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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

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Melissa from Inkster, MI

Working again after losing my job 4 yrs ago! I need beds for my growing teenagers.

I'm a single mom raising two teenage boys and a young girl I recently took in. I just started working again but can't purchase beds for everyone with my budget. More

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Mandy from Inkster, MI

Enrolled back into school after losing my job. Car repairs will help me get to class.

I enrolled back into school after losing my job. I need my car fixed to get me to school and provide for my family. More

Validated by Chanel from Starfish Family Services

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Tye from Detroit, MI

Need a computer so I can turn my unemployment in to a positive!

Losing my job has allowed me to focus on my true goal of starting an organization to help young, single mothers in Detroit. A computer will put me in a position to be successful. More

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Nikki from Detroit, MI

Working to rebuild after losing my job. Clothing and beds for my family will help us move forward.

I lost my job and shortly after my husband left me. I'm doing my best to provide for my family while I look for employment. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

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Laniece from Evanston, IL

I'm a single mom and I need beds + clothing to pursue my goal of becoming a nurse.

I'm on the road to getting my life back in order. As I search for a job and head back to school, clothing for my son and a bed will get us started. More

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Arizona from Detroit, MI

Beds for my children will help me rebuild after leaving an abusive relationship

I became homeless after leaving an abusive relationship. I recently moved into a new home and need beds for my kids. More

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Kim from Detroit, MI

Now that bedbugs have been exterminated I need new beds for my children

I had to throw out all my furniture due to bedbugs. I need beds to get my children off the floor. More

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Lorell from Detroit, MI

I'm a drummer for a band. To advance in my career I need car repairs to get to shows

Lack of transportation is keeping me from getting to rehearsals and shows on-time. This has affected my income and ability to advance in my career. More

Validated by Lola from Returning Citizen Resource Center

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Eric from Detroit, MI

Car repairs will ensure I get to interviews & work, when an offer comes.

I need the radiator fixed on my car so I can get to job interviews, transport my family and eventually get to work when I land a position. More

Validated by Lola from Returning Citizen Resource Center

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James from Detroit, MI

Car repairs will get me to interviews + help keep me on the road to self-sufficiency

I'm trying to get back on my feet after imprisonment. Car repairs will get me to interviews on-time and help me access supportive resources. More

Validated by Lola from Returning Citizen Resource Center

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Starr from Inkster, MI

Dance classes are critical to maintaining my daughter's health and development.

My daughter was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder. She enjoys dancing so I'd like for her to continue taking classes. More

Validated by Melissa from Starfish Family Services

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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

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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

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Toni from Chicago, IL

I'm finally housed! I need a few items to manage my medical condition

I paid my rent and security deposit, but I need help with household items like a freezer to store meat and a small air unit to manage my asthma More

Validated by Annie from Inspiration Corporation

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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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Cathy from Chicago, IL

I'm a survivor! I need household basics + 2 tires for my car to get back on my feet.

My daughter and I have survived so much. We're starting over in permanent, subsidized housing and meeting this need will relieve much stress for us. More

Validated by Tessa from Inspiration Corporation

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Marie from Inkster, MI

I'm a retired mom in need of a wheelchair ramp to transport my son w/ special needs.

I fell and injured myself when maneuvering my son down the stairs of our house. A wheelchair ramp will eliminate the risk of this happening again. More

Validated by Valerie from Starfish Family Services

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CJerome from Charlotte, NC

Now certified as a Broadband Installer/Technician, but I need a truck to get the job.

A pick-up truck or work van will give me the transportation that is a job requirements for entry into the Telecommunication Installer field. More

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

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Denise from Chicago, IL

Working my way through recovery. Household basics will give me stability to succeed.

I'm working towards self-sufficiency as I continue my road to recovery. Furniture will help me take the next step towards my goals. More

Validated by Jason from Inspiration Corporation

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Singpai from San Jose, CA

I am a refugee; learning to drive will help me care for my family and be independent

I need drivers training lessons so I will be able to take our children to school and medical appointments, and eventually return to work. More

Validated by Maha from Asian Americans for Community Involvement

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Michael from Chicago, IL

I'm a veteran on my way to becoming a welder. I need work gear to help me succeed.

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

Validated by Jessica from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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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

Validated by Jessica from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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Kenard from Chicago, IL

From homelessness to housed & employed! A bed will help me rest for work.

After 15 years of homelessness, I have finally turned my life around and am now staying with family. A bed and frame will help me as I move forward. More

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

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Erica from Detroit, MI

Was homeless but now working. My nephew and sons need clothes & beds.

I'm working but am still building after homelessness. I had to throw out clothes and beds due to flood then bedbugs. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

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Nicole from Inkster, MI

A breast pump will ensure my ability to breastfeed well into my child's first year.

Breastfeeding is important to me. I was unsuccessful after my first two children so my doctor recommended using a breast pump to help with production. More

Validated by Rebecca from Starfish Family Services

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Annette from Inkster, MI

A new couch will provide comfort to my family after relocating due to bedbugs

Providing my children with a safe and comfortable place to call home is my top priority. Living room furniture will help provide comfort. More

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Steve from Detroit, MI

Beds will provide comfort to my son and me after losing his mother and relocating

My budget is tight after recently relocating due to my rental property being sold and gaining custody of my son after his mother passed unexpectedly. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

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Lisa from Detroit, MI

I need to replace my stove & refrigerator after my home was burglarized while away

Before I can focus on getting my nail technician license to increase my income, I need a refrigerator and stove to provide for my children. More

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Jordi from Detroit, MI

My husband's support is crucial to our family. He needs citizenship application fees

Covering the costs of the US citizenship application & filing fees will ensure my husband remains with his family and finds a steadier job. More

Validated by Alyssa from Black Family Development

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Tonya from Detroit, MI

A bed and dinette set will help support and improve my chronic back and neck pain

I'm currently sleeping on the floor and standing up to eat. These postures aggravate my back and neck pain to the point where I can barely function. More

Validated by Tanya from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

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Mother Jazzy from Oakland, CA

I am a mother of 2, in need of work clothes for myself and school clothes for my kids

In relocating to the Bay Area, my children and I have lost a lot of our clothes. I want to look appropriate and professional for whatever lies ahead. More

Validated by Kamela from Beyond Emancipation

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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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Cocoa from Detroit, MI

Bedbugs forced me to leave my furniture behind. Beds will get my kids off the floor.

Just got my GED and am looking for work. Four beds and a dresser or organizing bins will get my kids off the floor and help me organize their clothes. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

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Lisa from Detroit, MI

Back in school with limited income. My kids need beds & clothes for next school yr

Back in school for my CNA certification. With a tight budget, I'm trying to start early in preparing my kids for school. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

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Tierra from Charlotte, NC

Excited to be newly employed! My vehicle just needs a tire to get me to work.

Finally starting a new job after 7 months of unemployment. Repair help will enable me to get back and forth to work as I continue to move upward. More

Validated by Leah from Grace-Mar Services Inc.

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Dee from Detroit, MI

Graves disease drains my energy. A vacuum + dishwasher will help me with basic chores

I want to be able to perform day-to-day tasks without struggling or relying on my 8 year old to attempt responsibilities that are not age appropriate. More

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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

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Amber from Chicago, IL

Bedbugs infested my children's beds. I need help replacing their mattresses.

I'm a mother of 5 struggling to find a stable job. Meeting this need will give my kids a place to sleep and help me as I try and move forward. More

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

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Latifah from Charlotte, NC

I secured employment and now need reliable transportation to & from work!

My goal is to be self-sufficient as I support my daughter and me. Reliable transportation is what I need to succeed. More

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

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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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Wayne from Detroit, MI

Determined to graduate by Spring 2015. I need textbooks and software to get me there

After taking some time off from school to work at a non-profit, I'm finally returning to school to finish my credits and receive my bachelors. More

Validated by Wytrice from Total Life Christian Ministries, Inc.

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Monica from Charlotte, NC

I'm doing the best to support my family, but need help with a car to maintain my job

I need assistance getting a down payment for a vehicle so I can maintain my current employment. More

Validated by Leah from Grace-Mar Services Inc.

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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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Time Warrior from Detroit, MI

Publishing my book will prove that learning impairments don't always limit success

I'm an English Lit student with limited income. I've been labeled as having a developmental disability and want to publish my first book. More

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

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Larry from Detroit, MI

I love outdoor adventures! A power scooter will help me further explore my community

A power scooter that goes close to 50 miles on a charge and up to 18 to 20 mph will allow me to stay active, independent and feeling great! More

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

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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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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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Amaree from Chicago, IL

First in my family of 5 kids to go to college! Need help with essentials for school.

Being able to furnish my room and get my books for classes will take a tremendous load off of my family. More

Validated by Kimberly from Mercy Housing Lakefront

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Ebony from Evanston, IL

Moving to a safe & stable place for my children. Need help with the security deposit.

I've secured a housing voucher, after months of homelessness. With the deposit, my family can move to a safer place as I work to become a nurse. More

Validated by Katie from Infant Welfare Society of Evanston

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Dechiel from Detroit, MI

Moving forward after 22 years of domestic violence; Need help with security deposit.

My job gave me the confidence to leave my abusive situation. This apartment will allow me to be independent & safe. More

Validated by Isabella from The Empowerment Plan

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Demetria from Detroit, MI

Transitioned from homelessness & now working! A car will help me get to work safely.

Mother of 3 showing my kids the importance of positive life choices. This job is the first step. I just need help with my 1st car payment. More

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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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Carmen from Chicago, IL

After overcoming a great health challenge, household items will help me build a stable home for my family.

I've been unable to afford items to clean our home. Meeting this need will help my family feel energized in a clean home & give us a better structure. More

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Mrs. S from Charlotte, NC

My husband's a disabled veteran. I need car repairs to find work & support my family.

I'm recently unemployed & the only provider for my husband and children. I need to be able to drive to seek employment & attend interviews. 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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China from Chicago, IL

My daughter and I need a fresh start! Bus tickets to FL will move us forward.

We're ready to move - I've secured housing with family and prepared for my job search. We need the bus tickets to get us there! More

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

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Larry from Detroit, MI

Slowly getting back on my feet after house fire. A bed will aid in rebuilding my home

House fire destroyed everything. I have a new home but need basic items like a bed to help rebuild what was lost. More

Validated by Tanya from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

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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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Charles from Chicago, IL

I'm working towards my GED and I need transportation passes to get to class!

I'm well on my way to getting my GED. Funding for transportation to my prep class will go a long way in helping me reach my goals! More

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

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Johnny from Chicago, IL

Proud to be housed! One-time help with electric will enable me to maintain my home.

I've been housed for 4 yrs after 10 yrs of homelessness. Unforeseen expenses set me back. I need one-time help with electric to keep moving forward. More

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

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Tony from Chicago, IL

Dentures are vital to my job search & health! Transportation is the only hurdle left.

I need transportation to Jacksonville, IL for my dental appt. Getting these dentures will help me look professional for interviews & improve my health More

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Hope from Inkster, MI

Secured housing after homelessness. Beds for my girls will provide them comfort

Two twin-sized beds with box springs and frames, as well as a set of sheets, pillows, and a comforter for each bed will give my girls a sense of hope. More

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Naomi from Detroit, MI

Rebuilding after losing my job & home. Beds for my girls would lift a great burden.

Two twin size beds/bunk beds, covers and sheets will allow my girls to rest at night so they can continue to function and excel in school. More

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Ms. Dann from Detroit, MI

I'm spending my extra money on laundry. A washer & dryer will help me save for a car.

An energy efficient washer and dryer will help me save money for a car and allow me to wash clothes efficiently. More

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Alex from San Diego, CA

I am starting over, seeking asylum. Forklift operator training will give me a career.

I need basic forklift training in order to receive my operator certificate. With that I can work and take care of my wife and coming child. More

Validated by Tammy from Survivors of Torture, International

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Jazmin from Chicago, IL

Left domestic violence shelter! I need furniture to rebuild my kids' sense of home.

My kids & I have been in a lot of shelters over the years. Furniture would help my kids feel like they have a real home where we can have family time! More

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

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Michael from Chicago, IL

I'm moving my life forward! I need help with my security deposit to secure housing.

I need a security deposit to obtain supportive housing, which will not only put a roof over my head, but also help me focus on work and school. More

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

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KJ from Detroit, MI

I am a father with limited mobility. A bed and couch will relieve pain and stress.

I need a queen size bed and couch. Meeting this need will help me because I will be able to get rest at night and take care of my family better. More

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Dale from Detroit, MI

I'm an apprentice. I need a bed to help alleviate the pain that keeps me from working

A bed, box spring and frame will get me off the pallet I am currently sleeping on and alleviate back pain so I can function at my apprenticeship. More

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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

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Reyna from East Sf Bay, CA

My husband is ill, and our children need clothing for school

Since my husband was diagnosed with Systemic Vasculitis he is unable to work much. I am looking for work, but the children have needs. More

Validated by Andrea from Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

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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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Tony from Detroit, MI

Professional attire & school supplies will equip my son & me for interviews & school

Clothing for job interviews and school uniforms and supplies will allow me to look professional when seeking employment and prepare my son for school. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

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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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Umar from Chicago, IL

Living in poverty & homelessness for 20 yrs; A bus home is my 1st step to a new life

I need to make positive changes in my life. I know that if I can get home to my family in Atlanta, I can get off the streets and get my life on track. More

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Penelope from Detroit, MI

I'm a recently unemployed mom needing car repairs to get son to needed doctor appts

Frequent doctor visits for my mentally ill son would be more manageable with my electronic control module fixed on my vehicle. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

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Jenkins from Detroit, MI

I'm a student wanting to study graphic design. I need a computer to get me started

A laptop and graphic design software will help me with assignments and allow me to train and practice outside of the classroom. More

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

$540of $505

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8 supporters
Funded on 3/21/2014

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

$455of $420

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6 supporters
Funded on 3/19/2014

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

$390of $390

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11 supporters
Funded on 3/14/2014

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

$640of $615

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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)

$900of $670

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12 supporters
Funded on 3/12/2014

Lovell from Detroit, MI

I'm a working mom in need of beds for my children after being displaced by bedbugs

I'm working hard to get back on my feet after suddenly needing to move my family because of bedbugs. For my kids' stability & success, I need beds. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$615of $615

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6 supporters
Funded on 3/10/2014

George from Los Angeles, CA

Leaving homelessness behind. Need household items to make my new apartment home.

After three years of homelessness, I'm grateful to be successfully housed. Some bedding and cleaning items will help make it home. More

Validated by Aiko from PATH

$450of $450

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7 supporters
Funded on 3/10/2014

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

$415of $390

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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

$780of $780

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11 supporters
Funded on 3/5/2014

Keisha from Chicago, IL

My husband and I need a new bed for my daughter who has outgrown her crib!

We're moving into our first apartment, but we need a bed for our 4-year-old who's outgrown her crib. We can afford the move, just not the extra bed. More

Validated by Lauren from The Cara Program

$325of $225

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3 supporters
Funded on 3/5/2014

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

$865of $390

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18 supporters
Funded on 3/3/2014

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

$440of $390

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5 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

$507of $505

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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

$335of $335

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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)

$450of $450

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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

$671of $670

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10 supporters
Funded on 3/1/2014

Monica from East Sf Bay, CA

We are refugees and need furniture to make our new apartment feel like a home for our children

We had to flee Honduras leaving loved ones behind to save our family. Beds for our children and a dining room table will help us make this our home. More

Validated by Andrea from Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

$671of $670

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20 supporters
Funded on 3/1/2014

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

$604of $505

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10 supporters
Funded on 2/28/2014

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)

$520of $520

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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

$615of $615

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15 supporters
Funded on 2/28/2014

Candice from East Sf Bay, CA

I’m a mother sharing one room with my kids. We need a deposit for our own apartment.

For nine years I have lived with my children in one room in my mother’s house. We now have an opportunity for our own place. More

Validated by Sandy from Davis Street Family Resource Center

$686of $690

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14 supporters
Funded on 2/27/2014

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

$450of $450

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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)

$506of $505

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15 supporters
Funded on 2/26/2014

Erica from Detroit, MI

I'm a widow & need bus fare and winter clothes to continue moving my family forward

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

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$562of $560

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14 supporters
Funded on 2/26/2014

Aisha from Cincinnati, OH

Gainfully employed until the company closed; Car repairs will help me find employment

Reliable transportation will not only allow me to make it to interviews, it will also allow me to be a reliable, punctual employee and retain my job. More

Validated by Doug from Cincinnati Works

$336of $335

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12 supporters
Funded on 2/26/2014

Gwen from Berkeley, CA

Formerly homeless, I need household items to prepare for self-sufficiency

After two years of homelessness, I’m in an apartment and looking for employment. Some linens, dishware, and household goods will get me started. More

Validated by Sonja from Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS)

$510of $505

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17 supporters
Funded on 2/26/2014

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

$505of $505

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18 supporters
Funded on 2/24/2014

Beth from Berkeley, CA

My children & I escaped DV & are in shelter. We need coats to get through winter.

We escaped from a domestic violence situation and had to leave everything behind. Warm coats would help us go out during the day. More

Validated by Felicia from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$625of $450

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9 supporters
Funded on 2/19/2014

Supermom from Oakland, CA

I’m a hard-working mom but my kids & I need shoes & I need professional clothes to succeed at work

Currently I have to borrow work boots so that I have appropriate attire. My kids also each only have one pair of shoes. We just need some basics. More

Validated by Kamela from Beyond Emancipation

$640of $390

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19 supporters
Funded on 2/19/2014

Fatou from Oakland, CA

I’m an immigrant & mother and I need a washing machine and dryer to save money and care for my kids

With the expense of the laundromat and transportation to and from, and the time it takes from my kids lives, it would help to do the laundry at home. More

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

$560of $560

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8 supporters
Funded on 2/16/2014

Bertha from East Sf Bay, CA

I'm a mother of four, and the two youngest need their own beds to sleep in.

My two youngest childen and I all share one old mattress. We need new beds and dressers for children’s basic needs. More

Validated by Kristal from Davis Street Family Resource Center

$615of $615

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18 supporters
Funded on 2/15/2014

Nikki from Detroit, MI

I'm a student determined to graduate this year. A laptop will help me keep up with course work.

A laptop will help me complete work for school when I am not on campus. Limited access to a computer restricts my ability to complete assignments. More

Validated by Wytrice from Total Life Christian Ministries, Inc.

$450of $450

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8 supporters
Funded on 2/14/2014

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)

$505of $505

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11 supporters
Funded on 2/14/2014

April from East Sf Bay, CA

I’m a mother in of need warm clothing for my new job so I can take care of my three children

After getting out of a bad relationship, I’m raising my children on my own. I got work, but need warm clothing to stay well. More

Validated by Sandy from Davis Street Family Resource Center

$255of $255

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6 supporters
Funded on 2/7/2014

Fahma from Oakland, CA

I’m a mother with a baby on the way and we need a mattress & clothes for the children

We have recently come from Somalia and have a new baby coming. My husband is looking for work, but we need these things for the children. More

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

$505of $505

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5 supporters
Funded on 2/7/2014

Dominique from Oakland, CA

I am a mother & a student & am legally blind. I need contact lenses that will help me read & focus.

My goal is to become a Juvenile Probation Officer in order to make a better life for my four children. Lenses can help my Keratoconus. More

Validated by Erica from Beyond Emancipation

$700of $450

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11 supporters
Funded on 1/31/2014

Stephanie from Detroit, MI

No longer homeless and working PT. Need help with furniture for my kids.

I'm working part time & all my money goes towards bills. Living and dining room furniture will allow me & my daughters to eat & relax together. More

Validated by Tanya from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$786of $780

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5 supporters
Funded on 1/29/2014

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

$390of $390

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4 supporters
Funded on 1/28/2014

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)

$760of $760

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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

$205of $170

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3 supporters
Funded on 1/27/2014

Rick from Berkeley, CA

I’m in a shelter & have job interviews set but need help with transportation costs to get to them

My job ended when the business lost its lease, now I’m in the shelter. The agency is helping me get interviews, but I need help getting to them. More

Validated by Anthony from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$225of $225

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4 supporters
Funded on 1/25/2014

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

$670of $670

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14 supporters
Funded on 1/25/2014

Emad from East Sf Bay, CA

We are a recently arrived family and we need winter clothing and a bed to help us get settled.

I hope to start work soon, but right now need clothing for my children and pregnant wife and a bed. More

Validated by Nati from Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

$420of $335

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8 supporters
Funded on 1/22/2014

Niecy from Chicago, IL

Struggling with chronic pain from my disability; Need a bed & walker to move forward

A new bed and a walker will help ease my chronic pain and, ultimately, help me get back to school, function better, and be self-sufficient. More

Validated by Eleanor from Inspiration Corporation

$465of $370

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6 supporters
Funded on 1/17/2014

Sandra from Berkeley, CA

I am disabled from polio & I need a wheelchair for mobility, safety, & independence

I have limited mobility, miss my appointments, and cannot go out in public or do grocery shopping. A wheelchair will help in all aspects of my life. More

Validated by Andrea from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$390of $390

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7 supporters
Funded on 1/17/2014

Star from Detroit, MI

I am a grandmother transitioning out of homelessness and I need furniture

I have my own place now but it lacks furniture. I need furniture to complete my home so that when my grandkids visit they have somewhere to sit. More

Validated by Monica from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$765of $750

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6 supporters
Funded on 1/15/2014

Danielle from East Sf Bay, CA

I'm a single mother who needs furniture and household goods to care for my children

I am recently divorced and lost a lot of items in the transition. I work part-time, but need a mattress, pots, and pans to care for my kids. More

Validated by Nati from Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

$585of $585

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2 supporters
Funded on 1/14/2014

Faith from Detroit, MI

I'm a single mom overcoming health challenges and a separation. I need beds for my children.

I'm not working because of my health. I'm also going through a separation. I need beds to give my kids to get them off the floor at night. More

Validated by Marion from Black Family Development

$780of $780

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11 supporters
Funded on 1/14/2014

Monique from East Sf Bay, CA

I'm a DV Survivor fighting cancer. I need a small fridge, microwave & toaster for medication & meals

I survived domestic violence, now I’m fighting cancer. After chemo I’m unable to get around, & these items will allow me to be independent in my room. More

Validated by Kristal from Davis Street Family Resource Center

$225of $225

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4 supporters
Funded on 1/14/2014

Anthony from Chicago, IL

Veteran studying addiction studies to help others. I need help with fees & books

My dream is to become a Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor & provide education on substance abuse. I need help with fees & books to finish school. More

Validated by Arneice from Inspiration Corporation

$505of $505

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14 supporters
Funded on 1/14/2014

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

$750of $750

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13 supporters
Funded on 1/14/2014

Therese from San Diego, CA

I am a homebound senior, and I need an exercise machine to keep up my body strength

My vertigo keeps me homebound. I used to walk every day and can no longer get that exercise. This will help me keep going. More

Validated by Vanesa from Senior Community Centers of San Diego

$145of $145

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4 supporters
Funded on 1/14/2014

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

$575of $505

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7 supporters
Funded on 1/13/2014

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

$560of $560

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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

$450of $450

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1 supporter
Funded on 1/13/2014

Raul from East Sf Bay, CA

We are a homeless family ready for an apartment. We need furniture to make it a home.

My wife and infant son and I are in a shelter, but will soon be in our own place. A mattress, dining set, and dresser will get us started. More

Validated by Nati from Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

$625of $615

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10 supporters
Funded on 1/13/2014

Rodney from Detroit, MI

I'm enrolling in college! I need a table, chair, and couch to study & get rest

I am disabled and want to go back to school. I need a table and chair to sit at to do assignments and a couch to sit and sleep on when needed. More

Validated by Charnita from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$790of $780

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5 supporters
Funded on 1/13/2014

Amirah from Berkeley, CA

I’m in transitional housing and working part time. I need clothing for my job and the cold winter.

My goals are to stay employed and warm, and get my own place. Clothing to be professional at work and a warm coat for the winter will help me succeed. More

Validated by LaDiamond from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$445of $445

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4 supporters
Funded on 1/12/2014

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

$450of $450

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8 supporters
Funded on 1/10/2014

Mitchell from Chicago, IL

I'm a dad newly housed after 5 yrs of homelessness; I need the basics to further my self-sufficiency

Now that I have a safe place to live, I can start working towards my goals: education & employment. I need furniture & kitchenware to move forward. More

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

$290of $255

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9 supporters
Funded on 1/8/2014

Angela from Chicago, IL

I'm ready to get my GED! I need help with the exam cost to better support my family

I have finished my GED class and am ready to take the exam! I need help with the exam cost so I can take the next steps to obtain employment. More

Validated by Kimberly from Mercy Housing Lakefront

$140of $140

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3 supporters
Funded on 1/8/2014

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)

$425of $425

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9 supporters
Funded on 1/8/2014

Oday from Oakland, CA

I’m a refugee & father & newly employed. I need help with transportation to save money for my family

I live in Oakland and work in San Francisco. My commute is $37/week on BART + $80 monthly bus pass. Saving this expense will help my family. More

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

$260of $260

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2 supporters
Funded on 1/7/2014

Princess from Oakland, CA

I’m a mother, student & former foster youth. I need a laptop to study at home with my children

Currently, I have to use the library computers to study, which is difficult with my two small children. A laptop will allow me to study anywhere. More

Validated by DeShauna from Beyond Emancipation

$390of $390

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10 supporters
Funded on 1/7/2014

Kay from Berkeley, CA

I am studying to be a paralegal, and I need to learn to drive to open up opportunities.

I was a paralegal back in Sri Lanka, and am studying to be one here. Learning to drive will help me get employed when I finish my training. More

Validated by Lauren from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$310of $310

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5 supporters
Funded on 1/6/2014

Diego from East Sf Bay, CA

I'm a single father, and I need to replace clothing and household items destroyed in a flood

Our apartment flooded and destroyed our furniture, clothes, and appliances. My earnings go to food and rent, and we need help. More

Validated by Nati from Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

$508of $505

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13 supporters
Funded on 1/4/2014

Patrick from Elgin, IL

I want to learn to be a counselor but I need train fare and lodging to travel to monthly classes

I have Developmental Intellectual Disability and want to learn to help others like me. Shepards Ministries provides training, but I need to get there. More

Validated by Maureen from St. Mary's Conference of St. Vincent de Paul

$505of $505

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12 supporters
Funded on 1/3/2014

Batista from East Sf Bay, CA

I am a father who needs beds and winter clothing for my 3-year-old twins who now sleep on the floor

We were homeless, but now have a place. I work part-time but cannot afford these things to keep my boys warm this winter. More

Validated by Nati from Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

$670of $670

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11 supporters
Funded on 1/1/2014

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

$450of $450

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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

$255of $255

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5 supporters
Funded on 12/31/2013

Sarafina from Chicago, IL

I'm a mom dreaming about a future with a GED & a job; my family needs beds & a table to move forward

I'm working to find employment and get my GED to eventually have a career in culinary arts. I need two beds and a dinning room table for my family. More

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

$780of $780

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/31/2013

Lisa from Detroit, MI

I'm a single mom of 4 and I need baby supplies to provide a safe environment for my newborn

I've worked so hard to provide for my family! A crib and winter supplies will keep my baby safe and allow me to address my family's other needs. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$560of $505

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13 supporters
Funded on 12/31/2013

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

$505of $505

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1 supporter
Funded on 12/31/2013

Fred from Chicago, IL

I'm an out of work veteran & I need help with 1 month's rent & a bus pass while I look for a job

I've been diligently searching for work, and ran into extra expenses. I need help with rent for 1 month & bus passes so I can attend job interviews. More

Validated by Caitlin from Common Pantry

$320of $320

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/30/2013

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

$390of $390

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5 supporters
Funded on 12/30/2013

Kelleye from Detroit, MI

I am determined to get my GED; I need a computer to access my schoolwork

I need a laptop with Microsoft office software. I am determined to get my GED and don't want lack of access to a computer to get in my way. More

Validated by Charnita from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$390of $390

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3 supporters
Funded on 12/29/2013

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

$525of $525

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9 supporters
Funded on 12/26/2013

Leo from Santa Ana, CA

I'm trained in construction. Now I need transportation to take advantage of an apprenticeship

I just finished a Construction Training Program. Now I need help buying a dependable, used vehicle to get to work so I can take an AGC apprenticeship. More

Validated by David from Taller San Jose

$670of $670

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12 supporters
Funded on 12/25/2013

Lordy from Menlo Park, CA

I'm unemployed but training for a new career. I need tuition + school supplies to succeed.

I need help with purchasing school supplies and tuition costs so I can continue my education and become employed in machining. More

Validated by Natalie from JobTrain (a partner of Single Stop USA)

$165of $165

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6 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2013

Elizabeth from East Sf Bay, CA

I'm ready to become a teacher & I need help to qualify for student aid

I'm ready to go to college, get my teaching degree, and start my career, but I need to pay previous tuition obligations to qualify for financial aid. More

Validated by Michelle from Opportunity Junction

$460of $460

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2013

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

$531of $530

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16 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2013

Rosa from Chicago, IL

I'm raising my 3 daughters. We just got a new apartment & need help with the security deposit

My children and I are finally in a safe home, but I need to pay our security deposit. I'm trying to provide for my family on my part time job. More

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

$580of $560

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2013

Darnell from Detroit, MI

I am back on my feet after homelessness; I need furniture to make my new home a place of rest

My medical condition causes pain in my back & legs. I need furniture so I can sit properly at home and relieve my pain. Then I'll be rested for work. More

Validated by Tanya from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$820of $780

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4 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

$530of $505

Need funded!

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

$20of $20

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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

$686of $580

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16 supporters
Funded on 12/23/2013

Tender from Oakland, CA

I’m a formerly homeless mother of two small children who need warm clothes for winter

We lost a lot of our clothes and belongings while homeless. I’m hoping to keep my children warm and healthy during the winter. More

Validated by Kamela from Beyond Emancipation

$280of $280

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5 supporters
Funded on 12/20/2013

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

$505of $505

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/20/2013

Kim from East Sf Bay, CA

I need help repairing my car so that I can look for work and safely drive my son to Kindergarten

I’m a single mother looking for work in a damaged car with worn tires. With cold, wet weather coming, I am concerned for my son’s safety. More

Validated by Denise from Davis Street Family Resource Center

$585of $585

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2 supporters
Funded on 12/20/2013

Javier from East Sf Bay, CA

I’ve just got my truck driving license, but I need an eye exam and new glasses to succeed at my job

I’ve been in trouble, but am turning my life around. I have a son on the way and a new career. Better vision will help me succeed at all my goals. More

Validated by Kristal from Davis Street Family Resource Center

$280of $280

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1 supporter
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

$120of $120

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3 supporters
Funded on 12/18/2013

Steven from Chicago, IL

I just moved into my own apartment after being homeless & I need furniture to thrive in my home

I need a couch and tables for my new apartment to create and maintain a space of my own, connect with my family and friends, and put down roots. More

Validated by Aimee from Inspiration Corporation

$505of $505

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11 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

$560of $560

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19 supporters
Funded on 12/18/2013

Peter from Chicago, IL

I'm a veteran & I was just accepted into a rehousing program; I need furniture!

Recently, I found both a job & housing! To be productive at work, I need to sleep & eat well. Thus, I need help with small furniture & kitchen items. More

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

$225of $225

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3 supporters
Funded on 12/15/2013

Smithers from Berkeley, CA

I’m a homeless veteran & I need a transit pass to make my VA appointments + look for work

Since leaving active duty work has dried up. A transit pass will help me make my appointments at the VA, job interviews, and get me back on my goals. More

Validated by Anthony from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$225of $225

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2 supporters
Funded on 12/15/2013

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)

$505of $505

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4 supporters
Funded on 12/15/2013

Josie from Chicago, IL

I'm determined to get my MSW to help inner-city children and I need the app fee for grad school

My goal is to help underprivileged kids achieve their dreams in education just like I was able to. I need the app fee to apply for an MSW program! More

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

$70of $70

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1 supporter
Funded on 12/13/2013

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

$505of $505

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27 supporters
Funded on 12/10/2013

Sandra from Chicago, IL

I'm a single mom of 6 helping my daughters heal from abuse; we need to replace our bedbug mattresses

I quit my job to help my daughters heal from abuse. We had bed bugs so now I need beds for my 6 children so we can all move forward with better sleep. More

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

$780of $780

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20 supporters
Funded on 12/10/2013

Lorena from East Sf Bay, CA

Our family is working together to send my sister to college. We need money for her applications

My sister has been through a lot, but now has the chance to be the first in the family to go to college, but we need help with her application fees. More

Validated by Andrea from Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

$245of $245

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4 supporters
Funded on 12/3/2013

Martha from East Sf Bay, CA

I'm a mother of four, and my oldest daughter needs college application money

The money my husband and I make barely pays our bills. This would allow our daughter to apply for several colleges and be accepted to a university. More

Validated by Andrea from Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

$250of $245

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5 supporters
Funded on 12/3/2013

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

$505of $505

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16 supporters
Funded on 11/26/2013

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

$100of $90

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2 supporters
Funded on 11/24/2013

Lemia from San Jose, CA

I'm moving into my first apartment and going to school. I need furniture to start life independently

I moved into my 1st apartment, joined the U.S. Army Reserves, and I'm going to college. But I still need a couch, table, chairs, desk, and microwave. More

Validated by Katelyn from Unity Care

$335of $335

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11 supporters
Funded on 11/14/2013

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

$250of $250

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1 supporter
Funded on 11/14/2013

Lonnie from Chicago, IL

I'm a veteran finally approved for subsidized housing; I need help with the deposit & moving fees

I've waited for 2 years to get into this subsidized apartment. I'm due to move in mid-November & I need help with the security deposit & moving fees. More

Validated by Parmida from LIFT-Chicago

$310of $300

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10 supporters
Funded on 11/8/2013

Amber from Chicago, IL

I'm about to graduate college! I need the commencement fees so I can participate in the ceremony

I want my children to see me graduate! But I can't pay the required fees, because I need to support my family and pay the bills with my paycheck. More

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

$85of $85

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1 supporter
Funded on 11/8/2013

Kris from Chicago, IL

I'm newly employed, out of the shelter, & in my own apartment! I need a bed for my son.

My teenage son and I just moved into a one-bedroom apartment and he needs a bed. He is on the honor roll and needs a comfortable place to sleep. More

Validated by Lauren from The Cara Program

$560of $560

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2 supporters
Funded on 11/1/2013

Andrea from Chicago, IL

I'm helping my daughter recover from abuse and I need a bed for her and a crib for my son

I didn't work for 8 months because I was helping my 8-year-old heal from sexual abuse. Now I'm working again but can't afford beds for my children. More

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

$560of $560

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4 supporters
Funded on 10/31/2013

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

$450of $450

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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

$780of $780

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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

$390of $390

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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

$15of $15

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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

$15of $15

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1 supporter
Funded on 10/19/2013

Sierra from Chicago, IL

I'm recently housed after homelessness. I need a stroller and other baby supplies for my newborn

I need a stroller and other essential baby items to ensure that my baby will be safe while traveling with me to my appointments in search for school. More

Validated by Aimee from Inspiration Corporation

$250of $250

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6 supporters
Funded on 10/18/2013

Henry from Chicago, IL

I am disabled and moving into my own apartment; I need household items to stay self sufficient

I need a microwave to cook food & an iron to keep my clothes looking tidy as I redevelop my life from being in a transitional shelter to my own place. More

Validated by Eleanor from Inspiration Corporation

$90of $90

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2 supporters
Funded on 10/18/2013

Theresa from Detroit, MI

I am a community-oriented mother in need of a washer and dryer which will help me save money

A washing machine and gas-heated dryer will allow me to save money. I currently go to the laundry mat, but the expense adds up. More

Validated by Khari from Black Family Development

$405of $405

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1 supporter
Funded on 10/16/2013

Meeka from Inkster, MI

I am a veteran looking to remove barriers for disabled granddaughter. She needs new school clothes

I need school clothes and supplies for my granddaughter who will be a freshman this year. This will help her focus on school rather than fitting in. More

Validated by Jeanette from Starfish Family Services

$560of $560

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12 supporters
Funded on 10/15/2013

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

$20of $20

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1 supporter
Funded on 10/11/2013

Faith from Inkster, MI

I'm a proud grandma and I need school supplies and clothes for my 3 grandchildren

I'm my grandkids' legal guardian. My growing grandkids need clothes and supplies for school but money is tight because I'm recovering from surgery. More

Validated by Melissa from Starfish Family Services

$670of $670

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14 supporters
Funded on 9/30/2013

Phyllis from Inkster, MI

I recently became the guardian of 2 grandchildren. Need basic appliances to help with transition

A stove and refrigerator will allow me to safely store and efficiently create meals for my grandchildren. More

Validated by Trisha from Starfish Family Services

$502of $502

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3 supporters
Funded on 9/30/2013

Antoinette from Chicago, IL

I'm taking GED classes and planning to go to barber school next, but I need barber tools first

I've been practicing haircuts for the homeless community but my tools were stolen from the back of my wheelchair. With new tools I can get my license. More

Validated by Eleanor from Inspiration Corporation

$525of $525

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8 supporters
Funded on 9/27/2013

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

$770of $770

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25 supporters
Funded on 9/26/2013

David from Chicago, IL

I'm supporting my children but my job was reduced to part-time; I need bus fare to get to work

My monthly income has decreased significantly & I'm looking for a new, full-time job, but I need bus fare to get to my current work and to interviews. More

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

$335of $335

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12 supporters
Funded on 9/18/2013

Jim from Chicago, IL

I'm on disability & moving to a new senior housing unit, but I need movers to get my things there

I was offered my first choice unit, but I'm on disability and can't afford to hire movers. This is the only thing standing between me and my new home. More

Validated by Martha from LIFT-Chicago

$205of $205

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9 supporters
Funded on 8/30/2013

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

$780of $780

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9 supporters
Funded on 8/30/2013

Kenneth from Charlotte, NC

I'm a homeless Air Force veteran seeking help with security deposit

I just celebrated 1 year on my job and can get an apartment so I can stop living in my car. I have money saved, but need help. More

Validated by Phyllis from Aminah Ministries

$560of $560

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14 supporters
Funded on 8/28/2013

Stanley from Chicago, IL

I finally have an apartment and a new job after 7 yrs homeless; I need bus fare to get to work

Bus fare will let me get to work so I can pay off past rent, from before I got my job, and save up to take the CDL exam. Then I'll finally be stable! More

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

$335of $335

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8 supporters
Funded on 8/20/2013

Perry from Chicago, IL

I have my first place after 4 years of homelessness and I need furniture to get a good night's sleep

This is the first place I've ever had on my own, and I need a futon and other furniture so I don't have to sleep on the floor. More

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

$280of $280

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8 supporters
Funded on 8/13/2013

Teresa from Chicago, IL

I'm starting over and I need bus fare to get to work

I got a new job but I need bus fare to get there. This will help me save up for a new, more stable apartment. More

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

$335of $335

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14 supporters
Funded on 8/12/2013

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.

$295of $225

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7 supporters
Funded on 8/12/2013

Michael from Chicago, IL

I'm a new high school grad and I need a laptop to study accounting in college this fall

I'm going to Baldwin Wallace University. If I have a laptop, I'll be able to succeed because I'll be able to do research and have the programs I need. More

Validated by Ty from Metrosquash

$550of $550

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18 supporters
Funded on 7/31/2013

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

$515of $515

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12 supporters
Funded on 7/31/2013

Stephanie from Los Angeles, CA

I'm leaving homelessness! I need furnishings to make my new apartment a home.

Basic furnishings for my first place since being homeless will let me focus on my goals of getting an education and becoming a merchant mariner. More

Validated by Reina from PATH

$560of $560

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6 supporters
Funded on 7/27/2013

Richard from Chicago, IL

I'm regaining my health and I need a pair of good shoes to get to Drs appointments and do workouts

With a good pair of shoes, I can walk to the Dr. and do workouts that rebuild my health. Once I'm healthy, I can work as a court docket clerk again. More

Validated by Claire from LIFT-Chicago

$135of $105

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3 supporters
Funded on 7/26/2013

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

$780of $780

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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

$560of $560

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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

Louis from San Diego, CA

I'm off to UC Berkeley on a full scholarship but I need supplies & a train ticket to get there

I'm an asylee. I studied hard in community college & got into the school of my dreams! Now I need to get there and buy my dorm and school supplies. More

Validated by Tammy from Survivors of Torture, International

$505of $505

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19 supporters
Funded on 7/17/2013

Mary from Chicago, IL

1st in my family to go to college. Stretching to pay for school, but need a laptop to succeed.

Going to college will let me support my mom who supported us on her own for many years. A laptop will let me write papers and keep up in my classes. More

Validated by Ed from Metrosquash

$535of $535

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15 supporters
Funded on 7/16/2013

Brianna from Chicago, IL

Soon to have my baby in prison. Need help with fees so when my son is born we can stay together

If my fees are paid, I'll be eligible for a program where moms and newborns can stay together. Without this, my boy will be taken from me. More

Validated by Alexis from Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers

$235of $235

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7 supporters
Funded on 7/13/2013

Miguel from San Diego, CA

I found safety in the US. Need a computer to get a degree in construction mgmt + support myself

I lost everything when I was imprisoned + tortured in Nicaragua for trying to help poor families. A computer will let me become qualified to work here More

Validated by Patricia from Survivors of Torture, International

$670of $670

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12 supporters
Funded on 6/28/2013

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

$325of $325

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9 supporters
Funded on 6/27/2013

Jackie from Chicago, IL

I'm working on job readiness and I need a driver's license to increase my opportunities

I have years of work experience and being able to drive will open up additional career opportunities for me. My expired license is holding me back. More

Validated by Lauren from The Cara Program

$35of $35

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1 supporter
Funded on 6/26/2013

Bill from Chicago, IL

I'm under a Dr's care. I need a chair for the shower and a microwave to heat up hot packs.

My goal is to have good nutrition and health. A chair for the shower will keep me from slipping. A microwave will let me cook and heat up hot packs. More

Validated by Eleanor from Inspiration Corporation

$95of $95

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2 supporters
Funded on 6/24/2013

MK Douglas from Concord, NC

I am a daughter who is trying to take care of her aging parent and in need of car repairs.

I need car repairs, which include a radiator adjustment, timing belt and water pump so I can get a job and continue to care for my family. More

Validated by Rev. Dr. Valerie Washington from Zion Hill AME Zion Church

$725of $725

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2 supporters
Funded on 6/24/2013

Kena from Chicago, IL

Furniture to make my first apartment since recovery feel like a home

I need a new bed set to help transition from a recovery home to my new apartment. This will help me save money as I make up for lost time. More

Validated by Lauren from The Cara Program

$505of $505

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10 supporters
Funded on 6/19/2013

Lorena from Chicago, IL

Working part time but want to advance my career; need laptop to take online classes

I've taken classes but public access computers don't give me enough time to work. A laptop will solve this. My goal is to become computer literate. More

Validated by Anna from Inspiration Corporation

$350of $350

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8 supporters
Funded on 6/11/2013

Tony from Chicago, IL

Need furniture so I can study at home

I am studying to become a paralegal, but after beating bedbugs, I need new furniture so I can do schoolwork and group projects at home. More

Validated by Eleanor from Inspiration Corporation

$185of $185

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3 supporters
Funded on 5/28/2013

Leo from Chicago, IL

Worked as a school security guard for 17yrs. Now I need a cane to walk through life securely

My diabetes has effected my balance and mobility. With a cane I could safely run errands, get to meetings and appointments and build my strength. More

Validated by Allison from LIFT-Chicago

$50of $45

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1 supporter
Funded on 5/14/2013

Tina from Chicago, IL

My daughter has special needs and I want to send her to camp this summer

I want my daughter to go to camp with kids who have needs like her. She'll participate in activities with kids her age and cherish the experience. More

Validated by Jael from Holsten Human Capital Development, NFP

$335of $335

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4 supporters
Funded on 5/1/2013

Aurora from Chicago, IL

I'm a CNA and want to get certified in phlebotomy so I can get a better job and support my family

I took an intro course to phlebotomy but need another to get certified. Then I can increase my earnings and pay our family's mortgage and bills. More

Validated by Annie from Erie Elementary Charter School

$775of $775

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20 supporters
Funded on 4/26/2013

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

$634of $625

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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

$720of $720

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17 supporters
Funded on 4/5/2013

Mary from Evanston, IL

My baby was born deaf and blind; we need furniture for an empty apartment and clothes for my boys.

I am caring for my severely-handicapped son and we just got housing after being homeless. I need beds, a table, chairs and clothing for my family. More

Validated by Kim from Infant Welfare Society of Evanston

$775of $775

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6 supporters
Funded on 4/4/2013

Pierre from Chicago, IL

Getting my degree in counseling; need bed set to get a good night's sleep

I need a bedroom set for my new apartment so I can sleep and do well in school. Right now I sleep on the floor and have nowhere to keep my clothes. More

Validated by Eleanor from Inspiration Corporation

$312of $300

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8 supporters
Funded on 4/4/2013

Al from Chicago, IL

Back on track and ready to furnish my new apartment

I just moved into my own apartment, and I need cooking ware and small furniture to make it feel like a home. More

Validated by Jason from Inspiration Corporation

$280of $280

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2 supporters
Funded on 3/22/2013

Layla from Evanston, IL

Trying to rebuild after our baby's stroke

My husband needs a bed and some clothes so he can go back to work full-time. We need school clothes for our kids. More

Validated by Patrina from Infant Welfare Society of Evanston

$780of $775

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10 supporters
Funded on 3/20/2013

Michael from Chicago, IL

I need an eye exam and glasses to go back to school

My goal is to take my driver's license exam and go to school for mechanical engineering. Not having glasses is stopping me from returning to school. More

Validated by Anna from Inspiration Corporation

$353of $350

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11 supporters
Funded on 3/20/2013

Lindsey from Evanston, IL

Need to learn to drive to take my kids to daycare and get myself to work.

I need to get driving lessons so I can get my license and be able to easily take my kids to day care and school and get myself to work. More

Validated by Chantay from Childcare Network of Evanston

$446of $445

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13 supporters
Funded on 3/8/2013

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

$550of $550

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19 supporters
Funded on 3/7/2013

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

$680of $665

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14 supporters
Funded on 2/12/2013

Clifford from Evanston, IL

I'm a father and need a bed for myself and my daughter

We have been sleeping on the floor, and my daughter has been sick. My goal is to eventually move into my own apartment, and she will have a bed. More

Validated by Lisa from Childcare Network of Evanston

$510of $500

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15 supporters
Funded on 1/25/2013

Meg from Chicago, IL

Bunk beds and phone cards to help my twin granddaughters stay stable and secure

A restful nights sleep and staying in contact with their mother while she's in prison will help my twin granddaughters stay strong and healthy. More

Validated by Alexis from Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers

$610of $610

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14 supporters
Funded on 1/18/2013

Clifford from Rapid City, SD

Getting required surgery in another state; need my daughters to travel with me to care for me

I need transportation and lodging for my family to accompany me to Omaha for surgery. The closest hospital for my surgery is a 1200 mile round trip. More

Validated by Ron from Life Initiatives

$570of $525

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13 supporters
Funded on 1/17/2013

Tiffany from Chicago, IL

I'm a CNA who wants to be an LPN - need a laptop to take online classes

I currently have my CNA license and plan to become an LPN. I need a laptop so I can take online classes at home while parenting my two handsome boys. More

Validated by Annie from Erie Elementary Charter School

$605of $555

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17 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2012

Susan from Chicago, IL

Need books to complete my master's degree in prison

Just finished my B.A. in prison and ready to start a master's program that will prepare me to teach other women in prison and change their lives. More

Validated by Alexis from Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers

$495of $480

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13 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2012

Charles from Chicago, IL

Car repairs so my family can get to work and school safely

Our family needs reliable transportation so my kids can get to school safely, my wife can get to work, and I can go to job interviews on-time. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$563of $555

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13 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2012

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

Olivia from Chicago, IL

Raising 2 boys; had a fire and need furniture to rebuild

I need a sofa and chairs for the kitchen table, so we can sit and eat dinner, and relax. I lost my furniture when we had an accident fire. More

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

$735of $720

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8 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

$465of $465

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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

Jetaun from Chicago, IL

Back on my feet! Just got a job and need help with security deposit to secure housing

I'm currently homeless and need assistance with half of a security deposit. A secure home will help keep my son and I moving forward. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$555of $555

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/19/2012

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

LeAnn from Chicago, IL

I am moving forward and need a computer to take classes online

A computer will help me go back to school quicker and increase my income. I need more earning potential so I can have my son live back home with me. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$335of $335

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16 supporters
Funded on 12/17/2012

MEK from Chicago, IL

Need bus passes so I can get to my computer course

I need 2 30-day bus passes to attend a computer course, where I will earn a laptop and open the door to employment and future education opportunities. More

Validated by Anna from Inspiration Corporation

$220of $206

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/16/2012

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

$500of $500

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/10/2012

Buddy from Chicago, IL

Starting my care