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Michael from Chicago, IL

I'm a veteran on my way to becoming a welder. I need work gear to secure a job.

My goal is to be a full-time welder. Owning my own welding gear will demonstrate to potential employers that I am dedicated to my career. More

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Precious from Detroit, MI

Lost my job 8 months ago. I need professional clothes to wear while I search for work

I am trying to keep afloat while I look for employment. Professional clothes for me and clothes for my son would really help us while I look for work. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

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Alice from Charlotte, NC

I have job offers, but need to renew my CNA license before accepting them.

I need assistance in renewing my CNA license. I have had to turn down and lose opportunities due to my license not being current for NC. More

Validated by Leah from Grace-Mar Services Inc.

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Erika from Detroit, MI

Mother of 3 excited for a new career path! Just need help paying for training.

My goal is to be a CNA, securing my family's future and setting an example for my children as I continue to strive for success. More

Validated by Charnita from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

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James from Berkeley, CA

Trained in Solar Installation; Tools will show employers I'm ready to work.

My goal is to obtain a full-time job in this rewarding career path. Proper tools will show my dedication to the field. More

Validated by Melvin from Rising Sun Energy Center

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Sarah from San Jose, CA

Mother of 6 working towards self-sufficiency; a sewing machine will help me succeed!

I'm currently attending sewing class, and hope to achieve my goal of opening an alteration store so I can provide for my family. More

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Ms. Mitchell from Charlotte, NC

Mother of 5 looking to re-enter the workforce; I need help renewing my certification.

My goal is to find a job in my former role as a Restaurant Manager, as I strive to be self-sufficient & work towards my goal of running a food truck. More

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

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Jermaine from Chicago, IL

Ready to support my family & inspire those around me! Work gear will get me started.

I want people to see that change is possible & that a person shouldn't be limited by their zip code. These items will help me succeed. More

Validated by Lida from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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Snead from Charlotte, NC

I'm ready to start my career in HVAC servicing; I just need tools to succeed.

I have the training & knowledge in HVAC servicing; I only need my own tools to start work and support my son. More

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

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Rakeem from Charlotte, NC

I've been a barber for 20 years. I moved, so I need to get certified in NC to work.

I've always been a barber, but I moved. I need the application fee for barber school in my new city, so I can get certified and work in my new state. More

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

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Leonel from Chicago, IL

Found my passion in manufacturing! I need tools for work & to support my family.

Working part-time, I can't afford the tools needed to secure a job in manufacturing. With tools, I can pursue my passion and support my 3 kids! More

Validated by Jessica from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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Loredana from Chicago, IL

Defying stereotypes & pushing forward as a female welder! Work gear is all I need.

I'm a mother of 3 enrolled in a welding program. With work gear, employers will see my dedication and commitment to the trade. More

Validated by Jessica from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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Thomas from Chicago, IL

Finally on the right path! Just need work gear for a job in the field I'm studying.

It's been a long journey getting here, but I'm changing my life for the better. Work gear will help me as I build a home for my family. More

Validated by Lida from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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William from Chicago, IL

On a new path after prison. I need glasses & work gear to succeed as a CNC operator.

I'm excited to be pursuing a career with advancement opportunities. I just need a few items to be able to start a stable job and support my family. More

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Alesia from Detroit, MI

Living with muscular dystrophy & starting a business; I need a work station to thrive

I hope to create a functional work area, allowing me to create my line. I'll be able to properly sit & work comfortably, reducing my joint pain. More

Validated by Chaunise from Wayne County-Detroit Disability Network

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Moanya from Detroit, MI

Enrolled in a women's entrepreneurship program; A laptop will help my business thrive

I'm a single mother enrolled in the Java Hope Program. I need a laptop to ensure my business is mobile & easily accessible, once I finish the program. More

Validated by Cynthia from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

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Chaz from Detroit, MI

Young artist living with autism; Publishing fees will allow me to sell my work.

Printing fees for my original comics will help me to sell my work & support my education. I want to provide support to others with similar challenges. More

Validated by Loren from The Arc Detroit

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Rilo from Chicago, IL

Found a job, but need help paying driver's license fees to get started.

I need to pay a reinstatement fee to the DMV and then apply for a new driver's license. These fees are the last step to a steady, reliable job! More

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Perry from Chicago, IL

I'm a single dad excited to work in manufacturing. I need gear to make it happen!

I need steel toed boots, a metrology kit and protective eye glasses to jump-start my career in manufacturing and, ultimately, support my son. More

Validated by Lida from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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Pearl from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Allison from LIFT-Chicago

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4 supporters
Funded on 4/18/2014

Star from Detroit, MI

Taking classes to become a licensed builder. Need help paying for exam & prep class

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

Validated by Marcus from Young Detroit Builders

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9 supporters
Funded on 4/16/2014

Eddie from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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11 supporters
Funded on 4/2/2014

Jamara from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Jessica from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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11 supporters
Funded on 3/14/2014

Randall from Berkeley, CA

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

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

Validated by Crystal from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

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7 supporters
Funded on 3/7/2014

Teresa from San Jose, CA

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

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

Validated by Janet from Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence

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11 supporters
Funded on 3/5/2014

Bee from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Jessica from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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5 supporters
Funded on 3/3/2014

Darlene from Berkeley, CA

I'm homeless but licensed in tax preparing. I need a laptop to work & be independent

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

Validated by Cathy from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

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10 supporters
Funded on 2/28/2014

Anthony from Berkeley, CA

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

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

Validated by Melvin from Rising Sun Energy Center

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18 supporters
Funded on 2/24/2014

Solomon from Oakland, CA

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

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

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

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11 supporters
Funded on 2/14/2014

Atsede from Oakland, CA

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

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

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

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11 supporters
Funded on 1/27/2014

Peter from Chicago, IL

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

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

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

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3 supporters
Funded on 1/27/2014

Paul from East Sf Bay, CA

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

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

Validated by Roberto from Fremont Family Resource Center Corporation

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13 supporters
Funded on 1/14/2014

Samantha from Evanston, IL

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

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

Validated by Kim from Infant Welfare Society of Evanston

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2 supporters
Funded on 1/13/2014

Bianca from East Sf Bay, CA

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

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

Validated by Sue from Davis Street Family Resource Center

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1 supporter
Funded on 1/13/2014

Lateef from Oakland, CA

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

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

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

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9 supporters
Funded on 1/8/2014

Jay from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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10 supporters
Funded on 12/31/2013

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

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5 supporters
Funded on 12/31/2013

Flower from San Jose, CA

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

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

Validated by Mladenka from Asian Americans for Community Involvement

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5 supporters
Funded on 12/30/2013

Jose from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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9 supporters
Funded on 12/26/2013

Fred from San Jose, CA

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

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

Validated by Jahannaz from Asian Americans for Community Involvement

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16 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2013

Jay from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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15 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2013

Calvin from Chicago, IL

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

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

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

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1 supporter
Funded on 12/24/2013

Catherine from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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16 supporters
Funded on 12/23/2013

Roberto from Berkeley, CA

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

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

Validated by Crystal from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/20/2013

Juan from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

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3 supporters
Funded on 12/18/2013

Aaron from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

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19 supporters
Funded on 12/18/2013

Sue from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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27 supporters
Funded on 12/10/2013

Steve from San Jose, CA

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

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

Validated by Mladenka from Asian Americans for Community Involvement

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16 supporters
Funded on 11/26/2013

Ms. Kat from Washington, DC

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

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

Validated by Ashley Minton from DC Central Kitchen

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1 supporter
Funded on 11/14/2013

Sara from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

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4 supporters
Funded on 10/31/2013

Federica from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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9 supporters
Funded on 10/29/2013

Skylee from Inkster, MI

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

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

Validated by Valerie from Starfish Family Services

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4 supporters
Funded on 10/25/2013

James from Chicago, IL

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

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

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

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1 supporter
Funded on 10/24/2013

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

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1 supporter
Funded on 10/19/2013

Donald from Chicago, IL

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

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

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

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1 supporter
Funded on 10/11/2013

Angie from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Jeffery from Young Detroit Builders

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25 supporters
Funded on 9/26/2013

George B from Auburn Hills, MI

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

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

Validated by Suzanne from Catholic Community Response Team

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9 supporters
Funded on 8/30/2013

Shavon from Charlotte, NC

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

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

Validated by Leah from Grace-Mar Services Inc.

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7 supporters
Funded on 8/12/2013

Phillip from Chicago, IL

Ready to reach stability. Need welding gear to qualify for jobs.

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

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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12 supporters
Funded on 7/31/2013

Marie from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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12 supporters
Funded on 7/25/2013

Tony from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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16 supporters
Funded on 7/23/2013

William from Charlotte, NC

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

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

Validated by Matt from Speak Up Magazine

$505of $505

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10 supporters
Funded on 7/20/2013

Leo from Chicago, IL

Need a driver's license to be considered for jobs

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

Validated by Latosha from Heartland Alliance

$455of $445

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14 supporters
Funded on 3/3/2013

John from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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14 supporters
Funded on 2/12/2013

Anita from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$460of $460

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9 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2012

Shawnta from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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10 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2012

Karen from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Alexis from Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers

$110of $100

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3 supporters
Funded on 12/20/2012

Tracy from Chicago, IL

Training for welding career - need equipment and transportation

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

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$437of $420

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15 supporters
Funded on 12/17/2012

Buddy from Chicago, IL

Starting my career in the welding field; need protective equipment

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

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$280of $280

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7 supporters
Funded on 12/6/2012

John from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$225of $225

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6 supporters
Funded on 12/5/2012

Zoe from Chicago, IL

Increase My Career Opportunities with Welding Gear

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

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$445of $445

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2 supporters
Funded on 12/5/2012

Tom from Chicago, IL

Learned a new skill; need welding supplies to start working

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

Validated by Eric White from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$280of $280

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6 supporters
Funded on 11/30/2012

JT from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Eric White from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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9 supporters
Funded on 11/15/2012

Damarion from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Eric White from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$280of $280

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6 supporters
Funded on 10/9/2012

Lee from Chicago, IL

Truck repairs so I can work in 48 community gardens

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

Validated by Jackie from Claretian

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18 supporters
Funded on 2/13/2012

Christina from Chicago, IL

Certifications to work as a registered nurse

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

Validated by Annie from Erie Elementary Charter School

$250of $250

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6 supporters
Funded on 2/7/2012

Marta from Chicago, IL

Computer for my job search + kids' homework

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

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

$805of $805

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2 supporters
Funded on 1/26/2012

Al from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Eva from Inspiration Corporation

$460of $460

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14 supporters
Funded on 1/26/2012

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

Luis from Chicago, IL

Eye exam and glasses to help me see at work

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

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

$305of $305

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7 supporters
Funded on 12/9/2011

Linda from San Francisco, CA

A lighter vacuum will help me clean houses faster and support my family better.

It is difficult to work quickly with the vacuum I use now. With my own vacuum I will I finish faster & be able to support my kids' education. More

Validated by Paola from Family Independence Initiative (San Francisco)

$560of $560

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11 supporters
Funded on 8/27/2014

Jason from Chicago, IL

I'm a veteran getting back on track for my kids. Work gear will help me get there!

As a father of 3, I'm ready to start my new career as I support my family. I need welding gear to show employers I am ready for the job. More

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11 supporters
Funded on 8/20/2014

Shawn from Chicago, IL

I need my birth certificate & criminal history report to be ready for a job.

I've been actively working with a Case Manager while also looking for employment & housing. These documents are vital to the application process. More

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

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2 supporters
Funded on 8/17/2014

Josh from Chicago, IL

Starting my career in manufacturing. I need safety gear + tools to work in my field!

I need steel toed boots, a metrology kit, and basic work clothes to secure a job. My goal is to support my family and this gear would be invaluable. More

Validated by Lida from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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13 supporters
Funded on 8/13/2014

Carl from Detroit, MI

I need to renew my CNA certification so I can find a job and rebuild my life

I worked as a CNA for 4 years until I lost my job. I need to renew my certification so I can find a new job and get back on my feet. More

Validated by Mark from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

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17 supporters
Funded on 7/29/2014

Ruth from Charlotte, NC

Working hard towards financial independence. A phone will help to expand my business.

Staying in touch with my supporters & processing payments by phone will allow me to support myself and help me as I work towards permanent housing. More

Validated by Matt from Speak Up Magazine

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4 supporters
Funded on 7/29/2014

Ken from Chicago, IL

Studying for a career in manufacturing. I need gear to get a job & support my family.

This gear is crucial for me to start my manufacturing career, make changes for my family and, ultimately, give my kids the opportunities they deserve. More

Validated by Lida from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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6 supporters
Funded on 7/16/2014

Javier from Chicago, IL

I'm eager to get back to work! To make it happen, I need to obtain my license.

My goal is to eventually own an auto shop. The first step is to get my license so I can work in my field and gain the experience I need. More

Validated by Hilary from Inspiration Corporation

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7 supporters
Funded on 7/16/2014

Steve from Chicago, IL

Found my passion through art! Supplies will help me finish my book & support myself.

Art brings me great joy and keeps me focused on bettering myself. I need art supplies for my newest book and to help maintain my home. More

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

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12 supporters
Funded on 7/8/2014

Craig from Chicago, IL

Training to become a building analyst. Bus passes will help me achieve my goal.

Re-entering the workforce on a new career path. I need bus passes for transportation in order to complete the training program. More

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

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4 supporters
Funded on 7/2/2014

Anna from East Sf Bay, CA

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

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

Validated by Roberto from Fremont Family Resource Center Corporation

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11 supporters
Funded on 7/1/2014

Marco from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Jessica from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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13 supporters
Funded on 7/1/2014

Armani from Charlotte, NC

Tools are all I need to launch my career. No more minimum wage jobs for me.

I am studying to get a HVAC certification and need help getting my tools, i.e. pliers, screw driver set, manifold, tube cutter and a tool carrier. More

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

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11 supporters
Funded on 7/1/2014

Charlene from Detroit, MI

Accepted to college! I need a computer and clothing to complete my work and succeed.

I'm headed back to school after homelessness. To be prepared for class and work, I need a computer and professional attire. More

Validated by Celia from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

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13 supporters
Funded on 6/15/2014

Jessica from Chicago, IL

I'm a mother of 4 trying to get back on my feet! I need a metrology kit to get a job.

I'm proud of how far I've come to be part of JARC's CNC Fast Track Program. I need a metrology kit to get a job and thrive in manufacturing. More

Validated by Lida from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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11 supporters
Funded on 6/4/2014

Lucky from Charlotte, NC

Help me to restore my life from homelessness to HVAC program graduate to employed.

Close to graduating from a HVAC program, all I need now is help getting my tools to do the job. More

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

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10 supporters
Funded on 5/19/2014

Dwayne from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Jessica from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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8 supporters
Funded on 5/15/2014

Danielle from Detroit, MI

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

Textbooks and scrubs are the resources I need for my Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) classes. As a CNA I will be able to support my family. More

Validated by Charnita from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

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12 supporters
Funded on 5/13/2014

Kaytie from Inkster, MI

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

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

Validated by Valerie from Starfish Family Services

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10 supporters
Funded on 5/13/2014

Colette from Charlotte, NC

I've got a job, now I need the proper clothes & my car fixed to sustain it.

I need pants & footwear for my new job and vehicle repairs. I've had some issues with my vehicle and every little penny I had I've poured into it. More

Validated by Leah from Grace-Mar Services Inc.

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2 supporters
Funded on 5/7/2014

Tyrone from Chicago, IL

I've overcome so much! I need a proper uniform to take my job to the next level.

I need a full working tuxedo in order to work more catering events. Getting this uniform is the only thing standing between me and more work! More

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

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5 supporters
Funded on 5/7/2014

Warren from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Jessica from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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4 supporters
Funded on 5/6/2014

Lisa from Charlotte, NC

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

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

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

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11 supporters
Funded on 4/25/2014

Carlos from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Alex from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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2 supporters
Funded on 4/4/2014

Leda from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Pastor Harris from Total Life Christian Ministries, Inc.

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8 supporters
Funded on 3/29/2014

Denzel from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Lauren from The Cara Program

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5 supporters
Funded on 3/19/2014

Hardworking1 from Gaithersburg, MD

I need tools to complete my apprenticeship training program!

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

Validated by Lisa Canaday from The Dwelling Place, Inc.

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12 supporters
Funded on 3/19/2014

Cynthia from Detroit, MI

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

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

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

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20 supporters
Funded on 3/13/2014

Frank from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Lauren from The Cara Program

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13 supporters
Funded on 3/2/2014

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

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12 supporters
Funded on 2/28/2014

Victor from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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15 supporters
Funded on 2/17/2014

Ron from Charlotte, NC

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

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

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

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6 supporters
Funded on 2/10/2014

Veronica from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

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6 supporters
Funded on 1/22/2014

James from Chicago, IL

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

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

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

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5 supporters
Funded on 1/16/2014

Mahra Simone from Charlotte, NC

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

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

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

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3 supporters
Funded on 1/13/2014

Preness from Berkeley, CA

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

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

Validated by Lauren from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

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5 supporters
Funded on 1/12/2014

Andrea from Charlotte, NC

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

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

Validated by Noah from Speak Up Magazine

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11 supporters
Funded on 12/30/2013

Fred from Concord, NC

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

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

Validated by Ray from Zion Hill AME Zion Church

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9 supporters
Funded on 12/26/2013

Chaz from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Edna from Inspiration Corporation

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1 supporter
Funded on 12/24/2013

Kindra from Charlotte, NC

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

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

Validated by Leah from Grace-Mar Services Inc.

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5 supporters
Funded on 12/20/2013

Kelly from Concord, NC

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

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

Validated by Ray from Zion Hill AME Zion Church

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7 supporters
Funded on 12/18/2013

Jim from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Eleanor from Inspiration Corporation

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21 supporters
Funded on 12/4/2013

Terry from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Mark from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

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13 supporters
Funded on 10/30/2013

Bryan from San Jose, CA

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

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

Validated by Jim from Good Karma Bikes

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12 supporters
Funded on 10/18/2013

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

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2 supporters
Funded on 9/22/2013

Maria from Charlotte, NC

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

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

Validated by Luisa from Latin American Coalition

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4 supporters
Funded on 8/30/2013

Chaeyanne from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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12 supporters
Funded on 7/31/2013

Israel from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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12 supporters
Funded on 7/30/2013

Terry from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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10 supporters
Funded on 7/29/2013

Erick from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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32 supporters
Funded on 7/24/2013

Angie from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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16 supporters
Funded on 7/23/2013

Jenny from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Annie from Erie Elementary Charter School

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12 supporters
Funded on 4/4/2012

Mike from Chicago, IL

Set of knives to work as a chef

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

Validated by Graciela from Claretian

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5 supporters
Funded on 1/7/2012

Grace from Chicago, IL

Car repairs so I can look for employment

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

Validated by Patricia from Bethel New Life

$390of $390

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10 supporters
Funded on 1/7/2012