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Billy from Chicago, IL

Determined to get back on my feet. Getting my driver's license will let me get there.

I need to pay for the cost to reinstate my license in order to pay my own way toward independence. More

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Craig from Chicago, IL

I'm getting back on my feet. A few months of bus passes will help me land a job!

Getting back to work will help me become a strong part of the community and an all-around better person. More

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Brian from Chicago, IL

I'm ready to start a new job. I need to reinstate my license to begin work.

I have a job offer waiting for me, pending the my drivers license being reinstated. Once I can cover this cost, I'll be able to start! More

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Toni from Chicago, Illinois

I'm going to school in esthetics. I need help paying for my transporation to graduate.

Once I can make it to class, I'll be able to finish school and become gainfully employed in the industry of my dreams! More

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Bob from Chicago, IL

At 64 yrs old, I'm ready to get back to work. A laptop will let me start an IT career

With a laptop, I can complete my CompTIA A+ certification and build skills that will help me be more productive and marketable. More

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Giselle from Chicago, IL

I'm a mom ready to go into real estate. Just need help with the cost of my licensure.

I work to show my children that education is the key to success and I am excited for the opportunity to lead by example. More

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Michelle from Chicago, IL

Working on my IT certification. Just need bus passes to make it to class!

I am trying to receive my certification so I can get back into the IT field. A few months of bus passes will ensure I can make it to every class. More

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Charles from Chicago, Illinois

After incarceration I'm turning my life around. Bus passes will let me get to work.

Once I have these passes then I will be able to get to work for two months without fail and save enough money to buy a yearly pass on my own. More

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Monique from Chicago, IL

I'm ready to give my child a bright future. Need a laptop to further my education.

I need a laptop but currently cannot afford to buy one myself. I'm currently borrowing one, but cannot take it home to work outside of the program. More

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Stephanie from Chicago, IL

I just moved to a new state. I need help reinstating my teacher's assistant license.

I am a certified teacher's assistant, but my current license is in another state. I have dedicated my whole life to taking care of children. More

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Irene from Chicago, IL

I'm pursuing a certification in IT. With bus passes I'll be able to finish my program

Having access to reliable transportation will help me find a part-time job while I receive my certification. More

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Oscar from Chicago, IL

Getting back on my feet. With a phone and bus passes, I know I can find work.

A new phone and bus pass will help me secure employment by going to job interviews and having a reliable line of communication with employers. More

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L.J. from Chicago, IL

Ready to enter a tech career. I need bus passes to make it to my training program.

My goals are to gain more knowledge in the IT field and start a tech career. The only thing holding me back is transportation costs to my classes. More

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Faith from Chicago, IL

Ready to gain an education to support my kids. Just need help with one small tuition payment.

Working full time, tuition is still a financial burden, especially since I am also providing for my 2 daughters. More

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Robin from Chicago, IL

An injury put me out of work. 1 month's rent will get me back on my feet as I recover

Because I cannot do the work that I love, paying rent has been a challenge. This will help me regain my stability and health. More

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Darnell from Chicago, Illinois

I'm ready to find work to improve my life. I need a laptop to complete my IT courses.

Having my own laptop will allow me to complete my work at home. Right now I am only able to use a laptop when it's provided to me in class. More

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