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Nicole from New York, NY

Survived domestic violence & eager to be independent! I need life basics to thrive.

I need several items to begin rebuilding my life & reenter the workforce: a winter coat, boots, business attire and a computer to complete my homework More

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Angel from Chicago, IL

I need basic supplies to make a go of my small business and support myself.

I lost most of my materials in storage while I was homeless during the last year. Now that I have stable housing, I'm eager to start working again! More

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James from Chicago, IL

I'm looking hard for full-time work. I need a laptop to search & send in applications

Constant access to a computer is critical to my ability to find a job. I'll be able to regularly search for jobs, send applications & email employers. More

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John from New York, NY

Self-motivated student ready to work in software! I need a computer to get a job.

I need help purchasing a high performance laptop to complete my Microsoft SQL Training and get a job in my field. More

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Mitch from Chicago, IL

Professional attire & transit passes will enable me to succeed in my job search!

My goal is to find a stable clerical job. Transit passes and professional clothes are important for my search and success! More

Validated by Oliver from Center for Changing Lives

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Luis from Chicago, IL

Ready to start fresh as a realtor! Need help paying for the class and exam fees.

A veteran real estate agent is ready to take me under their wing. I just need to take the class then the state exam to get started! More

Validated by Oliver from Center for Changing Lives

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Frank from Chicago, IL

I'm training to become a machinist. With the right equipment, I know I can do the job

I'm ready to work as a CNC operator. To get hired, I need the right gear like protective equipment and work clothing. More

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Anthony from Chicago, IL

I am training for a career in machining! I need help purchasing essential equipment.

I can't wait to work in CNC manufacturing, but I won't be able to without some essential equipment such as steel-toed boots and a metrology kit. More

Validated by Mark from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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Jonathan from Chicago, IL

Newly housed and proudly working. Living essentials will bring me needed stability.

I've overcome homelessness! Some basic household essentials will allow me to live with dignity as I continue to move forward. More

Validated by Brianne from Lincoln Park Community Shelter

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Mary from Johnson City, TN

I'm a single mom going back to school. I need help paying for essential supplies.

I became pregnant in high school in Sierra Leone. I'm going back to school now and need help covering supplies, books, bus passes & other basics. More

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Biaca from Chicago, IL

Single mom who survived abuse. My daughter & I need mattresses to rebuild & thrive.

My daughter & I have been sleeping on air mattresses that deflate throughout the night. We need actual mattresses to live stably & thrive in school. More

Validated by Shayna from Inspiration Corporation

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Daniel from Chicago, IL

Working and going to school. I need textbooks to complete my classes and graduate.

I am working hard toward a college education, but textbooks are expensive! I need help purchasing them so I can earn my degree. More

Validated by Katherine from North Side Housing and Supportive Services

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Jesse from Chicago, IL

I'm overcoming homelessness. I need supplies to succeed in my job training program!

Training for a job is tough without a home base. Supplies, such as a sturdy pair of boots, a USB drive, and books, will help me complete my program! More

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

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Liz from Chicago, IL

My family has overcome so much! We need a computer so all of us can succeed in school

I'm a single mom of three sons! All four of us are in school and eager to succeed. I believe education will get us there. More

Validated by Caitlin from Common Pantry

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Funded on 11/23/2015

Ricky from Chicago, IL

Getting back on my feet! A TV will help me manage stress & keep moving to my goals.

I'm living on my own for the first time since being in recovery. A TV will help me make it through my 1st winter clean and on my own. More

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

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Funded on 11/14/2015

Melissa from Chicago, IL

I'm a working mom of two. I need manufacturing gear & a bus pass to get a better job!

I'm working in retail & training at JARC to be a CNC Operator to get a better job to take care of my kids. I need gear + transport to be ready to work More

Validated by Mark from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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Funded on 10/1/2015

Veronica from Chicago, IL

Working hard to support my family! We need a stove & fridge to be healthy.

I just secured housing for my children that is within our means! To be healthy and stable, we need a stove & refrigerator. More

Validated by Annie from Erie Elementary Charter School

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Funded on 9/30/2015

Debra from Chicago, IL

Training to be a press brake machinist! I need work gear like boots to get a job.

I hope to one day be able to help my family in a time of need as they once helped me. To reach my goal, I need work gear like steel toed boots. More

Validated by Crystal from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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Funded on 9/29/2015

Teresa from Chicago, IL

I'm excited to be back on my feet! A bed will get me off the floor & ready for work.

I just moved into my apartment after several difficult years. To feel rested, healthy and ready for work, I need a bed! More

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

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17 supporters
Funded on 9/15/2015

John from San Diego, CA

I was tortured in my home country. A laptop will help me complete school!

Seeking asylum in the U.S. & rebuilding my life after surviving torture. I want to work in the auto industry, but need a laptop to succeed in school. More

Validated by Erika from Survivors of Torture, International

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Funded on 7/10/2015

Dominic from Chicago, IL

I'm a Navy Vet in need of transportation back home to Virginia.

I need a one way bus ticket to Norfolk, Virginia, where I have a support network that will help me find housing and employment. More

Validated by Taylor from Lincoln Park Community Shelter

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Funded on 6/23/2015

Nathanial from Chicago, IL

Working & ready for a better job. Getting my Class D license is the next step.

I am looking for a new position in custodial work, which requires a Class D driver's license. I need to take a driving class & then take the test. More

Validated by Kayla from Center for Changing Lives

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12 supporters
Funded on 5/28/2015

Billiam from Chicago, IL

Training every day to become a welder. I need welding gear to get a job.

I've applied for multiple jobs already but I need gear to make sure I don't miss out on an employment opportunity. More

Validated by Jessica from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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7 supporters
Funded on 3/12/2015

Karina from Tucson, AZ

I'm studying dental hygiene & need required equipment to continue in the program.

I have a work study job, but it's not enough for me to afford the dental loupes I need for class, clinics, and eventually a job as a dental hygienist. More

Validated by Byron from Pima County One Stop Career Center

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Funded on 2/24/2015

Marie from Chicago, IL

I'm working full time to provide for my son. I need to fix the heat in my car.

I don't make enough to be able to fix my car's heat. It doesn't work at all and I need to keep my son from getting sick in Chicago's cold winter. More

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

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10 supporters
Funded on 2/12/2015

Beverly from Chicago, IL

My daughter and I are in a new apartment. We need furnishings to make it a home.

We were homeless & living with family, but now we're in a home of our own. We have nothing, so we need items like kitchenware, lamps, and bedding. More

Validated by Laurel from Inspiration Corporation

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12 supporters
Funded on 2/9/2015

Kawthar from San Diego, CA

Rebuilding my life after torture. With a laptop, I can take classes & start my career

I sought asylum in the US after being persecuted as a journalist in my home country. A laptop will open doors for me as I build my new life. More

Validated by Tammy from Survivors of Torture, International

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11 supporters
Funded on 1/16/2015

Tasheena from Chicago, IL

Studying to be an ultrasound technician. I need a laptop to meet school deadlines.

I can't work late at the library because I have to care for my young daughter, so I need a laptop to complete my assignments and do research at home. More

Validated by Mary from New Moms, Inc.

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Funded on 1/5/2015

Gracie from Chicago, IL

Winter clothes & bus passes will ensure I can continue my search for a job & housing.

Without the ability to access transportation, it's difficult to pursue my goal of stability. These items will keep me actively moving forward. More

Validated by Olivia from Inspiration Corporation

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3 supporters
Funded on 12/31/2014

Sheree from Detroit, MI

A computer will ensure I can finish my online classes while caring for newborn twins!

I'm a single mother of 6 studying to become a social worker. Meeting this need will allow me to care for my children while continuing my studies. More

Validated by Cynthia from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

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5 supporters
Funded on 12/27/2014

Dewayne from Detroit, MI

Found job & apt after homelessness; Furniture will help me build a home for my kids!

I have found a place to stay not too far from my children. Meeting this need will help me because having furniture will make my house a home. More

Validated by Chaunise from Wayne County-Detroit Disability Network

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14 supporters
Funded on 12/25/2014

Marcus from Detroit, MI

I'm a Marine veteran & father of 5. Beds will make sure my kids rest comfortably.

I pride myself on taking care of my children & making sure they have a stable home. I need help with beds to get my children and I off the floor. More

Validated by Chaunise from Wayne County-Detroit Disability Network

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13 supporters
Funded on 12/22/2014

Deborah from Detroit, MI

Living with MS & finally housed after homelessness; A bed will help reduce pain

Recently transitioned to a home after years of homelessness. A new bed will give me the rest I need to focus on my goals of work & school. More

Validated by Chaunise from Wayne County-Detroit Disability Network

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7 supporters
Funded on 12/20/2014

William from Chicago, IL

On a new path working towards a new career. I need glasses & work gear to succeed as a CNC operator.

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

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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2 supporters
Funded on 12/3/2014

David from Chicago, IL

Working, in school, and preparing for a new career. I need work gear to get started.

My current job barely covers my bills, so I'm training for a career as a machinist. To take a job, I need my own gear like boots and a metrology kit. More

Validated by Mark from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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10 supporters
Funded on 12/2/2014

Thomas from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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8 supporters
Funded on 11/28/2014

Solo from San Diego, CA

I'm a new asylum seeker in the US waiting for my work permit. I need a bed to sleep.

I'm waiting for my work permit so I can get a job. Meanwhile, I'm sleeping on the floor & I need a bed to sleep better at night & be ready to work. More

Validated by Tammy from Survivors of Torture, International

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5 supporters
Funded on 11/24/2014

Moanya from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Cynthia from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

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6 supporters
Funded on 11/17/2014

Faith from Detroit, MI

Raising a 4 yr old & starting school for my business degree; Need help with textbooks

I want to establish a career, be a great mom, and to set a path for a great foundation for the next phase in my life. I'm determined to graduate! More

Validated by Erika from The Empowerment Plan

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4 supporters
Funded on 11/12/2014

Luke from Detroit, MI

A working fridge & stove will help me stay positive & healthy as an amputee.

I'm limited to what I can make without a working fridge & stove. These items will help me continue to work towards a healthy & productive life. More

Validated by Chaunise from Wayne County-Detroit Disability Network

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8 supporters
Funded on 11/11/2014

Larry from Chicago, IL

I'm a newly housed Navy veteran. A bed will get me off the floor & ease my pain.

Recently moved into unfurnished senior housing; a bed & household items will help me sleep so I can go to work on time & reduce the pain in my hips. More

Validated by Margaret from North Side Housing and Supportive Services

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12 supporters
Funded on 10/20/2014

Mr. Green from Detroit, MI

Losing family to cancer inspired me to become a doctor; A laptop will help me succeed

Since my family member passed away, my focus has been to become a doctor & to help as many people as I can. A computer is just the start I need. More

Validated by Chaunise from Wayne County-Detroit Disability Network

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13 supporters
Funded on 10/14/2014

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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7 supporters
Funded on 10/1/2014

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

Validated by Erika from The Empowerment Plan

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11 supporters
Funded on 9/26/2014

Lavon from Chicago, IL

Ready to reunite with my son in a new home! I just need help with the deposit.

I've found a home for me and my son! I've already saved a portion of the deposit & am asking for help with the remaining amount. More

Validated by Margaret from North Side Housing and Supportive Services

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20 supporters
Funded on 9/22/2014

Tracy from Los Angeles, CA

Ready to rebuild my life in a stable home. A security deposit will get me there!

I'm 77-years-old, working part-time & trying to move forward from homelessness. A deposit & household items will push me towards stability. More

Validated by Amanda from PATH

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1 supporter
Funded on 9/1/2014

Eric from Detroit, MI

A bed will let me rest after a long day of work & give me energy to pursue my passion

A simple thing like a bed to sleep on will have make a huge impact in my life. My body can finally get the rest it needs. More

Validated by Chaunise from Wayne County-Detroit Disability Network

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Funded on 8/29/2014

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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11 supporters
Funded on 8/29/2014

CJerome from Charlotte, NC

Trained & ready as a technician, but the job requires a van to work in the field.

Having a work vehicle will enable me to be in a better position to meet the job requirements as a field Technician, so that I can be gainfully employed and utilize my new found skills to better myself financially. More

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

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5 supporters
Funded on 8/21/2014

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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6 supporters
Funded on 8/20/2014

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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8 supporters
Funded on 8/15/2014

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

Validated by Jason from Black Family Development

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4 supporters
Funded on 8/1/2014

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 Erika from The Empowerment Plan

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5 supporters
Funded on 7/29/2014

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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16 supporters
Funded on 7/29/2014

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

Validated by Trisha from Starfish Family Services

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6 supporters
Funded on 7/29/2014

Mohini from Menlo Park, CA

I trained to be a Nursing Assistant, but I need to be able to drive to get a job

I need to learn how to drive to work as a nursing assistant. My permit will expire in July and I cannot afford driving lessons at this time. More

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

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11 supporters
Funded on 7/16/2014

Catherine from Chicago, IL

I spend 1/2 of my paycheck on gas! I need help with a security deposit to move closer

Moving closer to work would be huge for my family, enabling me to keep my job and save for a better future for my kids. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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7 supporters
Funded on 7/16/2014

Javier from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Hilary from Inspiration Corporation

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9 supporters
Funded on 7/16/2014

Tyrone from Detroit, MI

Beds are critical to keeping my family together and will provide a sense of security

I need beds for my kids to get them off the floor at night. Without beds they have the potential of being removed from our home. More

Validated by Satira from Black Family Development

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15 supporters
Funded on 7/15/2014

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 Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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12 supporters
Funded on 7/15/2014

Akosua from Chicago, IL

I'm a widow striving to live independently - I need household items!

My goals are to maintain stable housing, go back to school and return to teaching! Household items will help me create the space I need to succeed. More

Validated by George from Inspiration Corporation

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18 supporters
Funded on 7/15/2014

Daesha from Detroit, MI

First in family to go to college! Need help with the initial payment needed to start

I'm receiving grants and loans to support my education but am short in fulfilling the payment needed to start classes in the Fall. More

Validated by Wytrice from Total Life Christian Ministries, Inc.

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7 supporters
Funded on 7/8/2014

Louise from Chicago, IL

I am a retired senior just in need of a bed to rest comfortably.

I have been sleeping in a chair until now because of my limited budget. A bed is what I need to get a good night's rest. More

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

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17 supporters
Funded on 7/8/2014

Yale from Chicago, IL

I'm proud to have overcome homelessness! A computer will open countless doors for me.

I'm working towards my GED, but I don't have access to a computer to finish my coursework (my house is far from school and the library). More

Validated by George from Inspiration Corporation

$335of $335

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4 supporters
Funded on 7/2/2014

Craig from Chicago, IL

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

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

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

$560of $560

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17 supporters
Funded on 7/1/2014

Al from Inkster, MI

Bedroom basics and shoes will help me rebuild my home and life after house fire.

My belongings were destroyed by fire. A bed, dresser, and shoes will help me rebuild and prepare for job interviews. More

Validated by Chanel from Starfish Family Services

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11 supporters
Funded on 7/1/2014

Anna from East Sf Bay, CA

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

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

Validated by Roberto from Fremont Family Resource Center Corporation

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12 supporters
Funded on 7/1/2014

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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10 supporters
Funded on 6/15/2014

Lyn from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Monica from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

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9 supporters
Funded on 6/15/2014

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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1 supporter
Funded on 6/13/2014

Cristina from Chicago, IL

I'm enrolling my daughter in daycare. Just need her birth certificate to sign her up.

I'm making sure my children have everything they need. Early Head Start will ensure my daughter is cared for while I look for work. More

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

$430of $420

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5 supporters
Funded on 6/9/2014

Marie from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Tanya from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$335of $335

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6 supporters
Funded on 6/5/2014

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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1 supporter
Funded on 6/2/2014

Edward from Chicago, IL

I'm a veteran looking to reunite with my family. I need a bus ticket to get there.

I'm taking steps to straighten my life out. I need a bus ticket so I can get home to my daughter to get back on my feet. More

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

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4 supporters
Funded on 5/31/2014

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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3 supporters
Funded on 5/30/2014

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

$555of $505

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5 supporters
Funded on 5/28/2014

Tee from Detroit, MI

I'm a grandpa and in college! A bed will help me rest, reduce pain & thrive in class

I'm currently sleeping on an air mattress. A bed will provide me with the proper rest so I can function to the best of my ability. More

Validated by Monica from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$620of $615

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10 supporters
Funded on 5/27/2014

Mr. Roberts from Inkster, MI

My daughter attends a cyber school. A computer will help her access work at home.

My daughter was an honor student until we fell on hard times. A computer will allow her to access and complete her work and projects at home. More

Validated by Chanel from Starfish Family Services

$155of $155

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1 supporter
Funded on 5/15/2014

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

Validated by Allison from LIFT-Chicago

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5 supporters
Funded on 5/13/2014

Janesther from Detroit, MI

My car stopped working during my job hunt. Repairs will get my family back on track

I need my car repaired so that I can get my boys to school as well as their required appointments on-time. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$505of $505

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3 supporters
Funded on 5/13/2014

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

Validated by Lindsey from Starfish Family Services

$805of $780

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5 supporters
Funded on 5/13/2014

PJai from Detroit, MI

Moving into my own place! I need a stove & fridge to cook for my family.

I'm ready to move into a home of my own. I've found a place but there are no appliances. A stove and fridge will allow my family to move in. More

Validated by Charnita from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$860of $780

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12 supporters
Funded on 5/13/2014

Danielle from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Charnita from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$800of $780

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2 supporters
Funded on 5/13/2014

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

Validated by Eugene from Homes for Black Children

$766of $450

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8 supporters
Funded on 5/12/2014

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

Validated by Charnita from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$780of $700

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3 supporters
Funded on 5/11/2014

Michele from Detroit, MI

A washer & dryer will allow me to better balance my duties as a student and a mom

A new washer and dryer will help my family save money, time and restore balance in our household while I attend school. More

Validated by Wytrice from Total Life Christian Ministries, Inc.

$505of $505

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9 supporters
Funded on 5/11/2014

Faith from Inkster, MI

I'm a grandma with limited income. I need new beds for grandkids who outgrew theirs

I have custody of my three grandchildren. Beds would allow them to rest better at night since they have outgrown their current beds. More

Validated by Melissa from Starfish Family Services

$830of $780

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6 supporters
Funded on 5/9/2014

Tasha from Detroit, MI

Got a job to help stabilize my family but need help taking care of their basic needs

I have a job and am looking to move my family out of our cramped conditions. Two beds and a couch will bring comfort now and moving forward. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$20of $20

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1 supporter
Funded on 5/8/2014

Kenard from Chicago, IL

Working hard to move forward! I need my birth certificate to find a job and housing.

Obtaining a copy of my birth certificate is a critical step on my way towards employment and stable housing! More

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

$255of $255

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2 supporters
Funded on 5/6/2014

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

$670of $670

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13 supporters
Funded on 5/5/2014

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

$255of $255

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4 supporters
Funded on 5/1/2014

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

$780of $780

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4 supporters
Funded on 4/30/2014

Rae from Inkster, MI

I had to abruptly move after a bedbug invasion. I need a couch + dining furniture.

I need assistance with purchasing a dining room table set and a couch. We recently moved due to an infestation of bed bugs in our apartment complex. More

Validated by Chanel from Starfish Family Services

$780of $780

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11 supporters
Funded on 4/29/2014

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

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

$785of $780

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14 supporters
Funded on 4/29/2014

Nesha from Detroit, MI

Left an abusive relationship of 12 yrs. Furniture will help restart my family's life

Kitchen appliances and beds for my daughters and me will help my family restart after leaving an unhealthy and unsafe situation. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$505of $505

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9 supporters
Funded on 4/23/2014

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

Validated by Tanya from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$150of $150

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4 supporters
Funded on 4/18/2014

Pearl from Chicago, IL

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

It's very difficult to find child care for a child with special needs. By sending him to summer camp, I'll be able to start working again. More

Validated by Allison from LIFT-Chicago

$685of $560

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10 supporters
Funded on 4/18/2014

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

$790of $780

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9 supporters
Funded on 4/16/2014

Star from Detroit, MI

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

Meeting this need will help me pay for my licensing class and exam which will allow me to become a licensed builder in the State of Michigan. More

Validated by Marcus from Young Detroit Builders

$505of $505

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13 supporters
Funded on 4/13/2014

Takahleet from San Jose, CA

I am a refugee and senior citizen, and I need new eyeglasses for daily functioning

My old glasses are not useful, and I got lost when I couldn’t see the signs. New glasses will also help in my English class. More

Validated by Dora from Asian Americans for Community Involvement

$335of $335

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1 supporter
Funded on 4/11/2014

Ta'Myra from Inkster, MI

I'm a student + new mom. I need to pay senior dues so my achievements can be honored

My senior dues include a cap & gown, senior pinning and luncheon and a yearbook. These things will help me commemorate & celebrate my accomplishments. More

Validated by Lindsey from Starfish Family Services

$560of $560

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6 supporters
Funded on 4/4/2014

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

$480of $450

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11 supporters
Funded on 4/2/2014

Eddie from Chicago, IL

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

My goal is to be fully prepared for job interviews so I can show employers how determined I am to work in manufacturing! I need this gear to be ready. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$170of $170

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9 supporters
Funded on 4/2/2014

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

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

$560of $560

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11 supporters
Funded on 3/25/2014

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

$540of $505

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8 supporters
Funded on 3/21/2014

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)

$455of $420

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6 supporters
Funded on 3/19/2014

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

$390of $390

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11 supporters
Funded on 3/14/2014

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

$640of $615

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24 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