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Derrick from Chicago, IL

My identity was stolen. I need to apply for my birth certificate.

With my birth certificate, I can get a new social security number & ID card & get my SNAP benefits. Then I can find employment and housing. More

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

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1 supporter
Funded on 4/16/2015

Beatriz from Chicago, IL

I'm ready to work but have no way to get there. I need bus fare.

I interviewed for a job but I can't take it without a way to get there. I need bus fare to get to work until I get my first paycheck. More

Validated by Kayla from Center for Changing Lives

$70of $61

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2 supporters
Funded on 3/20/2015

Mr. Jackson from Los Angeles, CA

I'm a Navy veteran. I need to renew my security guard card so I can get a job.

My security guard card expires at the end of the month. If I get it renewed through the Guard Training Center, I'll be able to work. More

Validated by Andrea from PATH

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2 supporters
Funded on 3/30/2015

Yvette from Los Angeles, CA

I just got a job! Now all I need is a uniform to get started.

I worked previously as a Caregiver and now have the chance to work as one again. This will help me get my life back on track after homelessness. More

Validated by Andrea from PATH

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4 supporters
Funded on 3/30/2015

Leo from South Bend, IN

Working on getting a job & moving out of poverty! I need a security deposit.

I need a security deposit to move to a place to live where I can be healthy and safe. My current home has sewage leaks and infestations. More

Validated by Nicole from SJC Bridges Out of Poverty

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10 supporters
Funded on 4/20/2015

Robert from Tucson, AZ

Single father working & back in school. I need a laptop to complete all of my work

I'm in the Get Into Energy program studying to be a Journeyman/Lineman. I need a laptop so I can complete my assignments and graduate. More

Validated by Byron from Pima County One Stop Career Center

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4 supporters
Funded on 3/5/2015

Kenard from Chicago, IL

Caring for my daughter's family and my own health. I need bus passes to get around.

I'm looking for work, making my doctors' appointments, and caring for my grandkids. Bus passes will help me get everywhere I need to be. More

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

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7 supporters
Funded on 3/29/2015

Umar from Chicago, IL

Homeless for 20 years, but now I'm finally getting housing. I need a bed to sleep on.

I couldn't be more exciting about my new housing! I have a new outlook on life & am ready to find a job. A bed will get me proper rest. More

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

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3 supporters
Funded on 2/23/2015

Debra from Chicago, IL

I'm studying counseling & mental health services. I need a laptop for my homework.

I need a laptop to successfully juggle my work, school, and internship responsibilities. Without one, it's hard to complete everything I need to do. More

Validated by Olivia from Inspiration Corporation

$450of $450

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6 supporters
Funded on 3/16/2015

Griselle from Chicago, IL

I've been offered a job! All I need to start is work uniforms & bus fare.

I can take the job offer at an assisted living facility if I get uniforms. I'm homeless, so getting a job will open big doors for me and my kids. More

Validated by Marlen from Center for Changing Lives

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10 supporters
Funded on 2/18/2015

Ivory from Chicago, IL

I'm a homeless vet finally eligible for housing - I just need my birth certificate.

With my birth certificate, I'll be able to move into my first home in 25 years. Everything's lined up! This is the last piece of documentation I need. More

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

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1 supporter
Funded on 1/27/2015

Richard from Chicago, IL

I'm 19 years old and homeless. I need my birth certificate so I can get a job.

I'm ready to work, so I need to get an Illinois State ID so I can apply for jobs. To get the ID I need a copy of my birth certificate. More

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

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1 supporter
Funded on 1/29/2015

Ronald from Chicago, IL

I'm now in my own apartment! I need to furnish it so it feels like home.

I moved into my own place and am working towards getting a full time job. I need household items to live comfortably and make my home a home. More

Validated by Laurel from Inspiration Corporation

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1 supporter
Funded on 3/30/2015

Cheryl from Chicago, IL

My daughter & I escaped a bad situation. We need furniture as we start over again.

We got away from violence & now have our own home. Eating at a table together & having a place to store clothes will help us feel like a family again. More

Validated by Olivia from Inspiration Corporation

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3 supporters
Funded on 3/18/2015

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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7 supporters
Funded on 3/12/2015

Kelly from Chicago, IL

Working to make ends meet for me & my child. I need protective welding gear.

I've overcome a lot in my life & I'm looking forward to my welding career. I can't afford the required gear, but once I get it, I'll be able to work. More

Validated by Dan from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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8 supporters
Funded on 3/15/2015

Erica from Chicago, IL

Inspired by a family member to become a welder! I need welding gear to work.

To get a welding job, I need gear and bus passes. I also need to pay fees to get my driver's license back so that I can get to work. More

Validated by Jessica from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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3 supporters
Funded on 3/17/2015

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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4 supporters
Funded on 2/24/2015

Greg from Chicago, IL

I'm a single father learning the welding trade. I need equiment for my job search

Providing for my kids' needs is the #1 priority in my life. So I need a skilled job to provide for them. Welding gear will get me that job. More

Validated by Dan from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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13 supporters
Funded on 2/12/2015

Mickie from Chicago, IL

Preparing to start my new welding career. I need boots and protective gear.

I wasn't sure women could be welders, but then I found JARC's program! I'm excited that I've found my career. All I need is gear to get started. More

Validated by Jessica from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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10 supporters
Funded on 3/1/2015

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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10 supporters
Funded on 2/12/2015

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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12 supporters
Funded on 2/9/2015

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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11 supporters
Funded on 1/16/2015

Jose from Chicago, IL

Ready to apply for a job with the transit system, but I need work gear to get hired.

As a construction worker, I have the skills for the job, but I need work boots, safety gear, and a uniform to get hired. More

Validated by Marlen from Center for Changing Lives

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14 supporters
Funded on 1/5/2015

Carmella from Chicago, IL

I'm overcoming disability and moving into housing! I need household items

I'm moving into my own apartment after being homeless for 4 years. I need kitchen items so I can cook and bedroom items to get a good night's sleep. More

Validated by Laurel from Inspiration Corporation

$140of $285

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4 supporters
Funded on 2/2/2015

Peaches from Detroit, MI

I'm a single mom in need of beds for my children to excel!

I'm committed to rebuilding my career and these beds will get my kids off the floor and give me peace of mind! We're ready to move forward. More

Validated by Constance from Homes for Black Children

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4 supporters
Funded on 1/15/2015

Milton from Chicago, IL

I'm excited to have a space to call home! I need furniture for my new apartment.

I was homeless for 4 years and I've finally gotten my own apartment! It's empty, so I need some kitchen and bedroom furniture to make it a home. More

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

$493of $475

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12 supporters
Funded on 1/6/2015

Felix from Detroit, MI

Unemployed but already interviewing for jobs; Furniture will help build a stable home

After becoming housed, I was laid off & was unable to buy furniture. Help with this need will help me focus on job opportunities & educational goals. More

Validated by Charnita from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$100of $700

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1 supporter
Funded on 1/19/2015

Remy from Detroit, MI

Recently moved to a safer environment. Bus passes & clothing will help me start over.

I'm living in a shelter after leaving an unsafe situation. Clothing for me and my son & bus passes will help us on our road to stability. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$55of $500

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2 supporters
Funded on 1/19/2015

Toni from Detroit, MI

Relocating after bedbug infestation. Need help getting new beds so my kids can rest.

I'm unable to purchase new furniture due to my limited income, but new beds will allow my 3 children to rest to ensure they are wide awake for school. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$650of $650

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6 supporters
Funded on 1/14/2015

Cedric from Mt. Prospect, IL

I've now got a job and a home. Brake repairs will get me safely to work and back.

I moved out of homelessness and have a key in my pocket! I need car repairs to get to work because my brakes won't be safe in the winter. More

Validated by Sonia from CEDA Northwest

$275of $500

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6 supporters
Funded on 1/19/2015

Daryl from Los Angeles, CA

I found a home after 30yrs of homelessness! Just need the deposit & furniture.

I have part of the security deposit saved, but need help covering the rest & getting some furniture. Your help will ensure I set up a stable home. More

Validated by Aiko from PATH

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19 supporters
Funded on 11/2/2014

Mike from Berkeley, CA

I'm moving to my 1st home with my son! Furniture will help us during this transition.

After living in homeless shelters, my son and I are heading to our first apartment. I just need help with some final items to begin our new life! More

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

$500of $500

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9 supporters
Funded on 12/11/2014

Joe from Detroit, MI

Professional clothes & car repairs will ensure I'm ready for job interviews!

I'm a single father looking forward to better support my daughter. Repairs & professional clothes will show employers I'm prepared to work! More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

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6 supporters
Funded on 12/3/2014

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

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

$100of $600

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2 supporters
Funded on 1/5/2015

Amina from Evanston, IL

My 4 year old son is autistic. We need a tablet + software so he can communicate.

My son can use image-based programs on tablets to let me know he's hungry, tired, sick, and more. We need our own tablet so he can always communicate. More

Validated by Katie from Infant Welfare Society of Evanston

$450of $450

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9 supporters
Funded on 12/15/2014

Eric from Chicago, IL

Housed & in college after homelessness! Just need household items to get settled.

After 9 yrs of homelessness, I'm now on a path for success! These items will enable me to be self-sufficient and allow me to focus on my goals. More

Validated by Margaret from North Side Housing and Supportive Services

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5 supporters
Funded on 12/18/2014

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

Validated by Valerie from Starfish Family Services

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1 supporter
Funded on 12/3/2014

Bruce from Charlotte, NC

I'm in need of a vehicle to help in my job search & to get my kids to school.

I've sold my old car to help raise money for a more reliable vehicle. My kids' education & my employment are dependent on reliable transportation. More

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

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7 supporters
Funded on 12/31/2014

Arlean from Tucson, AZ

Caring for grandchild & mother on limited income. Furniture will help us get settled.

I'm only able to work PT due to my lupus & rheumatoid arthritis, and am going to school to obtain my GED. More

Validated by Byron from Pima County One Stop Career Center

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12 supporters
Funded on 12/3/2014

Michelle from Detroit, MI

I'm an Army veteran in need of car repairs to keep my job as an energy auditor.

I've been able to save up half the repair costs and just need help covering the rest. Having a working car is essential to keeping my job. More

Validated by Eddie from Detroit Recovery Project

$700of $700

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14 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2014

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

$400of $400

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7 supporters
Funded on 12/20/2014

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

Validated by Valerie from Starfish Family Services

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14 supporters
Funded on 1/5/2015

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

Validated by Da'Sean from The Cara Program

$400of $400

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18 supporters
Funded on 1/5/2015

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

Validated by Trisha from Starfish Family Services

$501of $500

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11 supporters
Funded on 12/10/2014

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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5 supporters
Funded on 12/27/2014

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

$400of $350

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13 supporters
Funded on 12/22/2014

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

Validated by Constance from Homes for Black Children

$150of $700

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5 supporters
Funded on 1/5/2015

Kisha from Inkster, MI

Mother of 4 rebuilding after house fire; Need car seats to safely travel with my kids

With car seats, I'll be able to bring my kids safely to appointments & it will allow me to stay mobile to look for housing & employment opportunities. More

Validated by Melissa from Starfish Family Services

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5 supporters
Funded on 12/6/2014

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

Validated by Angie from Starfish Family Services

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2 supporters
Funded on 1/5/2015

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

Validated by Kim from Infant Welfare Society of Evanston

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4 supporters
Funded on 12/14/2014

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

$85of $550

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2 supporters
Funded on 1/5/2015

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

Validated by Aiko from PATH

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12 supporters
Funded on 1/5/2015

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

Validated by Wytrice from Total Life Christian Ministries, Inc.

$340of $300

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5 supporters
Funded on 12/3/2014

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

Validated by Jason from Inspiration Corporation

$283of $280

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7 supporters
Funded on 12/4/2014

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

Validated by Kevin from Black Family Development

$510of $500

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10 supporters
Funded on 12/28/2014

Legacy from Inkster, MI

I'm ready to get my CNA certification and start working & supporting my family.

I had to quit my job as a CNA when my child was diagnosed with autism. Now that she's getting the care she needs, I'm ready to work & support my family. More

Validated by Jessica from Starfish Family Services

$400of $400

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9 supporters
Funded on 12/10/2014

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

Validated by Chaunise from Wayne County-Detroit Disability Network

$245of $350

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6 supporters
Funded on 1/5/2015

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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14 supporters
Funded on 12/25/2014

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

$225of $225

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5 supporters
Funded on 11/24/2014

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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3 supporters
Funded on 12/31/2014

Arnetta from Detroit, MI

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

I need brake and other repairs so I can get my son to his doctor's appointments, my children to school & make it to my new job on time. More

Validated by Erika from The Empowerment Plan

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10 supporters
Funded on 12/6/2014

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

$335of $335

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6 supporters
Funded on 11/17/2014

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

Validated by Erika from The Empowerment Plan

$244of $350

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4 supporters
Funded on 1/5/2015

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

Validated by Erika from The Empowerment Plan

$190of $277

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6 supporters
Funded on 1/5/2015

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

$425of $425

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10 supporters
Funded on 12/2/2014

Simone from Chicago, IL

I'm a single mother of 2 sons. We need our birth certificates to get housed.

My sons & I had to leave our apartment. We have nowhere stable to live. I need birth certificates for my sons & myself so we can apply for housing. More

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

$55of $55

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1 supporter
Funded on 11/13/2014

Edward from Chicago, IL

I sell magazines outdoors. I need a winter coat and boots so I can sell in the cold.

Working towards stable housing and my bachelor's, I sell magazines to make a living. Winter clothes will keep me warm as I work. More

Validated by Jennifer from StreetWise, Inc.

$150of $150

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5 supporters
Funded on 12/2/2014

Unique from Tucson, AZ

Working & parenting 2 girls, I need a security deposit so we can have our own home.

I'm preparing to go back to school for my GED. First, though, my kids and I need to move out of transitional housing and into our own apartment. More

Validated by Byron from Pima County One Stop Career Center

$595of $595

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6 supporters
Funded on 12/31/2014

Kellie from Chicago, IL

I'm staying with family friends & need bedding items to sleep comfortably

My son and I need 2 futons, 2 small space heaters, and bedding to keep us warm this winter. Our air mattresses have punctured so we need new bedding. More

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

$450of $450

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5 supporters
Funded on 12/12/2014

George from Chicago, IL

Left homelessness! I need basic household items to prepare for self-sufficiency.

I'm proud to have overcome 22 years of homelessness! I need help with basic household items to get me started and help me prioritize my job search. More

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

$95of $90

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5 supporters
Funded on 11/13/2014

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 on.

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

$360of $300

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8 supporters
Funded on 11/28/2014

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

$400of $400

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2 supporters
Funded on 12/3/2014

Rose from Chicago, IL

I'm an RN with 20+ years experience. I need to renew my licensure to find a job.

After nursing for decades, I lost my job and became homeless. Now I'm ready to work again, but I need to renew my nursing and CPR licensure. More

Validated by George from Inspiration Corporation

$255of $255

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3 supporters
Funded on 12/6/2014

Morris from Chicago, IL

I have a job opportunity in my field but I need my driver's license to take it.

I need a driver's license to work driving patients with disabilities. When I I finish my degree, my license will help me get a job in counseling, too. More

Validated by George from Inspiration Corporation

$100of $100

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4 supporters
Funded on 12/5/2014

Charles from Chicago, IL

I finally have a home! I can pay the rent but need help getting furniture.

Lost my job & home in the economic downturn & kept afloat w/ temp and part-time work. Now I'm housed again and ready to furnish my apartment. More

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

$375of $375

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10 supporters
Funded on 12/31/2014

Phyllis from Chicago, IL

I've transitioned into a new apartment. Now I need kitchen items so I can cook meals.

I was homeless for a year, but now I have an apartment again. Cooking ware, dishes, a microwave and a hot plate will allow me to fix my own meals. More

Validated by Laurel from Inspiration Corporation

$270of $225

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4 supporters
Funded on 12/3/2014

Andre from Chicago, IL

I just got a job! All I need is transportation to get there.

I need bus fare to get to work for the first 3 months. With the money I earn, I'll be able to save up so that I can find stable housing. More

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

$345of $335

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5 supporters
Funded on 11/13/2014

Constance from Chicago, IL

I can't wait to start my career as a machinist! I need work gear to begin.

I'm excelling in a CNC fast track program & was promoted to shift manager! Gear will show employers that I'm prepared for the job & ready to start. More

Validated by Dan from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$500of $500

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8 supporters
Funded on 1/1/2015

Sylus from Chicago, IL

Learning to be a CNC machinist. All I need are a few tools and I'll be ready to work!

With a metrology kit and a cell phone, I can get a job. I'll be able to prepare for interviews and get in contact with prospective employers. More

Validated by Mark from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$400of $400

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2 supporters
Funded on 1/3/2015

Veronica from Chicago, IL

I'm a single mom starting a new career. Work gear will get me started.

I moved to IL from FL for my kids' education. Now I'm studying, too, to become a welder. I need protective gear to land a welding job. More

Validated by Dan from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$500of $500

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2 supporters
Funded on 1/3/2015

Corey from Chicago, IL

Just need my birth certificate & background check to start applying for jobs!

My goals are to gain employment & find stable housing. These items are the only thing standing between me and a job to be able to get off the streets. More

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

$45of $45

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1 supporter
Funded on 10/3/2014

Chris from Chicago, IL

Just need help with an ID card to be able to apply for housing and jobs!

My goals are to have my own place to live and have a permanent job. Having my ID will help me get started! More

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

$25of $25

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1 supporter
Funded on 10/8/2014

Levon from Chicago, IL

Finally housed after 9 yrs of homelessness; Need birth certificate to apply for jobs

I'm looking forward to rebuilding my life & finding employment. Having a birth certificate will help me apply for jobs, benefits & stable housing. More

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

$20of $20

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1 supporter
Funded on 9/16/2014

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

$520of $505

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8 supporters
Funded on 11/11/2014

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

$615of $615

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11 supporters
Funded on 9/26/2014

Christine from Chicago, IL

Excited to have been offered a job! Just need a uniform to get started.

I need help purchasing scrubs so I can work as a home health aide & complete my CNA training to work in a field I'm passionate about. More

Validated by Annie from CFL Workers Assistance Committee

$135of $120

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2 supporters
Funded on 10/12/2014

Bonnie from Chicago, IL

Ready to work again! I need court fees to expunge my record.

My goal is to earn my own living. I need to expunge my record so that I'll be eligible for more employment opportunities. More

Validated by Priscilla from Renaissance Collaborative, Inc.

$284of $265

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6 supporters
Funded on 12/2/2014

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

Validated by Chaunise from Wayne County-Detroit Disability Network

$560of $560

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2 supporters
Funded on 11/3/2014

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

Validated by Doug from Cincinnati Works

$350of $350

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8 supporters
Funded on 9/29/2014

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

$675of $670

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20 supporters
Funded on 9/22/2014

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

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

$75of $75

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1 supporter
Funded on 10/3/2014

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

Validated by Ian from Youth Empowerment Performance Project

$785of $780

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12 supporters
Funded on 11/14/2014

Misty from Chicago, IL

Single mother on limited income. Need help paying GED exam to be able to apply for a job!

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

Validated by Ian from Chicago House and Social Service Agency

$161of $150

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4 supporters
Funded on 11/3/2014

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

$560of $560

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13 supporters
Funded on 11/17/2014

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

Validated by Da'Sean from The Cara Program

$280of $280

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1 supporter
Funded on 10/31/2014

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

$560of $560

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4 supporters
Funded on 11/12/2014

Shawn from Chicago, IL

I need my birth certificate & criminal history report to be ready for a job.

I've been actively working with a Case Manager while also looking for employment & housing. These documents are vital to the application process. More

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

$45of $45

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2 supporters
Funded on 8/17/2014

Chaz from Detroit, MI

Young artist living with autism; Publishing fees will allow me to sell my work.

Printing fees for my original comics will help me to sell my work & support my education. I want to provide support to others with similar challenges. More

Validated by Loren from The Arc Detroit

$455of $450

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5 supporters
Funded on 8/29/2014

Adonis from Chicago, IL

Beat the odds and am now starting college! Just need basic dorm supplies.

I can't wait to start school to be a veterinarian & to make my mom proud! I need basics to start my year off right & set an example for my sisters! More

Validated by Ian from Chicago House and Social Service Agency

$115of $115

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1 supporter
Funded on 8/4/2014

Ms. Jones from Chicago, IL

Help with school fees and uniforms will ensure my daughter starts school off right!

My daughter & I need help with her school fees, uniforms & a bus card. This will reduce her anxiety of starting H.S. & keep her mind on her goals. More

Validated by Carla from Primo Center for Women and Children

$380of $380

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5 supporters
Funded on 8/25/2014

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

$450of $450

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12 supporters
Funded on 10/20/2014

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

$450of $450

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1 supporter
Funded on 9/1/2014

Linda from San Francisco, CA

A lighter vacuum will help me clean houses faster and support my family better.

It is difficult to work quickly with the vacuum I use now. With my own vacuum I will I finish faster & be able to support my kids' education. More

Validated by Paola from Family Independence Initiative (San Francisco)

$560of $560

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11 supporters
Funded on 8/27/2014

Carmen from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Caesarei from Inspiration Corporation

$560of $560

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1 supporter
Funded on 8/31/2014

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

Validated by Melvin from Rising Sun Energy Center

$510of $505

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9 supporters
Funded on 10/15/2014

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

$450of $450

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13 supporters
Funded on 10/14/2014

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

$505of $505

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4 supporters
Funded on 8/1/2014

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

$560of $560

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7 supporters
Funded on 10/1/2014

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

Validated by Dora from Asian Americans for Community Involvement

$430of $425

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7 supporters
Funded on 10/15/2014

Ms. Mitchell from Charlotte, NC

Mother of 5 looking to re-enter the workforce; I need help renewing my certification.

My goal is to find a job in my former role as a Restaurant Manager, as I strive to be self-sufficient & work towards my goal of running a food truck. More

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

$195of $195

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5 supporters
Funded on 10/6/2014

Jermaine from Chicago, IL

Ready to support my family & inspire those around me! Work gear will get me started.

I want people to see that change is possible & that a person shouldn't be limited by their zip code. These items will help me succeed. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$500of $505

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6 supporters
Funded on 10/16/2014

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

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

$115of $115

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1 supporter
Funded on 9/29/2014

Ruth from Charlotte, NC

Working hard towards financial independence. A phone will help to expand my business.

Staying in touch with my supporters & processing payments by phone will allow me to support myself and help me as I work towards permanent housing. More

Validated by Matt from Speak Up Magazine

$250of $195

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4 supporters
Funded on 7/29/2014

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

Validated by Charnita from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$670of $670

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9 supporters
Funded on 9/30/2014

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

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

$371of $390

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3 supporters
Funded on 10/1/2014

Monica from Charlotte, NC

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

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

Validated by Leah from Grace-Mar Services Inc.

$741of $780

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8 supporters
Funded on 10/1/2014

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

$450of $450

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1 supporter
Funded on 8/29/2014

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

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

$765of $765

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7 supporters
Funded on 9/30/2014

Alice from Charlotte, NC

I have job offers, but need to renew my CNA license before accepting them.

I need assistance in renewing my CNA license. I have had to turn down and lose opportunities due to my license not being current for NC. More

Validated by Leah from Grace-Mar Services Inc.

$285of $225

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3 supporters
Funded on 9/5/2014

Wayne from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Wytrice from Total Life Christian Ministries, Inc.

$741of $780

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10 supporters
Funded on 10/1/2014

Tierra from Charlotte, NC

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

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

Validated by Leah from Grace-Mar Services Inc.

$340of $255

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5 supporters
Funded on 8/20/2014

Cocoa from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$780of $780

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1 supporter
Funded on 8/29/2014

Lisa from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$670of $670

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1 supporter
Funded on 8/29/2014

Steve from Chicago, IL

Found my passion through art! Supplies will help me finish my book & support myself.

Art brings me great joy and keeps me focused on bettering myself. I need art supplies for my newest book and to help maintain my home. More

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

$230of $225

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12 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

$161of $160

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7 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

Jordi from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Mr. Blackmon from Black Family Development

$722of $760

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9 supporters
Funded on 1/1/0001

Tonya from Detroit, MI

A bed and table will help reduce my chronic back and neck pain.

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

Validated by Tanya from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$585of $615

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5 supporters
Funded on 1/1/0001

Steve from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$532of $560

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7 supporters
Funded on 1/1/0001

Lisa from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$741of $780

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5 supporters
Funded on 1/1/0001

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

$420of $400

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5 supporters
Funded on 8/21/2014

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

Angela from Chicago, IL

Trained & ready to start job interviews. I just need bus passes to get there!

I'm working hard towards my goals of employment and self-sufficiency. Transportation will help as I begin attending interviews & employment workshops. More

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

$336of $335

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15 supporters
Funded on 7/22/2014

Michael from Chicago, IL

I'm a veteran on my way to becoming a welder. I need work gear to secure a job.

My goal is to be a full-time welder. Owning my own welding gear will demonstrate to potential employers that I am dedicated to my career. More

Validated by Jessica from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$450of $450

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17 supporters
Funded on 8/28/2014

Mike from Mt. Prospect, IL

My therapy dog and I are moving to be near family. I just need help getting there!

My son and daughter, who provide crucial support for me, are moving out west. I have secured housing but need help for movers and fuel to get there. More

Validated by Sonia from CEDA Northwest

$780of $780

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7 supporters
Funded on 7/15/2014

Jason from Chicago, IL

I'm a veteran getting back on track for my kids. Work gear will help me get there!

As a father of 3, I'm ready to start my new career as I support my family. I need welding gear to show employers I am ready for the job. More

Validated by Jessica from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$505of $505

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11 supporters
Funded on 8/20/2014

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

$671of $670

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5 supporters
Funded on 7/29/2014

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

$275of $275

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6 supporters
Funded on 8/20/2014

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.

$805of $780

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11 supporters
Funded on 8/29/2014

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

Singpai from San Jose, CA

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

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

Validated by Maha from Asian Americans for Community Involvement

$685of $670

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7 supporters
Funded on 8/29/2014

Denise from Chicago, IL

Working & in recovery. Now I'm finally housed! Need help with basics for my apartment.

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

Validated by Jason from Inspiration Corporation

$680of $680

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7 supporters
Funded on 8/29/2014

Marie from Inkster, MI

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

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

Validated by Valerie from Starfish Family Services

$880of $780

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11 supporters
Funded on 8/28/2014

Cathy from Chicago, IL

Homeless after fleeing abuse. Finally housed; basics will start my family off right!

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

Validated by Olivia from Inspiration Corporation

$580of $560

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9 supporters
Funded on 8/29/2014

Josh from Chicago, IL

Starting my career in manufacturing. I need safety gear + tools to work in my field!

I need steel toed boots, a metrology kit, and basic work clothes to secure a job. My goal is to support my family and this gear would be invaluable. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$475of $475

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13 supporters
Funded on 8/13/2014

Eric from Detroit, MI

Recently laid off; I need help fixing my car radiator to make it to interviews.

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

Validated by Lola from Returning Citizen Resource Center

$567of $560

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8 supporters
Funded on 8/15/2014

James from Detroit, MI

Rebuilding my life after prison. I need car repairs as I work towards my goals!

Repairs will help me access resources & volunteer opportunities that may lead to work positions. I am determined to rebuild my life and to find stable work! More

Validated by Lola from Returning Citizen Resource Center

$560of $560

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7 supporters
Funded on 8/15/2014

Starr from Inkster, MI

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

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

Validated by Melissa from Starfish Family Services

$390of $390

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9 supporters
Funded on 8/14/2014

Kim from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Ebony from Black Family Development

$780of $780

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8 supporters
Funded on 8/15/2014

Rose from San Jose, CA

I am a Bosnian refugee, taking ESL classes. A laptop will help me gain job skills.

I would like to improve my skills and be able to find job. I need a laptop for ESL and Office Assistant classes. More

Validated by Mladenka from Asian Americans for Community Involvement

$450of $450

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11 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

$780of $780

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8 supporters
Funded on 8/15/2014

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

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

Laniece from Evanston, IL

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

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

Validated by Katie from Infant Welfare Society of Evanston

$570of $560

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10 supporters
Funded on 8/15/2014

Toni from Chicago, IL

Proud to be finally housed! Household items like an air unit for my asthma will ensure a safe home.

A month prior, I was living in a shelter, and now I am housed. I need assistance purchasing these goods which impact my ability to function in my new living situation. More

Validated by Annie from Inspiration Corporation

$570of $570

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8 supporters
Funded on 8/15/2014

Jessica from East Sf Bay, CA

Our family all lives in 1 room. We need a deposit for an apartment & self-reliance.

We are now in a room at my brother’s house. We have been saving for five months, and this last bit would help us get our own place. More

Validated by Jesse from Davis Street Family Resource Center

$781of $780

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6 supporters
Funded on 7/22/2014

Nikki from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$786of $780

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16 supporters
Funded on 7/29/2014

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

$671of $670

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11 supporters
Funded on 7/16/2014

Jeffery from Detroit, MI

On the road to recovery! Need my license reinstated so I can get to class & work

I am five months sober and have been working towards rebuilding my life. I need my license reinstated so I can get to class and work More

Validated by Lola from Returning Citizen Resource Center

$740of $725

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13 supporters
Funded on 7/28/2014

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

$566of $560

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16 supporters
Funded on 7/29/2014

Mandy from Inkster, MI

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

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

Validated by Chanel from Starfish Family Services

$783of $780

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17 supporters
Funded on 7/31/2014

Debbie from Chicago, IL

Just moved into an apartment after years of homelessness! I need household basics.

I'm excited to begin to get my life back on track. I need basic furniture and household items for my apartment to sleep well and feel at home. More

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

$371of $370

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9 supporters
Funded on 7/16/2014

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

$482of $475

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15 supporters
Funded on 7/15/2014

Sue from Chicago, IL

My son & I are starting fresh! We need basics for our home to launch forward.

My goal is to get my GED. Knowing that my son has a bed and other basics - a place to call home - will help me focus on my education! More

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

$131of $130

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6 supporters
Funded on 7/28/2014

Colette from Charlotte, NC

I've got a job, now I need the proper clothes & my car fixed to sustain it.

I need pants & footwear for my new job and vehicle repairs. I've had some issues with my vehicle and every little penny I had I've poured into it. More

Validated by Leah from Grace-Mar Services Inc.

$615of $615

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2 supporters
Funded on 5/7/2014

Gary from Chicago, IL

Proudly transitioned from homelessness; I need basic household items for stability.

I was homeless for over 2 years. Essential household items will allow me to call this new place home, move forward and feel like a whole person again. More

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

$560of $560

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12 supporters
Funded on 7/8/2014

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

Ken from Chicago, IL

Studying for a career in manufacturing. I need gear to get a job & support my family.

This gear is crucial for me to start my manufacturing career, make changes for my family and, ultimately, give my kids the opportunities they deserve. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$476of $475

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6 supporters
Funded on 7/16/2014

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

Carl from Detroit, MI

I need to renew my CNA certification so I can find a job and rebuild my life

I worked as a CNA for 4 years until I lost my job. I need to renew my certification so I can find a new job and get back on my feet. More

Validated by Mark from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$672of $670

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17 supporters
Funded on 7/29/2014

Jessica from Chicago, IL

I'm a mother of 4 trying to get back on my feet! I need a metrology kit to get a job.

I'm proud of how far I've come to be part of JARC's CNC Fast Track Program. I need a metrology kit to get a job and thrive in manufacturing. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$475of $475

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11 supporters
Funded on 6/4/2014

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

Nikia from Detroit, MI

Working & in school. A laptop will help me manage my assignments when not on campus.

Accessing computers on campus and at the library is difficult because the hours of availability are not always convenient with my work schedule. More

Validated by Wytrice from Total Life Christian Ministries, Inc.

$451of $450

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18 supporters
Funded on 7/29/2014

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.

$781of $780

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18 supporters
Funded on 7/15/2014

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

$506of $505

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9 supporters
Funded on 7/16/2014

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)

$711of $705

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6 supporters
Funded on 7/29/2014

Tonya from Chicago, IL

Moving into stable housing & towards permanent work! I need basic necessities.

My goal is to secure a permanent position with Chicago's transportation company! To build momentum and continue forward, I need to stabilize my home. More

Validated by Julie from The Cara Program

$391of $390

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8 supporters
Funded on 7/8/2014

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

$236of $235

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7 supporters
Funded on 7/16/2014

Nicole from Chicago, IL

I'm a mom with BIG dreams for my family - A computer will remove countless barriers!

I need a computer to excel at work, return to school, give my kids the tools they need to take advantage of their schooling and connect with the world More

Validated by Lauren from The Cara Program

$560of $560

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15 supporters
Funded on 5/17/2014

Tyrone from Chicago, IL

I've overcome so much! I need a proper uniform to take my job to the next level.

I need a full working tuxedo in order to work more catering events. Getting this uniform is the only thing standing between me and more work! More

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

$115of $115

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5 supporters
Funded on 5/7/2014

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

Mr. Scott from Charlotte, NC

I'm a disabled veteran in need of help while getting back on my feet

Because of my current situation, I am in need of help. I need assistance only until my veterans benefits are permanently established. More

Validated by Leah from Grace-Mar Services Inc.

$780of $780

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22 supporters
Funded on 6/29/2014

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

$286of $285

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12 supporters
Funded on 7/15/2014

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

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

Miranda from Detroit, MI

Physical therapy is hard on my body. A couch will allow me to rest when I come home.

I need living room furniture so that my family has a place to gather and I have a place to rest after my physical therapy. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$615of $615

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5 supporters
Funded on 7/15/2014

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

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

Mary from Chicago, IL

I'm stabilizing my life. I need a bed and kitchenware to continue moving forward.

I've taken big steps to build self-sufficiency. A bed and basic kitchenware will help me continue to pursue my goals! More

Validated by Julie from The Cara Program

$336of $335

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11 supporters
Funded on 7/15/2014

Edward from Chicago, IL

Back on track! I'm an apprentice & finally in my own home. I need a stove to cook.

I need a stove because the one my apartment came with is too dangerous to use. My wages cover the basics but not a bigger cost like a stove. More

Validated by Julie from The Cara Program

$225of $225

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1 supporter
Funded on 5/13/2014

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

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

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