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Technology needs

Rose from San Jose, CA

I am a Bosnian refugee, taking ESL classes. A laptop will help me gain job skills.

I would like to improve my skills and be able to find job. I need a laptop for ESL and Office Assistant classes. More

Validated by Mladenka from Asian Americans for Community Involvement

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Magda from San Jose, CA

My dream is to be a doctor. A laptop computer will help my education.

I need a laptop computer for my schooling. In the school, all the students have laptops, so it is expected that I will have access to one too. More

Validated by Rola from Asian Americans for Community Involvement

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Lady Ways from Detroit, MI

My paralysis slows my computer use down. A dictate system will help me get work done

I need a Dragon Dictate system for my computer. My paralysis only allows me to type with one finger but this system allows me to use my voice. More

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

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CJ from Oakland, CA

I'm a former foster youth, making my own way. A computer will help with my education.

I need a laptop so that I can have immediate access to a computer instead of going to the library. I will also be enrolling into school for the Fall. More

Validated by DeShauna from Beyond Emancipation

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6 supporters
Funded on 6/5/2014

Lan's from San Jose, CA

I'm disabled from torture & need a computer for family communication & education

I was tortured in my native Sierra Leone leading to my disability. Now my daughter is in college; a computer will help her studies & we can call home. More

Validated by Mladenka from Asian Americans for Community Involvement

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6 supporters
Funded on 3/19/2014

Ms. Mac from Berkeley, CA

I’m homeless + returning to school. I need a computer and backpack to be a student.

I am studying psychology and hope to be a school counselor. First, I need to continue my studies, get work, and get out of the shelter. More

Validated by LaDiamond from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

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24 supporters
Funded on 3/14/2014

Brian from Detroit, MI

I'm blind & need assistive software to search for employment + access the world

My JAWS software is outdated. An upgrade will allow me to search for my first job in over 30 years and connect with the world around me. More

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

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12 supporters
Funded on 3/12/2014

Maria from East Sf Bay, CA

My child is the 1st in our family to go to college. She needs a computer to succeed.

We are a hard-working family, but have been unprepared to financially support our child in school. Her success will mean so much. More

Validated by Andrea from Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

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18 supporters
Funded on 3/3/2014

Rosie from East Sf Bay, CA

I am a mother of five boys and I need a laptop to keep up with their teachers and school work

Our old computer is not working, and email is the best way to communicate with my sons’ teachers. They also need it for their schoolwork. More

Validated by Lorita from Davis Street Family Resource Center

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14 supporters
Funded on 3/2/2014

Gregory from Chicago, IL

I'm a poet and I need funds for a computer so I can publish my work & support myself

I'm proud to be 3 years clean and ready to sustain myself through my art, tell my story, & touch lives. A computer will help me publish my work! More

Validated by Kimberly from Mercy Housing Lakefront

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14 supporters
Funded on 3/2/2014

Mahammad from Oakland, CA

I am an Afhan immigrant. I need a laptop for school & to keep in touch with family.

I am in school and just started working. A laptop will allow me to study at home, and let my family Skype with family in Afghanistan. More

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

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18 supporters
Funded on 3/1/2014

Sherielle from East Sf Bay, CA

I'm a single mom who was laid off. I'm going back to school & need a laptop to succeed.

I’ve been laid off twice in three years. Now I’m going back to school to secure a more stable financial future for my family. More

Validated by Kristal from Davis Street Family Resource Center

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10 supporters
Funded on 3/1/2014

Parastu from Oakland, CA

I am a refugee taking care of my brothers & sisters. We need a laptop & phone for studies & work

We have just arrived from Afghanistan and need a phone to find work and a computer to continue our studies and communicate with family. More

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

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13 supporters
Funded on 2/28/2014

Alicia from Inkster, MI

In school to make a better life for my kids. I refuse to let a laptop stand in my way

I'm a single mom of three, striving to get back on my feet, further my education, and eventually purchase a home. A laptop will help me move forward. More

Validated by Jeanette from Starfish Family Services

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15 supporters
Funded on 2/28/2014

Vincianna from Oakland, CA

I’m a former foster youth and a mother. I need a laptop to succeed in school.

Taking care of my two small children inspires me to push harder. I want to be able to study at home with my children. More

Validated by DeShauna from Beyond Emancipation

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21 supporters
Funded on 2/27/2014

Fattma from Oakland, CA

I am a widow & new immigrant with four children. We need a laptop & cellphone to communicate & study

We now all share one phone, but there are times we are apart and need to communicate. The computer is for my children’s studies. More

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

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15 supporters
Funded on 2/26/2014

Latrenda from Oakland, CA

I’m a single mom & former foster youth & I need a laptop to pursue my goal of being a neonatal nurse

I’m attending a university now, and caring for my child, so a laptop that allows me to study from home will be a great help. More

Validated by DeShauna from Beyond Emancipation

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4 supporters
Funded on 1/28/2014

Angelica from East Sf Bay, CA

I'm a young mother pursuing a career in teaching and need a laptop computer

Currently I am a teacher's aide, but if I return to school for my BA I can be a teacher and have a better career. More

Validated by Sandy from Davis Street Family Resource Center

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14 supporters
Funded on 1/25/2014

Cee Cee from Detroit, MI

I'm recovering from major surgery; I need a bed and a laptop to take online classes

I am preparing for major surgery, and am currently taking GED classes. I need a bed and a laptop to stay on track with studying while I recover. More

Validated by Charnita from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

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7 supporters
Funded on 1/13/2014

Alejandra from East Sf Bay, CA

I am a student, volunteer, working part-time, & will need a tablet computer to succeed in University

I am a first generation college student, and have been accepted to UC Berkeley. Transferring from Community College is just my first goal. More

Validated by Nati from Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

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8 supporters
Funded on 1/10/2014

Garrett from Evanston, IL

My dream is to become a business manager. I need a laptop to take online classes towards my BA

Online classes will open up management positions for me at work, but right now I live paycheck to paycheck & can't afford a computer to take them on. More

Validated by Melissa from Connections for the Homeless

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1 supporter
Funded on 12/31/2013

Marshall from Oakland, CA

I just arrived from Afghanistan and I need a laptop for my studies and to find employment

I was a Doctor back in Afghanistan. Now I need to find work here and enroll in certification courses to work in the medical field here. More

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

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4 supporters
Funded on 12/15/2013

Mek from Chicago, IL

Taking computer courses to pursue my chosen career; Need to repair my computer screen

I'm taking classes in network administration. My laptop screen broke; I can do the repairs myself, but I need help purchasing the replacement screen. More

Validated by Jason from Inspiration Corporation

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2 supporters
Funded on 11/24/2013

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

Jenny from Chicago, IL

Fixing my computer will get me back to work, working from home because of my disability

I need repairs for my computer so I can earn an income by working at home since I have a disability that prevents me from working elsewhere. More

Validated by Anna from Inspiration Corporation

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9 supporters
Funded on 6/27/2013

Marnee from Chicago, IL

First in my family to go to college, I need a computer to be successful

I need a laptop computer to help me study, do research and take notes so I can be successful in college. More

Validated by Ed from Metrosquash

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13 supporters
Funded on 4/21/2013

Macaba from San Diego, CA

A blind survivor of torture, I need a computer to get a degree and help others.

I need a laptop designed for the blind that can help me complete my education to become a counselor and help others who are blind. More

Validated by Patricia from Survivors of Torture, International

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17 supporters
Funded on 4/5/2013

Grace from Chicago, IL

Starting college, need a computer

I am starting college in the Fall, studying to be a lawyer, and I need a laptop to be successful. More

Validated by Ed from Metrosquash

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19 supporters
Funded on 3/7/2013

Koffi from Chicago, IL

Laptop so my daughter can be the first in our family to attend university

My family and I fled to the US and we got asylum. Now I work 72 hrs/week, but still can't afford a laptop for my oldest daughter to apply to college. More

Validated by Elizabeth from Heartland Alliance

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/10/2012

Eva from San Diego, CA

Seeking asylum in the US; need laptop to further my university education

I had to flee to the US due to persecution. I hope to continue my schooling this upcoming year. Having a laptop will help make my studies much easier. More

Validated by Patricia from Survivors of Torture, International

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11 supporters
Funded on 12/3/2012

Toya from Chicago, IL

Brought my brother + sister from Bhutan; need computer to thrive here

I need computer for my job search and to help my brother and sister in school. This includes a laptop, antivirus software, and Microsoft Office. More

Validated by Ryan from Heartland Alliance

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12 supporters
Funded on 9/26/2012

Mary from Chicago, IL

Working, parenting & about to attend college; need laptop for my schoolwork

Managing a schedule of work, school, and being a mom is going to be hard, but my study time could be taken with me if I have a laptop computer. More

Validated by Lauren from The Cara Program

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4 supporters
Funded on 9/24/2012

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)

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2 supporters
Funded on 1/26/2012

Doug from Chicago, IL

Computer to keep my kids on the right track

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

Validated by Kristie from The Cara Program

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12 supporters
Funded on 12/16/2011

Tori from Chicago, IL

Computer for my kids to succeed in school

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

Validated by Jamila from The Cara Program

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13 supporters
Funded on 12/12/2011

Lyn from Detroit, MI

Just graduated w/ graphic design degree! Need a computer to start working in field.

My school is offering discounted MacBooks, with graphic design software, to recent graduates. I'd like to purchase one so I can start working. More

Validated by Monica from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

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10 supporters
Funded on 6/15/2014

Marie from Detroit, MI

In school after homelessness! A laptop will allow me to access assignments online.

I was homeless but found housing through COTS and am now in school. A laptop will allow me to access assignments online and complete my work. More

Validated by Tanya from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

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5 supporters
Funded on 6/9/2014

Darla from Detroit, MI

Taking online classes to advance career. Need a computer to complete classwork

A desktop computer, printer and office supplies will allow me to finish my online courses and assignments More

Validated by Monica from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

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16 supporters
Funded on 5/19/2014

Nicole from Chicago, IL

I'm a mom with BIG dreams for my family - A computer will remove countless barriers!

I need a computer to excel at work, return to school, give my kids the tools they need to take advantage of their schooling and connect with the world More

Validated by Lauren from The Cara Program

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15 supporters
Funded on 5/17/2014

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

Toni from Chicago, IL

I'm aiming for college & for a promotion at work. A computer will get me there!

Getting back on my feet after homelessness! I just moved into my own place & made 90 days on the job. A computer will help me improve my tech skills. More

Validated by Julie from The Cara Program

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9 supporters
Funded on 5/1/2014

Jason from Chicago, IL

I'm paying for college! I need a laptop to thrive in class and continue to brighten my horizons.

My goal is to finish school and be my mom's only child to graduate college! I'm paying my own way and I need a laptop to continue succeeding in class. More

Validated by Ty from Metrosquash

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Funded on 4/29/2014

Chris from Detroit, MI

A computer and bus passes will promote my success in advancing my IT career.

A laptop & bus passes for four months will secure my means of getting to class as well as allow me to practice the skills and techniques learned. More

Validated by Monica from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

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1 supporter
Funded on 4/16/2014

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

Dinisha from Detroit, MI

Back on my feet + in school to get my degree. A laptop will help ease my journey to graduation

I look forward to getting my degree so I can advance my life. A computer will help me complete assignments and improve my computer skills. More

Validated by Monica from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

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13 supporters
Funded on 3/11/2014

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

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

Leslie from Chicago, IL

In an entry-level job but want to become a manager. I need a laptop to improve my skills.

A laptop will improve my computer competency & increase my chances of getting a promotion. I could also use it to help my son with his homework. More

Validated by Lauren from The Cara Program

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6 supporters
Funded on 12/29/2013

Charlize from Chicago, IL

From homelessness to graphic design school. Need a laptop and graphics software to make it.

In the past year I went from living in a shelter to getting back onto my own two feet. I'm ready for school and a career that'll support my family. More

Validated by Alex from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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31 supporters
Funded on 6/18/2013