funded on 5/10/2013

Need a futon; my son's in-home therapists have to sit on the floor because we don't have a couch

Member: Maria (Evanston, IL)
Validator: Lisa, Childcare Network of Evanston

My son gets speech and physical therapy. His language continues to improve--I'm so proud. I'd like a futon for the therapists to use when they come. More

$200of $195

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1 supporter
Funded on 3/5/2013

Getting back on my feet and I want to provide clothing for my three children

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

By providing for my children I will take another step down the path of responsibility and strengthen our relationship despite our family's hard times. More

$665of $665

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18 supporters
Funded on 1/18/2013

Caring for my 6 grandkids while their mom's in prison. Need clothes and supplies

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

Our family is in a big transition and my grandkids need phone cards, art supplies, and a camera to stay in touch with their mom, plus new clothes. More

$445of $445

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15 supporters
Funded on 12/20/2012