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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 Meryl from Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

$335of $335

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4 supporters
Funded on 7/2/2014

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

Edward from Chicago, IL

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

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

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

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1 supporter
Funded on 6/2/2014

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

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

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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 Addie from Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

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15 supporters
Funded on 7/22/2014

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

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3 supporters
Funded on 5/30/2014

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

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

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6 supporters
Funded on 7/22/2014

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

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9 supporters
Funded on 7/16/2014

Catherine from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Lida from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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11 supporters
Funded on 7/16/2014

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

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2 supporters
Funded on 5/6/2014

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

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 Jason from Inspiration Corporation

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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.

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22 supporters
Funded on 6/29/2014

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 Lida from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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15 supporters
Funded on 7/15/2014

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.

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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 Lida 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

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 Lida from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$475of $475

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11 supporters
Funded on 6/4/2014

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 Jason 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 Jason 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

Validated by Chanel from Starfish Family Services

$560of $560

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17 supporters
Funded on 7/1/2014

Marco from Chicago, IL

Welding gear is critical to the success of my job search and future employment

I'm training to be a welder to provide the safe home for my son that I lacked. I'm confident that with gear I'll find a job & thrive in this industry. More

Validated by Jessica from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$506of $505

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13 supporters
Funded on 7/1/2014

Anna from East Sf Bay, CA

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

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

Validated by Roberto from Fremont Family Resource Center Corporation

$565of $560

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11 supporters
Funded on 7/1/2014

China from Chicago, IL

My daughter and I need a fresh start! Bus tickets to FL will move us forward.

We're ready to move - I've secured housing with family and prepared for my job search. We need the bus tickets to get us there! More

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

$456of $445

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12 supporters
Funded on 7/1/2014

Armani from Charlotte, NC

Tools are all I need to launch my career. No more minimum wage jobs for me.

I am studying to get a HVAC certification and need help getting my tools, i.e. pliers, screw driver set, manifold, tube cutter and a tool carrier. More

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

$540of $525

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11 supporters
Funded on 7/1/2014

Edward from Detroit, MI

Severe back pain is affecting my job performance. I need a bed to help alleviate pain

I'm recently married. With a larger, blended family my wife and I gave our bed to our kids. Back pain has since resurfaced and is affecting my work. More

Validated by Monica from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$450of $450

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9 supporters
Funded on 7/1/2014

Chris from Detroit, MI

A computer and bus passes will promote my success in advancing my IT career.

A laptop & bus passes for four months will secure my means of getting to class as well as allow me to practice the skills and techniques learned. More

Validated by Monica from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$780of $780

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1 supporter
Funded on 4/16/2014

Clinton from Chicago, IL

Starting my life anew after prison! I need a gravestone for my dad to successfully readjust

My father passed away while I was incarcerated. Of all the things I need as I go back to my community, knowing my dad is at rest will mean the most. More

Validated by Alexis from Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers

$560of $560

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12 supporters
Funded on 4/16/2014

Lucky from Charlotte, NC

Help me to restore my life from homelessness to HVAC program graduate to employed.

Close to graduating from a HVAC program, all I need now is help getting my tools to do the job. More

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

$560of $560

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10 supporters
Funded on 5/19/2014

Dwayne from Chicago, IL

I'm a dad ready to work as a welder. I need the right gear and an eye exam to work!

My goal is to become a welder and build a successful career to support my daughter. Having my own gear will show employers that I'm serious! More

Validated by Jessica from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$505of $505

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8 supporters
Funded on 5/15/2014

Willie T from Chicago, IL

Actively moving my life forward. I need my birth certificate to take the next steps.

My wallet, which contained my birth certificate and ID, was stolen. To find work and pursue my goals, I need a new copy of my birth certificate! More

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

$20of $20

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1 supporter
Funded on 4/8/2014

Rae from Inkster, MI

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

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

Validated by Chanel from Starfish Family Services

$780of $780

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4 supporters
Funded on 4/30/2014

Star from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Marcus from Young Detroit Builders

$790of $780

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9 supporters
Funded on 4/16/2014

Faith from Inkster, MI

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

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

Validated by Melissa from Starfish Family Services

$505of $505

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9 supporters
Funded on 5/11/2014

Tony from Detroit, MI

Professional attire & school supplies will equip my son & me for interviews & school

Clothing for job interviews and school uniforms and supplies will allow me to look professional when seeking employment and prepare my son for school. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$560of $560

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6 supporters
Funded on 4/4/2014

Mr. Roberts from Inkster, MI

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

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

Validated by Chanel from Starfish Family Services

$620of $615

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10 supporters
Funded on 5/27/2014

Marie from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Tanya from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$430of $420

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5 supporters
Funded on 6/9/2014

Kenny from Detroit, MI

I'm a paraplegic, double amputee. Hand controls will give me the freedom to drive.

I'm a motivational speaker. Hand controls for my vehicle will allow me to drive my own car so I can get to speaking engagements and share my story. More

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

$615of $615

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15 supporters
Funded on 6/11/2014

Princess Taujuri from Oakland, CA

My baby and I need clothing to stay healthy and thrive as we develop independence

I live in transitional housing with my 5-month old. I need clothing for her as she grows and work attire for myself to get a good job to support us. More

Validated by Kamela from Beyond Emancipation

$420of $420

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9 supporters
Funded on 6/10/2014

Toni from Chicago, IL

I'm aiming for college & for a promotion at work. A computer will get me there!

Getting back on my feet after homelessness! I just moved into my own place & made 90 days on the job. A computer will help me improve my tech skills. More

Validated by Julie from The Cara Program

$560of $560

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9 supporters
Funded on 5/1/2014

Hope from Inkster, MI

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

Two twin-sized beds with box springs and frames, as well as a set of sheets, pillows, and a comforter for each bed will give my girls a sense of hope. More

Validated by Lindsey from Starfish Family Services

$505of $505

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3 supporters
Funded on 5/13/2014

Cheryl from Chicago, IL

I'm fighting cancer. Transportation, one month's rent, and clothes are critical!

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

Validated by Kimberly from Mercy Housing Lakefront

$505of $505

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16 supporters
Funded on 5/8/2014

Larry from Detroit, MI

Slowly getting back on my feet after house fire. A bed will aid in rebuilding my home

House fire destroyed everything. I have a new home but need basic items like a bed to help rebuild what was lost. More

Validated by Tanya from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$400of $390

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9 supporters
Funded on 6/15/2014

Naomi from Detroit, MI

Rebuilding after losing my job & home. Beds for my girls would lift a great burden.

Two twin size beds/bunk beds, covers and sheets will allow my girls to rest at night so they can continue to function and excel in school. More

Validated by Eugene from Homes for Black Children

$800of $780

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2 supporters
Funded on 5/13/2014

Warren from Chicago, IL

My goal is to be a welder & build a career. Welding gear will get me there!

This gear will help employers take me seriously as a welder. I'll be able to pass welding tests and get the job that will start my new career. More

Validated by Jessica from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$450of $450

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4 supporters
Funded on 5/6/2014

Danielle from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Charnita from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$860of $780

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12 supporters
Funded on 5/13/2014

Jason from Chicago, IL

I'm paying for college! I need a laptop to thrive in class and continue to brighten my horizons.

My goal is to finish school and be my mom's only child to graduate college! I'm paying my own way and I need a laptop to continue succeeding in class. More

Validated by Ty from Metrosquash

$505of $505

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3 supporters
Funded on 4/29/2014

Mark from Chicago, IL

Getting back on my feet after 2 injuries & a flooded home; I need bus fare & clothing

I lost everything in the flood. I need bus fare and clothing to get to/from physical therapy, get back to work, and ultimately support my family! More

Validated by Kimberly from Mercy Housing Lakefront

$335of $335

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12 supporters
Funded on 6/5/2014

Lyn from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Monica from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$780of $780

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10 supporters
Funded on 6/15/2014

Charlene from Detroit, MI

Accepted to college! I need a computer and clothing to complete my work and succeed.

I'm headed back to school after homelessness. To be prepared for class and work, I need a computer and professional attire. More

Validated by Monica from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$532of $560

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13 supporters
Funded on 6/15/2014

Alexander from Oakland, CA

Lack of education has held me back. I need to study & get my GED for a better future.

My goal is to get a good job that can sustain my bills and housing. First, I need to raise the fees for the GED course and exams. More

Validated by Kamela from Beyond Emancipation

$255of $255

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4 supporters
Funded on 4/19/2014

JT from Chicago, IL

I'm a single dad, trained + ready to work. Need the right gear to work in my field.

I just finished a training in welding and the safety equipment is required before I work. More

Validated by Eric White from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$285of $280

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9 supporters
Funded on 11/15/2012

Ta'Myra from Inkster, MI

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

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

Validated by Lindsey from Starfish Family Services

$335of $335

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1 supporter
Funded on 4/11/2014

Dale from Detroit, MI

I'm an apprentice. I need a bed to help alleviate the pain that keeps me from working

A bed, box spring and frame will get me off the pallet I am currently sleeping on and alleviate back pain so I can function at my apprenticeship. More

Validated by Tanya from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$505of $505

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9 supporters
Funded on 4/23/2014

Eddie from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$480of $450

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11 supporters
Funded on 4/2/2014

Ivory from Detroit, MI

I'm moving forward! Now that I'm housed, furniture will give me the stability I need.

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

Validated by Monica from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$535of $505

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7 supporters
Funded on 5/28/2014

Carlos from Chicago, IL

To reach my goal of working in security and supporting my family, I need my Ill. Perc Card

Having my Perc Card would mean qualifying for a security job, a steady income, gainful employment, and better things for myself and my family. More

Validated by Alex from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$210of $210

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2 supporters
Funded on 4/4/2014

Brian from Detroit, MI

I'm blind & need assistive software to search for employment + access the world

My JAWS software is outdated. An upgrade will allow me to search for my first job in over 30 years and connect with the world around me. More

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

$900of $670

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12 supporters
Funded on 3/12/2014

Mama Nic from Detroit, MI

No longer homeless! Family needs a washer & dryer to make cleaning clothes easier

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

Validated by Monica from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$780of $780

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4 supporters
Funded on 5/28/2014

PJai from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Charnita from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$805of $780

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5 supporters
Funded on 5/13/2014

Umar from Chicago, IL

Living in poverty & homelessness for 20 yrs; A bus home is my 1st step to a new life

I need to make positive changes in my life. I know that if I can get home to my family in Atlanta, I can get off the streets and get my life on track. More

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

$170of $170

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9 supporters
Funded on 4/2/2014

Reyna from East Sf Bay, CA

My husband is ill, and our children need clothing for school

Since my husband was diagnosed with Systemic Vasculitis he is unable to work much. I am looking for work, but the children have needs. More

Validated by Andrea from Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

$685of $560

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10 supporters
Funded on 4/18/2014

Denzel from Chicago, IL

Got a job! Now I need my own tools to be on a level playing field for promotion.

I am employed & working my way up, but need basic factory tools to stay safe & competitive for promotion in my job with a manufacturing company. More

Validated by Lauren from The Cara Program

$270of $270

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5 supporters
Funded on 3/19/2014

Lawanda from Detroit, MI

I have my own place now! A bed will help relieve knee pain from sleeping on floor

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

Validated by Monica from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$560of $560

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17 supporters
Funded on 5/5/2014

Frank from Chicago, IL

I am training for a career; I need a copy of my naturalization papers to start

I want to enroll in a WIA grant-supported certification program in IT Support, but I need a copy of my naturalization certificate in order to apply. More

Validated by Lauren from The Cara Program

$385of $385

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13 supporters
Funded on 3/2/2014

Tee from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Monica from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$555of $505

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5 supporters
Funded on 5/28/2014

Darla from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Monica from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$780of $780

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16 supporters
Funded on 5/19/2014

Hardworking1 from Gaithersburg, MD

I need tools to complete my apprenticeship training program!

I need tools that I will use daily as part of my apprenticeship program. More

Validated by Lisa Canaday from The Dwelling Place, Inc.

$790of $690

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12 supporters
Funded on 3/19/2014

Kaytie from Inkster, MI

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

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

Validated by Valerie from Starfish Family Services

$695of $550

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10 supporters
Funded on 5/13/2014

Tasha from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$830of $780

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6 supporters
Funded on 5/9/2014

Aisha from Cincinnati, OH

Gainfully employed until the company closed; Car repairs will help me find employment

Reliable transportation will not only allow me to make it to interviews, it will also allow me to be a reliable, punctual employee and retain my job. More

Validated by Doug from Cincinnati Works

$336of $335

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12 supporters
Funded on 2/26/2014

Jazmin from Chicago, IL

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

My kids & I have been in a lot of shelters over the years. Furniture would help my kids feel like they have a real home where we can have family time! More

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

$670of $670

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13 supporters
Funded on 5/5/2014

Ms. Dann from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Charnita from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$766of $450

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8 supporters
Funded on 5/12/2014

Darrel from Chicago, IL

I have a social work degree & I'm ready to work. I need a dental restoration to go on interviews

I need a partial to replace missing teeth that affect my smile. This will allow me to ace interviews and get a job in my field, which is counseling. More

Validated by Lauren from The Cara Program

$425of $420

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12 supporters
Funded on 4/4/2014

Lisa from Charlotte, NC

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

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

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

$1042of $725

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11 supporters
Funded on 4/25/2014

Keisha from Chicago, IL

My husband and I need a new bed for my daughter who has outgrown her crib!

We're moving into our first apartment, but we need a bed for our 4-year-old who's outgrown her crib. We can afford the move, just not the extra bed. More

Validated by Lauren from The Cara Program

$325of $225

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3 supporters
Funded on 3/5/2014

Dinisha from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Monica from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$450of $450

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13 supporters
Funded on 3/11/2014

Alice from Chicago, IL

After 32yrs of homelessness, I've finally got an apartment of my own; now I need furniture.

I need furniture so I have somewhere to sleep & somewhere to put my belongings. This will help me sleep better & have more energy to find a job. More

Validated by Allison from LIFT-Chicago

$758of $750

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28 supporters
Funded on 4/23/2014

Anthony from Berkeley, CA

Trained to be a Solar Installer, I just need the tools to accept a job

I have finished my internship and training and I am ready to work. Obtaining proper tools will make me employment ready to achieve my goals. More

Validated by Melvin from Rising Sun Energy Center

$505of $505

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18 supporters
Funded on 2/24/2014

Bee from Chicago, IL

Proud to be one of the few women welders! I need welding gear to start my career.

My goal is to be fully prepared for job interviews so that I can show employers how determined I am to be a welder! I need a helmet, boots, and gloves More

Validated by Jessica from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$440of $390

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5 supporters
Funded on 3/3/2014

Jamara from Chicago, IL

I'm well on my way to becoming a welder and I need work gear to succeed!

My goal is to be a full-time welder. I will be more employable, prepared for work, and able to support my family if I have my own welding equipment. More

Validated by Jessica from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$390of $390

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11 supporters
Funded on 3/14/2014

KJ from Detroit, MI

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

I need a queen size bed and couch. Meeting this need will help me because I will be able to get rest at night and take care of my family better. More

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

$780of $780

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11 supporters
Funded on 4/29/2014

Nesha from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$785of $780

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14 supporters
Funded on 4/29/2014

Gwen from Berkeley, CA

Formerly homeless, I need household items to prepare for self-sufficiency

After two years of homelessness, I’m in an apartment and looking for employment. Some linens, dishware, and household goods will get me started. More

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

$510of $505

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17 supporters
Funded on 2/26/2014

Lan's from San Jose, CA

I'm disabled from torture & need a computer for family communication & education

I was tortured in my native Sierra Leone leading to my disability. Now my daughter is in college; a computer will help her studies & we can call home. More

Validated by Mladenka from Asian Americans for Community Involvement

$455of $420

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6 supporters
Funded on 3/19/2014

LaTanya from Chicago, IL

My family recently suffered a tragedy – I need to relocate my family for us to move forward

Doctors say it's a miracle my daughter is alive (not to mention mentally intact)! To continue healing & moving forward, we must move to a safer place. More

Validated by Natalie from LIFT-Chicago

$640of $640

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19 supporters
Funded on 3/9/2014

Sharon from East Sf Bay, CA

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

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

Validated by DeVonna from Davis Street Family Resource Center

$785of $780

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11 supporters
Funded on 4/29/2014

Leda from Detroit, MI

I've been offered a research job. Glasses & laptop will help me build hours + earn income

A laptop will allow me to do the work required of me for longer than an hour at the library. Prescription glasses will help me see better. More

Validated by Pastor Harris from Total Life Christian Ministries, Inc.

$615of $615

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8 supporters
Funded on 3/29/2014

Sala from Inkster, MI

Working & supporting my family. I need my driver's license to go back to school.

Right now I'm working but my goal is to go back to college. With a driver's license, I'll be able to get there, and get my kids where they need to be. More

Validated by Valerie from Starfish Family Services

$280of $280

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13 supporters
Funded on 3/18/2014

Takahleet from San Jose, CA

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

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

Validated by Dora from Asian Americans for Community Involvement

$505of $505

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13 supporters
Funded on 4/13/2014

Brahan from San Jose, CA

I am a refugee and expecting my first child. I need a bed, crib, and baby items.

I currently sleep on a mattress on the floor with several roommates. These items will make caring for my new baby easier. More

Validated by Dora from Asian Americans for Community Involvement

$690of $670

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13 supporters
Funded on 4/15/2014

Terry from Chicago, IL

After bed bugs, I need help replacing clothes & a bed on my part-time salary.

I need a bed & clothing to replace those destroyed so I can get a good night's sleep & be warm while turning my part-time work into full-time work. More

Validated by Kimberly from Mercy Housing Lakefront

$461of $450

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12 supporters
Funded on 2/28/2014

Marilyn from Pontiac, MI

I'm looking for work + need help removing transportation barriers for our family.

My husband needs his license reinstated to get to work. Bus passes will allow me to look for a job. Gas cards will help us save for family needs. More

Validated by Julia from Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit

$465of $465

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6 supporters
Funded on 3/10/2014

Peter from Chicago, IL

I'm a veteran returning to the workforce and need training to enter the hospitality industry!

Recently, the business I was working for closed. I want to transition to the hospitality industry but need my BASSET certification to be marketable. More

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

$205of $170

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3 supporters
Funded on 1/27/2014

Maria from East Sf Bay, CA

My child is the 1st in our family to go to college. She needs a computer to succeed.

We are a hard-working family, but have been unprepared to financially support our child in school. Her success will mean so much. More

Validated by Andrea from Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

$865of $390

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18 supporters
Funded on 3/3/2014

Lady D from Detroit, MI

Doing my best to mend our sense of home after bedbugs. Furniture will help us move forward

A full size bed, twin bed and couch will help me rebuild and bring comfort back to my house after bedbugs. More

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

$780of $780

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17 supporters
Funded on 3/30/2014

Randall from Berkeley, CA

I need to replace stolen tools to work as an electrician once again

I currently work as a lower-paid laborer. With the proper set of tools, I can earn more and take care of my family. More

Validated by Crystal from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$415of $390

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7 supporters
Funded on 3/7/2014

Therese from San Diego, CA

I am a homebound senior, and I need an exercise machine to keep up my body strength

My vertigo keeps me homebound. I used to walk every day and can no longer get that exercise. This will help me keep going. More

Validated by Vanesa from Senior Community Centers of San Diego

$145of $145

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4 supporters
Funded on 1/14/2014

Ann from Detroit, MI

I was an active mom until car was vandalized. Repairs will get my family moving again.

I need car repairs after the catalytic converter and exhaust system were stolen. This will allow me to better respond to the demands of my family. More

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

$505of $450

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11 supporters
Funded on 3/28/2014

Jenkins from Detroit, MI

I'm a student wanting to study graphic design. I need a computer to get me started

A laptop and graphic design software will help me with assignments and allow me to train and practice outside of the classroom. More

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

$540of $505

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8 supporters
Funded on 3/21/2014

Dee from Berkeley, CA

I am homeless, and need warm clothes and food to survive until my benefits are approved

I have applied for SSI & GA benefits, but have no income until they come in. Surviving on the street will be easier with warm clothes and decent food. More

Validated by Feuy from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$365of $365

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10 supporters
Funded on 3/26/2014

Penelope from Detroit, MI

I'm a recently unemployed mom needing car repairs to get son to needed doctor appts

Frequent doctor visits for my mentally ill son would be more manageable with my electronic control module fixed on my vehicle. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$560of $560

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11 supporters
Funded on 3/25/2014

Lovell from Detroit, MI

I'm a working mom in need of beds for my children after being displaced by bedbugs

I'm working hard to get back on my feet after suddenly needing to move my family because of bedbugs. For my kids' stability & success, I need beds. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$615of $615

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6 supporters
Funded on 3/10/2014

Chaz from Chicago, IL

I am an adult learner & recent graduate; I need a certification exam to get work as a counselor

I finished my Associates' Degree in Certified Alcohol & Drug Counseling & need help with the exam fee to get CADC certification so I can get a job. More

Validated by Edna from Inspiration Corporation

$255of $255

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1 supporter
Funded on 12/24/2013

Kenneth from Chicago, IL

I just moved into my first apartment in 10 years! I need household items and cleaning supplies

I need bedding, kitchen items, and cleaning supplies to live comfortably and to keep my new apartment clean. It will help me make my apartment a home. More

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

$355of $335

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9 supporters
Funded on 2/10/2014

Calvin from Chicago, IL

I'm looking for housing & employment; I need a copy of my birth certificate to move forward

I'm in the process of moving my life forward with housing & employment. To take the next step, I need to provide my birth certificate documentation. More

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

$20of $20

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1 supporter
Funded on 12/24/2013

Erica from Detroit, MI

I'm a widow & need bus fare and winter clothes to continue moving my family forward

My goal is to find a job to support my children. Meeting this need will allow me to search for employment and keep my family warm this winter. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$562of $560

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14 supporters
Funded on 2/26/2014

Fred from Concord, NC

I'm getting my life back on track. I've got a job opportunity but need to update my CDL License.

I need money to pay for my CDL license. This includes a DOT Physical, and the license registration fees. More

Validated by Ray from Zion Hill AME Zion Church

$300of $195

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9 supporters
Funded on 12/26/2013

Ms. Mac from Berkeley, CA

I’m homeless + returning to school. I need a computer and backpack to be a student.

I am studying psychology and hope to be a school counselor. First, I need to continue my studies, get work, and get out of the shelter. More

Validated by LaDiamond from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$640of $615

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24 supporters
Funded on 3/14/2014

Supermom from Oakland, CA

I’m a hard-working mom but my kids & I need shoes & I need professional clothes to succeed at work

Currently I have to borrow work boots so that I have appropriate attire. My kids also each only have one pair of shoes. We just need some basics. More

Validated by Kamela from Beyond Emancipation

$640of $390

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19 supporters
Funded on 2/19/2014

Nichole from Oakland, CA

I’m a former foster youth & I need car repairs to get to work & school

I’m a student in San Francisco and in transitional housing in the East Bay. I need new brakes and alignment to make the commute safely. More

Validated by Kamela from Beyond Emancipation

$640of $670

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15 supporters
Funded on 3/17/2014

Paul from East Sf Bay, CA

I need to get my bus operator certification to re-enter the workforce and help support my grandkids

I worked for the SF Muni before my life took a downward turn six years ago. I’m trying to get back on track and help out my family. More

Validated by Roberto from Fremont Family Resource Center Corporation

$750of $750

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13 supporters
Funded on 1/14/2014

George from Los Angeles, CA

Leaving homelessness behind. Need household items to make my new apartment home.

After three years of homelessness, I'm grateful to be successfully housed. Some bedding and cleaning items will help make it home. More

Validated by Aiko from PATH

$450of $450

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7 supporters
Funded on 3/10/2014

Cynthia from Detroit, MI

I'm an artist with a disability. Art supplies will let me sell more artwork + support myself.

The income from my sells supports my life. I can't afford to buy canvas, card stock and paint all the time. I need these things to continue my work. More

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

$775of $725

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20 supporters
Funded on 3/13/2014

Tee from Inkster, MI

House fire destroyed my belongings but not my spirit. Basic household supplies will help me rebuild.

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

Validated by Chanel from Starfish Family Services

$341of $340

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11 supporters
Funded on 2/28/2014

Patrick from Elgin, IL

I want to learn to be a counselor but I need train fare and lodging to travel to monthly classes

I have Developmental Intellectual Disability and want to learn to help others like me. Shepards Ministries provides training, but I need to get there. More

Validated by Maureen from St. Mary's Conference of St. Vincent de Paul

$505of $505

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12 supporters
Funded on 1/3/2014

Teresa from San Jose, CA

I worked hard to raise 5 children. I need a taco cart for a self-supporting business.

Because of my health I cannot work regular hours. My own taco cart would allow me flexibility and to serve my food. More

Validated by Janet from Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence

$780of $780

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11 supporters
Funded on 3/5/2014

Rosie from East Sf Bay, CA

I am a mother of five boys and I need a laptop to keep up with their teachers and school work

Our old computer is not working, and email is the best way to communicate with my sons’ teachers. They also need it for their schoolwork. More

Validated by Lorita from Davis Street Family Resource Center

$507of $505

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14 supporters
Funded on 3/2/2014

Javier from East Sf Bay, CA

I’ve just got my truck driving license, but I need an eye exam and new glasses to succeed at my job

I’ve been in trouble, but am turning my life around. I have a son on the way and a new career. Better vision will help me succeed at all my goals. More

Validated by Kristal from Davis Street Family Resource Center

$280of $280

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1 supporter
Funded on 12/20/2013

Alicia from Inkster, MI

In school to make a better life for my kids. I refuse to let a laptop stand in my way

I'm a single mom of three, striving to get back on my feet, further my education, and eventually purchase a home. A laptop will help me move forward. More

Validated by Jeanette from Starfish Family Services

$615of $615

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15 supporters
Funded on 2/28/2014

Parastu from Oakland, CA

I am a refugee taking care of my brothers & sisters. We need a laptop & phone for studies & work

We have just arrived from Afghanistan and need a phone to find work and a computer to continue our studies and communicate with family. More

Validated by Samantha from International Rescue Committee (Northern California Region)

$520of $520

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13 supporters
Funded on 2/28/2014

Fahma from Oakland, CA

I’m a mother with a baby on the way and we need a mattress & clothes for the children

We have recently come from Somalia and have a new baby coming. My husband is looking for work, but we need these things for the children. More

Validated by Samantha from International Rescue Committee (Northern California Region)

$505of $505

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5 supporters
Funded on 2/7/2014

Bianca from East Sf Bay, CA

I’m a mother starting as a beautician. I need supplies to grow my business & take care of my son.

I have earned my cosmetology license and am now building my clientele. With my basic supplies I can save money for my son’s needs More

Validated by Sue from Davis Street Family Resource Center

$450of $450

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1 supporter
Funded on 1/13/2014

Monique from East Sf Bay, CA

I'm a DV Survivor fighting cancer. I need a small fridge, microwave & toaster for medication & meals

I survived domestic violence, now I’m fighting cancer. After chemo I’m unable to get around, & these items will allow me to be independent in my room. More

Validated by Kristal from Davis Street Family Resource Center

$225of $225

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4 supporters
Funded on 1/14/2014

Mahammad from Oakland, CA

I am an Afhan immigrant. I need a laptop for school & to keep in touch with family.

I am in school and just started working. A laptop will allow me to study at home, and let my family Skype with family in Afghanistan. More

Validated by Doug from International Rescue Committee (Northern California Region)

$450of $450

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18 supporters
Funded on 3/1/2014

Sherielle from East Sf Bay, CA

I'm a single mom who was laid off. I'm going back to school & need a laptop to succeed.

I’ve been laid off twice in three years. Now I’m going back to school to secure a more stable financial future for my family. More

Validated by Kristal from Davis Street Family Resource Center

$671of $670

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10 supporters
Funded on 3/1/2014

April from East Sf Bay, CA

I’m a mother in of need warm clothing for my new job so I can take care of my three children

After getting out of a bad relationship, I’m raising my children on my own. I got work, but need warm clothing to stay well. More

Validated by Sandy from Davis Street Family Resource Center

$255of $255

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6 supporters
Funded on 2/7/2014

Dominique from Oakland, CA

I am a mother & a student & am legally blind. I need contact lenses that will help me read & focus.

My goal is to become a Juvenile Probation Officer in order to make a better life for my four children. Lenses can help my Keratoconus. More

Validated by Erica from Beyond Emancipation

$700of $450

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11 supporters
Funded on 1/31/2014

Fattma from Oakland, CA

I am a widow & new immigrant with four children. We need a laptop & cellphone to communicate & study

We now all share one phone, but there are times we are apart and need to communicate. The computer is for my children’s studies. More

Validated by Samantha from International Rescue Committee (Northern California Region)

$506of $505

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15 supporters
Funded on 2/26/2014

Candice from East Sf Bay, CA

I’m a mother sharing one room with my kids. We need a deposit for our own apartment.

For nine years I have lived with my children in one room in my mother’s house. We now have an opportunity for our own place. More

Validated by Sandy from Davis Street Family Resource Center

$686of $690

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14 supporters
Funded on 2/27/2014

Latrenda from Oakland, CA

I’m a single mom & former foster youth & I need a laptop to pursue my goal of being a neonatal nurse

I’m attending a university now, and caring for my child, so a laptop that allows me to study from home will be a great help. More

Validated by DeShauna from Beyond Emancipation

$390of $390

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4 supporters
Funded on 1/28/2014

Marshall from Oakland, CA

I just arrived from Afghanistan and I need a laptop for my studies and to find employment

I was a Doctor back in Afghanistan. Now I need to find work here and enroll in certification courses to work in the medical field here. More

Validated by Samantha from International Rescue Committee (Northern California Region)

$505of $505

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4 supporters
Funded on 12/15/2013

Vincianna from Oakland, CA

I’m a former foster youth and a mother. I need a laptop to succeed in school.

Taking care of my two small children inspires me to push harder. I want to be able to study at home with my children. More

Validated by DeShauna from Beyond Emancipation

$450of $450

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21 supporters
Funded on 2/27/2014

Beth from Berkeley, CA

My children & I escaped DV & are in shelter. We need coats to get through winter.

We escaped from a domestic violence situation and had to leave everything behind. Warm coats would help us go out during the day. More

Validated by Felicia from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$625of $450

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9 supporters
Funded on 2/19/2014

Victor from Chicago, IL

I'm furthering my education and I need work gear to successfully seek employment in manufacturing

I'm excited to start my CNC career! Meeting this need will show an employer that I'm ready to work & have the tools I need to start right away. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$505of $505

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15 supporters
Funded on 2/17/2014

Howard from Chicago, IL

Eager to move forward! I need bus passes to search for jobs & attend computer classes

I'm ready to be self-sufficient! I need bus fare to look for jobs and go to interviews, get to computer classes, and visit my brother who has cancer. More

Validated by Alex from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$486of $485

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20 supporters
Funded on 2/25/2014

Jay from Chicago, IL

I'm enrolled in a manufacturing program and I need gear to be ready for a job

I need tools and gear to help start my manufacturing career. I like to be ready to get the job done and this gear will help me be prepared for work. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$530of $505

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15 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2013

Nikki from Detroit, MI

Moving into a beautiful home after shelter life. A washer & dryer would make it complete.

My children & I were displaced from our home and are starting over. I need a washer & dryer to re-establish my home for my children's security. More

Validated by Monica from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$760of $760

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2 supporters
Funded on 2/11/2014

Maddie from Chicago, IL

I relocated my family away from a violent situation; I need winter clothes for my children.

I moved my family back to Chicago due to threat of violence; We have no warm clothes for the coming winter, and my 7 kids need coats. More

Validated by Griselda from Metro Praise International Church

$450of $450

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1 supporter
Funded on 12/3/2013

Darlene from Berkeley, CA

I'm homeless but licensed in tax preparing. I need a laptop to work & be independent

I want to continue improving my skills, and helping clients, while I search for permanent housing and work to re-unite with my daughter More

Validated by Cathy from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$604of $505

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10 supporters
Funded on 2/28/2014

Sandra from Berkeley, CA

I am disabled from polio & I need a wheelchair for mobility, safety, & independence

I have limited mobility, miss my appointments, and cannot go out in public or do grocery shopping. A wheelchair will help in all aspects of my life. More

Validated by Andrea from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$390of $390

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7 supporters
Funded on 1/17/2014

Monica from East Sf Bay, CA

We are refugees and need furniture to make our new apartment feel like a home for our children

We had to flee Honduras leaving loved ones behind to save our family. Beds for our children and a dining room table will help us make this our home. More

Validated by Andrea from Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

$671of $670

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20 supporters
Funded on 3/1/2014

Kamil from Berkeley, CA

I am a homeless veteran, and I need professional attire to look for work

I have been homeless for five months, and need proper clothing to find employment and eventually housing. More

Validated by Crystal from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$255of $255

Need funded!

5 supporters
Funded on 12/31/2013

Gregory from Chicago, IL

I'm a poet and I need funds for a computer so I can publish my work & support myself

I'm proud to be 3 years clean and ready to sustain myself through my art, tell my story, & touch lives. A computer will help me publish my work! More

Validated by Kimberly from Mercy Housing Lakefront

$335of $335

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14 supporters
Funded on 3/2/2014

Mahra Simone from Charlotte, NC

I'm a domestic violence survivor & single mother in need of money to pay for job certification.

I need assistance to become certified as a MakeUp Artist. This certification will help me make money doing what I love and create stability for me. More

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

$780of $780

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3 supporters
Funded on 1/13/2014

Peter from Chicago, IL

I'm a veteran & I was just accepted into a rehousing program; I need furniture!

Recently, I found both a job & housing! To be productive at work, I need to sleep & eat well. Thus, I need help with small furniture & kitchen items. More

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

$225of $225

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3 supporters
Funded on 12/15/2013

Oday from Oakland, CA

I’m a refugee & father & newly employed. I need help with transportation to save money for my family

I live in Oakland and work in San Francisco. My commute is $37/week on BART + $80 monthly bus pass. Saving this expense will help my family. More

Validated by Samantha from International Rescue Committee (Northern California Region)

$260of $260

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2 supporters
Funded on 1/7/2014

Fatou from Oakland, CA

I’m an immigrant & mother and I need a washing machine and dryer to save money and care for my kids

With the expense of the laundromat and transportation to and from, and the time it takes from my kids lives, it would help to do the laundry at home. More

Validated by Samantha from International Rescue Committee (Northern California Region)

$560of $560

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8 supporters
Funded on 2/16/2014

Ron from Charlotte, NC

I'm a fiber optics graduate in need of reliable transportation to accept a full time job offer.

I need help with obtaining reliable transportation to be used for a job I've been offered that requires that I have my own transportation. More

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

$780of $780

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6 supporters
Funded on 2/10/2014

Kim from Charlotte, NC

I'm a displaced mother of two in need of help saving my family's belongings.

I moved to Charlotte after losing my Georgia home in a tornado. My family's things have been in storage ever since and now I need help moving it here. More

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

$1730of $755

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30 supporters
Funded on 2/17/2014

Morgan from Charlotte, NC

1st college grad in my family. Now need help with car repair to keep my son safe as I job hunt.

I need a new battery and inner tire rods for my '01 Honda Accord to make sure my son and I have safe and reliable transportation for work and school. More

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

$290of $290

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5 supporters
Funded on 1/17/2014

Rick from Berkeley, CA

I’m in a shelter & have job interviews set but need help with transportation costs to get to them

My job ended when the business lost its lease, now I’m in the shelter. The agency is helping me get interviews, but I need help getting to them. More

Validated by Anthony from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$225of $225

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4 supporters
Funded on 1/25/2014

Tracey from Detroit, MI

I am a proud mother recovering from a flooded home. I am in need of beds for my daughter and me.

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

Validated by Monica from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$915of $770

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16 supporters
Funded on 2/7/2014

LaToya from Chicago, IL

I'm newly housed and I need basic necessities to round out my new home

I'm on my own for the 1st time in 6 yrs! Meeting this need will help me continue moving forward, save for my education, and start 2014 w/ less stress. More

Validated by Lauren from The Cara Program

$255of $255

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1 supporter
Funded on 12/3/2013

Garrett from Evanston, IL

My dream is to become a business manager. I need a laptop to take online classes towards my BA

Online classes will open up management positions for me at work, but right now I live paycheck to paycheck & can't afford a computer to take them on. More

Validated by Melissa from Connections for the Homeless

$505of $505

Need funded!

1 supporter
Funded on 12/31/2013

Mek from Chicago, IL

Taking computer courses to pursue my chosen career; Need to repair my computer screen

I'm taking classes in network administration. My laptop screen broke; I can do the repairs myself, but I need help purchasing the replacement screen. More

Validated by Jason from Inspiration Corporation

$100of $90

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2 supporters
Funded on 11/24/2013

Angela from Chicago, IL

I'm ready to get my GED! I need help with the exam cost to better support my family

I have finished my GED class and am ready to take the exam! I need help with the exam cost so I can take the next steps to obtain employment. More

Validated by Kimberly from Mercy Housing Lakefront

$140of $140

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3 supporters
Funded on 1/8/2014

Samantha from Evanston, IL

I'm a young single mom in need of a computer to finish my GED & make a better life for my son

My son means the world to me & I would love to further my education to make life better for us. To do this, I need a computer for school & my future. More

Validated by Kim from Infant Welfare Society of Evanston

$560of $560

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2 supporters
Funded on 1/13/2014

Mitchell from Chicago, IL

I'm a dad newly housed after 5 yrs of homelessness; I need the basics to further my self-sufficiency

Now that I have a safe place to live, I can start working towards my goals: education & employment. I need furniture & kitchenware to move forward. More

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

$290of $255

Need funded!

9 supporters
Funded on 1/8/2014

Star from Detroit, MI

I am a grandmother transitioning out of homelessness and I need furniture

I have my own place now but it lacks furniture. I need furniture to complete my home so that when my grandkids visit they have somewhere to sit. More

Validated by Monica from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$765of $750

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6 supporters
Funded on 1/15/2014

Sandy from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Monica from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$780of $780

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23 supporters
Funded on 2/5/2014

Nikki from Detroit, MI

I'm a student determined to graduate this year. A laptop will help me keep up with course work.

A laptop will help me complete work for school when I am not on campus. Limited access to a computer restricts my ability to complete assignments. More

Validated by Wytrice from Total Life Christian Ministries, Inc.

$450of $450

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8 supporters
Funded on 2/14/2014

James from Chicago, IL

I am ready to be financially independent; I need a computer to pursue full-time employment

I need a computer that allows me access to the internet so I can pursue full time employment in my area of expertise, individual tax preparation. More

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

$336of $336

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5 supporters
Funded on 1/16/2014

Lorena from East Sf Bay, CA

Our family is working together to send my sister to college. We need money for her applications

My sister has been through a lot, but now has the chance to be the first in the family to go to college, but we need help with her application fees. More

Validated by Andrea from Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

$245of $245

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4 supporters
Funded on 12/3/2013

Preness from Berkeley, CA

I’m a veteran, living in a shelter, and I need a tablet to help me with my job & independence

I couldn't work due to injuries in my shoulder and leg. Now I’m in training to do security. I need a tablet for my training and to get more hours. More

Validated by Lauren from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$445of $445

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5 supporters
Funded on 1/12/2014

Solomon from Oakland, CA

I’m a new immigrant from Eritrea, and I need woodworking tools to create coffee tables that I sell

I am starting a job, but it is part-time. If I can continue my craft of creating traditional coffee tables, I can sell them to support my family. More

Validated by Samantha from International Rescue Committee (Northern California Region)

$505of $505

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11 supporters
Funded on 2/14/2014

Amirah from Berkeley, CA

I’m in transitional housing and working part time. I need clothing for my job and the cold winter.

My goals are to stay employed and warm, and get my own place. Clothing to be professional at work and a warm coat for the winter will help me succeed. More

Validated by LaDiamond from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$445of $445

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4 supporters
Funded on 1/12/2014

Josie from Chicago, IL

I'm determined to get my MSW to help inner-city children and I need the app fee for grad school

My goal is to help underprivileged kids achieve their dreams in education just like I was able to. I need the app fee to apply for an MSW program! More

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

$70of $70

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1 supporter
Funded on 12/13/2013

Bertha from East Sf Bay, CA

I'm a mother of four, and the two youngest need their own beds to sleep in.

My two youngest childen and I all share one old mattress. We need new beds and dressers for children’s basic needs. More

Validated by Kristal from Davis Street Family Resource Center

$615of $615

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18 supporters
Funded on 2/15/2014

Smithers from Berkeley, CA

I’m a homeless veteran & I need a transit pass to make my VA appointments + look for work

Since leaving active duty work has dried up. A transit pass will help me make my appointments at the VA, job interviews, and get me back on my goals. More

Validated by Anthony from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$225of $225

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2 supporters
Funded on 12/15/2013

Danielle from East Sf Bay, CA

I'm a single mother who needs furniture and household goods to care for my children

I am recently divorced and lost a lot of items in the transition. I work part-time, but need a mattress, pots, and pans to care for my kids. More

Validated by Nati from Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

$585of $585

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2 supporters
Funded on 1/14/2014

Niecy from Chicago, IL

Struggling with chronic pain from my disability; Need a bed & walker to move forward

A new bed and a walker will help ease my chronic pain and, ultimately, help me get back to school, function better, and be self-sufficient. More

Validated by Eleanor from Inspiration Corporation

$465of $370

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6 supporters
Funded on 1/17/2014

Shay from Chicago, IL

I'm a self-supporting student; I need a laptop/printer to graduate high school & succeed in college

I receive no financial support from my family. My goal is to graduate high school & attend college next year! A laptop & printer will help me succeed. More

Validated by Rebecca from Alternatives, Inc.

$595of $560

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/27/2013

Joy from Detroit, MI

I'm free of cancer and an abusive relationship. A car will keep me moving towards better days.

$700 will go a long way in helping me purchase a used car. I will head back to work after my leave and can save the additional $300 to reach my goal. More

Validated by Michelle from Matrix Human Services

$780of $780

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11 supporters
Funded on 1/30/2014

Lateef from Oakland, CA

I’m newly arrived in the U.S., and need equipment to pursue my photography career

My goal is to be a professional photographer, but studios require you to have your own equipment. This will give me more opportunities. More

Validated by Doug from International Rescue Committee (Northern California Region)

$425of $425

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9 supporters
Funded on 1/8/2014

Margarita from Chicago, IL

I'm a proud adoptive mother and my family needs help buying a furnace for Chicago's brutal winter

My goal is to raise our adopted son in the best home possible: one that is safe and warm. I need help with half the cost of a furnace for our home. More

Validated by Annie from Erie Elementary Charter School

$780of $780

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12 supporters
Funded on 1/14/2014

Tender from Oakland, CA

I’m a formerly homeless mother of two small children who need warm clothes for winter

We lost a lot of our clothes and belongings while homeless. I’m hoping to keep my children warm and healthy during the winter. More

Validated by Kamela from Beyond Emancipation

$280of $280

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5 supporters
Funded on 12/20/2013

Angelica from East Sf Bay, CA

I'm a young mother pursuing a career in teaching and need a laptop computer

Currently I am a teacher's aide, but if I return to school for my BA I can be a teacher and have a better career. More

Validated by Sandy from Davis Street Family Resource Center

$670of $670

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14 supporters
Funded on 1/25/2014

Kay from Berkeley, CA

I am studying to be a paralegal, and I need to learn to drive to open up opportunities.

I was a paralegal back in Sri Lanka, and am studying to be one here. Learning to drive will help me get employed when I finish my training. More

Validated by Lauren from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$310of $310

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5 supporters
Funded on 1/6/2014

Lenise from Chicago, IL

I'm finally housed and will be going to college in January. I need household items for my apartment

I just moved into my own apartment & I need a mini fridge, lamp, bedspread, and other household items. Then I can focus on getting my nursing degree. More

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

$335of $335

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7 supporters
Funded on 12/3/2013

Atsede from Oakland, CA

I’m an immigrant who's been in the US 20 years. I need citizenship application fees

Being a citizen will help me with job opportunities, but I need the fingerprint and application fees. I also look forward to voting. More

Validated by Kimberly from International Rescue Committee (Northern California Region)

$760of $760

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11 supporters
Funded on 1/27/2014

Roberto from Berkeley, CA

Homeless, but now employed, I need uniforms to keep my new job

I’ve been homeless, but have just started a new job. Having a supply of clean uniforms will help me keep this job and find housing. More

Validated by Crystal from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$505of $505

Need funded!

8 supporters
Funded on 12/20/2013

Joy from Chicago, IL

I'm fighting to get back on my feet and I need a coat and boots to move past Chicago's winter

Right now I only have a light jacket. I know that having a winter coat and boots will help keep me healthy and motivated to keep moving forward. More

Validated by Allison from LIFT-Chicago

$205of $205

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9 supporters
Funded on 11/6/2013

Princess from Oakland, CA

I’m a mother, student & former foster youth. I need a laptop to study at home with my children

Currently, I have to use the library computers to study, which is difficult with my two small children. A laptop will allow me to study anywhere. More

Validated by DeShauna from Beyond Emancipation

$390of $390

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10 supporters
Funded on 1/7/2014

Alejandra from East Sf Bay, CA

I am a student, volunteer, working part-time, & will need a tablet computer to succeed in University

I am a first generation college student, and have been accepted to UC Berkeley. Transferring from Community College is just my first goal. More

Validated by Nati from Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

$450of $450

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8 supporters
Funded on 1/10/2014

Raul from East Sf Bay, CA

We are a homeless family ready for an apartment. We need furniture to make it a home.

My wife and infant son and I are in a shelter, but will soon be in our own place. A mattress, dining set, and dresser will get us started. More

Validated by Nati from Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

$625of $615

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10 supporters
Funded on 1/13/2014

Batista from East Sf Bay, CA

I am a father who needs beds and winter clothing for my 3-year-old twins who now sleep on the floor

We were homeless, but now have a place. I work part-time but cannot afford these things to keep my boys warm this winter. More

Validated by Nati from Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

$670of $670

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11 supporters
Funded on 1/1/2014

Kim from East Sf Bay, CA

I need help repairing my car so that I can look for work and safely drive my son to Kindergarten

I’m a single mother looking for work in a damaged car with worn tires. With cold, wet weather coming, I am concerned for my son’s safety. More

Validated by Denise from Davis Street Family Resource Center

$585of $585

Need funded!

2 supporters
Funded on 12/20/2013

Stephanie from Detroit, MI

No longer homeless and working PT. Need help with furniture for my kids.

I'm working part time & all my money goes towards bills. Living and dining room furniture will allow me & my daughters to eat & relax together. More

Validated by Tanya from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$786of $780

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5 supporters
Funded on 1/29/2014

Largeman from Charlotte, NC

I'm a veteran with military disabilities and my service dog needs medical care and home-care items

My service dog helps me reconnect with the community and work toward my goals of school and employment. He needs checkups, medicine, and other items. More

Validated by Sara from Charlotte Bridge Home

$550of $505

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9 supporters
Funded on 12/20/2013

Emad from East Sf Bay, CA

We are a recently arrived family and we need winter clothing and a bed to help us get settled.

I hope to start work soon, but right now need clothing for my children and pregnant wife and a bed. More

Validated by Nati from Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

$420of $335

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8 supporters
Funded on 1/22/2014

Veronica from Chicago, IL

I'm ready to work, but I don't have a work visa yet. I need passports for me and my daughter

I need to get passports for me & my daughter so we can begin the U-Visa process. Then I can become legally employed and work to support my family. More

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

$170of $170

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6 supporters
Funded on 1/22/2014

Fred from Chicago, IL

I'm an out of work veteran & I need help with 1 month's rent & a bus pass while I look for a job

I've been diligently searching for work, and ran into extra expenses. I need help with rent for 1 month & bus passes so I can attend job interviews. More

Validated by Caitlin from Common Pantry

$320of $320

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/30/2013

Michael from Berkeley, CA

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

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

Validated by Feuy from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$440of $390

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2013

Cee Cee from Detroit, MI

I'm recovering from major surgery; I need a bed and a laptop to take online classes

I am preparing for major surgery, and am currently taking GED classes. I need a bed and a laptop to stay on track with studying while I recover. More

Validated by Charnita from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$575of $505

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7 supporters
Funded on 1/13/2014

Kelleye from Detroit, MI

I am determined to get my GED; I need a computer to access my schoolwork

I need a laptop with Microsoft office software. I am determined to get my GED and don't want lack of access to a computer to get in my way. More

Validated by Charnita from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$390of $390

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3 supporters
Funded on 12/29/2013

Diego from East Sf Bay, CA

I'm a single father, and I need to replace clothing and household items destroyed in a flood

Our apartment flooded and destroyed our furniture, clothes, and appliances. My earnings go to food and rent, and we need help. More

Validated by Nati from Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

$508of $505

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13 supporters
Funded on 1/4/2014

Adrian from East Sf Bay, CA

I’m graduating high school and want to go to college, but I need money for the applications

I will be the first in my family to attend college to pursue a pharmaceutical career. My parents support this, but do not have the funds to help me. More

Validated by Andrea from Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

$255of $255

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4 supporters
Funded on 12/11/2013

Juan from Chicago, IL

I am a father of 4 looking for work; I need a license plate sticker to continue my search

I need help paying the fees for my license plate sticker so I can continue using my car to provide for my children and look for full time work. More

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

$120of $120

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3 supporters
Funded on 12/18/2013

Monique from Chicago, IL

I am a mom training for a better job; I need furniture to make my family's house a home

I'm in school to get a stable full time job. My kids need a bed for sleeping & a dining table for family time while we all work towards our goals. More

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

$335of $335

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9 supporters
Funded on 12/27/2013

Skylee from Inkster, MI

I'm an ambitious mother of two and I need a laptop to pursue my dream of working with children

My dream is to work with young kids & I need a laptop so I can improve my computer skills for college classes. Computer competency is a crucial step. More

Validated by Valerie from Starfish Family Services

$390of $390

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4 supporters
Funded on 10/25/2013

James from Chicago, IL

I am getting my life back on track; I need to get my birth certificate to get a job.

I need my out of state birth certificate because it would open doors to seeking employment. Many jobs require a birth certificate. More

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

$15of $15

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1 supporter
Funded on 10/24/2013

Rodney from Detroit, MI

I'm enrolling in college! I need a table, chair, and couch to study & get rest

I am disabled and want to go back to school. I need a table and chair to sit at to do assignments and a couch to sit and sleep on when needed. More

Validated by Charnita from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$790of $780

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5 supporters
Funded on 1/13/2014

Anthony from Chicago, IL

Veteran studying addiction studies to help others. I need help with fees & books

My dream is to become a Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor & provide education on substance abuse. I need help with fees & books to finish school. More

Validated by Arneice from Inspiration Corporation

$505of $505

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14 supporters
Funded on 1/14/2014

Johnnie Mae from Chicago, IL

I'm an active volunteer in the senior community. I need dentures to regain my health

My goal is to live and eat normally and be able to eat a healthy diet that will regain my weight. Then, I'll be able to keep up with my activities. More

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

$780of $780

Need funded!

23 supporters
Funded on 12/13/2013

Lordy from Menlo Park, CA

I'm unemployed but training for a new career. I need tuition + school supplies to succeed.

I need help with purchasing school supplies and tuition costs so I can continue my education and become employed in machining. More

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

$165of $165

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6 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2013

Faith from Detroit, MI

I'm a single mom overcoming health challenges and a separation. I need beds for my children.

I'm not working because of my health. I'm also going through a separation. I need beds to give my kids to get them off the floor at night. More

Validated by Marion from Black Family Development

$780of $780

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11 supporters
Funded on 1/14/2014

Richard from Chicago, IL

I'm supporting my grandma on a minimum wage job. I need textbooks to further my career

I need two textbooks for a class towards my associates' degree in paralegal studies. I want to make a career change & improve my living situation. More

Validated by Lauren from The Cara Program

$330of $330

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5 supporters
Funded on 11/6/2013

Brittany from Chicago, IL

I finally hit my stride and got my own apartment; I need sheets & cooking utensils to keep moving

I need a bed and sheet set and pots and pans for my new SRO unit! Meeting this need will help me get my savings back up to what it was. More

Validated by Lauren from The Cara Program

$125of $115

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4 supporters
Funded on 11/5/2013

Darnell from Detroit, MI

I am back on my feet after homelessness; I need furniture to make my new home a place of rest

My medical condition causes pain in my back & legs. I need furniture so I can sit properly at home and relieve my pain. Then I'll be rested for work. More

Validated by Tanya from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$820of $780

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4 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2013

Lisa from Detroit, MI

I'm a single mom of 4 and I need baby supplies to provide a safe environment for my newborn

I've worked so hard to provide for my family! A crib and winter supplies will keep my baby safe and allow me to address my family's other needs. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$560of $505

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13 supporters
Funded on 12/31/2013

Lisa from Evanston, IL

I am a working single mom; I need beds and mattresses for my twins

I'm a single hard-working parent. My twins, boy & girl, are getting bigger by the second & need sturdy beds to sleep safely, comfortably & separately. More

Validated by Sizzy from Childcare Network of Evanston

$550of $505

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13 supporters
Funded on 12/31/2013

Ms. Kat from Washington, DC

I have a job offer and I'm on my way to sustaining myself & family, but I need proper uniforms.

I need two full uniforms to start my new catering job. This includes a full tuxedo and a signature jacket. More

Validated by Ashley Minton from DC Central Kitchen

$250of $250

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1 supporter
Funded on 11/14/2013

Henry from Chicago, IL

I am disabled and moving into my own apartment; I need household items to stay self sufficient

I need a microwave to cook food & an iron to keep my clothes looking tidy as I redevelop my life from being in a transitional shelter to my own place. More

Validated by Eleanor from Inspiration Corporation

$90of $90

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2 supporters
Funded on 10/18/2013

Flower from San Jose, CA

I'm a recent arrival from Eritrea and need a sewing machine to help me be independent

I am learning English and sewing, and hope to be able to support myself and take care of my children with the a sewing machine. More

Validated by Mladenka from Asian Americans for Community Involvement

$390of $390

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5 supporters
Funded on 12/30/2013

Jay from Chicago, IL

I am a father training for a new career; I need welding equipment to find employment

I'm in the process of becoming a certified welder so I can provide for my daughter. Equipment and union fees will help me find and maintain a new job. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$450of $450

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10 supporters
Funded on 12/31/2013

Jen from Chicago, IL

I'm a newly housed mom of 6. We're getting back on track but my kids need warm clothes before winter

It's so important to me to support my children's education. I know that winter is coming & for them to get to school & succeed, they need winter gear! More

Validated by John from Alternatives, Inc.

$505of $505

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13 supporters
Funded on 12/18/2013

John from Chicago, IL

I'm getting my life back on track and I need a new state I.D. card to get started

I was homeless for 2 years & now that I have a home, I'm working towards finding a job & opening a bank account. A new state I.D. is the first step! More

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

$15of $15

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1 supporter
Funded on 10/19/2013

William from Chicago, IL

I'm currently homeless and all I need is a birth certificate to secure senior housing

I need a copy of my birth certificate from the State of Illinois to secure my senior housing and keep me off the cold Chicago streets! More

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

$20of $20

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1 supporter
Funded on 10/21/2013

Cameron from Concord, NC

I am a great-grandmother in need of a hot water heater!

I need a new hot water heater so I don't have to continue heating hot water on the stove just to have warm water for showers. More

Validated by Ray from Zion Hill AME Zion Church

$780of $780

Need funded!

8 supporters
Funded on 11/14/2013

Olivia from Concord, NC

I need reliable transportation to make sure my grandson gets the special help he needs.

I need my car repaired so I can get back and forth to get my grandson to mental health appointments. More

Validated by Ray from Zion Hill AME Zion Church

$370of $335

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/31/2013

Amber from Detroit, MI

I've just moved my family to a safe home. Now my kids need beds so they can get a good night's sleep

After moving from an unsafe area, I'm working hard to make my house safe and comfortable for my family. My kids need beds for sleep and stability! More

Validated by Ebony from Black Family Development

$900of $780

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5 supporters
Funded on 1/12/2014

Rosa from Chicago, IL

I'm raising my 3 daughters. We just got a new apartment & need help with the security deposit

My children and I are finally in a safe home, but I need to pay our security deposit. I'm trying to provide for my family on my part time job. More

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

$580of $560

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2013

Cassie from Chicago, IL

I'm moving to a new apartment and starting school; I need furniture for my family

My kids and I spent a year without furniture and now that we're able to move into an apartment of our own, I need to make my home family friendly. More

Validated by Tiffany from The Children's Place Association

$505of $505

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/26/2013

Aaron from Chicago, IL

I'm a new grad & I need a certification to work as a Certified Professional Coder

I'm trained in medical billing and coding, but without a certificate, employers won't hire me. I need to take the certification exam so I can work. More

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

$560of $560

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19 supporters
Funded on 12/18/2013

Sarafina from Chicago, IL

I'm a mom dreaming about a future with a GED & a job; my family needs beds & a table to move forward

I'm working to find employment and get my GED to eventually have a career in culinary arts. I need two beds and a dinning room table for my family. More

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

$780of $780

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/31/2013

Kindra from Charlotte, NC

I'm a single mom and I've been offered a job! I just need a laptop & internet access to take it

I need a laptop & internet access to take a position I was offered. A steady paycheck will allow me to secure housing for my family and move forward. More

Validated by Leah from Grace-Mar Services Inc.

$600of $505

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5 supporters
Funded on 12/20/2013

Leo from Santa Ana, CA

I'm trained in construction. Now I need transportation to take advantage of an apprenticeship

I just finished a Construction Training Program. Now I need help buying a dependable, used vehicle to get to work so I can take an AGC apprenticeship. More

Validated by David from Taller San Jose

$670of $670

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12 supporters
Funded on 12/25/2013

Elizabeth from East Sf Bay, CA

I'm ready to become a teacher & I need help to qualify for student aid

I'm ready to go to college, get my teaching degree, and start my career, but I need to pay previous tuition obligations to qualify for financial aid. More

Validated by Michelle from Opportunity Junction

$460of $460

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2013

Kelly from Concord, NC

I'm a single mom needing to take the C.N.A. exam to get a job and stabilize my family

I've been working hard to move my children into a better environment and in order to get a job, I need money to take a C.N.A. prep class and the exam. More

Validated by Ray from Zion Hill AME Zion Church

$395of $395

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7 supporters
Funded on 12/18/2013

Steven from Chicago, IL

I just moved into my own apartment after being homeless & I need furniture to thrive in my home

I need a couch and tables for my new apartment to create and maintain a space of my own, connect with my family and friends, and put down roots. More

Validated by Aimee from Inspiration Corporation

$505of $505

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11 supporters
Funded on 12/18/2013

Leslie from Chicago, IL

In an entry-level job but want to become a manager. I need a laptop to improve my skills.

A laptop will improve my computer competency & increase my chances of getting a promotion. I could also use it to help my son with his homework. More

Validated by Lauren from The Cara Program

$560of $560

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6 supporters
Funded on 12/29/2013

Marie from Chicago, IL

I'm a working mother and I need living room furniture so our home feels complete

I just got promoted and got a new apartment. But after I pay rent, utilities, food, & other expenses, I don't have money left for furniture. More

Validated by Julie from The Cara Program

$505of $505

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14 supporters
Funded on 12/15/2013

Dominique from Chicago, IL

I'm a single parent on disability; I need furniture for myself and my daughters

I'm on a fixed income and can't afford furniture. Meeting this need will give my girls a place to sleep and help our apartment feel like a home. More

Validated by Eleanor from Inspiration Corporation

$675of $675

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13 supporters
Funded on 12/18/2013

Catherine from Chicago, IL

I'm a single mother of 3, and I need gear and transportation to launch my career

I'm in training to be a CNC machinist and need safety gear (like steel-toed boots), an eye exam, and train passes to qualify for jobs and get started. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$686of $580

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16 supporters
Funded on 12/23/2013

Ashley from Chicago, IL

New apartment for my daughter and me; I need a bed + household items to make it a home.

My goal's to get my Associate's in Child Psychology. Furniture'll help me and my daughter live more comfortably in our new place as I go to school. More

Validated by Kenneth from Heartland Alliance

$600of $505

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11 supporters
Funded on 12/20/2013

Jose from Chicago, IL

I'm ready to start interviewing for welding jobs; I need safety equipment to work.

I've been studying to become a welder for months and the proper equipment will help to prepare me for interviews and to start my welding career! More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$525of $525

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9 supporters
Funded on 12/26/2013

Fred from San Jose, CA

I am a refugee from Iran and need tools to start an auto mechanic business

I am learning to be an auto mechanic and would like to start a micro-business of on-site car repair, but need tools to get it started. More

Validated by Jahannaz from Asian Americans for Community Involvement

$531of $530

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16 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2013

Martha from East Sf Bay, CA

I'm a mother of four, and my oldest daughter needs college application money

The money my husband and I make barely pays our bills. This would allow our daughter to apply for several colleges and be accepted to a university. More

Validated by Andrea from Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

$250of $245

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5 supporters
Funded on 12/3/2013

Andrea from Charlotte, NC

I'm working hard to stabilize my income & need to accept credit cards to increase sales

I'm a magazine vendor. Many customers don't carry cash, so I need a tablet, credit card reader, and internet hot spot to accept credit card payments. More

Validated by Noah from Speak Up Magazine

$451of $450

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11 supporters
Funded on 12/30/2013

Patricia from Chicago, IL

Moved past homelessness and into our own apartment. Furniture will make this apartment home.

My family recently moved into our first apartment on our own, without the support of family. I need furniture to make this house a home for my kids. More

Validated by Tiffany from The Children's Place Association

$670of $670

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7 supporters
Funded on 12/21/2013

Rodney from Charlotte, NC

I'm a student at Strayer Univ. I need help with class fees for my BA in Business Administration.

I'm on a payment plan but I need help with 1/2 the class fee. When I pass, I'll qualify for financial aid for the rest of my classes toward my BA. More

Validated by Noah from Speak Up Magazine

$780of $780

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15 supporters
Funded on 12/25/2013

Donald from Chicago, IL

I'm working hard to find housing & a job; I need a copy of my birth certificate to move forward

I've been actively applying for housing & I have everything except a birth certificate. Meeting this need will help me get off the streets. More

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

$20of $20

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1 supporter
Funded on 10/11/2013

Brenda from Aurora, IL

I'm raising my kids and grandkids & I need car repairs to get them to appointments.

I have to drive my disabled 8 yr old son & infant grandson to many doctors. I need to fix my car so it passes emissions tests & stays reliable. More

Validated by Stephanie from Hesed House

$370of $370

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8 supporters
Funded on 11/2/2013

Pat from Chicago, IL

I'm a mother ready to take the GED and all I need is the registration fee!

My kids promised me that they would give me their high school diplomas, and they did. Now it's time for me to give that promise back! More

Validated by Lauren from The Cara Program

$60of $60

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3 supporters
Funded on 10/1/2013

Phyllis from Inkster, MI

I recently became the guardian of 2 grandchildren. Need basic appliances to help with transition

A stove and refrigerator will allow me to safely store and efficiently create meals for my grandchildren. More

Validated by Trisha from Starfish Family Services

$502of $502

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3 supporters
Funded on 9/30/2013

Sandra from Chicago, IL

I'm a single mom of 6 helping my daughters heal from abuse; we need to replace our bedbug mattresses

I quit my job to help my daughters heal from abuse. We had bed bugs so now I need beds for my 6 children so we can all move forward with better sleep. More

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

$780of $780

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20 supporters
Funded on 12/10/2013

Sara from Chicago, IL

I'm ready to support my family; I need cleaning supplies to start my own business

I'm starting my own cleaning business. All I need are supplies to get started! Then I'll be able to get an apartment and a car, and support my kids. More

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

$450of $450

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4 supporters
Funded on 10/31/2013

Nina from Charlotte, NC

Formerly homeless, now stable & I need help covering the cost of an opportunity for my sons.

After losing everything & working our way back, my sons have the opportunity to play & be mentored through football, but I need help w/ the fees. More

Validated by Kenya from YWCA Central Carolinas, Inc.

$405of $405

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/6/2013

Jim from Chicago, IL

I'm a single dad ready to take a new job. I need a Dept of Transportation evaluation to qualify

I need an evaluation to qualify for an available job in the transit system. My goal is to work my way up to conductor & send my daughter to college. More

Validated by Eleanor from Inspiration Corporation

$755of $755

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21 supporters
Funded on 12/4/2013

David from Chicago, IL

I'm supporting my children but my job was reduced to part-time; I need bus fare to get to work

My monthly income has decreased significantly & I'm looking for a new, full-time job, but I need bus fare to get to my current work and to interviews. More

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

$335of $335

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12 supporters
Funded on 9/18/2013

Amanda from Chicago, IL

I'm free from a violent relationship. Now my son and I need furniture as we rebuild our lives

My son's outgrown his crib, & I need a small couch. I left everything behind when I left domestic violence, so these items will help as I rebuild. More

Validated by Lauren from The Cara Program

$530of $530

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14 supporters
Funded on 12/7/2013

Shirley from Chicago, IL

I'm a security guard but I don't have healthcare. I need new glasses so I can get a promotion!

I'm dead set on getting a promotion to full-time but I need glasses. Along with my hard work and attention to detail, It'll make me the top candidate. More

Validated by Julie from The Cara Program

$335of $335

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10 supporters
Funded on 12/3/2013

Kris from Chicago, IL

I'm newly employed, out of the shelter, & in my own apartment! I need a bed for my son.

My teenage son and I just moved into a one-bedroom apartment and he needs a bed. He is on the honor roll and needs a comfortable place to sleep. More

Validated by Lauren from The Cara Program

$560of $560

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2 supporters
Funded on 11/1/2013

Sue from Chicago, IL

Mother of 3 starting work as a CNC machinist. I need gear + bus passes to get a job

I need steel-toed boots, safety glasses, & measuring instruments so I'll have my own gear on the job. I also need bus passes for my 1st month at work. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$505of $505

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27 supporters
Funded on 12/10/2013

Nylah from Detroit, MI

I just secured a home for my family. Need bus fare to find a job and school clothes for my children.

Two months bus fare will allow me to get out and search for jobs and attend interviews. School clothes will help support my kids in the meantime. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$605of $605

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2 supporters
Funded on 9/22/2013

Theresa from Detroit, MI

I am a community-oriented mother in need of a washer and dryer which will help me save money

A washing machine and gas-heated dryer will allow me to save money. I currently go to the laundry mat, but the expense adds up. More

Validated by Khari from Black Family Development

$405of $405

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1 supporter
Funded on 10/16/2013

Roya from San Jose, CA

I am a refugee and a mother and my daughter needs a real bed to sleep in

I need a twin-sized bed for my growing 9-year old daughter who currently sleeps in a bed made for a much smaller child. The small bed hurts her back. More

Validated by Jahannaz from Asian Americans for Community Involvement

$616of $615

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16 supporters
Funded on 11/24/2013

Steve from San Jose, CA

I’m a refugee from Iraq and a laptop will help my family seek work and take classes

To start our new lives in the U.S., a laptop will help us move forward here and stay connected with family More

Validated by Mladenka from Asian Americans for Community Involvement

$505of $505

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16 supporters
Funded on 11/26/2013

Lemia from San Jose, CA

I'm moving into my first apartment and going to school. I need furniture to start life independently

I moved into my 1st apartment, joined the U.S. Army Reserves, and I'm going to college. But I still need a couch, table, chairs, desk, and microwave. More

Validated by Katelyn from Unity Care

$335of $335

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11 supporters
Funded on 11/14/2013

Andrea from Chicago, IL

I'm helping my daughter recover from abuse and I need a bed for her and a crib for my son

I didn't work for 8 months because I was helping my 8-year-old heal from sexual abuse. Now I'm working again but can't afford beds for my children. More

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

$560of $560

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4 supporters
Funded on 10/31/2013

Tiffany from Inkster, MI

Looking to advance my career in nursing to care for family. Need to take add'l classes to get there

I have a one-time fee I need to pay to get my financial aid reinstated so I can continue taking RN classes. More

Validated by Valerie from Starfish Family Services

$212of $212

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4 supporters
Funded on 10/7/2013

Lonnie from Chicago, IL

I'm a veteran finally approved for subsidized housing; I need help with the deposit & moving fees

I've waited for 2 years to get into this subsidized apartment. I'm due to move in mid-November & I need help with the security deposit & moving fees. More

Validated by Parmida from LIFT-Chicago

$310of $300

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10 supporters
Funded on 11/8/2013

Amber from Chicago, IL

I'm about to graduate college! I need the commencement fees so I can participate in the ceremony

I want my children to see me graduate! But I can't pay the required fees, because I need to support my family and pay the bills with my paycheck. More

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

$85of $85

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1 supporter
Funded on 11/8/2013

Perry from Chicago, IL

I have my first place after 4 years of homelessness and I need furniture to get a good night's sleep

This is the first place I've ever had on my own, and I need a futon and other furniture so I don't have to sleep on the floor. More

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

$280of $280

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8 supporters
Funded on 8/13/2013

Sierra from Chicago, IL

I'm recently housed after homelessness. I need a stroller and other baby supplies for my newborn

I need a stroller and other essential baby items to ensure that my baby will be safe while traveling with me to my appointments in search for school. More

Validated by Aimee from Inspiration Corporation

$250of $250

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6 supporters
Funded on 10/18/2013

Bryan from San Jose, CA

I was homeless, now ready to take aircraft mechanic’s license tests + need help with fees

I have passed all the courses to become an aircraft mechanic, now I need to take the three written FAA examinations to become licensed. More

Validated by Jim from Good Karma Bikes

$505of $505

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12 supporters
Funded on 10/18/2013

Ruth from Charlotte, NC

I'm ready to work but my glasses prescription's old. I need an eye exam and new glasses to get a job

I can't see well enough to pass cashier math tests. 2 employers promised to let me take the exam again after I get new glasses. If I pass, I can work! More

Validated by Matt from Speak Up Magazine

$450of $450

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10 supporters
Funded on 8/16/2013

Federica from Chicago, IL

I'm the primary earner & caregiver for my family. I need welding gear & tools to advance my career

My current job is unstable & I need to provide for my disabled husband and in-laws. With my new training and welding gear, I can get a good job. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$780of $780

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9 supporters
Funded on 10/29/2013

Terry from Detroit, MI

I'm ready to take a job opportunity back home in LA, but I need bus fare to get there

I came to Detroit to care for my aunt. Now that she's in a nursing home, I'm ready to go home to LA, where I've got a job opportunity waiting for me. More

Validated by Mark from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$390of $390

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13 supporters
Funded on 10/30/2013

Stanley from Chicago, IL

I finally have an apartment and a new job after 7 yrs homeless; I need bus fare to get to work

Bus fare will let me get to work so I can pay off past rent, from before I got my job, and save up to take the CDL exam. Then I'll finally be stable! More

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

$335of $335

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8 supporters
Funded on 8/20/2013

Maria from Charlotte, NC

I'm a hard working mother. I need a small freezer for my business to improve our family's income

I need a freezer for my family's ice cream cart business. Then our business will grow and provide more for our family. Without it, we'll lose money. More

Validated by Luisa from Latin American Coalition

$450of $450

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4 supporters
Funded on 8/30/2013

George B from Auburn Hills, MI

I am a passionate carpenter and I need tools to restart my career after incarceration

I need funding for carpentry tools. I have been offered a position at a union construction company but need the proper tools to start the job. More

Validated by Suzanne from Catholic Community Response Team

$780of $780

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9 supporters
Funded on 8/30/2013

Shavon from Charlotte, NC

I am a motivated single mother seeking to take the CNA state exam to improve life for my family.

I'm a single mother with a job waiting for me but need help in paying for the state exam, uniforms and gas until my first check. More

Validated by Leah from Grace-Mar Services Inc.

$295of $225

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7 supporters
Funded on 8/12/2013

Richard from Chicago, IL

I'm regaining my health and I need a pair of good shoes to get to Drs appointments and do workouts

With a good pair of shoes, I can walk to the Dr. and do workouts that rebuild my health. Once I'm healthy, I can work as a court docket clerk again. More

Validated by Claire from LIFT-Chicago

$135of $105

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3 supporters
Funded on 7/26/2013

Meeka from Inkster, MI

I am a veteran looking to remove barriers for disabled granddaughter. She needs new school clothes

I need school clothes and supplies for my granddaughter who will be a freshman this year. This will help her focus on school rather than fitting in. More

Validated by Jeanette from Starfish Family Services

$560of $560

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12 supporters
Funded on 10/15/2013

Faith from Inkster, MI

I'm a proud grandma and I need school supplies and clothes for my 3 grandchildren

I'm my grandkids' legal guardian. My growing grandkids need clothes and supplies for school but money is tight because I'm recovering from surgery. More

Validated by Melissa from Starfish Family Services

$670of $670

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14 supporters
Funded on 9/30/2013

Teresa from Chicago, IL

I'm starting over and I need bus fare to get to work

I got a new job but I need bus fare to get there. This will help me save up for a new, more stable apartment. More

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

$335of $335

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14 supporters
Funded on 8/12/2013

Kenneth from Charlotte, NC

I'm a homeless Air Force veteran seeking help with security deposit

I just celebrated 1 year on my job and can get an apartment so I can stop living in my car. I have money saved, but need help. More

Validated by Phyllis from Aminah Ministries

$560of $560

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14 supporters
Funded on 8/28/2013

Nia from Detroit, MI

I need to replace two beds to help my family recover from a bedbug infestation

A wonderful program helped me buy a home but bedbugs made us throw out our furniture. Two new beds will help my family sleep and move forward. More

Validated by Mr. Blackmon from Black Family Development

$780of $780

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13 supporters
Funded on 9/30/2013

Antoinette from Chicago, IL

I'm taking GED classes and planning to go to barber school next, but I need barber tools first

I've been practicing haircuts for the homeless community but my tools were stolen from the back of my wheelchair. With new tools I can get my license. More

Validated by Eleanor from Inspiration Corporation

$525of $525

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8 supporters
Funded on 9/27/2013

Angie from Detroit, MI

About to complete an entrepreneurial program. Need lawn equipment to start my career.

Recent layoff turned into an opportunity to get training and start a property preservation company. I need landscaping equipment to get started. More

Validated by Jeffery from Young Detroit Builders

$770of $770

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25 supporters
Funded on 9/26/2013

Norma from Evanston, IL

I'm a domestic abuse survivor and need a few items to make my kids and my house a home

Bunk beds with mattresses, dresser drawers, and an air conditioner will help my kids and me get a good night's rest More

Validated by Tracy from Childcare Network of Evanston

$751of $780

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12 supporters
Funded on 9/15/2013

William from Charlotte, NC

I have a mowing business and need a pressure washer to make a livable income in the winter.

Reel Men Mowing needs a pressure washer so we can increase our income and not end up on the streets come Winter. More

Validated by Matt from Speak Up Magazine

$505of $505

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10 supporters
Funded on 7/20/2013

Bill from Chicago, IL

I'm under a Dr's care. I need a chair for the shower and a microwave to heat up hot packs.

My goal is to have good nutrition and health. A chair for the shower will keep me from slipping. A microwave will let me cook and heat up hot packs. More

Validated by Eleanor from Inspiration Corporation

$95of $95

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2 supporters
Funded on 6/24/2013

MK Douglas from Concord, NC

I am a daughter who is trying to take care of her aging parent and in need of car repairs.

I need car repairs, which include a radiator adjustment, timing belt and water pump so I can get a job and continue to care for my family. More

Validated by Rev. Dr. Valerie Washington from Zion Hill AME Zion Church

$725of $725

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2 supporters
Funded on 6/24/2013

Rebecca from Chicago, IL

I am a mother of two wonderful children and I need a toddler bed and school supplies

A bed and bedding for my toddler and school supplies for my kindergartener will help my children get good rest and be a prepared student. More

Validated by Alexis from Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers

$460of $460

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13 supporters
Funded on 9/14/2013

Jim from Chicago, IL

I'm on disability & moving to a new senior housing unit, but I need movers to get my things there

I was offered my first choice unit, but I'm on disability and can't afford to hire movers. This is the only thing standing between me and my new home. More

Validated by Martha from LIFT-Chicago

$205of $205

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9 supporters
Funded on 8/30/2013