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Tim from Detroit, MI

If I publish my book I'll 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

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Lany 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

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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

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Latifah from Charlotte, NC

I found a job! Need help paying for car repairs to get 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

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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

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Dee from Detroit, MI

Raising child on limited income due to illness; Vacuum + dishawasher will ensure clean home

Graves disease leaves me drained of energy, but I still want to be able to have a clean, sanitized home environment for my daughter. 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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James from Berkeley, CA

Trained in Solar Installation; Tools will show employers I'm serious about 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Robin from Inkster, MI

Headed to Hampton University to study biology. Need a one-way ticket + supplies

As a new student at Hampton, I need to attend orientation. A train ticket and school supplies will get me there and prepare me for classes. More

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Rakeem from Charlotte, NC

I've been a barber for 20 years. I moved, so I need to get certified in NC to work.

I've always been a barber, but I moved. I need the application fee for barber school in my new city, so I can get certified and work in my new state. More

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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

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Rilo from Chicago, IL

Found a job, but need help paying driver's license fees to get started.

I need to pay a reinstatement fee to the DMV and then apply for a new driver's license. These fees are the last step to a steady, reliable job! More

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Kela from Detroit, MI

Determined to be on the Dean's List in college. A computer will help me succeed!

I'm keeping my goals high, knowing I have the capacity to achieve them. A computer will help me carry out research, complete papers & study online. More

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Aimee from Chicago, IL

Art relieves my anxiety from PTSD. Supplies will help me continue my therapy!

I need help obtaining art supplies & a bus pass for my mental health appointments, as I continue building a bright future for me & my child. More

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James from Detroit, MI

Furniture was thrown out due to bedbugs. Need help getting beds for me & my daughter.

I'm unable to work with my disability & my SSI isn't enough buy new beds. I want to make sure my daughter can get proper rest for school. More

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Sweety from Detroit, MI

Finally housed after homelessness & abuse. A bed will help me build a stable home.

I recently got my own place after being homeless, but I don't have anything. I must show that I can provide a stable home for my daughter. More

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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

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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

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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

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Star from Detroit, MI

Single mother ready to start a new path! A computer will help me study for the GED.

With a computer & my GED, I'll be one step closer to following my personal, educational & career goals. I want to be a role model for my child. More

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Mr. Quick from Detroit, MI

Father of 3 ready to move forward from homelessness; A deposit will get us there!

I've secured housing & 3 months rent through a housing program. Help with the security deposit will give me & my 3 sons the stability we need! More

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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

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Arnetta from Detroit, MI

I need car repairs so I can still take my son to treatments for sickle-cell anemia.

Meeting this need will help me get my son to his doctor's appointments, my children to school & allow me to continue providing for my family. More

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Channel from Chicago, IL

Struggling with my disability; a washer+dryer will ensure my family has clean clothes

My disability makes it impossible to carry laundry back from a laundromat. With the washer/dryer, I will be able to have clean clothes for my family. More

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Nesha from Detroit, MI

Security deposit will help put my family in a larger home after leaving bad situation

After abruptly leaving an abusive relationship of 12 years I moved into a one bedroom apt with my kids. We are now ready to move into a larger home. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

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Megan from Inkster, MI

I'm a single parent on disability; Need help getting beds for my kids after bedbugs

I don't want my limited income to affect my children's well-being and happiness. Beds will provide them comfort. More

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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

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Rachel from Detroit, MI

Focused on education while expecting my 1st child. Car repairs will keep me on track.

It is my priority to enroll in college & finish my education so I can provide for my child & be the best possible mother! More

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Leonel from Chicago, IL

Found my passion in manufacturing! I need tools for work & to support my family.

Working part-time, I can't afford the tools needed to secure a job in manufacturing. With tools, I can pursue my passion and support my 3 kids! More

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Loredana from Chicago, IL

Defying stereotypes & pushing forward as a female welder! Work gear is all I need.

I'm a mother of 3 enrolled in a welding program. With work gear, employers will see my dedication and commitment to the trade. More

Validated by Jessica from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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Ebonie from Detroit, MI

Want to make sure my son thrives in school; Need help paying for his school supplies.

I have a son starting school & a newborn to care for. With this help, I can continue supporting my family & stay focused on my goals. More

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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

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Misty from Chicago, IL

Looking to inspire & encourage those living with HIV/AIDS. My GED is the 1st step!

As a single mother on limited income, the GED cost is a huge barrier. Having my GED will enable me to apply for internships or jobs in my dream field. More

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LeWanna from Inkster, MI

I'm a grandma trying to finish my HS diploma. A computer will help me get ahead!

I'm attending a school that offers courses online. Having my own computer will help me finish faster and open up more opportunities for a job. More

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Tyson from Detroit, MI

Rebuilding after a fire destroyed our home. A stove & fridge will help us start over.

My family of 6 has been able to move to a new home, but all of our possessions were destroyed in the fire. These essentials will help us start over. More

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William from Chicago, IL

On a new path after prison. 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

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Alesia from Detroit, MI

Living with muscular dystrophy & starting a business; I need a work station to thrive

I hope to create a functional work area, allowing me to create my line. I'll be able to properly sit & work comfortably, reducing my joint pain. More

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Sareeta from Chicago, IL

Newly housed & working towards college to be a parole officer. I need a bed to rest.

My goals are to go back to college to major in criminal justice. Due to financial constraints, I can't afford a bed right now. More

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Daryl from Inkster, MI

Forced to move bc landlord in foreclosure; Deposit will secure a home for me & my son

I'm a full-time student trying to finish my degree to support my son. A deposit is the last step to ensure a safe home for my family. More

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Sarah from Chicago, IL

Housed after 3 years homelessness! Household items will offer stability for my kids!

Proud to have found housing for my 3 kids, but still have a fixed income due to disability. These items will help my family as we build a safe home. More

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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 to far from my children. Meeting this need will help me because having furniture will make my house a home. More

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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

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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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Monea from Inkster, MI

Working & in college, ready to graduate in Dec. Need radiator fixed to get to class.

I'm working full-time with just 3 classes short of my degree. Car repairs will ensure I make it to class & work as I strive for my goals. More

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Jany from Inkster, MI

Reuniting with my son after 4 yrs! Household items will help build a stable home.

I'm getting my home ready for my son after being separated for years. I want my child to feel safe & secure as we start our new life together. More

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Willie from Chicago, IL

Job & place to call home after 8 yrs of homelessness! Just need kitchenware.

Kitchenware would allow me to become more self-sufficient and to live comfortably in my new place. More

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Capri from Detroit, MI

Unable to work due to medical complications. I need help with beds for my 4 kids.

I'm unable to work for 1 yr due to medical complications. I need help for my kids during this unexpected hurdle as I try to heal & get back to school. More

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Aisha from Detroit, MI

Mother of 2 studying social work. A laptop is vital for my success in the field!

My goals are to finish my education & enter graduate school next fall. I need a reliable laptop to complete required case studies and intake sessions. More

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Pumpkin from Detroit, MI

Fled neighborhood violence to keep my kids safe. Beds will ensure they feel secure.

I want to keep my family safe & be a strong role model for my kids. Beds will allow them to get rest so they can be productive this school year. More

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Ebony from Evanston, IL

Help with textbooks & bus passes will get me through my last semester of college!

I'm a single mother working part-time & attending school for psychology. With textbooks & bus passes, I can stay on track towards my education goals! More

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Sandra from Detroit, MI

Beds for my kids will help us recoup from infestation that destroyed our furniture

I'm a mother of 3 children - 2 with special needs. New beds will get my kids off the floor and keep them comfortable in our home. More

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Bret from Los Angeles, CA

I won't let blindness stop me from finishing my novel! A few tools are all I need.

I'm proud to have restarted my life after homelessness. Meeting this need will help me read & write again! More

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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

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Ben from Chicago, IL

I'm ready to start looking for work! Just need help with license fees to get started.

I'm very grateful to have secured a bike! License fees and a flash-drive to save my resume will make sure I'm ready to start applying for a job. More

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Rose from Inkster, MI

Job hours were reduced; Barber tools will enable me to continue supporting my family.

I'm a mother of 4 working P/T, but the job has reduced my hours dramatically. These tools will let work independently & help me provide for my family. More

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Rob from Inkster, MI

A work vehicle for hauling & moving services will help me support my daughter.

Surgery affected my employment & finances. With my own work vehicle, I can be self-sufficient, increase my income & continue to support my family. More

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ZiZi from Chicago, IL

About to accept a new job! Need help with a security deposit in a safer neighborhood.

Where I live, there’s a lot of transphobia and men targeting women at night. With my new job and help with a deposit, I can move to safety. More

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Sheila from Cincinnati, OH

Recent grad with social work degree; My license exam is last step to my dream career!

With my limited income, I'm unable to save for my LSW exam. Obtaining my license will help me secure a stable job & propel me forward in my career. More

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Patty from Detroit, MI

I need a bed to recover from surgery and get back to school as quickly as possible!

My doctor won't perform surgery without me having a proper place to rest & recover. A bed & dresser will ensure I can heal quickly & finish my degree. More

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Funded on 7/15/2014

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

$161of $160

Need funded!

7 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

$465of $465

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17 supporters
Funded on 7/8/2014

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

$335of $335

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4 supporters
Funded on 7/2/2014

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

$560of $560

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17 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

$565of $560

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11 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

$456of $445

Need funded!

12 supporters
Funded on 7/1/2014

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

$780of $780

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10 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

$400of $390

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9 supporters
Funded on 6/15/2014

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

$25of $25

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1 supporter
Funded on 6/13/2014

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

$430of $420

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5 supporters
Funded on 6/9/2014

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

$335of $335

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6 supporters
Funded on 6/5/2014

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

$35of $30

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1 supporter
Funded on 6/2/2014

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

$335of $335

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4 supporters
Funded on 5/31/2014

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

$90of $85

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3 supporters
Funded on 5/30/2014

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

$555of $505

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5 supporters
Funded on 5/28/2014

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

$620of $615

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10 supporters
Funded on 5/27/2014

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

$155of $155

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1 supporter
Funded on 5/15/2014

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

$870of $670

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5 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

$505of $505

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3 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

$805of $780

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5 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

$860of $780

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12 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

$800of $780

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2 supporters
Funded on 5/13/2014

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

$766of $450

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8 supporters
Funded on 5/12/2014

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.

$780of $780

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3 supporters
Funded on 5/11/2014

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

$830of $780

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6 supporters
Funded on 5/9/2014

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

$20of $20

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1 supporter
Funded on 5/8/2014

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

$255of $255

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2 supporters
Funded on 5/6/2014

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

$670of $670

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13 supporters
Funded on 5/5/2014

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

$255of $255

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4 supporters
Funded on 5/1/2014

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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4 supporters
Funded on 4/30/2014

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)

$780of $780

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11 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

$785of $780

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14 supporters
Funded on 4/29/2014

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

$505of $505

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9 supporters
Funded on 4/23/2014

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

$150of $150

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4 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

$685of $560

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10 supporters
Funded on 4/18/2014

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

$790of $780

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9 supporters
Funded on 4/16/2014

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

$335of $335

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1 supporter
Funded on 4/11/2014

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

$560of $560

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6 supporters
Funded on 4/4/2014

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

$480of $450

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11 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

$170of $170

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9 supporters
Funded on 4/2/2014

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

$560of $560

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11 supporters
Funded on 3/25/2014

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)

$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

Dinisha from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Monica from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$450of $450

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13 supporters
Funded on 3/11/2014

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

Tee from Inkster, MI

Fire destroyed belongings but not spirit. Basic household supplies will help rebuild.

Bedding, bathroom accessories, pots and pan, dishes, utensils and kitchen appliances will help my family re-establish ourselves in our new home. More

Validated by Chanel from Starfish Family Services

$341of $335

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11 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

Tracey from Detroit, MI

I'm a proud mother recovering from a flood. I'm in need of beds for my family.

Two mattresses including box springs, frames, and mattress covers will help in my quest to rebuild the home I once had after relocating due to a flood More

Validated by Monica from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$915of $770

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16 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

Sandy from Detroit, MI

With two active kids, a washer & dryer would make my home complete after homelessness

I need a washer & dryer to provide clean school clothes to my kids. I can't afford to go to the laundromat & have been washing their clothes by hand. More

Validated by Monica from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$780of $780

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23 supporters
Funded on 2/5/2014

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

Michael from Berkeley, CA

I am disabled and my income barely covers rent. I need money for bus pass & clothes

My disability income only pays rent, medicine co-pays, and some food. I need a bus pass and some clean clothing to get out to my medical appointments. More

Validated by Feuy from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$440of $390

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8 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

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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