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Faith from Detroit, MI

Raising a 4 yr old & starting school for my business degree; Need help with textbooks

I want to establish a career, be a great mom, and to set a path for a great foundation for the next phase in my life. I'm determined to graduate! More

Validated by Erika from The Empowerment Plan

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6 supporters
Funded on 11/17/2014

Daryl from Los Angeles, CA

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

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

Validated by Aiko from PATH

$670of $670

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19 supporters
Funded on 11/2/2014

George from Chicago, IL

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

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

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

$95of $90

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5 supporters
Funded on 11/13/2014

Simone from Chicago, IL

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

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

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

$55of $55

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1 supporter
Funded on 11/13/2014

Andre from Chicago, IL

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

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

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

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5 supporters
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Chris from Chicago, IL

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

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

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

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1 supporter
Funded on 10/8/2014

Corey from Chicago, IL

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

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

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

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1 supporter
Funded on 10/3/2014

Christine from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Annie from CFL Workers Assistance Committee

$135of $135

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2 supporters
Funded on 10/12/2014

Lavon from Chicago, IL

Ready to reunite with my son in a new home! I just need help with the deposit.

I've found a home for me and my son! I've already saved a portion of the deposit & am asking for help with the remaining amount. More

Validated by Margaret from North Side Housing and Supportive Services

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11 supporters
Funded on 9/26/2014

Levon from Chicago, IL

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

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

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

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1 supporter
Funded on 9/16/2014

Larry from Chicago, IL

I'm a newly housed Navy veteran. A bed will get me off the floor & ease my pain.

Recently moved into unfurnished senior housing; a bed & household items will help me sleep so I can go to work on time & reduce the pain in my hips. More

Validated by Margaret from North Side Housing and Supportive Services

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8 supporters
Funded on 11/11/2014

Tracy from Los Angeles, CA

Ready to rebuild my life in a stable home. A security deposit will get me there!

I'm 77-years-old, working part-time & trying to move forward from homelessness. A deposit & household items will push me towards stability. More

Validated by Amanda from PATH

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20 supporters
Funded on 9/22/2014

Ben from Chicago, IL

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

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

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

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1 supporter
Funded on 10/3/2014

ZiZi from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Ian from Youth Empowerment Performance Project

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12 supporters
Funded on 11/14/2014

Loredana from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Jessica from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$560of $560

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13 supporters
Funded on 11/17/2014

Misty from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Ian from Chicago House and Social Service Agency

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4 supporters
Funded on 11/3/2014

Sheila from Cincinnati, OH

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

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

Validated by Doug from Cincinnati Works

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8 supporters
Funded on 9/29/2014

Mr. Quick from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Chaunise from Wayne County-Detroit Disability Network

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2 supporters
Funded on 11/3/2014

Luke from Detroit, MI

A working fridge & stove will help me stay positive & healthy as an amputee.

I'm limited to what I can make without a working fridge & stove. These items will help me continue to work towards a healthy & productive life. More

Validated by Chaunise from Wayne County-Detroit Disability Network

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4 supporters
Funded on 11/12/2014

Willie from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Da'Sean from The Cara Program

$280of $280

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1 supporter
Funded on 10/31/2014

Ms. Jones from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Carla from Primo Center for Women and Children

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5 supporters
Funded on 8/25/2014

Mr. Green from Detroit, MI

Losing family to cancer inspired me to become a doctor; A laptop will help me succeed

Since my family member passed away, my focus has been to become a doctor & to help as many people as I can. A computer is just the start I need. More

Validated by Chaunise from Wayne County-Detroit Disability Network

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12 supporters
Funded on 10/20/2014

Eric from Detroit, MI

A bed will let me rest after a long day of work & give me energy to pursue my passion

A simple thing like a bed to sleep on will have make a huge impact in my life. My body can finally get the rest it needs. More

Validated by Chaunise from Wayne County-Detroit Disability Network

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1 supporter
Funded on 9/1/2014

Adonis from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Ian from Chicago House and Social Service Agency

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1 supporter
Funded on 8/4/2014

Chaz from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Loren from The Arc Detroit

$455of $450

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5 supporters
Funded on 8/29/2014

Shawn from Chicago, IL

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

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

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

$45of $45

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2 supporters
Funded on 8/17/2014

Linda from San Francisco, CA

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

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

Validated by Paola from Family Independence Initiative (San Francisco)

$560of $560

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11 supporters
Funded on 8/27/2014

Carmen from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Caesarei from Inspiration Corporation

$560of $560

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1 supporter
Funded on 8/31/2014

James from Berkeley, CA

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

My goal is to obtain a full-time job in this rewarding career path. Proper tools will show my dedication to the field. More

Validated by Melvin from Rising Sun Energy Center

$510of $505

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9 supporters
Funded on 10/15/2014

Ebony from Evanston, IL

Moving to a safe & stable place for my children. Need help with the security deposit.

I've secured a housing voucher, after months of homelessness. With the deposit, my family can move to a safer place as I work to become a nurse. More

Validated by Katie from Infant Welfare Society of Evanston

$450of $450

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13 supporters
Funded on 10/14/2014

Dechiel from Detroit, MI

Moving forward after 22 years of domestic violence; Need help with security deposit.

My job gave me the confidence to leave my abusive situation. This apartment will allow me to be independent & safe. More

Validated by Erika from The Empowerment Plan

$505of $505

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4 supporters
Funded on 8/1/2014

Demetria from Detroit, MI

Transitioned from homelessness & now working! A car will help me get to work safely.

Mother of 3 showing my kids the importance of positive life choices. This job is the first step. I just need help with my 1st car payment. More

Validated by Erika from The Empowerment Plan

$560of $560

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7 supporters
Funded on 10/1/2014

Sarah from San Jose, CA

Mother of 6 working towards self-sufficiency; a sewing machine will help me succeed!

I'm currently attending sewing class, and hope to achieve my goal of opening an alteration store so I can provide for my family. More

Validated by Dora from Asian Americans for Community Involvement

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7 supporters
Funded on 10/15/2014

Ms. Mitchell from Charlotte, NC

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

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

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

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5 supporters
Funded on 10/6/2014

Jermaine from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$500of $505

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6 supporters
Funded on 10/16/2014

Rakeem from Charlotte, NC

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

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

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

$115of $115

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1 supporter
Funded on 9/29/2014

Erika from Detroit, MI

Mother of 3 excited for a new career path! Just need help paying for training.

My goal is to be a CNA, securing my family's future and setting an example for my children as I continue to strive for success. More

Validated by Charnita from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$670of $670

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9 supporters
Funded on 9/30/2014

Ruth from Charlotte, NC

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

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

Validated by Matt from Speak Up Magazine

$250of $195

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4 supporters
Funded on 7/29/2014

Lany from Detroit, MI

My paralysis slows my computer use down. A dictate system will help me get work done

I need a Dragon Dictate system for my computer. My paralysis only allows me to type with one finger but this system allows me to use my voice. More

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

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3 supporters
Funded on 10/1/2014

Monica from Charlotte, NC

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

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

Validated by Leah from Grace-Mar Services Inc.

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8 supporters
Funded on 10/1/2014

Amber from Chicago, IL

Bedbugs infested my children's beds. I need help replacing their mattresses.

I'm a mother of 5 struggling to find a stable job. Meeting this need will give my kids a place to sleep and help me as I try and move forward. More

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

$450of $450

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1 supporter
Funded on 8/29/2014

Latifah from Charlotte, NC

I found a job! Need help paying for car repairs to get to & from work.

My goal is to be self-sufficient as I support my daughter and me. Reliable transportation is what I need to succeed. More

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

$765of $765

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7 supporters
Funded on 9/30/2014

Alice from Charlotte, NC

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

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

Validated by Leah from Grace-Mar Services Inc.

$285of $225

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3 supporters
Funded on 9/5/2014

Wayne from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Wytrice from Total Life Christian Ministries, Inc.

$741of $780

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10 supporters
Funded on 10/1/2014

Tierra from Charlotte, NC

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

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

Validated by Leah from Grace-Mar Services Inc.

$340of $255

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5 supporters
Funded on 8/20/2014

Cocoa from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$780of $780

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1 supporter
Funded on 8/29/2014

Lisa from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$670of $670

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1 supporter
Funded on 8/29/2014

Steve from Chicago, IL

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

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

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

$230of $225

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12 supporters
Funded on 7/8/2014

Louise from Chicago, IL

I am a retired senior just in need of a bed to rest comfortably.

I have been sleeping in a chair until now because of my limited budget. A bed is what I need to get a good night's rest. More

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

$161of $160

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7 supporters
Funded on 7/8/2014

Craig from Chicago, IL

Training to become a building analyst. Bus passes will help me achieve my goal.

Re-entering the workforce on a new career path. I need bus passes for transportation in order to complete the training program. More

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

$335of $335

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4 supporters
Funded on 7/2/2014

Jordi from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Mr. Blackmon from Black Family Development

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9 supporters
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Tonya from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Tanya from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

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5 supporters
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Steve from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$532of $560

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7 supporters
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Lisa from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$741of $780

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5 supporters
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Kenard from Chicago, IL

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

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

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

$420of $400

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5 supporters
Funded on 8/21/2014

Cristina from Chicago, IL

I'm enrolling my daughter in daycare. Just need her birth certificate to sign her up.

I'm making sure my children have everything they need. Early Head Start will ensure my daughter is cared for while I look for work. More

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

$25of $25

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1 supporter
Funded on 6/13/2014

Angela from Chicago, IL

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

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

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

$336of $335

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15 supporters
Funded on 7/22/2014

Michael from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Jessica from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$450of $450

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17 supporters
Funded on 8/28/2014

Mike from Mt. Prospect, IL

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

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

Validated by Sonia from CEDA Northwest

$780of $780

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7 supporters
Funded on 7/15/2014

Jason from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Jessica from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$505of $505

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11 supporters
Funded on 8/20/2014

Erica from Detroit, MI

Was homeless but now working. My nephew and sons need clothes & beds.

I'm working but am still building after homelessness. I had to throw out clothes and beds due to flood then bedbugs. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$671of $670

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5 supporters
Funded on 7/29/2014

Nicole from Inkster, MI

A breast pump will ensure my ability to breastfeed well into my child's first year.

Breastfeeding is important to me. I was unsuccessful after my first two children so my doctor recommended using a breast pump to help with production. More

Validated by Rebecca from Starfish Family Services

$275of $275

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6 supporters
Funded on 8/20/2014

CJerome from Charlotte, NC

Trained & ready as a technician, but the job requires a van to work in the field.

Having a work vehicle will enable me to be in a better position to meet the job requirements as a field Technician, so that I can be gainfully employed and utilize my new found skills to better myself financially. More

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

$805of $780

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11 supporters
Funded on 8/29/2014

Edward from Chicago, IL

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

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

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

$35of $30

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1 supporter
Funded on 6/2/2014

Singpai from San Jose, CA

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

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

Validated by Maha from Asian Americans for Community Involvement

$685of $670

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7 supporters
Funded on 8/29/2014

Denise from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Jason from Inspiration Corporation

$680of $680

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7 supporters
Funded on 8/29/2014

Marie from Inkster, MI

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

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

Validated by Valerie from Starfish Family Services

$880of $780

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11 supporters
Funded on 8/28/2014

Cathy from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Olivia from Inspiration Corporation

$580of $560

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9 supporters
Funded on 8/29/2014

Josh from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$475of $475

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13 supporters
Funded on 8/13/2014

Eric from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Lola from Returning Citizen Resource Center

$567of $560

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8 supporters
Funded on 8/15/2014

James from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Lola from Returning Citizen Resource Center

$560of $560

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7 supporters
Funded on 8/15/2014

Starr from Inkster, MI

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

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

Validated by Melissa from Starfish Family Services

$390of $390

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9 supporters
Funded on 8/14/2014

Kim from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Ebony from Black Family Development

$780of $780

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8 supporters
Funded on 8/15/2014

Rose from San Jose, CA

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

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

Validated by Mladenka from Asian Americans for Community Involvement

$450of $450

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11 supporters
Funded on 8/15/2014

Arizona from Detroit, MI

Beds for my children will help me rebuild after leaving an abusive relationship

I became homeless after leaving an abusive relationship. I recently moved into a new home and need beds for my kids. More

Validated by Jason from Black Family Development

$780of $780

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8 supporters
Funded on 8/15/2014

CJ from Oakland, CA

I'm a former foster youth, making my own way. A computer will help with my education.

I need a laptop so that I can have immediate access to a computer instead of going to the library. I will also be enrolling into school for the Fall. More

Validated by DeShauna from Beyond Emancipation

$335of $335

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6 supporters
Funded on 6/5/2014

Johnny from Chicago, IL

Proud to be housed! One-time help with electric will enable me to maintain my home.

I've been housed for 4 yrs after 10 yrs of homelessness. Unforeseen expenses set me back. I need one-time help with electric to keep moving forward. More

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

$90of $85

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3 supporters
Funded on 5/30/2014

Laniece from Evanston, IL

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

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

Validated by Katie from Infant Welfare Society of Evanston

$570of $560

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10 supporters
Funded on 8/15/2014

Toni from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Annie from Inspiration Corporation

$570of $570

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8 supporters
Funded on 8/15/2014

Jessica from East Sf Bay, CA

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

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

Validated by Jesse from Davis Street Family Resource Center

$781of $780

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6 supporters
Funded on 7/22/2014

Nikki from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$786of $780

Need funded!

16 supporters
Funded on 7/29/2014

Catherine from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$671of $670

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11 supporters
Funded on 7/16/2014

Jeffery from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Lola from Returning Citizen Resource Center

$740of $725

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13 supporters
Funded on 7/28/2014

Melissa from Inkster, MI

Working again after losing my job 4 yrs ago! I need beds for my growing teenagers.

I'm a single mom raising two teenage boys and a young girl I recently took in. I just started working again but can't purchase beds for everyone with my budget. More

Validated by Trisha from Starfish Family Services

$566of $560

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16 supporters
Funded on 7/29/2014

Mandy from Inkster, MI

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

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

Validated by Chanel from Starfish Family Services

$783of $780

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17 supporters
Funded on 7/31/2014

Debbie from Chicago, IL

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

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

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

$371of $370

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9 supporters
Funded on 7/16/2014

Perry from Chicago, IL

I'm a single dad excited to work in manufacturing. I need gear to make it happen!

I need steel toed boots, a metrology kit and protective eye glasses to jump-start my career in manufacturing and, ultimately, support my son. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$482of $475

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15 supporters
Funded on 7/15/2014

Sue from Chicago, IL

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

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

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

$131of $130

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6 supporters
Funded on 7/28/2014

Colette from Charlotte, NC

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

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

Validated by Leah from Grace-Mar Services Inc.

$615of $615

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2 supporters
Funded on 5/7/2014

Gary from Chicago, IL

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

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

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

$560of $560

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12 supporters
Funded on 7/8/2014

Charles from Chicago, IL

I'm working towards my GED and I need transportation passes to get to class!

I'm well on my way to getting my GED. Funding for transportation to my prep class will go a long way in helping me reach my goals! More

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

$335of $335

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4 supporters
Funded on 5/31/2014

Ken from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$476of $475

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6 supporters
Funded on 7/16/2014

Kenard from Chicago, IL

Working hard to move forward! I need my birth certificate to find a job and housing.

Obtaining a copy of my birth certificate is a critical step on my way towards employment and stable housing! More

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

$20of $20

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1 supporter
Funded on 5/8/2014

Carl from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Mark from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$672of $670

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17 supporters
Funded on 7/29/2014

Jessica from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$475of $475

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11 supporters
Funded on 6/4/2014

Alex from San Diego, CA

I am starting over, seeking asylum. Forklift operator training will give me a career.

I need basic forklift training in order to receive my operator certificate. With that I can work and take care of my wife and coming child. More

Validated by Tammy from Survivors of Torture, International

$255of $255

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2 supporters
Funded on 5/6/2014

Nikia from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Wytrice from Total Life Christian Ministries, Inc.

$451of $450

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18 supporters
Funded on 7/29/2014

Daesha from Detroit, MI

First in family to go to college! Need help with the initial payment needed to start

I'm receiving grants and loans to support my education but am short in fulfilling the payment needed to start classes in the Fall. More

Validated by Wytrice from Total Life Christian Ministries, Inc.

$781of $780

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18 supporters
Funded on 7/15/2014

Tyrone from Detroit, MI

Beds are critical to keeping my family together and will provide a sense of security

I need beds for my kids to get them off the floor at night. Without beds they have the potential of being removed from our home. More

Validated by Satira from Black Family Development

$506of $505

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9 supporters
Funded on 7/16/2014

Mohini from Menlo Park, CA

I trained to be a Nursing Assistant, but I need to be able to drive to get a job

I need to learn how to drive to work as a nursing assistant. My permit will expire in July and I cannot afford driving lessons at this time. More

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

$711of $705

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6 supporters
Funded on 7/29/2014

Tonya from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Julie from The Cara Program

$391of $390

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8 supporters
Funded on 7/8/2014

Javier from Chicago, IL

I'm eager to get back to work! To make it happen, I need to obtain my license.

My goal is to eventually own an auto shop. The first step is to get my license so I can work in my field and gain the experience I need. More

Validated by Hilary from Inspiration Corporation

$236of $235

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7 supporters
Funded on 7/16/2014

Nicole from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Lauren from The Cara Program

$560of $560

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15 supporters
Funded on 5/17/2014

Tyrone from Chicago, IL

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

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

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

$115of $115

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5 supporters
Funded on 5/7/2014

Tony from Chicago, IL

Dentures are vital to my job search & health! Transportation is the only hurdle left.

I need transportation to Jacksonville, IL for my dental appt. Getting these dentures will help me look professional for interviews & improve my health More

Validated by Allison from LIFT-Chicago

$155of $155

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1 supporter
Funded on 5/15/2014

Mr. Scott from Charlotte, NC

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

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

Validated by Leah from Grace-Mar Services Inc.

$780of $780

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22 supporters
Funded on 6/29/2014

Akosua from Chicago, IL

I'm a widow striving to live independently - I need household items!

My goals are to maintain stable housing, go back to school and return to teaching! Household items will help me create the space I need to succeed. More

Validated by George from Inspiration Corporation

$286of $285

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12 supporters
Funded on 7/15/2014

Pearl from Chicago, IL

I'm a single mom eager to start working. I need summer child care to make it happen!

It's very difficult to find child care for a child with special needs. By sending him to summer camp, I'll be able to start working again. More

Validated by Allison from LIFT-Chicago

$150of $150

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4 supporters
Funded on 4/18/2014

Janesther from Detroit, MI

My car stopped working during my job hunt. Repairs will get my family back on track

I need my car repaired so that I can get my boys to school as well as their required appointments on-time. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$870of $670

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5 supporters
Funded on 5/13/2014

Miranda from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$615of $615

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5 supporters
Funded on 7/15/2014

Yale from Chicago, IL

I'm proud to have overcome homelessness! A computer will open countless doors for me.

I'm working towards my GED, but I don't have access to a computer to finish my coursework (my house is far from school and the library). More

Validated by George from Inspiration Corporation

$465of $465

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17 supporters
Funded on 7/8/2014

Michael from Chicago, IL

I'm moving my life forward! I need help with my security deposit to secure housing.

I need a security deposit to obtain supportive housing, which will not only put a roof over my head, but also help me focus on work and school. More

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

$255of $255

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4 supporters
Funded on 5/1/2014

Mary from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Julie from The Cara Program

$336of $335

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11 supporters
Funded on 7/15/2014

Edward from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Julie from The Cara Program

$225of $225

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1 supporter
Funded on 5/13/2014

Michele from Detroit, MI

A washer & dryer will allow me to better balance my duties as a student and a mom

A new washer and dryer will help my family save money, time and restore balance in our household while I attend school. More

Validated by Wytrice from Total Life Christian Ministries, Inc.

$780of $780

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3 supporters
Funded on 5/11/2014

Al from Inkster, MI

Bedroom basics and shoes will help me rebuild my home and life after house fire.

My belongings were destroyed by fire. A bed, dresser, and shoes will help me rebuild and prepare for job interviews. More

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 Celia 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 Celia 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 CLAIM (Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers)

$560of $560

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12 supporters
Funded on 4/16/2014

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

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

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

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 Celia 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

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

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

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

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 Celia from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$780of $780

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16 supporters
Funded on 5/19/2014

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 Celia 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 Emily 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 Celia from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$780of $780

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4 supporters
Funded on 5/28/2014

PJai from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Charnita from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$805of $780

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5 supporters
Funded on 5/13/2014

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

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

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 Celia 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dinisha from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Monica from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$450of $450

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13 supporters
Funded on 3/11/2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tee from Inkster, MI

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

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

Validated by Chanel from Starfish Family Services

$341of $335

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11 supporters
Funded on 2/28/2014

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 (Nor-Cal, Oakland)

$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 (Nor-Cal, Oakland)

$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 (Nor-Cal, Oakland)

$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 (Nor-Cal, Oakland)

$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 (Nor-Cal, Oakland)

$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 Emily 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 Celia from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$760of $760

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2 supporters
Funded on 2/11/2014

Darlene from Berkeley, CA

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

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

Validated by Cathy from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$604of $505

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10 supporters
Funded on 2/28/2014

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

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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 (Nor-Cal, Oakland)

$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 (Nor-Cal, Oakland)

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

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

Validated by Monica from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$915of $770

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16 supporters
Funded on 2/7/2014

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

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1 supporter
Funded on 12/31/2013