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I'm a mom needing to get my medical assistant diploma to move forward

Member: Lisa (Charlotte, NC)
Validator: Derrick, Urban League of Central Carolinas, Inc.

I need help in getting my medical assistant diploma from Kaplan College so I can secure and maintain employment. More

$307of $725

42.344827586206896551724137930%

7 supporters
Needed by 4/30/2014

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I’m a single mother who needs deposit money to secure a home for my daughter and myself

Member: Sharon (San Leandro, CA)
Validator: DeVonna, Davis Street Family Resource Center

Currently our work and housing situation is unstable, but securing our own place will help us step up. More

$505of $780

64.743589743589743589743589740%

9 supporters
Needed by 4/30/2014

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

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

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

$135of $780

17.307692307692307692307692310%

6 supporters
Needed by 4/30/2014

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

Member: Nesha (Detroit, MI)
Validator: Paula, Black Family Development

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

$595of $780

76.282051282051282051282051280%

10 supporters
Needed by 4/30/2014

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

Member: Jazmin (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Paloma, Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

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

$130of $670

19.402985074626865671641791040%

5 supporters
Needed by 5/15/2014

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I want to ensure a successful future for my family. A laptop will help w/ school & build skills

Member: Kaytie (Inkster, MI)
Validator: Valerie, Starfish Family Services

A laptop with Microsoft Office will allow me to communicate with my children's schools, practice my computer skills, and help my kids with homework. More

$155of $550

28.181818181818181818181818180%

3 supporters
Needed by 5/15/2014

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My family is cramped for space. Furniture will provide comfort while I search for work

Member: Tasha (Detroit, MI)
Validator: Paula, Black Family Development

Two beds with linen, a couch and cooking supplies will help make our house a home while my partner and I search for employment to move forward. More

$10of $780

1.2820512820512820512820512800%

1 supporter
Needed by 5/15/2014

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I'm dealing w/ a negligent landlord. My money is going towards moving. Still need beds for kids

Member: Nature (Detroit, MI)
Validator: Paula, Black Family Development

Three sets of twin beds will get my children off the floor and allow me to focus on moving my family due to our rental property being in foreclosure. More

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

Member: Ms. Dann (Detroit, MI)
Validator: Charnita, Coalition On Temporary Shelter

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

$20of $450

4.4444444444444444444444444400%

1 supporter
Needed by 5/15/2014

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Now that I have a place to call my own, I need a bed to help relieve pain from sleeping on floor

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

A bed and dresser will keep me from bending over all the time and will provide relief to my knee pain which limits my ability to move at times. More

$20of $560

3.5714285714285714285714285700%

1 supporter
Needed by 5/30/2014

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Pursuing my Associates Degree! A bed will help me rest, reduce pain & thrive in class

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

A queen size mattress and dresser will provide me with the proper rest so I won't be sore in the morning and can function to the best of my ability. More

$20of $560

3.5714285714285714285714285700%

1 supporter
Needed by 5/30/2014

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

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

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

$365of $780

46.794871794871794871794871790%

4 supporters
Needed by 5/30/2014

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Moving forward after homelessness. Secured a home & looking for a job. Now I need furniture

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

A bed and dresser will help establish my new home and provide comfort as I continue to search for employment to better provide for myself. More

$20of $780

2.5641025641025641025641025600%

1 supporter
Needed by 5/30/2014

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My family is no longer homeless! We need a washer & dryer to make cleaning clothes easier

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

I don't have a car, so it's hard to get to the laundromat. I've been handwashing our clothes. A washer and dryer will free up my time to job hunt. More

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

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

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

$35of $780

4.4871794871794871794871794900%

1 supporter
Needed by 5/30/2014

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I got a job! Now I need work uniforms & car repairs to get to work safely

Member: Emmon (Charlotte, NC)
Validator: Tonyia Rawls, The Freedom Center for Social Justice

I need major car repairs for safe and reliable transportation and uniforms for my new job. This includes new tires, hub bearing, and shirts and pants. More

$0of $725

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Needed by 6/1/2014

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

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

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

$35of $725

4.8275862068965517241379310300%

1 supporter
Needed by 6/15/2014

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

Member: Faith (Inkster, MI)
Validator: Melissa, Starfish Family Services

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

$0of $505

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

Member: Hope (Inkster, MI)
Validator: Lindsey, Starfish Family Services

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

$55of $505

10.891089108910891089108910890%

2 supporters
Needed by 6/15/2014

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I'm fighting cancer! Transportation, clothes, and 1 month's rent will go far as I work to get well

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

My goal is to get well! As I wait for SSI to kick in this spring, I need help with transportation to cancer treatments, clothing, and one month's rent More

$80of $505

15.841584158415841584158415840%

3 supporters
Needed by 6/15/2014

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