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Household needs

Cathy from Chicago, IL

Homeless after fleeing abuse. Finally housed; basics will start my family off right!

My daughter and I have survived so much. We're starting over in permanent, subsidized housing and meeting this need will relieve much stress for us. More

Validated by Tessa from Inspiration Corporation

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Denise from Chicago, IL

Working & in recovery. Now I'm finally housed! Need help with basics for my apartment.

I'm working towards self-sufficiency as I continue my road to recovery. Furniture will help me take the next step towards my goals. More

Validated by Jason from Inspiration Corporation

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Annette from Inkster, MI

A new couch will provide comfort to my family after relocating due to bedbugs

Providing my children with a safe and comfortable place to call home is my top priority. Living room furniture will help provide comfort. More

Validated by Melissa from Starfish Family Services

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Steve from Detroit, MI

Beds will provide comfort to my son and me after losing his mother and relocating

My budget is tight after recently relocating due to my rental property being sold and gaining custody of my son after his mother passed unexpectedly. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

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Lisa from Detroit, MI

I need to replace my stove & refrigerator after my home was burglarized while away

Before I can focus on getting my nail technician license to increase my income, I need a refrigerator and stove to provide for my children. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

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Jordi from Detroit, MI

My husband's support is crucial to our family. He needs citizenship application fees

Covering the costs of the US citizenship application & filing fees will ensure my husband remains with his family and finds a steadier job. More

Validated by Alyssa from Black Family Development

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Tonya from Detroit, MI

A bed and dinette set will help support and improve my chronic back and neck pain

I'm currently sleeping on the floor and standing up to eat. These postures aggravate my back and neck pain to the point where I can barely function. More

Validated by Tanya from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

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Mother Jazzy from Oakland, CA

I am a mother of 2, in need of work clothes for myself and school clothes for my kids

In relocating to the Bay Area, my children and I have lost a lot of our clothes. I want to look appropriate and professional for whatever lies ahead. More

Validated by Kamela from Beyond Emancipation

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Cocoa from Detroit, MI

Bedbugs forced me to leave my furniture behind. Beds will get my kids off the floor.

Just got my GED and am looking for work. Four beds and a dresser or organizing bins will get my kids off the floor and help me organize their clothes. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

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Lisa from Detroit, MI

Back in school with limited income. My kids need beds & clothes for next school yr

Back in school for my CNA certification. With a tight budget, I'm trying to start early in preparing my kids for school. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

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Dee from Detroit, MI

Graves disease drains my energy. A vacuum + dishwasher will help me with basic chores

I want to be able to perform day-to-day tasks without struggling or relying on my 8 year old to attempt responsibilities that are not age appropriate. More

Validated by Eloma from Homes for Black Children

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Amber from Chicago, IL

Bedbugs infested my children's beds. I need help replacing their mattresses.

I'm a mother of 5 struggling to find a stable job. Meeting this need will give my kids a place to sleep and help me as I try and move forward. More

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

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Carmen from Chicago, IL

After overcoming a great health challenge, household items will help me build a stable home for my family.

I've been unable to afford items to clean our home. Meeting this need will help my family feel energized in a clean home & give us a better structure. More

Validated by Caesarei from Inspiration Corporation

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James from Detroit, MI

Furniture was thrown out due to bedbugs. Need help getting beds for me & my daughter.

I'm unable to work with my disability & my SSI isn't enough buy new beds. I want to make sure my daughter can get proper rest for school. More

Validated by Chaunise from Wayne County-Detroit Disability Network

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Sweety from Detroit, MI

Finally housed after homelessness & abuse. A bed will help me build a stable home.

I recently got my own place after being homeless, but I don't have anything. I must show that I can provide a stable home for my daughter. More

Validated by Chaunise from Wayne County-Detroit Disability Network

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Eric from Detroit, MI

A bed will let me rest after a long day of work & give me energy to pursue my passion

A simple thing like a bed to sleep on will have make a huge impact in my life. My body can finally get the rest it needs. More

Validated by Chaunise from Wayne County-Detroit Disability Network

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Marcus from Detroit, MI

I'm a Marine veteran & father of 5. Beds will make sure my kids rest comfortably.

I pride myself on taking care of my children & making sure they have a stable home. I need help with beds to get my children and I off the floor. More

Validated by Chaunise from Wayne County-Detroit Disability Network

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Tyson from Detroit, MI

Rebuilding after a fire destroyed our home. A stove & fridge will help us start over.

My family of 6 has been able to move to a new home, but all of our possessions were destroyed in the fire. These essentials will help us start over. More

Validated by Chaunise from Wayne County-Detroit Disability Network

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Sareeta from Chicago, IL

Newly housed & working towards college to be a parole officer. I need a bed to rest.

My goals are to go back to college to major in criminal justice. Due to financial constraints, I can't afford a bed right now. More

Validated by Da'Sean from The Cara Program

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Megan from Inkster, MI

I'm a single parent on disability; Need help getting beds for my kids after bedbugs

I don't want my limited income to affect my children's well-being and happiness. Beds will provide them comfort. More

Validated by Melissa from Starfish Family Services

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Channel from Chicago, IL

Struggling with my disability; a washer+dryer will ensure my family has clean clothes

My disability makes it impossible to carry laundry back from a laundromat. With the washer/dryer, I will be able to have clean clothes for my family. More

Validated by Ian from Chicago House and Social Service Agency

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Larry from Detroit, MI

Slowly getting back on my feet after house fire. A bed will aid in rebuilding my home

House fire destroyed everything. I have a new home but need basic items like a bed to help rebuild what was lost. More

Validated by Tanya from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

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9 supporters
Funded on 6/15/2014

Johnny from Chicago, IL

Proud to be housed! One-time help with electric will enable me to maintain my home.

I've been housed for 4 yrs after 10 yrs of homelessness. Unforeseen expenses set me back. I need one-time help with electric to keep moving forward. More

Validated by Jackie from Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

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3 supporters
Funded on 5/30/2014

Tee from Detroit, MI

I'm a grandpa and in college! A bed will help me rest, reduce pain & thrive in class

I'm currently sleeping on an air mattress. A bed will provide me with the proper rest so I can function to the best of my ability. More

Validated by Monica from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$555of $505

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5 supporters
Funded on 5/28/2014

Hope from Inkster, MI

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

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

Validated by Lindsey from Starfish Family Services

$505of $505

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3 supporters
Funded on 5/13/2014

Naomi from Detroit, MI

Rebuilding after losing my job & home. Beds for my girls would lift a great burden.

Two twin size beds/bunk beds, covers and sheets will allow my girls to rest at night so they can continue to function and excel in school. More

Validated by Eugene from Homes for Black Children

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2 supporters
Funded on 5/13/2014

Ms. Dann from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Charnita from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$766of $450

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8 supporters
Funded on 5/12/2014

Michele from Detroit, MI

A washer & dryer will allow me to better balance my duties as a student and a mom

A new washer and dryer will help my family save money, time and restore balance in our household while I attend school. More

Validated by Wytrice from Total Life Christian Ministries, Inc.

$780of $780

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3 supporters
Funded on 5/11/2014

Tasha from Detroit, MI

Got a job to help stabilize my family but need help taking care of their basic needs

I have a job and am looking to move my family out of our cramped conditions. Two beds and a couch will bring comfort now and moving forward. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$830of $780

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6 supporters
Funded on 5/9/2014

Kenard from Chicago, IL

Working hard to move forward! I need my birth certificate to find a job and housing.

Obtaining a copy of my birth certificate is a critical step on my way towards employment and stable housing! More

Validated by Addie from Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

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1 supporter
Funded on 5/8/2014

Jazmin from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

$670of $670

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13 supporters
Funded on 5/5/2014

KJ from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Lisa from Warriors on Wheels of Metropolitan Detroit (WOW)

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11 supporters
Funded on 4/29/2014

Nesha from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

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14 supporters
Funded on 4/29/2014

Dale from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Tanya from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

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9 supporters
Funded on 4/23/2014

Reyna from East Sf Bay, CA

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

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

Validated by Andrea from Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

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10 supporters
Funded on 4/18/2014

Tony from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$560of $560

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6 supporters
Funded on 4/4/2014

Lovell from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$615of $615

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6 supporters
Funded on 3/10/2014

George from Los Angeles, CA

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

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

Validated by Aiko from PATH

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7 supporters
Funded on 3/10/2014

Keisha from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Lauren from The Cara Program

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3 supporters
Funded on 3/5/2014

Monica from East Sf Bay, CA

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

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

Validated by Andrea from Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

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20 supporters
Funded on 3/1/2014

Candice from East Sf Bay, CA

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

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

Validated by Sandy from Davis Street Family Resource Center

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14 supporters
Funded on 2/27/2014

Gwen from Berkeley, CA

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

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

Validated by Sonja from Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS)

$510of $505

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17 supporters
Funded on 2/26/2014

Beth from Berkeley, CA

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

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

Validated by Felicia from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

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9 supporters
Funded on 2/19/2014

Supermom from Oakland, CA

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

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

Validated by Kamela from Beyond Emancipation

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19 supporters
Funded on 2/19/2014

Fatou from Oakland, CA

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

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

Validated by Samantha from International Rescue Committee (Northern California Region)

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8 supporters
Funded on 2/16/2014

Bertha from East Sf Bay, CA

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

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

Validated by Kristal from Davis Street Family Resource Center

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18 supporters
Funded on 2/15/2014

Nikki from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Wytrice from Total Life Christian Ministries, Inc.

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8 supporters
Funded on 2/14/2014

April from East Sf Bay, CA

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

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

Validated by Sandy from Davis Street Family Resource Center

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6 supporters
Funded on 2/7/2014

Tracey from Detroit, MI

I'm a proud mother recovering from a flood. I'm in need of beds for my family.

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

Validated by Monica from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

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Funded on 2/7/2014

Fahma from Oakland, CA

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

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

Validated by Samantha from International Rescue Committee (Northern California Region)

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5 supporters
Funded on 2/7/2014

Sandy from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Monica from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

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23 supporters
Funded on 2/5/2014

Stephanie from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Tanya from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

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5 supporters
Funded on 1/29/2014

Emad from East Sf Bay, CA

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

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

Validated by Nati from Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

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8 supporters
Funded on 1/22/2014

Niecy from Chicago, IL

Struggling with chronic pain from my disability; Need a bed & walker to move forward

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

Validated by Eleanor from Inspiration Corporation

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6 supporters
Funded on 1/17/2014

Star from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Monica from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

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6 supporters
Funded on 1/15/2014

Danielle from East Sf Bay, CA

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

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

Validated by Nati from Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

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2 supporters
Funded on 1/14/2014

Monique from East Sf Bay, CA

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

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

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4 supporters
Funded on 1/14/2014

Raul from East Sf Bay, CA

We are a homeless family ready for an apartment. We need furniture to make it a home.

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

Validated by Nati from Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

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10 supporters
Funded on 1/13/2014

Rodney from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Charnita from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

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5 supporters
Funded on 1/13/2014

Amirah from Berkeley, CA

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

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

Validated by LaDiamond from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

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4 supporters
Funded on 1/12/2014

Mitchell from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Abby from Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

$290of $255

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9 supporters
Funded on 1/8/2014

Diego from East Sf Bay, CA

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

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

Validated by Nati from Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

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13 supporters
Funded on 1/4/2014

Batista from East Sf Bay, CA

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

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

Validated by Nati from Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

$670of $670

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11 supporters
Funded on 1/1/2014

Kamil from Berkeley, CA

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

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

Validated by Crystal from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$255of $255

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5 supporters
Funded on 12/31/2013

Sarafina from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

$780of $780

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/31/2013

Lisa from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$560of $505

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13 supporters
Funded on 12/31/2013

Tender from Oakland, CA

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

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

Validated by Kamela from Beyond Emancipation

$280of $280

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5 supporters
Funded on 12/20/2013

Steven from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Aimee from Inspiration Corporation

$505of $505

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11 supporters
Funded on 12/18/2013

Sandra from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

$780of $780

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20 supporters
Funded on 12/10/2013

Lemia from San Jose, CA

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

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

Validated by Katelyn from Unity Care

$335of $335

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11 supporters
Funded on 11/14/2013

Kris from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Lauren from The Cara Program

$560of $560

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2 supporters
Funded on 11/1/2013

Andrea from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

$560of $560

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4 supporters
Funded on 10/31/2013

John from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Jackie from Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

$15of $15

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1 supporter
Funded on 10/19/2013

Sierra from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Aimee from Inspiration Corporation

$250of $250

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6 supporters
Funded on 10/18/2013

Henry from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Eleanor from Inspiration Corporation

$90of $90

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2 supporters
Funded on 10/18/2013

Theresa from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Khari from Black Family Development

$405of $405

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1 supporter
Funded on 10/16/2013

Faith from Inkster, MI

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

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

Validated by Melissa from Starfish Family Services

$670of $670

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14 supporters
Funded on 9/30/2013

Phyllis from Inkster, MI

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

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

Validated by Trisha from Starfish Family Services

$502of $502

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3 supporters
Funded on 9/30/2013

Perry from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Abby from Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

$280of $280

Need funded!

8 supporters
Funded on 8/13/2013

Stephanie from Los Angeles, CA

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

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

Validated by Reina from PATH

$560of $560

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6 supporters
Funded on 7/27/2013

Richard from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Claire from LIFT-Chicago

$135of $105

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3 supporters
Funded on 7/26/2013

Bill from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Eleanor from Inspiration Corporation

$95of $95

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2 supporters
Funded on 6/24/2013

Kena from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Lauren from The Cara Program

$505of $505

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10 supporters
Funded on 6/19/2013

Tony from Chicago, IL

Need furniture so I can study at home

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

Validated by Eleanor from Inspiration Corporation

$185of $185

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3 supporters
Funded on 5/28/2013

Mary from Evanston, IL

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

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

Validated by Kim from Infant Welfare Society of Evanston

$775of $775

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6 supporters
Funded on 4/4/2013

Pierre from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Eleanor from Inspiration Corporation

$312of $300

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8 supporters
Funded on 4/4/2013

Al from Chicago, IL

Back on track and ready to furnish my new apartment

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

Validated by Jason from Inspiration Corporation

$280of $280

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2 supporters
Funded on 3/22/2013

Layla from Evanston, IL

Trying to rebuild after our baby's stroke

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

Validated by Patrina from Infant Welfare Society of Evanston

$780of $775

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10 supporters
Funded on 3/20/2013

Clifford from Evanston, IL

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

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

Validated by Lisa from Childcare Network of Evanston

$510of $500

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15 supporters
Funded on 1/25/2013

Meg from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Alexis from Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers

$610of $610

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14 supporters
Funded on 1/18/2013

Olivia from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Robert from Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4)

$735of $720

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2012

Bart from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$240of $240

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4 supporters
Funded on 11/22/2012

Lisa from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Alexis from Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers

$340of $335

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7 supporters
Funded on 11/4/2012

Stacy from Evanston, IL

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

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

Validated by Tracy from Childcare Network of Evanston

$555of $555

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2 supporters
Funded on 10/25/2012

Melissa from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Alexis from Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers

$365of $360

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13 supporters
Funded on 9/12/2012

Emily from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Alexis from Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers

$465of $465

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7 supporters
Funded on 8/31/2012

Maria from Chicago, IL

Help with beds for my kids who just lost their dad

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

Validated by Alexis from Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers

$355of $355

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4 supporters
Funded on 8/31/2012

Annie from Chicago, IL

Items to furnish my new apartment

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

Validated by Caesarei from Inspiration Corporation

$280of $280

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7 supporters
Funded on 5/22/2012

Samantha from Evanston, IL

Bed for my growing daughter

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

Validated by Jennifer from Childcare Network of Evanston

$340of $335

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7 supporters
Funded on 3/20/2012

Sierra from Chicago, IL

Clothes so my kids stop being bullied

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

Validated by Tasha from Claretian

$445of $445

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8 supporters
Funded on 1/25/2012

Bridgett from Chicago, IL

Winter clothing for my commute to school

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

Validated by Katja from Claretian

$390of $390

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9 supporters
Funded on 1/14/2012

Alejandra from Chicago, IL

Sewing machine so I can support my family

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

Validated by Patricia from Family Focus

$990of $970

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15 supporters
Funded on 12/26/2011

Doug from Chicago, IL

Computer to keep my kids on the right track

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

Validated by Kristie from The Cara Program

$705of $705

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12 supporters
Funded on 12/16/2011

Tori from Chicago, IL

Computer for my kids to succeed in school

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

Validated by Jamila from The Cara Program

$705of $705

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13 supporters
Funded on 12/12/2011

Jose from Chicago, IL

Winter clothing for my children

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

Validated by Maria from Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4)

$445of $445

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13 supporters
Funded on 12/11/2011

Anne from Chicago, IL

A bed as I save up for our own place

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

Validated by Lynnette from The Cara Program

$430of $430

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11 supporters
Funded on 11/30/2011

Kenard from Chicago, IL

From homelessness to housed & employed! A bed will help me rest for work.

After 15 years of homelessness, I have finally turned my life around and am now staying with family. A bed and frame will help me as I move forward. More

Validated by Jackie from Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

$420of $400

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5 supporters
Funded on 8/21/2014

Kim from Detroit, MI

Now that bedbugs have been exterminated I need new beds for my children

I had to throw out all my furniture due to bedbugs. I need beds to get my children off the floor. More

Validated by Ebony from Black Family Development

$780of $780

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8 supporters
Funded on 8/15/2014

Toni from Chicago, IL

Proud to be finally housed! Household items like an air unit for my asthma will ensure a safe home.

A month prior, I was living in a shelter, and now I am housed. I need assistance purchasing these goods which impact my ability to function in my new living situation. More

Validated by Annie from Inspiration Corporation

$570of $570

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8 supporters
Funded on 8/15/2014

Laniece from Evanston, IL

I'm a single mom and I need beds + clothing to pursue my goal of becoming a nurse.

I'm on the road to getting my life back in order. As I search for a job and head back to school, clothing for my son and a bed will get us started. More

Validated by Katie from Infant Welfare Society of Evanston

$570of $560

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10 supporters
Funded on 8/15/2014

Arizona from Detroit, MI

Beds for my children will help me rebuild after leaving an abusive relationship

I became homeless after leaving an abusive relationship. I recently moved into a new home and need beds for my kids. More

Validated by Jason from Black Family Development

$780of $780

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8 supporters
Funded on 8/15/2014

Starr from Inkster, MI

Dance classes are critical to maintaining my daughter's health and development.

My daughter was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder. She enjoys dancing so I'd like for her to continue taking classes. More

Validated by Melissa from Starfish Family Services

$390of $390

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9 supporters
Funded on 8/14/2014

Nikki from Detroit, MI

Working to rebuild after losing my job. Clothing and beds for my family will help us move forward.

I lost my job and shortly after my husband left me. I'm doing my best to provide for my family while I look for employment. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$786of $780

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16 supporters
Funded on 7/29/2014

Erica from Detroit, MI

Was homeless but now working. My nephew and sons need clothes & beds.

I'm working but am still building after homelessness. I had to throw out clothes and beds due to flood then bedbugs. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$671of $670

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5 supporters
Funded on 7/29/2014

Melissa from Inkster, MI

Working again after losing my job 4 yrs ago! I need beds for my growing teenagers.

I'm a single mom raising two teenage boys and a young girl I recently took in. I just started working again but can't purchase beds for everyone with my budget. More

Validated by Trisha from Starfish Family Services

$566of $560

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16 supporters
Funded on 7/29/2014

Sue from Chicago, IL

My son & I are starting fresh! We need basics for our home to launch forward.

My goal is to get my GED. Knowing that my son has a bed and other basics - a place to call home - will help me focus on my education! More

Validated by Jackie from Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

$131of $130

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6 supporters
Funded on 7/28/2014

Jessica from East Sf Bay, CA

Our family all lives in 1 room. We need a deposit for an apartment & self-reliance.

We are now in a room at my brother’s house. We have been saving for five months, and this last bit would help us get our own place. More

Validated by Jesse from Davis Street Family Resource Center

$781of $780

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6 supporters
Funded on 7/22/2014

Debbie from Chicago, IL

Just moved into an apartment after years of homelessness! I need household basics.

I'm excited to begin to get my life back on track. I need basic furniture and household items for my apartment to sleep well and feel at home. More

Validated by Reagan from Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

$371of $370

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9 supporters
Funded on 7/16/2014

Tyrone from Detroit, MI

Beds are critical to keeping my family together and will provide a sense of security

I need beds for my kids to get them off the floor at night. Without beds they have the potential of being removed from our home. More

Validated by Satira from Black Family Development

$506of $505

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9 supporters
Funded on 7/16/2014

Miranda from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$615of $615

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5 supporters
Funded on 7/15/2014

Akosua from Chicago, IL

I'm a widow striving to live independently - I need household items!

My goals are to maintain stable housing, go back to school and return to teaching! Household items will help me create the space I need to succeed. More

Validated by George from Inspiration Corporation

$286of $285

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12 supporters
Funded on 7/15/2014

Mary from Chicago, IL

I'm stabilizing my life. I need a bed and kitchenware to continue moving forward.

I've taken big steps to build self-sufficiency. A bed and basic kitchenware will help me continue to pursue my goals! More

Validated by Julie from The Cara Program

$336of $335

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11 supporters
Funded on 7/15/2014

Tonya from Chicago, IL

Moving into stable housing & towards permanent work! I need basic necessities.

My goal is to secure a permanent position with Chicago's transportation company! To build momentum and continue forward, I need to stabilize my home. More

Validated by Julie from The Cara Program

$391of $390

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8 supporters
Funded on 7/8/2014

Gary from Chicago, IL

Proudly transitioned from homelessness; I need basic household items for stability.

I was homeless for over 2 years. Essential household items will allow me to call this new place home, move forward and feel like a whole person again. More

Validated by Jackie from Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

$560of $560

Need funded!

12 supporters
Funded on 7/8/2014

Louise from Chicago, IL

I am a retired senior just in need of a bed to rest comfortably.

I have been sleeping in a chair until now because of my limited budget. A bed is what I need to get a good night's rest. More

Validated by Jill from Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

$161of $160

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7 supporters
Funded on 7/8/2014

Al from Inkster, MI

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

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

Validated by Chanel from Starfish Family Services

$560of $560

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17 supporters
Funded on 7/1/2014

Edward from Detroit, MI

Severe back pain is affecting my job performance. I need a bed to help alleviate pain

I'm recently married. With a larger, blended family my wife and I gave our bed to our kids. Back pain has since resurfaced and is affecting my work. More

Validated by Celia from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$450of $450

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9 supporters
Funded on 7/1/2014

Mr. Scott from Charlotte, NC

I'm a disabled veteran in need of help while getting back on my feet

Because of my current situation, I am in need of help. I need assistance only until my veterans benefits are permanently established. More

Validated by Leah from Grace-Mar Services Inc.

$780of $780

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22 supporters
Funded on 6/29/2014

Princess Taujuri from Oakland, CA

My baby and I need clothing to stay healthy and thrive as we develop independence

I live in transitional housing with my 5-month old. I need clothing for her as she grows and work attire for myself to get a good job to support us. More

Validated by Kamela from Beyond Emancipation

$420of $420

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9 supporters
Funded on 6/10/2014

Mama Nic from Detroit, MI

No longer homeless! Family needs a washer & dryer to make cleaning clothes easier

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

Validated by Celia from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$780of $780

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4 supporters
Funded on 5/28/2014

Ivory from Detroit, MI

I'm moving forward! Now that I'm housed, furniture will give me the stability I need.

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

Validated by Celia from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$535of $505

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7 supporters
Funded on 5/28/2014

PJai from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Charnita from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$805of $780

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5 supporters
Funded on 5/13/2014

Edward from Chicago, IL

Back on track! I'm an apprentice & finally in my own home. I need a stove to cook.

I need a stove because the one my apartment came with is too dangerous to use. My wages cover the basics but not a bigger cost like a stove. More

Validated by Julie from The Cara Program

$225of $225

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1 supporter
Funded on 5/13/2014

Faith from Inkster, MI

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

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

Validated by Melissa from Starfish Family Services

$505of $505

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9 supporters
Funded on 5/11/2014

Lawanda from Detroit, MI

I have my own place now! A bed will help relieve knee pain from sleeping on floor

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

Validated by Celia from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$560of $560

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17 supporters
Funded on 5/5/2014

Rae from Inkster, MI

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

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

Validated by Chanel from Starfish Family Services

$780of $780

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4 supporters
Funded on 4/30/2014

Alice from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Allison from LIFT-Chicago

$758of $750

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28 supporters
Funded on 4/23/2014

Clinton from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Alexis from Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers

$560of $560

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12 supporters
Funded on 4/16/2014

Brahan from San Jose, CA

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

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

Validated by Dora from Asian Americans for Community Involvement

$690of $670

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13 supporters
Funded on 4/15/2014

Willie T from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Maddie from Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

$20of $20

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1 supporter
Funded on 4/8/2014

Lady D from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Lisa from Warriors on Wheels of Metropolitan Detroit (WOW)

$780of $780

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17 supporters
Funded on 3/30/2014

Ann from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Lisa from Warriors on Wheels of Metropolitan Detroit (WOW)

$505of $450

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11 supporters
Funded on 3/28/2014

Dee from Berkeley, CA

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

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

Validated by Feuy from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$365of $365

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10 supporters
Funded on 3/26/2014

LaTanya from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Natalie from LIFT-Chicago

$640of $640

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19 supporters
Funded on 3/9/2014

Tee from Inkster, MI

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

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

Validated by Chanel from Starfish Family Services

$341of $340

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11 supporters
Funded on 2/28/2014

Terry from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Kimberly from Mercy Housing Lakefront

$461of $450

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12 supporters
Funded on 2/28/2014

Kim from Charlotte, NC

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

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

Validated by Derrick from Urban League of Central Carolinas, Inc.

$1730of $755

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30 supporters
Funded on 2/17/2014

Nikki from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Celia from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$760of $760

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2 supporters
Funded on 2/11/2014

Kenneth from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Jackie from Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

$355of $335

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9 supporters
Funded on 2/10/2014

Margarita from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Annie from Erie Elementary Charter School

$780of $780

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12 supporters
Funded on 1/14/2014

Amber from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Ebony from Black Family Development

$900of $780

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5 supporters
Funded on 1/12/2014

Lisa from Evanston, IL

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

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

Validated by Sizzy from Childcare Network of Evanston

$550of $505

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13 supporters
Funded on 12/31/2013

Monique from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

$335of $335

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9 supporters
Funded on 12/27/2013

Michael from Berkeley, CA

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

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

Validated by Feuy from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$440of $390

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2013

Patricia from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Tiffany from The Children's Place Association

$670of $670

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7 supporters
Funded on 12/21/2013

Ashley from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Kenneth from Heartland Alliance

$600of $505

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11 supporters
Funded on 12/20/2013

Jen from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by John from Alternatives, Inc.

$505of $505

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13 supporters
Funded on 12/18/2013

Dominique from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Eleanor from Inspiration Corporation

$675of $675

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13 supporters
Funded on 12/18/2013

Marie from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Julie from The Cara Program

$505of $505

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14 supporters
Funded on 12/15/2013

Amanda from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Lauren from The Cara Program

$530of $530

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14 supporters
Funded on 12/7/2013

Nina from Charlotte, NC

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

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

Validated by Kenya from YWCA Central Carolinas, Inc.

$405of $405

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/6/2013

Lenise from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Jill from Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

$335of $335

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7 supporters
Funded on 12/3/2013

LaToya from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Lauren from The Cara Program

$255of $255

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1 supporter
Funded on 12/3/2013

Roya from San Jose, CA

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

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

Validated by Jahannaz from Asian Americans for Community Involvement

$616of $615

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16 supporters
Funded on 11/24/2013

Cameron from Concord, NC

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

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

Validated by Ray from Zion Hill AME Zion Church

$780of $780

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8 supporters
Funded on 11/14/2013

Joy from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Allison from LIFT-Chicago

$205of $205

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9 supporters
Funded on 11/6/2013

Brittany from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Lauren from The Cara Program

$125of $115

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4 supporters
Funded on 11/5/2013

Nia from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Mr. Blackmon from Black Family Development

$780of $780

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13 supporters
Funded on 9/30/2013

Nylah from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$605of $605

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2 supporters
Funded on 9/22/2013

Norma from Evanston, IL

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

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

Validated by Tracy from Childcare Network of Evanston

$751of $780

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12 supporters
Funded on 9/15/2013

Frankie from Los Angeles, CA

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

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

Validated by Aiko from PATH

$560of $560

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12 supporters
Funded on 6/24/2013

Bret from Los Angeles, CA

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

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

Validated by Aiko from PATH

$670of $670

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9 supporters
Funded on 5/16/2013

Amy from Evanston, IL

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

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

Validated by Chantay from Childcare Network of Evanston

$775of $775

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17 supporters
Funded on 5/10/2013

Maria from Evanston, IL

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

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

Validated by Lisa from Childcare Network of Evanston

$200of $195

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1 supporter
Funded on 3/5/2013

Darrel from Los Angeles, CA

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

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

Validated by Jo from PATH

$665of $665

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18 supporters
Funded on 1/18/2013

Shivaun from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Alexis from Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers

$445of $445

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15 supporters
Funded on 12/20/2012