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Daniel from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Katherine from North Side Housing and Supportive Services

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Jesse from Chicago, IL

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

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

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

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Yahya from Tucson, AZ

I am training for a new career as an electrician! A laptop will help me get there.

I can't rely on the library because of my demanding work schedule! I need a laptop to complete my assignments at home and finish my training program. More

Validated by Suzanna from Pima County One Stop Career Center

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Sarah from Chicago, IL

I am overcoming homelessness! I need a fridge to provide for my growing family.

My husband and I found a place to live that lacks some basic amenities. We need a used refrigerator to cook and eat affordably in our new home. More

Validated by Anna from North Side Housing and Supportive Services

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3 supporters
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Adan from Tucson, AZ

In college & working full-time. A laptop will help me balance my job with my studies!

I'm putting in the hard work to graduate! I need a laptop to complete my electrical utilities coursework during my demanding work week. More

Validated by Suzanna from Pima County One Stop Career Center

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4 supporters
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Michael from Chicago, IL

Marine eager to start fresh. I need furniture to build a stable home for my family!

I currently serve in the US Marine Corps Reserves. My goal is to start over in Chicago & furniture will help my family build a stable sense of home. More

Validated by Oliver from Center for Changing Lives

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7 supporters
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Ntangu from San Diego, CA

I faced violence in my home country. I need help rebuilding my life and career.

I love working in healthcare. I need to renew my work permit and have my nursing degree evaluated to stay in the U.S. and in my dream profession! More

Validated by Cassie from Survivors of Torture, International

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3 supporters
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Patrick from Chicago, IL

Security deposit and 1st month's rent will bring me out of homelessness

I need assistance with first month's rent and deposit for my new home. This will total $150, as I am getting a subsidy. More

Validated by Brianne from Lincoln Park Community Shelter

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4 supporters
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Mike from Tucson, AZ

Working full-time to support my education! I need a laptop to do my schoolwork.

I need a laptop to help me succeed and complete my Electrical Utility Technology certificate. I will then transfer to a university for my Bachelors. More

Validated by Suzanna from Pima County One Stop Career Center

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5 supporters
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Beasley from Chicago, IL

Supporting myself and my grandson. We need basic furniture to make our home liveable!

Just left a homeless shelter after my old apartment became infested with bedbugs. We lost everything. Now that we're housed, furniture will go so far! More

Validated by Oliver from Center for Changing Lives

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6 supporters
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Craig from Chicago, IL

Newly housed & searching for work. A bed will help me start each day rested & ready!

Having a bed will allow me to function better during the day and be more successful on my job search because I'll be well rested and healthy. More

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

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2 supporters
Funded on 12/20/2015

Kumari from Berkeley, CA

Rebuilding my career in the US. Becoming a notary public will help me get hired!

I'm a Sri Lankan and US citizen. I need to become a notary public to be more competitive in the job market. More

Validated by Laura from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

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6 supporters
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Angel from Oakland, CA

My kids & I need a fresh start! Basics for our move will help us build a better life.

I need some basic items to keep my family stable as we move to Texas: a gas card, bedding sets for my sons and professional clothes for my interviews. More

Validated by Kamela from Beyond Emancipation

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7 supporters
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Sandy from Chicago, IL

I'm rebuilding after identity theft & need help moving my furniture from Florida.

I'm committed to building a stable life for my family. I need help covering a portion of my moving costs from Florida to Chicago to help do this. More

Validated by Oliver from Center for Changing Lives

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5 supporters
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Linda from Chicago, IL

I need bus fare & winter clothes to finish school & continue moving my family forward

I'm a single mom in school for IT. I need a bus pass & winter clothes to get to class & finish my training. Once I finish, I can't wait to get to work More

Validated by Oliver from Center for Changing Lives

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5 supporters
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Johnny from Brooklyn, NY

Navy Veteran trained as an electrician. I need tools to accept my current job offers!

I currently have several job offers on the table for work as an electrician. To accept and perform the work, I need an electrician tool set. More

Validated by Michael from Black Veterans for Social Justice

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6 supporters
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Steven from Tucson, AZ

Working hard to enter a career in Electrical Utility Tech. I need a laptop to make it there!

I need a laptop to successfully complete my coursework and certification. Having access to my own laptop will help me balance my job and schoolwork. More

Validated by Suzanna from Pima County One Stop Career Center

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12 supporters
Funded on 12/11/2015

Max Grace from Evanston, IL

Rebuilding after domestic violence! I need furniture to rebuild my kids' stability.

It feels wonderful to be putting my life back together: my kids are in school & I found a job. The only thing we're lacking is furniture for our home! More

Validated by Katie from Infant Welfare Society of Evanston

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4 supporters
Funded on 12/18/2015

Hector from Evanston, IL

Working full-time & need help getting a car seat for my newborn & bed for my 2 yr old

My newborn has taken over the crib, so my toddler now needs a bed! My full-time job as a caregiver doesn’t pay enough for these big purchases. More

Validated by Katie from Infant Welfare Society of Evanston

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7 supporters
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Roberto from Washington, DC

To advance my career in healthcare, I need my Medical Interpreting Certificate!

I need a Medical Interpreting Certificate to continue to help Spanish-speaking patients understand their medical care and advance my career! More

Validated by Caterina from LIFT-DC

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6 supporters
Funded on 12/15/2015

Unique from Chicago, IL

Working 3 jobs to make ends meet! I need car repairs to balance work & my kids' needs

Meeting this need is important for my family because it will allow me to successfully work 3 jobs, which then allows me to be more financially stable. More

Validated by Kayla from Center for Changing Lives

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/21/2015

Angelica from Chicago, IL

Single mom in need of basic household supplies to make a better life for my kids!

Because our apartment is not properly heated and I'm between jobs to care for my son, I need help with bedding and a few household items for my kids. More

Validated by Erica from Lincoln Park Community Shelter

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12 supporters
Funded on 1/22/2016

Paige from Evanston, IL

I need a double stroller & warm clothing to get my kids to school safely this winter!

I'm a single mom of three. It's important that my kids can get to school safely this winter. A double stroller and winter gear will be a huge help! More

Validated by Kim from Infant Welfare Society of Evanston

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8 supporters
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Desiree from Evanston, IL

I'm a single, working mom. A laptop will enable me to be a good student & parent!

At work & school for 60 hrs/wk so every minute with my daughter is precious. A laptop enables me to be home for dinner & finish my homework at night. More

Validated by Katie from Infant Welfare Society of Evanston

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6 supporters
Funded on 1/27/2016

Alena from Chicago, IL

Eager to advance my career as a Nail Technician! I need to reinstate my license.

I need 20 continuing education hours to reinstate my Nail Technician license in Illinois. Once I get my license, I'll be able to work in my field! More

Validated by Oliver from Center for Changing Lives

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6 supporters
Funded on 11/11/2015

Stevie from Washington, DC

I'm moving into stable senior housing, but need movers to get my things there!

My goal is to be independent! Because I am blind & use a walker, it's impossible for me to move by myself. I need a small amount of help with movers! More

Validated by Caterina from LIFT-DC

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6 supporters
Funded on 12/21/2015

Wendell from Chicago, IL

I'm newly housed & need basic furniture to create a space where I can thrive!

I'm currently working two part-time jobs in the foodservice industry. Having basic furniture like a bed will improve my quality of life significantly! More

Validated by Shayna from Inspiration Corporation

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5 supporters
Funded on 11/26/2015

Charles from Chicago, IL

I sell StreetWise magazines. I need warm clothing to keep working this winter!

My goal is to save enough money to find stable housing! This warm clothing will enable me to sell my magazines even in the coldest of weather. More

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

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11 supporters
Funded on 12/20/2015

Jewels from Chicago, IL

I'm supporting my daughter & grandchild! One month's rent will keep us stably housed.

My goals are provide the type of life for my daughter & grandson that I didn't have. One month's rent will help us stay housed & keep moving forward! More

Validated by Anna from North Side Housing and Supportive Services

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9 supporters
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Lore from Chicago, IL

My son was diagnosed with Leukemia in Sept. He needs a chemical-free mattress to heal

Making our home clean, chemical-free and organic is critical to my son's ability to heal. I need to buy an chemical-free mattress and air purifier! More

Validated by Annie from Erie Elementary Charter School

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1 supporter
Funded on 12/1/2015

Claremont from Chicago, IL

As I look for work, my kids need student transit passes to get to school.

I need help removing transportation barriers for my two kids so they can get to school reliably while I'm working to secure a full-time job. More

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

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2 supporters
Funded on 11/2/2015

Silvia from Chicago, IL

I'm furthering my education! I need $85 to get my transcripts & register for classes.

I'm a single mom of a 7 year-old! I'm taking community college classes. To enroll in my next class, I need my high school transcripts from Mexico. More

Validated by Annie from Erie Elementary Charter School

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9 supporters
Funded on 12/31/2015

Tatiana from North Chicago, IL

Single mom making life better for my daughter! I need a computer to get my diploma.

I'm working hard to get my high school diploma! A laptop and Internet will help me successfully finish my courses while not at YouthBuild. More

Validated by Jeanne from YouthBuild Lake County

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10 supporters
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Tracy from Detroit, MI

Studying to be an LPN. I need help with my last bit of tuition to graduate!

I'm in school to be a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). I'm on track to graduate in December 2015 pending that I pay my last tuition balance of $700. More

Validated by Norma from Matrix Human Services

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8 supporters
Funded on 1/25/2016

Tessa from Chicago, IL

Bedbugs forced me to throw away everything. I need furniture for my home & health!

My goal is to complete my training at The Cara Program and to be successful in the foodservice industry. Furniture will enable me to thrive! More

Validated by Da'Sean from The Cara Program

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8 supporters
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Margarita from Rockford, IL

My kids & I survived abuse. We need help moving to Arizona to be closer to family!

I need help moving my family to Arizona. Meeting this need will help us by moving us away from verbal & physical abuse & closer to our support system. More

Validated by Jordyn from La Voz Latina

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4 supporters
Funded on 12/28/2015

Craig from Chicago, IL

Bus passes are critical to my job search & will further my self-sufficiency.

I need bus passes for job interviews, searches and all related networking events. Once I'm able to obtain a job, I'll be able to find housing! More

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

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3 supporters
Funded on 12/2/2015

Andre from Chicago, IL

My goal is to live independently! I need household basics to make it happen.

I just moved into an apartment! Having basic supplies like cooking gear & linens will allow me to focus on other expenses like transportation to work More

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

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9 supporters
Funded on 12/20/2015

Erika from North Chicago, IL

I'm a young, single, working mom. I need my high school diploma to thrive!

I'm eager to earn my diploma through Penn Foster Online High School. I need help with tuition so I can graduate and build a future for my daughter. More

Validated by Sarah from YouthBuild Lake County

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12 supporters
Funded on 1/2/2016

Marie from Evanston, IL

I'm a single mom needing winter clothes to continue moving my family forward

My daughter and I need winter clothes to stay warm and healthy this winter. I will also use these seasonally appropriate clothes for job interviews. More

Validated by Katie from Infant Welfare Society of Evanston

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3 supporters
Funded on 11/24/2015

Cassandra from Chicago, IL

Finishing my degree & raising my kids! We need furniture to make a home.

I recently secured a job and am finishing my Bachelor's in Business. I'm ready to make a home for my kids. We need furniture! More

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

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6 supporters
Funded on 11/17/2015

Karina from Chicago, IL

I'm a single, working mom! My 5-year-old & I need a fridge for our new home.

My son & I just moved into our own apartment! I need help purchasing a refrigerator to safely store food & efficiently feed my son. More

Validated by Annie from Erie Elementary Charter School

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11 supporters
Funded on 12/23/2015

Kayla from Los Angeles, CA

Newly housed & employed! I need one month's rent & transportation to stay on track.

I've survived so much! I'm working hard to keep my life on track & need help with one month's rent & transportation before I get my first paycheck. More

Validated by Melissa from PATH Ventures

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8 supporters
Funded on 1/15/2016

Geremias from North Chicago, IL

Working hard to get my high school diploma! A laptop will help me succeed.

My focus with YBLC has been to graduate high school & build a career in construction! A laptop will help me complete assignments & finish my degree. More

Validated by Jeanne from YouthBuild Lake County

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4 supporters
Funded on 12/1/2015

Izzy from New York, NY

I'm ready to succeed in college! I need a laptop to do my work & graduate!

I'm focusing on furthering my education and graduating college. I need a laptop in order to complete my assignments efficiently and accurately. More

Validated by Jill from NYC Department of Probation

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15 supporters
Funded on 12/20/2015

Wally from Fremont, CA

Starting my own carpet cleaning business. I need a vacuum cleaner to get started.

I need a Kirby vacuum cleaner to start my business. This quality vacuum can be used on cars & carpets, which will allow me to offer more services! More

Validated by Allie from Afghan Coalition

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9 supporters
Funded on 12/29/2015

Renee from Charlotte, NC

Dentures are vital to my job success, health & stability! I need a new set.

I sell magazines & talk with hundreds of people daily. I cannot successfully do my job without the ability to talk & smile freely. More

Validated by Peggi from Speak Up Magazine

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3 supporters
Funded on 11/11/2015

Jerry from Chicago, IL

Eager for stable housing before winter comes! I need help with my security deposit.

After my hip surgery & with winter coming, I need housing more than ever. All that's currently standing in my way is $350 for a security deposit. More

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

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3 supporters
Funded on 11/25/2015

Chris from Chicago, IL

Young father getting back on my feet! I need $195 exam fee for my IT certification

I'm taking an IT class and need help paying for my exam fee. I'm confident I can pass the exam but the test fee is prohibitively expensive. More

Validated by Oliver from Center for Changing Lives

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/8/2015

Desiree from Chicago, IL

I'm newly employed! I need a bed to be well-rested & ready for work.

A bed is critical to my ability to thrive at my new job! I need to be well-rested and ready to work. More

Validated by Da'Sean from The Cara Program

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1 supporter
Funded on 10/1/2015

April from Chicago, IL

My kids & I have overcome 3 yrs of homelessness! My kids need beds to thrive.

After 3 yrs of homelessness, my kids & I are rebuilding. We have no furniture. Having beds is a huge step for us as we build our health & stability. More

Validated by Jacqueline from You Can Make It

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1 supporter
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Angelina from Chicago, IL

After a challenging year, my kids & I are moving forward! My kids need beds to sleep

I'm a single mom of 5! We were just approved for housing & are all sleeping on the floor. I need to get beds for my kids so they can succeed in school More

Validated by Erica from Lincoln Park Community Shelter

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8 supporters
Funded on 11/4/2015

Ray from Chicago, IL

I'm a single dad in need of reliable public transit to get to my job training program

With reliable transportation, I'll be able to successfully complete a job training program, secure employment and keep my kids in school. More

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

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6 supporters
Funded on 10/1/2015

Unique from Chicago, IL

Survivor of cancer & homelessness! Household items will give me the stability to heal

In 2013, I faced stage 3 breast cancer, which I can proudly say I've overcome. My fight against such horrible disease has left me needing basic items More

Validated by Anna from North Side Housing and Supportive Services

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1 supporter
Funded on 9/16/2015

Darnell from Chicago, IL

Recently housed! I need basic household items to get started in this new life phase.

It's been a long road. I'm now housed, in school & working to further my self-sufficiency. Household items like towels & blankets will help me thrive! More

Validated by Nichole from North Side Housing and Supportive Services

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1 supporter
Funded on 8/17/2015

Stephen from Chicago, IL

Housed after more than 10 yrs of homelessness! I need a bed to be healthy and stable.

My goal is to find employment in food services. Having a bed will be huge as I develop stability in my new home! More

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

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4 supporters
Funded on 9/2/2015

Mark from Chicago, IL

My goal is to work in IT customer service! I need my certification exam fee.

I received a scholarship to enroll in a CompTIA A+ Certification class to be qualified to work in IT customer service. I need help paying the exam fee More

Validated by Oliver from Center for Changing Lives

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4 supporters
Funded on 11/9/2015

Madeline from Chicago, IL

I need steel-toed boots & glasses to jump-start my career in manufacturing.

I want to transition into manufacturing because it's reliably full-time & offers opportunities to grow. I need this gear to work & be safe on the job. More

Validated by Mark from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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9 supporters
Funded on 10/30/2015

Sean from Chicago, IL

Focused father training to work in manufacturing. I need work gear to get started!

To find gainful employment in manufacturing, I need steel toed boots, a metrology kit, working clothes, and a transit pass. More

Validated by Mark from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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10 supporters
Funded on 10/26/2015

Diamond from Detroit, MI

I'm a single, working mom. I need help with the initial payment for my car insurance.

I'm receiving a car through Vehicles For Change. I can't receive the car until I show proof of car insurance. I need help with the initial payment! More

Validated by Laci-Blaine from Matrix Human Services

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6 supporters
Funded on 10/30/2015

DeeDee from Chicago, IL

My goal is to work in tech! I need my IT A+ certification to be work ready.

Having the A+ certification will open the door for more job opportunities. I need to take my exam, but need help paying for the registration fee. More

Validated by Oliver from Center for Changing Lives

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4 supporters
Funded on 10/23/2015

Armando from Chicago, IL

Training to work in IT. I need an industry-recognized certification to get a job!

Obtaining this certification is important in my job search, will help me move toward financial stability & is the only barrier that can deter me. More

Validated by Oliver from Center for Changing Lives

$140of $200

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5 supporters
Funded on 10/30/2015

Montana from Chicago, IL

Young student working to get my life back on track! I need bus passes to get to class

I want to get my GED and continue my education. I need bus passes to get to my morning IT classes, afternoon GED classes and back home! More

Validated by Oliver from Center for Changing Lives

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5 supporters
Funded on 9/27/2015

Levert from Chicago, IL

Back to work in IT customer service! I need my CompTIA A+ cert. to apply to jobs.

Once I pass the CompTIA A+ exam, I will be so much closer to reaching my goals. I need help with the exam fee & some transportation to make it happen! More

Validated by Oliver from Center for Changing Lives

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5 supporters
Funded on 9/24/2015

FeFe from Chicago, IL

Single mom eager to continue working in clinical massage. I need liability insurance!

I need $250 to pay for liability insurance, which will enable me to work as a professional licensed massage therapist in Illinois. More

Validated by Anna from North Side Housing and Supportive Services

$200of $200

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8 supporters
Funded on 9/21/2015

Emilia from San Diego, CA

Survived torture in my home country. I need gear to study & work in Culinary Arts!

I need a uniform, knife kit, tuition & books to complete my 9-month Culinary Arts certificate, which will help me obtain a secure job & support myself More

Validated by Cassie from Survivors of Torture, International

$55of $55

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4 supporters
Funded on 8/4/2015

Brian from Chicago, IL

To better stay connected with my family, I need my own phone!

I've been using a phone at a social service agency many times a day to call my family. Having my own phone will help me maintain our strong relationships. More

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

$10of $5

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1 supporter
Funded on 7/14/2015

Sister Carrole from Chicago, IL

I need reliable transportation to make doctors appointments to regain my health!

My goal is to regain my health. I need a $5 ride free card to travel to doctors appointments. More

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

$340of $340

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1 supporter
Funded on 7/20/2015

Melody from Chicago, IL

Having my kids in summer camp will enable me to go back to school!

With my 2 youngest daughters in summer camp for a full day, I will be able to attend school for medical billing and work towards having a stable job. More

Validated by Ian from Chicago House and Social Service Agency

$225of $700

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6 supporters
Funded on 9/15/2015

Raven from Chicago, IL

Studying for a new career! I need tuition, supplies and a uniform.

I'll be starting classes soon to become an aesthetician. I need to make a deposit for tuition and basic supplies to enroll in classes and get started on my career. More

Validated by Amelia from Chicago House and Social Service Agency

$380of $380

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6 supporters
Funded on 9/9/2015

Ileana from Chicago, IL

Overcame homelessness! I need an employment authorization card to keep working.

I'm eager to move higher in life! The majority of my paycheck goes to making ends meet. I need an employment authorization card to keep working & move up in life. More

Validated by Shayna from Inspiration Corporation

$280of $278

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13 supporters
Funded on 8/7/2015

Cathy from Chicago, IL

Getting my GED will open so many doors! I need help paying the registration fee.

I need financial assistance to pay for my GED. By obtaining my GED, I will be able to achieve better paying jobs and support my family. More

Validated by Nichole from North Side Housing and Supportive Services

$140of $400

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3 supporters
Funded on 9/15/2015

Myrna from Chicago, IL

I'm starting my life anew after 5 yrs of homelessness! I need basic supplies to make a stable home.

I've just moved into an apartment after 5 years of homelessness. Now it's empty. Items like pots and bedding will give me the home I need to thrive. More

Validated by Shayna from Inspiration Corporation

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1 supporter
Funded on 6/23/2015

Dwayne from Chicago, IL

I need to renew my expired state ID so I am eligible to apply for employment.

I was homeless, but now I'm housed and moving forward with my goals! I need my state ID to apply for work. More

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

$200of $200

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4 supporters
Funded on 9/14/2015

Ellen from Chicago, IL

In my first apartment in over 20 years! I need bus passes, a table, and chairs.

Having a bus pass will mean I can job search reliably! With a table and chairs, I'll be able to have something to eat on and create a home for myself. More

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

$200of $350

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3 supporters
Funded on 9/15/2015

Dwayne from Chicago, IL

I'm looking for work. A bed will help me get the sleep I need to move forward!

I'm on the other side of 10 years of homelessness! I'm eager to find a job and know that I need to be rested to do so! I need a bed! More

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

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23 supporters
Funded on 6/5/2015

Jonathan from Los Angeles, CA

I'm a dad working in construction. I need a deposit for a used car to get to work.

Our car was totaled in a hit-and-run. Without it, I risk losing my job because I can't get to work. I need a down payment for a used car. More

Validated by Christina from LIFT-Los Angeles

$500of $500

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2 supporters
Funded on 8/26/2015

Debra from Chicago, IL

A computer will enable me to work!

With a computer, I will be able to successfully look for work and housing, work from home, and improve my overall mental health. More

Validated by Olivia from Inspiration Corporation

$400of $400

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5 supporters
Funded on 8/30/2015

Janie from Chicago, IL

Moving to a safe, affordable community. I need moving expenses!

I'm a retired social worker on disability. I can afford rent but not a security deposit or moving expenses. More

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

$200of $260

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3 supporters
Funded on 8/30/2015

Kimberly from Chicago, IL

Restarting my life in Chicago! I need household items like pots and pans and bedding.

I'm transferring my LPN license to IL so I can work. In the future I plan to become an RN. Household goods will get me started in my new life. More

Validated by Shayna from Inspiration Corporation

$420of $358

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5 supporters
Funded on 8/21/2014

Kenard from Chicago, IL

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

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

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

$135of $470

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2 supporters
Funded on 7/30/2015

Ricky from Chicago, IL

I'm so happy to be housed after 4 years of homelessness! I need to furnish my new apt

I'm working with a supportive housing agency but they don't have the funds for furniture. I only have a bed and a table, so I need other furniture. More

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

$170of $170

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2 supporters
Funded on 7/10/2015

Sasha from Tucson, AZ

I'm looking for work and I need glasses so I can see for my job search.

I need prescription eyeglasses because it's hard for me to read. It'll be easier for me to look for work when I can see properly. More

Validated by Byron from Pima County One Stop Career Center

$600of $600

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1 supporter
Funded on 5/18/2015

Simply from Detroit, MI

I'm a new resident of Michigan looking for work. I need items for my new home.

My 2 children and I need pots and pans and a sofa to furnish our new home. I also need school uniforms for my kids' new schools. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$271of $271

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4 supporters
Funded on 5/27/2015

Noe from Los Angeles, CA

I'm a cancer survivor & just had surgery. I need a bed so I can recover at home.

The hospital won't release me until my home's equipped for rehabilitation. I need a bed, shoes for physical therapy, and grab bars for the bathroom. More

Validated by Christina from LIFT-Los Angeles

$80of $400

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3 supporters
Funded on 7/30/2015

Johnny from Chicago, IL

I am excited to get started working in manufacturing! I need boots to be ready to work.

My goals are to start a career to support my family, work hard, and be self-sufficient. Work clothes and supplies will help me get there. More

Validated by Mark from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$65of $300

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3 supporters
Funded on 7/30/2015

Phil from Chicago, IL

In a new apartment! I need household items like dishes, towels and cookware.

I've been clean for 2 years and have been at my job for 1. Now I'm in a new home too. Things are looking up and I just need household items. More

Validated by Da'Sean from The Cara Program

$400of $400

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16 supporters
Funded on 6/3/2015

Michael from Chicago, IL

I was offered my dream job but I need a driver's license to take it.

I never had a driver's license before, so I need to take a class so I can get my license & take the job. This will help me move out of homelessness. More

Validated by Shayna from Inspiration Corporation

$48of $48

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2 supporters
Funded on 5/19/2015

Krzysztof from Chicago, IL

I'm a security guard in between jobs. I need to renew my license to find work.

If my license expires, I'll be ineligible to work, but if I renew it, I'll be able to find a new job and start soon. More

Validated by Erica from Lincoln Park Community Shelter

$360of $360

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8 supporters
Funded on 6/4/2015

Star from Chicago, IL

I'm so excited to move into an apartment! I need pots, dishes, and bedding.

I escaped a domestic violence situation that left me homeless. Now I'm moving into an apartment! I need housewares as I start over. More

Validated by Shayna from Inspiration Corporation

$140of $200

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3 supporters
Funded on 7/23/2015

Spotty from Chicago, IL

I'm a 57 year old retired dock worker. A couch & table will make my new apt a home.

I'm very excited to be living in my own place. I used to live in an SRO where I couldn't have much furniture but now I have more room. More

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

$15of $15

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1 supporter
Funded on 4/16/2015

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

$15of $15

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1 supporter
Funded on 4/27/2015

Lenora from Chicago, IL

I'm looking for housing. I need my birth certificate to apply.

I have been homeless for over 1 year. I have been offered housing but I need documentation like my birth certificate to qualify. More

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

$100of $450

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1 supporter
Funded on 7/15/2015

Hector from Evanston, IL

I work full time & am moving to an apt closer to work. My kids need beds!

My kids need beds in the new place, which I can't afford even though I work full time. This will make it easier to support my autistic son. More

Validated by Katie from Infant Welfare Society of Evanston

$450of $450

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14 supporters
Funded on 6/17/2015

Laurita from Chicago, IL

I'm studying ecological restoration & need boots and rain gear to work.

To work outside I need steel toed boots and rain gear, which I can't afford without a job. This will help me support my son with my new career. More

Validated by Nichole from North Side Housing and Supportive Services

$370of $366

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9 supporters
Funded on 6/4/2015

Naomi from Tucson, AZ

I'm a single mother attending college. I need a computer to do my homework.

My computer was stolen & I need a replacement. This will allow me to juggle work, school and parenting so I can complete my degree. More

Validated by Byron from Pima County One Stop Career Center

$730of $700

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7 supporters
Funded on 3/12/2015

Karina from Tucson, AZ

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

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

Validated by Byron from Pima County One Stop Career Center

$110of $110

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4 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

$70of $61

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2 supporters
Funded on 3/20/2015

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

$205of $600

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6 supporters
Funded on 6/15/2015

Ivelisse from Chicago, IL

Working and earning my associate's. I need to complete my studies.

I need books & course fees not covered by my grant. I'm almost done with my associate's and this will help me finish. More

Validated by Annie from Erie Elementary Charter School

$65of $65

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2 supporters
Funded on 3/30/2015

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

$450of $450

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18 supporters
Funded on 5/28/2015

Ruth from Charlotte, NC

My landlord wouldn't turn on the hot water. I need a security deposit for a new home.

I've found a room where I can afford the monthly rent on the income from my 3 jobs. I need help with a security deposit to move in. More

Validated by Noah from Speak Up Magazine

$450of $450

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12 supporters
Funded on 5/28/2015

Billiam from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Jessica from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$500of $500

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10 supporters
Funded on 4/20/2015

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

$600of $600

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8 supporters
Funded on 5/18/2015

Charles from Chicago, IL

Finally working again! Now all I need is a security deposit so I'll be housed.

I've been homeless since 2013, staying with family & friends. Now I have a job & can afford to rent a place of my own, but I need a security deposit. More

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

$350of $350

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4 supporters
Funded on 3/5/2015

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

$275of $275

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8 supporters
Funded on 4/29/2015

Mike from Chicago, IL

Learning to be a CNC Machinist. I need boots, safety glasses, and work clothes.

When I get the gear I need, I'll be able to start working as soon as possible to start providing for my family. I'm eager to go back to work! More

Validated by Mark from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$300of $300

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7 supporters
Funded on 3/29/2015

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

$150of $700

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1 supporter
Funded on 4/27/2015

Stacey from Detroit, MI

I'm a veteran & a single mom. I need attorney's fees for a child custody court date.

My son's father wants full custody, so I need an attorney to represent me. I need help raising funds for my May court date. More

Validated by Chaunise from Wayne County-Detroit Disability Network

$55of $600

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2 supporters
Funded on 4/15/2015

Patrick from Chicago, IL

I'm moving into my own apartment, but it's empty. Furniture will make it a home.

I can pay rent but can't afford furniture for my new apartment. When I'm housed again, I'll be able to focus on my music career. More

Validated by Lisa from North Side Housing and Supportive Services

$250of $250

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3 supporters
Funded on 2/23/2015

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

$450of $450

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6 supporters
Funded on 3/16/2015

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

$455of $450

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10 supporters
Funded on 2/18/2015

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

$25of $20

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1 supporter
Funded on 1/27/2015

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

$125of $250

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5 supporters
Funded on 4/15/2015

Aaron from Chicago, IL

Getting a home for the first time in 20 years. I need a bed to sleep on.

I'm excited to have my own place so I can be stable. I'm looking forward to being independent! A bed will help me get proper rest. More

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

$185of $350

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7 supporters
Funded on 4/15/2015

Anthony from Chicago, IL

Just moved into permanent housing! I need household items like bedding & a microwave.

I was homeless and now volunteer working to eradicate homelessness in Chicago. Now that I'm housed myself I need a few basics for my home. More

Validated by Olivia from