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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

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

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

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

$365of $780

46.794871794871794871794871790%

4 supporters
Needed by 5/30/2014

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Homelessness disrupted my education, now I need a laptop computer to get back on track

Member: Raphael (Berkeley, CA)
Validator: Anthony, Berkeley Food and Housing Project

I am completing community college to get into university and I found a job to get me out of the shelter. A laptop will help me study and succeed. More

$35of $725

4.8275862068965517241379310300%

1 supporter
Needed by 6/15/2014

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

Member: Jason (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Ty, Metrosquash

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

$100of $505

19.801980198019801980198019800%

2 supporters
Needed by 6/15/2014

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

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

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

$245of $560

43.7500%

7 supporters
Needed by 6/15/2014

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

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

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

$0of $780

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

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

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

$900of $670

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12 supporters
Funded on 3/12/2014

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

Member: Rosie (San Leandro, CA)
Validator: Lorita, Davis Street Family Resource Center

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

$507of $505

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14 supporters
Funded on 3/2/2014

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

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

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

$335of $335

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14 supporters
Funded on 3/2/2014

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

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

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

$671of $670

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10 supporters
Funded on 3/1/2014

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

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

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

$520of $520

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13 supporters
Funded on 2/28/2014

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

Member: Vincianna (Oakland, CA)
Validator: DeShauna, Beyond Emancipation

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

$450of $450

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21 supporters
Funded on 2/27/2014

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

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

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

$506of $505

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15 supporters
Funded on 2/26/2014

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

Member: Latrenda (Oakland, CA)
Validator: DeShauna, Beyond Emancipation

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

$390of $390

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4 supporters
Funded on 1/28/2014

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

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

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

$670of $670

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14 supporters
Funded on 1/25/2014

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

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

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

$575of $505

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7 supporters
Funded on 1/13/2014

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

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

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

$450of $450

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8 supporters
Funded on 1/10/2014

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

Member: Garrett (Evanston, IL)
Validator: Melissa, Connections for the Homeless

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

$505of $505

Need funded!

1 supporter
Funded on 12/31/2013

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

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

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

$505of $505

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4 supporters
Funded on 12/15/2013

I'm taking computer courses to pursue my chosen career; I need to repair my computer screen

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

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

$100of $90

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2 supporters
Funded on 11/24/2013

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

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4 supporters
Funded on 10/25/2013

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

Member: Jenny (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Anna, Inspiration Corporation

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

$325of $325

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9 supporters
Funded on 6/27/2013

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

Member: Marnee (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Ed, Metrosquash

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

$634of $625

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13 supporters
Funded on 4/21/2013

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

Member: Macaba (San Diego, CA)
Validator: Patricia, Survivors of Torture, International

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

$720of $720

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17 supporters
Funded on 4/5/2013

Starting college, need a computer

Member: Grace (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Ed, Metrosquash

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

$550of $550

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19 supporters
Funded on 3/7/2013

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

Member: Koffi (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Elizabeth, Heartland Alliance

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

$500of $500

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/10/2012

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

Member: Eva (San Diego, CA)
Validator: Patricia, Survivors of Torture, International

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

$695of $680

Need funded!

11 supporters
Funded on 12/3/2012

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

Member: Toya (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Ryan, Heartland Alliance

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

$476of $475

Need funded!

12 supporters
Funded on 9/26/2012

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

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

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

$610of $610

Need funded!

4 supporters
Funded on 9/24/2012

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

Computer to keep my kids on the right track

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

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

$705of $705

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12 supporters
Funded on 12/16/2011

Computer for my kids to succeed in school

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

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

$705of $705

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13 supporters
Funded on 12/12/2011

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

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

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

$780of $780

Need funded!

1 supporter
Funded on 4/16/2014

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

I'm disabled from torture & need a computer to communicate with family & my daughter’s education

Member: Lan's (San Jose, CA)
Validator: Mladenka, Asian Americans for Community Involvement

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

$455of $420

Need funded!

6 supporters
Funded on 3/19/2014

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

Member: Ms. Mac (Berkeley, CA)
Validator: LaDiamond, Berkeley Food and Housing Project

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

$640of $615

Need funded!

24 supporters
Funded on 3/14/2014

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

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

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

$450of $450

Need funded!

13 supporters
Funded on 3/11/2014

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

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

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

$865of $390

Need funded!

18 supporters
Funded on 3/3/2014

I am a new immigrant from Afghanistan, and I need a laptop for school & to keep in touch with family

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

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

$450of $450

Need funded!

18 supporters
Funded on 3/1/2014

I'm in nursing school to make a better life for my kids. I refuse to let a laptop stand in my way!

Member: Alicia (Inkster, MI)
Validator: Jeanette, Starfish Family Services

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

$615of $615

Need funded!

15 supporters
Funded on 2/28/2014

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 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

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

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

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

$560of $560

Need funded!

6 supporters
Funded on 12/29/2013

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

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

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

$785of $780

Need funded!

31 supporters
Funded on 6/18/2013