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I'm a mom needing to get my medical assistant diploma to move forward

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

I need help in getting my medical assistant diploma from Kaplan College so I can secure and maintain employment. More

$257of $725

35.448275862068965517241379310%

6 supporters
Needed by 4/30/2014

Support

I want to ensure a successful future for my family. A laptop will help w/ school & build skills

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

A laptop with Microsoft Office will allow me to communicate with my children's schools, practice my computer skills, and help my kids with homework. More

$55of $550

10.00%

2 supporters
Needed by 5/15/2014

Support

My goal is to be a welder & build a career in manufacturing. Welding gear will get me there!

Member: Warren (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Jessica, Jane Addams Resource Corporation

This gear will help employers take me seriously as a welder. I'll be able to pass welding tests and get the job that will start my new career. More

$200of $450

44.444444444444444444444444440%

1 supporter
Needed by 6/15/2014

Support

I want to be a CNA. Nursing classes will help me get a job & rebuild after separation

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

Textbooks and scrubs will help study to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), which will help me get a job and support my family. More

$20of $780

2.5641025641025641025641025600%

1 supporter
Needed by 6/15/2014

Support

I just graduated w/ my graphic design degree! I have job offers but need a computer to start.

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

My school is offering discounted MacBooks to recent graduates. I'd like to purchase one so I can accept a job and start working in the field. More

$0of $780

0%

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Needed by 6/15/2014

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I'm an intern and headed back to school after homelessness. I need a computer and clothes.

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

A laptop and professional attire will support my internship, help me practice my computer skills and complete assignments from school. More

$0of $670

0%

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Needed by 6/15/2014

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

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

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

$50of $615

8.130081300813008130081300810%

1 supporter
Needed by 6/15/2014

Support

Welding gear is critical to the success of my job search and future employment

Member: Marco (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Jessica, Jane Addams Resource Corporation

I'm training to be a welder to provide the safe home for my son that I lacked. I'm confident that with gear I'll find a job & thrive in this industry. More

$0of $505

0%

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Needed by 6/30/2014

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I'm a dad ready to work as a welder. I need the right gear and an eye exam to work in my field!

Member: Dwayne (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Jessica, Jane Addams Resource Corporation

My goal is to become a welder and build a successful career to support my daughter. Having my own gear will show employers that I'm serious! More

$20of $505

3.9603960396039603960396039600%

1 supporter
Needed by 6/30/2014

Support

I need supplies to make a go of my small business and support my family

Member: Anna (Fremont, CA)
Validator: Roberto, Fremont Family Resource Center Corporation

My family depends on my small party favor business. By buying in bulk I can take advantage of discounts and earn more. More

$35of $560

6.2500%

1 supporter
Needed by 6/30/2014

Support

Trained to be a Solar Installer, I just need the tools to accept a job

Member: Anthony (Berkeley, CA)
Validator: Melvin, Rising Sun Energy Center

I have finished my internship and training and I am ready to work. Obtaining proper tools will make me employment ready to achieve my goals. More

$505of $505

Need funded!

18 supporters
Funded on 2/24/2014

I'm a veteran returning to the workforce and need training to enter the hospitality industry!

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

Recently, the business I was working for closed. I want to transition to the hospitality industry but need my BASSET certification to be marketable. More

$205of $170

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3 supporters
Funded on 1/27/2014

I need to get my bus operator certification to re-enter the workforce and help support my grandkids

Member: Paul (Fremont, CA)
Validator: Roberto, Fremont Family Resource Center Corporation

I worked for the SF Muni before my life took a downward turn six years ago. I’m trying to get back on track and help out my family. More

$750of $750

Need funded!

13 supporters
Funded on 1/14/2014

I'm a young single mom in need of a computer to finish my GED & make a better life for my son

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

My son means the world to me & I would love to further my education to make life better for us. To do this, I need a computer for school & my future. More

$560of $560

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2 supporters
Funded on 1/13/2014

I’m a mother starting as a beautician. I need supplies to grow my business & take care of my son.

Member: Bianca (San Leandro, CA)
Validator: Sue, Davis Street Family Resource Center

I have earned my cosmetology license and am now building my clientele. With my basic supplies I can save money for my son’s needs More

$450of $450

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1 supporter
Funded on 1/13/2014

I’m newly arrived in the U.S., and need equipment to pursue my photography career

Member: Lateef (Oakland, CA)
Validator: Doug, International Rescue Committee (Northern California Region)

My goal is to be a professional photographer, but studios require you to have your own equipment. This will give me more opportunities. More

$425of $425

Need funded!

9 supporters
Funded on 1/8/2014

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

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5 supporters
Funded on 12/31/2013

I'm a recent arrival from Eritrea and need a sewing machine to help me be independent

Member: Flower (San Jose, CA)
Validator: Mladenka, Asian Americans for Community Involvement

I am learning English and sewing, and hope to be able to support myself and take care of my children with the a sewing machine. More

$390of $390

Need funded!

5 supporters
Funded on 12/30/2013

I am a refugee from Iran and need tools to start an auto mechanic business

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

I am learning to be an auto mechanic and would like to start a micro-business of on-site car repair, but need tools to get it started. More

$531of $530

Need funded!

16 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2013

I'm looking for housing & employment; I need a copy of my birth certificate to move forward

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

I'm in the process of moving my life forward with housing & employment. To take the next step, I need to provide my birth certificate documentation. More

$20of $20

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1 supporter
Funded on 12/24/2013

I'm a single mother of 3, and I need gear and transportation to launch my career

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

I'm in training to be a CNC machinist and need safety gear (like steel-toed boots), an eye exam, and train passes to qualify for jobs and get started. More

$686of $580

Need funded!

16 supporters
Funded on 12/23/2013

Homeless, but now employed, I need uniforms to keep my new job

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

I’ve been homeless, but have just started a new job. Having a supply of clean uniforms will help me keep this job and find housing. More

$505of $505

Need funded!

8 supporters
Funded on 12/20/2013

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

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

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

$120of $120

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3 supporters
Funded on 12/18/2013

I’m a refugee from Iraq and a laptop will help my family seek work and take classes

Member: Steve (San Jose, CA)
Validator: Mladenka, Asian Americans for Community Involvement

To start our new lives in the U.S., a laptop will help us move forward here and stay connected with family More

$505of $505

Need funded!

16 supporters
Funded on 11/26/2013

I have a job offer and I'm on my way to sustaining myself & family, but I need proper uniforms.

Member: Ms. Kat (Washington, DC)
Validator: Ashley Minton, DC Central Kitchen

I need two full uniforms to start my new catering job. This includes a full tuxedo and a signature jacket. More

$250of $250

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1 supporter
Funded on 11/14/2013

I'm ready to support my family; I need cleaning supplies to start my own business

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

I'm starting my own cleaning business. All I need are supplies to get started! Then I'll be able to get an apartment and a car, and support my kids. More

$450of $450

Need funded!

4 supporters
Funded on 10/31/2013

I'm the primary earner & caregiver for my family. I need welding gear & tools to advance my career

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

My current job is unstable & I need to provide for my disabled husband and in-laws. With my new training and welding gear, I can get a good job. More

$780of $780

Need funded!

9 supporters
Funded on 10/29/2013

I'm an ambitious mother of two and I need a laptop to pursue my dream of working with children

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

My dream is to work with young kids & I need a laptop so I can improve my computer skills for college classes. Computer competency is a crucial step. More

$390of $390

Need funded!

4 supporters
Funded on 10/25/2013

I am getting my life back on track; I need to get my birth certificate to get a job.

Member: James (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Addie, Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

I need my out of state birth certificate because it would open doors to seeking employment. Many jobs require a birth certificate. More

$15of $15

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1 supporter
Funded on 10/24/2013

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

Need funded!

1 supporter
Funded on 10/19/2013

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

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

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

$20of $20

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1 supporter
Funded on 10/11/2013

I am a passionate carpenter and I need tools to restart my career after incarceration

Member: George B (Auburn Hills, MI)
Validator: Suzanne, Catholic Community Response Team

I need funding for carpentry tools. I have been offered a position at a union construction company but need the proper tools to start the job. More

$780of $780

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9 supporters
Funded on 8/30/2013

I am a motivated single mother seeking to take the CNA state exam to improve life for my family.

Member: Shavon (Charlotte, NC)
Validator: Leah Lasco, Grace-Mar Services Inc.

I'm a single mother with a job waiting for me but need help in paying for the state exam, uniforms and gas until my first check. More

$295of $225

Need funded!

7 supporters
Funded on 8/12/2013

I have a mowing business and need a pressure washer to make a livable income in the winter.

Member: William (Charlotte, NC)
Validator: Matt Shaw, Speak Up Magazine

Reel Men Mowing needs a pressure washer so we can increase our income and not end up on the streets come Winter. More

$505of $505

Need funded!

10 supporters
Funded on 7/20/2013

Need a driver's license to be considered for jobs

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

I'm looking for work and need to pay fees to get my license back. I've interviewed with employers who say if I get my license they can consider me. More

$455of $445

Need funded!

14 supporters
Funded on 3/3/2013

Just got a welding job! Need gear, safety glasses, and bus fare to pass my 90-day trial period

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

I need welding gear and bus fare because I just got my first welding job! I also need to get prescription safety welding glasses so I weld better. More

$680of $665

Need funded!

14 supporters
Funded on 2/12/2013

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

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

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

$460of $460

Need funded!

9 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2012

Warm winter boots and supplies for my children and steel-toed work boots for me

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

I need just a little help to make it through the next 2 months of job training before I'll have a better paying career as a machinist. More

$465of $465

Need funded!

10 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2012

Working my way through recovery and ready to take the next step and start my new job.

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

I need a Preparer's Tax Identification Number to start my new job as an accountant and a web cam so I can Skype with my children. More

$110of $100

Need funded!

3 supporters
Funded on 12/20/2012

Training for welding career - need equipment and transportation

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

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

$437of $420

Need funded!

15 supporters
Funded on 12/17/2012

Starting my career in the welding field; need protective equipment

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

I need welding equipment for employment. For me to have these items would mean a better chance at the job, and better things for my family. More

$280of $280

Need funded!

7 supporters
Funded on 12/6/2012

It's getting cold out and my daughter needs winter clothing

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

I'm a student and the sole provider for my daughter. Meeting this need will keep my daughter warm and healthy until I go back to work. More

$225of $225

Need funded!

6 supporters
Funded on 12/5/2012

Increase My Career Opportunities with Welding Gear

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

I want to be able to start a job as a welder as soon as I graduate from this program but I don't have the funds to buy the equipment I need. More

$445of $445

Need funded!

2 supporters
Funded on 12/5/2012

Learned a new skill; need welding supplies to start working

Member: Tom (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Eric White, Jane Addams Resource Corporation

I went through welding training and need the right gear to start a new job. More

$280of $280

Need funded!

6 supporters
Funded on 11/30/2012

I'm a single dad, trained + ready to work. Need the right gear to work in my field.

Member: JT (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Eric White, Jane Addams Resource Corporation

I just finished a training in welding and the safety equipment is required before I work. More

$285of $280

Need funded!

9 supporters
Funded on 11/15/2012

Moved to find work to support my son. Need safety gear to work as a welder.

Member: Damarion (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Eric White, Jane Addams Resource Corporation

Once I have a job, I can send for my son. I finished the program in welding and I am ready to work. More

$280of $280

Need funded!

6 supporters
Funded on 10/9/2012

Truck repairs so I can work in 48 community gardens

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

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

$745of $720

Need funded!

18 supporters
Funded on 2/13/2012

Certifications to work as a registered nurse

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

I need two nursing certifications that will help me find a job at a hospital that hires new RN graduates. More

$250of $250

Need funded!

6 supporters
Funded on 2/7/2012

Computer for my job search + kids' homework

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

I want to advance my computer skills and want my children to get their homework done. A computer will also help me find a job. More

$805of $805

Need funded!

2 supporters
Funded on 1/26/2012

Uniform to use my 28 years of experience as a waiter to get a job

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

I have been looking for work and have been in touch with a staffing place that does banquets. I can be employed there but I would need my own uniform. More

$460of $460

Need funded!

14 supporters
Funded on 1/26/2012

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

Need funded!

15 supporters
Funded on 12/26/2011

Eye exam and glasses to help me see at work

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

I work as a night-time taxi driver. I need an eye exam and eye glasses to help me see better when I am working and be able to drive better at night. More

$305of $305

Need funded!

7 supporters
Funded on 12/9/2011

I'm a single mom eager to start working. I need summer child care to make it happen!

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

It's very difficult to find child care for a child with special needs. By sending him to summer camp, I'll be able to start working again. More

$150of $150

Need funded!

4 supporters
Funded on 4/18/2014

I'm taking classes to become a licensed builder. Need help paying for state exam & prep class

Member: Star (Detroit, MI)
Validator: Marcus, Young Detroit Builders

Meeting this need will help me pay for my licensing class and exam which will allow me to become a licensed builder in the State of Michigan. More

$790of $780

Need funded!

9 supporters
Funded on 4/16/2014

To reach my goal of working in security and supporting my family, I need my Ill. Perc Card

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

Having my Perc Card would mean qualifying for a security job, a steady income, gainful employment, and better things for myself and my family. More

$210of $210

Need funded!

2 supporters
Funded on 4/4/2014

Training for a career in manufacturing - I need steel toed boots & a metrology kit to find a job

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

My goal is to be fully prepared for job interviews so I can show employers how determined I am to work in manufacturing! I need this gear to be ready. More

$480of $450

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11 supporters
Funded on 4/2/2014

I've been offered a research job. Glasses & laptop will help me build hours + earn income

Member: Leda (Detroit, MI)
Validator: Pastor Harris, Total Life Christian Ministries, Inc.

A laptop will allow me to do the work required of me for longer than an hour at the library. Prescription glasses will help me see better. More

$615of $615

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8 supporters
Funded on 3/29/2014

Got a job! Now I need my own tools to be on a level playing field for promotion.

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

I am employed & working my way up, but need basic factory tools to stay safe & competitive for promotion in my job with a manufacturing company. More

$270of $270

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5 supporters
Funded on 3/19/2014

I need tools to complete my apprenticeship training program!

Member: Hardworking1 (Gaithersburg, MD)
Validator: Lisa Canaday, The Dwelling Place, Inc.

I need tools that I will use daily as part of my apprenticeship program. More

$790of $690

Need funded!

12 supporters
Funded on 3/19/2014

I'm well on my way to becoming a welder and I need work gear to succeed!

Member: Jamara (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Jessica, Jane Addams Resource Corporation

My goal is to be a full-time welder. I will be more employable, prepared for work, and able to support my family if I have my own welding equipment. More

$390of $390

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11 supporters
Funded on 3/14/2014

I'm an artist with a disability. Art supplies will let me sell more artwork + support myself.

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

The income from my sells supports my life. I can't afford to buy canvas, card stock and paint all the time. I need these things to continue my work. More

$775of $725

Need funded!

20 supporters
Funded on 3/13/2014

I need to replace stolen tools to work as an electrician once again

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

I currently work as a lower-paid laborer. With the proper set of tools, I can earn more and take care of my family. More

$415of $390

Need funded!

7 supporters
Funded on 3/7/2014

I have worked hard to raise 5 children. I need a taco cart for my own self-supporting business.

Member: Teresa (San Jose, CA)
Validator: Janet, Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence

Because of my health I cannot work regular hours. My own taco cart would allow me flexibility and to serve my food. More

$780of $780

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11 supporters
Funded on 3/5/2014

Proud to be one of the few women welders! I need welding gear to start my career.

Member: Bee (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Jessica, Jane Addams Resource Corporation

My goal is to be fully prepared for job interviews so that I can show employers how determined I am to be a welder! I need a helmet, boots, and gloves More

$440of $390

Need funded!

5 supporters
Funded on 3/3/2014

I am training for a career; I need a copy of my naturalization papers to start

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

I want to enroll in a WIA grant-supported certification program in IT Support, but I need a copy of my naturalization certificate in order to apply. More

$385of $385

Need funded!

13 supporters
Funded on 3/2/2014

I'm homeless but licensed in tax preparing. I need a laptop to work, take classes + be independent

Member: Darlene (Berkeley, CA)
Validator: Cathy, Berkeley Food and Housing Project

I want to continue improving my skills, and helping clients, while I search for permanent housing and work to re-unite with my daughter More

$604of $505

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10 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 widow and I need bus fare and winter clothes to continue moving my family forward

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

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

$562of $560

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14 supporters
Funded on 2/26/2014

I'm furthering my education and I need work gear to successfully seek employment in manufacturing

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

I'm excited to start my CNC career! Meeting this need will show an employer that I'm ready to work & have the tools I need to start right away. More

$505of $505

Need funded!

15 supporters
Funded on 2/17/2014

I’m a new immigrant from Eritrea, and I need woodworking tools to create coffee tables that I sell

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

I am starting a job, but it is part-time. If I can continue my craft of creating traditional coffee tables, I can sell them to support my family. More

$505of $505

Need funded!

11 supporters
Funded on 2/14/2014

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

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

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

$780of $780

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6 supporters
Funded on 2/10/2014

I’m an Ethiopian immigrant who's been in the US for 20 years. I need the citizenship application fee

Member: Atsede (Oakland, CA)
Validator: Kimberly, International Rescue Committee (Northern California Region)

Being a citizen will help me with job opportunities, but I need the fingerprint and application fees. I also look forward to voting. More

$760of $760

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11 supporters
Funded on 1/27/2014

I'm ready to work, but I don't have a work visa yet. I need passports for me and my daughter

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

I need to get passports for me & my daughter so we can begin the U-Visa process. Then I can become legally employed and work to support my family. More

$170of $170

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6 supporters
Funded on 1/22/2014

I am ready to be financially independent; I need a computer to pursue full-time employment

Member: James (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Addie, Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

I need a computer that allows me access to the internet so I can pursue full time employment in my area of expertise, individual tax preparation. More

$336of $336

Need funded!

5 supporters
Funded on 1/16/2014

I'm a domestic violence survivor & single mother in need of money to pay for job certification.

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

I need assistance to become certified as a MakeUp Artist. This certification will help me make money doing what I love and create stability for me. More

$780of $780

Need funded!

3 supporters
Funded on 1/13/2014

I’m a veteran, living in a shelter, and I need a tablet to help me with my job & independence

Member: Preness (Berkeley, CA)
Validator: Lauren, Berkeley Food and Housing Project

I couldn't work due to injuries in my shoulder and leg. Now I’m in training to do security. I need a tablet for my training and to get more hours. More

$445of $445

Need funded!

5 supporters
Funded on 1/12/2014

I am a father training for a new career; I need welding equipment to find employment

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

I'm in the process of becoming a certified welder so I can provide for my daughter. Equipment and union fees will help me find and maintain a new job. More

$450of $450

Need funded!

10 supporters
Funded on 12/31/2013

I'm working hard to stabilize my income & need to accept credit cards to increase sales

Member: Andrea (Charlotte, NC)
Validator: Noah, Speak Up Magazine

I'm a magazine vendor. Many customers don't carry cash, so I need a tablet, credit card reader, and internet hot spot to accept credit card payments. More

$451of $450

Need funded!

11 supporters
Funded on 12/30/2013

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

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

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

$300of $195

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9 supporters
Funded on 12/26/2013

I'm ready to start interviewing for welding jobs; I need safety equipment to work.

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

I've been studying to become a welder for months and the proper equipment will help to prepare me for interviews and to start my welding career! More

$525of $525

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9 supporters
Funded on 12/26/2013

I am an adult learner & recent graduate; I need a certification exam to get work as a counselor

Member: Chaz (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Edna, Inspiration Corporation

I finished my Associates' Degree in Certified Alcohol & Drug Counseling & need help with the exam fee to get CADC certification so I can get a job. More

$255of $255

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1 supporter
Funded on 12/24/2013

I'm enrolled in a manufacturing training program and I need gear to be ready for employment

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

I need tools and gear to help start my manufacturing career. I like to be ready to get the job done and this gear will help me be prepared for work. More

$530of $505

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15 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2013

I'm a single mom and I've been offered a job! I just need a laptop & internet access to take it

Member: Kindra (Charlotte, NC)
Validator: Leah Lasco, Grace-Mar Services Inc.

I need a laptop & internet access to take a position I was offered. A steady paycheck will allow me to secure housing for my family and move forward. More

$600of $505

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5 supporters
Funded on 12/20/2013

I'm a single mom needing to take the C.N.A. exam to get a job and stabilize my family

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

I've been working hard to move my children into a better environment and in order to get a job, I need money to take a C.N.A. prep class and the exam. More

$395of $395

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7 supporters
Funded on 12/18/2013

I'm a new grad & I need a certification to work as a Certified Professional Coder

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

I'm trained in medical billing and coding, but without a certificate, employers won't hire me. I need to take the certification exam so I can work. More

$560of $560

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19 supporters
Funded on 12/18/2013

I'm a mother of 3 starting work as a CNC machinist. I need gear + bus passes to get a job

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

I need steel-toed boots, safety glasses, & measuring instruments so I'll have my own gear on the job. I also need bus passes for my 1st month at work. More

$505of $505

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27 supporters
Funded on 12/10/2013

I'm a single dad ready to take a new job. I need a Dept of Transportation evaluation to qualify

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

I need an evaluation to qualify for an available job in the transit system. My goal is to work my way up to conductor & send my daughter to college. More

$755of $755

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21 supporters
Funded on 12/4/2013

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 ready to take a job opportunity back home in LA, but I need bus fare to get there

Member: Terry (Detroit, MI)
Validator: Mark, Coalition On Temporary Shelter

I came to Detroit to care for my aunt. Now that she's in a nursing home, I'm ready to go home to LA, where I've got a job opportunity waiting for me. More

$390of $390

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13 supporters
Funded on 10/30/2013

I was homeless, now ready to take aircraft mechanic’s license tests + need help with fees

Member: Bryan (San Jose, CA)
Validator: Jim, Good Karma Bikes

I have passed all the courses to become an aircraft mechanic, now I need to take the three written FAA examinations to become licensed. More

$505of $505

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12 supporters
Funded on 10/18/2013

About to complete an entrepreneurial program. Need lawn equipment to start my career.

Member: Angie (Detroit, MI)
Validator: Jeffery, Young Detroit Builders

Recent layoff turned into an opportunity to get training and start a property preservation company. I need landscaping equipment to get started. More

$770of $770

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25 supporters
Funded on 9/26/2013

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 hard working mother. I need a small freezer for my business to improve our family's income

Member: Maria (Charlotte, NC)
Validator: Luisa, Latin American Coalition

I need a freezer for my family's ice cream cart business. Then our business will grow and provide more for our family. Without it, we'll lose money. More

$450of $450

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4 supporters
Funded on 8/30/2013

Low-paying jobs most of my life. Ready to reach stability. Need welding gear to qualify for jobs.

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

My goal is to complete my certifications at JARC and find a job that will bring me financial stability. I need to buy my own welding equipment. More

$515of $515

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12 supporters
Funded on 7/31/2013

Single mom working part time. With welding safety gear I can take a job that will really support us.

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

Right now, I work part time, but once I'm certified, I'll get a full time job to provide for my family and be stable. First, I need welding gear. More

$395of $390

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12 supporters
Funded on 7/31/2013

I'm a dad ready to support my family. Need the safety gear + tools to work as a machinist.

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

They require precision measuring instruments + safety gear before you can work as a CNC machinist. I'm trained and ready to work and support my family More

$461of $460

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12 supporters
Funded on 7/30/2013

Working + in school. Need welding gear to start my new career + show my daughter hard work pays off

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

With welding gear I can start my new career + provide for my 12yo daughter. I've never had anyone help me before, and this would mean the world to me. More

$495of $495

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10 supporters
Funded on 7/29/2013

Widow and mother of 3, I need welding gear to show employers I am prepared for the job

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

My goal is to get my welding certification, find a job, and support my 3 kids. It's hard to provide for them when I'm not working full time. More

$780of $780

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12 supporters
Funded on 7/25/2013

The Bloom Firm will match every dollar in support of Erick's need!

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

I need welding gear to finish my certification, save for a home, and support my mom. The gear will make it easier for me to be self-sufficient. More

$785of $780

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32 supporters
Funded on 7/24/2013

The Bloom Firm will match every dollar in support of Tony's need!

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

Getting the right safety gear will allow me to take a job as soon as I get an offer from an employer. More

$560of $560

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16 supporters
Funded on 7/23/2013

The Bloom Firm will match every dollar in support of Angie's need!

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

I need safety gear to move up in my new job. Because its important to be precise when welding prescription safety glasses are vital to my success. More

$715of $715

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16 supporters
Funded on 7/23/2013

Car repairs to get my family to work, school, and the doctor

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

I need to go to work, get my kids to school and activities, and take my sister to work, dialysis, and chemo appointments. My car runs but it's unsafe. More

$610of $610

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12 supporters
Funded on 4/4/2012

Set of knives to work as a chef

Member: Mike (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Graciela, Claretian

I am the single father of four children. I completed chef school but need my own set of culinary knives to find work. More

$225of $225

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5 supporters
Funded on 1/7/2012

Car repairs so I can look for employment

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

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

$390of $390

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10 supporters
Funded on 1/7/2012