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

Member: Pearl (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Allison, LIFT-Chicago

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

$150of $150

Need funded!

4 supporters
Funded on 4/18/2014

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

Member: JT (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Eric White, Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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

$285of $280

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9 supporters
Funded on 11/15/2012

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

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

My JAWS software is outdated.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

$900of $670

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12 supporters
Funded on 3/12/2014

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

Member: Umar (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Dan, Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

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

$170of $170

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9 supporters
Funded on 4/2/2014

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

Member: Aisha (Cincinnati, OH)
Validator: Doug, Cincinnati Works

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

$336of $335

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12 supporters
Funded on 2/26/2014

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

Member: Keisha (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Lauren, The Cara Program

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

$325of $225

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3 supporters
Funded on 3/5/2014

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

Member: Anthony (Berkeley, CA)
Validator: Melvin, Rising Sun Energy Center

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

$505of $505

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18 supporters
Funded on 2/24/2014

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

Member: Gwen (Berkeley, CA)
Validator: Sonja, Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS)

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

$510of $505

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17 supporters
Funded on 2/26/2014

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

Member: Peter (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Abby, Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

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

$205of $170

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3 supporters
Funded on 1/27/2014

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

Member: Therese (San Diego, CA)
Validator: Vanesa, Senior Community Centers of San Diego

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

$145of $145

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4 supporters
Funded on 1/14/2014

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

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

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

$540of $505

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8 supporters
Funded on 3/21/2014

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

Member: Calvin (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Jackie, Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

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

$20of $20

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1 supporter
Funded on 12/24/2013

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

Member: Paul (Fremont, CA)
Validator: Roberto, Fremont Family Resource Center Corporation

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

$750of $750

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13 supporters
Funded on 1/14/2014

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

Member: Patrick (Elgin, IL)
Validator: Maureen, St. Mary's Conference of St. Vincent de Paul

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

$505of $505

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12 supporters
Funded on 1/3/2014

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

Member: Supermom (Oakland, CA)
Validator: Kamela, Beyond Emancipation

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

$640of $390

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19 supporters
Funded on 2/19/2014

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

Member: Rosie (San Leandro, CA)
Validator: Lorita, Davis Street Family Resource Center

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

$507of $505

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14 supporters
Funded on 3/2/2014

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

Member: Javier (San Leandro, CA)
Validator: Kristal, Davis Street Family Resource Center

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

$280of $280

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1 supporter
Funded on 12/20/2013

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

Member: Parastu (Oakland, CA)
Validator: Samantha, International Rescue Committee (Northern California Region)

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

$520of $520

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13 supporters
Funded on 2/28/2014

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

Member: Bianca (San Leandro, CA)
Validator: Sue, Davis Street Family Resource Center

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

$450of $450

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1 supporter
Funded on 1/13/2014

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

Member: Fattma (Oakland, CA)
Validator: Samantha, International Rescue Committee (Northern California Region)

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

$506of $505

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15 supporters
Funded on 2/26/2014

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

Member: Latrenda (Oakland, CA)
Validator: DeShauna, Beyond Emancipation

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

$390of $390

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4 supporters
Funded on 1/28/2014

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

Member: Marshall (Oakland, CA)
Validator: Samantha, International Rescue Committee (Northern California Region)

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

$505of $505

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4 supporters
Funded on 12/15/2013

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

Member: Vincianna (Oakland, CA)
Validator: DeShauna, Beyond Emancipation

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

$450of $450

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21 supporters
Funded on 2/27/2014

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

Member: Monica (Concord, CA)
Validator: Andrea, Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

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

$671of $670

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19 supporters
Funded on 3/1/2014

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

Member: Kamil (Berkeley, CA)
Validator: Crystal, Berkeley Food and Housing Project

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

$255of $255

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5 supporters
Funded on 12/31/2013

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

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

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

$335of $335

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14 supporters
Funded on 3/2/2014

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

Member: Peter (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Abby, Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

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

$225of $225

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3 supporters
Funded on 12/15/2013

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

Member: Oday (Oakland, CA)
Validator: Samantha, International Rescue Committee (Northern California Region)

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

$260of $260

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2 supporters
Funded on 1/7/2014

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

Member: Fatou (Oakland, CA)
Validator: Samantha, International Rescue Committee (Northern California Region)

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

$560of $560

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8 supporters
Funded on 2/16/2014

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

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

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

$225of $225

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4 supporters
Funded on 1/25/2014

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

Member: Monique (San Leandro, CA)
Validator: Kristal, Davis Street Family Resource Center

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

$225of $225

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4 supporters
Funded on 1/14/2014

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

Member: Sherielle (San Leandro, CA)
Validator: Kristal, Davis Street Family Resource Center

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

$671of $670

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10 supporters
Funded on 3/1/2014

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

Member: April (San Leandro, CA)
Validator: Sandy, Davis Street Family Resource Center

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

$255of $255

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6 supporters
Funded on 2/7/2014

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

Member: Dominique (Oakland, CA)
Validator: Erica, Beyond Emancipation

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

$700of $450

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11 supporters
Funded on 1/31/2014

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

Member: Josie (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Abby, Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

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

$70of $70

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1 supporter
Funded on 12/13/2013

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

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

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

$765of $750

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6 supporters
Funded on 1/15/2014

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

Member: Nikki (Detroit, MI)
Validator: Wytrice, Total Life Christian Ministries, Inc.

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

$450of $450

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8 supporters
Funded on 2/14/2014

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

Member: Lorena (Concord, CA)
Validator: Andrea, Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

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

$245of $245

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4 supporters
Funded on 12/3/2013

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

Member: Amirah (Berkeley, CA)
Validator: LaDiamond, Berkeley Food and Housing Project

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

$445of $445

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4 supporters
Funded on 1/12/2014

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

Member: Mitchell (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Abby, Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

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

$290of $255

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9 supporters
Funded on 1/8/2014

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

Member: Samantha (Evanston, IL)
Validator: Kim, Infant Welfare Society of Evanston

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

$560of $560

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2 supporters
Funded on 1/13/2014

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

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

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

$140of $140

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3 supporters
Funded on 1/8/2014

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

Member: Bertha (San Leandro, CA)
Validator: Kristal, Davis Street Family Resource Center

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

$615of $615

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18 supporters
Funded on 2/15/2014

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

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

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

$225of $225

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2 supporters
Funded on 12/15/2013

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

Member: Garrett (Evanston, IL)
Validator: Melissa, Connections for the Homeless

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

$505of $505

Need funded!

1 supporter
Funded on 12/31/2013

I'm taking computer courses to pursue my chosen career; I need to repair my computer screen

Member: Mek (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Eleanor, Inspiration Corporation

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

$100of $90

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2 supporters
Funded on 11/24/2013

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

Member: Stephanie (Detroit, MI)
Validator: Tanya, Coalition On Temporary Shelter

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

$786of $780

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5 supporters
Funded on 1/29/2014

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

Member: Danielle (Concord, CA)
Validator: Nati, Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

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

$585of $585

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2 supporters
Funded on 1/14/2014

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

Member: Roberto (Berkeley, CA)
Validator: Crystal, Berkeley Food and Housing Project

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

$505of $505

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/20/2013

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

Member: Princess (Oakland, CA)
Validator: DeShauna, Beyond Emancipation

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

$390of $390

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10 supporters
Funded on 1/7/2014

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

Member: Lateef (Oakland, CA)
Validator: Doug, International Rescue Committee (Northern California Region)

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

$425of $425

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9 supporters
Funded on 1/8/2014

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

Member: Tender (Oakland, CA)
Validator: Kamela, Beyond Emancipation

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

$280of $280

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5 supporters
Funded on 12/20/2013

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

Member: Angelica (San Leandro, CA)
Validator: Sandy, Davis Street Family Resource Center

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

$670of $670

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14 supporters
Funded on 1/25/2014

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

Member: Kay (Berkeley, CA)
Validator: Lauren, Berkeley Food and Housing Project

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

$310of $310

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5 supporters
Funded on 1/6/2014

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

Member: Fred (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Caitlin, Common Pantry

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

$320of $320

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/30/2013

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

Member: Kim (San Leandro, CA)
Validator: Denise, Davis Street Family Resource Center

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

$585of $585

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2 supporters
Funded on 12/20/2013

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

Member: Emad (Concord, CA)
Validator: Nati, Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

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

$420of $335

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8 supporters
Funded on 1/22/2014

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

Member: Alejandra (Concord, CA)
Validator: Nati, Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

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

$450of $450

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8 supporters
Funded on 1/10/2014

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

Member: Batista (Concord, CA)
Validator: Nati, Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

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

$670of $670

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11 supporters
Funded on 1/1/2014

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

Member: Ms. Kat (Washington, DC)
Validator: Ashley Minton, DC Central Kitchen

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

$250of $250

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1 supporter
Funded on 11/14/2013

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

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

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

$120of $120

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3 supporters
Funded on 12/18/2013

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

Member: Henry (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Eleanor, Inspiration Corporation

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

$90of $90

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2 supporters
Funded on 10/18/2013

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

Member: Flower (San Jose, CA)
Validator: Mladenka, Asian Americans for Community Involvement

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

$390of $390

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5 supporters
Funded on 12/30/2013

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

Member: John (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Jackie, Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

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

$15of $15

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1 supporter
Funded on 10/19/2013

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

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

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

$390of $390

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4 supporters
Funded on 10/25/2013

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

Member: James (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Addie, Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

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

$15of $15

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1 supporter
Funded on 10/24/2013

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

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

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

$790of $780

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5 supporters
Funded on 1/13/2014

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

Member: Lordy (Menlo Park, CA)
Validator: Natalie, JobTrain (a partner of Single Stop USA)

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

$165of $165

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6 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2013

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

Member: Faith (Detroit, MI)
Validator: Marion, Black Family Development

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

$780of $780

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11 supporters
Funded on 1/14/2014

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

Member: Darnell (Detroit, MI)
Validator: Tanya, Coalition On Temporary Shelter

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

$820of $780

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4 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2013

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

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

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

$560of $505

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13 supporters
Funded on 12/31/2013

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

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

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

$575of $505

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7 supporters
Funded on 1/13/2014

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

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

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

$390of $390

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3 supporters
Funded on 12/29/2013

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

Member: Diego (Concord, CA)
Validator: Nati, Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

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

$508of $505

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13 supporters
Funded on 1/4/2014

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

Member: Martha (Concord, CA)
Validator: Andrea, Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

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

$250of $245

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5 supporters
Funded on 12/3/2013

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

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

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

$580of $560

Need funded!

8 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2013

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

Member: Steven (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Aimee, Inspiration Corporation

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

$505of $505

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11 supporters
Funded on 12/18/2013

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

Member: Catherine (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Emily, Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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

$686of $580

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16 supporters
Funded on 12/23/2013

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

Member: Fred (San Jose, CA)
Validator: Jahannaz, Asian Americans for Community Involvement

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

$531of $530

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16 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2013

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

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

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

$780of $780

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/31/2013

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

Member: Leo (Santa Ana, CA)
Validator: David, Taller San Jose

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

$670of $670

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12 supporters
Funded on 12/25/2013

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

Member: Elizabeth (Antioch, CA)
Validator: Michelle, Opportunity Junction

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

$460of $460

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2013

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

Member: Donald (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Abby, Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

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

$20of $20

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1 supporter
Funded on 10/11/2013

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

Member: Phyllis (Inkster, MI)
Validator: Trisha, Starfish Family Services

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

$502of $502

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3 supporters
Funded on 9/30/2013

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

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

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

$780of $780

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20 supporters
Funded on 12/10/2013

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

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

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

$450of $450

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4 supporters
Funded on 10/31/2013

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

Member: Kris (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Lauren, The Cara Program

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

$560of $560

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2 supporters
Funded on 11/1/2013

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

Member: David (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Abby, Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

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

$335of $335

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12 supporters
Funded on 9/18/2013

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

Member: Theresa (Detroit, MI)
Validator: Khari, Black Family Development

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

$405of $405

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1 supporter
Funded on 10/16/2013

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

Member: Steve (San Jose, CA)
Validator: Mladenka, Asian Americans for Community Involvement

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

$505of $505

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16 supporters
Funded on 11/26/2013

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

Member: Lonnie (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Parmida, LIFT-Chicago

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

$310of $300

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10 supporters
Funded on 11/8/2013

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

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

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

$85of $85

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1 supporter
Funded on 11/8/2013

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

Member: Lemia (San Jose, CA)
Validator: Katelyn, Unity Care

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

$335of $335

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11 supporters
Funded on 11/14/2013

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

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

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

$560of $560

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4 supporters
Funded on 10/31/2013

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

Member: Perry (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Abby, Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

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

$280of $280

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8 supporters
Funded on 8/13/2013

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

Member: Sierra (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Aimee, Inspiration Corporation

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

$250of $250

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6 supporters
Funded on 10/18/2013

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

Member: Federica (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Emily, Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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

$780of $780

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9 supporters
Funded on 10/29/2013

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

Member: Stanley (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Jackie, Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

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

$335of $335

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8 supporters
Funded on 8/20/2013

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

Member: George B (Auburn Hills, MI)
Validator: Suzanne, Catholic Community Response Team

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

$780of $780

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9 supporters
Funded on 8/30/2013

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

Member: Shavon (Charlotte, NC)
Validator: Leah, Grace-Mar Services Inc.

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

$295of $225

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7 supporters
Funded on 8/12/2013

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

Member: Richard (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Claire, LIFT-Chicago

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

$135of $105

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3 supporters
Funded on 7/26/2013

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

Member: Meeka (Inkster, MI)
Validator: Jeanette, Starfish Family Services

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

$560of $560

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12 supporters
Funded on 10/15/2013

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

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

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

$670of $670

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14 supporters
Funded on 9/30/2013

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

Member: Teresa (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Dan, Chicago Lights: Elam Davies Social Service Center

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

$335of $335

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14 supporters
Funded on 8/12/2013

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

Member: Kenneth (Charlotte, NC)
Validator: Phyllis, Aminah Ministries

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

$560of $560

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14 supporters
Funded on 8/28/2013

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

Member: Antoinette (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Eleanor, Inspiration Corporation

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

$525of $525

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8 supporters
Funded on 9/27/2013

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

Member: William (Charlotte, NC)
Validator: Matt Shaw, Speak Up Magazine

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

$505of $505

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10 supporters
Funded on 7/20/2013

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

Member: Bill (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Eleanor, Inspiration Corporation

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

$95of $95

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2 supporters
Funded on 6/24/2013

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

Member: MK Douglas (Concord, NC)
Validator: Rev. Dr. Valerie Washington, Zion Hill AME Zion Church

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

$725of $725

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2 supporters
Funded on 6/24/2013

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

Member: Jim (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Martha, LIFT-Chicago

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

$205of $205

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9 supporters
Funded on 8/30/2013

Soon to have my baby in prison. Need help with fees so when my son is born we can stay together

Member: Brianna (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Alexis, Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers

If my fees are paid, I'll be eligible for a program where moms and newborns can stay together. Without this, my boy will be taken from me. More

$235of $235

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7 supporters
Funded on 7/13/2013

I'm off to UC Berkeley on a full scholarship but I need supplies & a train ticket to get there

Member: Louis (San Diego, CA)
Validator: Tammy, Survivors of Torture, International

I'm an asylee. I studied hard in community college & got into the school of my dreams! Now I need to get there and buy my dorm and school supplies. More

$505of $505

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19 supporters
Funded on 7/17/2013

Need furniture so I can study at home

Member: Tony (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Eleanor, Inspiration Corporation

I am studying to become a paralegal, but after beating bedbugs, I need new furniture so I can do schoolwork and group projects at home. More

$185of $185

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3 supporters
Funded on 5/28/2013

I'm a new high school grad and I need a laptop to study accounting in college this fall

Member: Michael (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Ty, Metrosquash

I'm going to Baldwin Wallace University. If I have a laptop, I'll be able to succeed because I'll be able to do research and have the programs I need. More

$550of $550

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18 supporters
Funded on 7/31/2013

I'm working on job readiness and I need a driver's license to increase my opportunities

Member: Jackie (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Lauren, The Cara Program

I have years of work experience and being able to drive will open up additional career opportunities for me. My expired license is holding me back. More

$35of $35

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1 supporter
Funded on 6/26/2013

I found safety in the US. Need a computer to get a degree in construction mgmt + support myself

Member: Miguel (San Diego, CA)
Validator: Patricia, Survivors of Torture, International

I lost everything when I was imprisoned + tortured in Nicaragua for trying to help poor families. A computer will let me become qualified to work here More

$670of $670

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12 supporters
Funded on 6/28/2013

1st in my family to go to college. Stretching to pay for school, but need a laptop to succeed.

Member: Mary (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Ed, Metrosquash

Going to college will let me support my mom who supported us on her own for many years. A laptop will let me write papers and keep up in my classes. More

$535of $535

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15 supporters
Funded on 7/16/2013

Worked as a school security guard for 17yrs. Now I need a cane to walk through life securely

Member: Leo (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Allison, LIFT-Chicago

My diabetes has effected my balance and mobility. With a cane I could safely run errands, get to meetings and appointments and build my strength. More

$50of $45

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1 supporter
Funded on 5/14/2013

Need a driver's license to be considered for jobs

Member: Leo (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Latosha, Heartland Alliance

I'm looking for work and need to pay fees to get my license back. I've interviewed with employers who say if I get my license they can consider me. More

$455of $445

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14 supporters
Funded on 3/3/2013

Getting my degree in counseling; need bed set to get a good night's sleep

Member: Pierre (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Eleanor, Inspiration Corporation

I need a bedroom set for my new apartment so I can sleep and do well in school. Right now I sleep on the floor and have nowhere to keep my clothes. More

$312of $300

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8 supporters
Funded on 4/4/2013

Fixing my computer will get me back to work, working from home because of my disability

Member: Jenny (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Anna, Inspiration Corporation

I need repairs for my computer so I can earn an income by working at home since I have a disability that prevents me from working elsewhere. More

$325of $325

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9 supporters
Funded on 6/27/2013

Furniture to make my first apartment since recovery feel like a home

Member: Kena (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Lauren, The Cara Program

I need a new bed set to help transition from a recovery home to my new apartment. This will help me save money as I make up for lost time. More

$505of $505

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10 supporters
Funded on 6/19/2013

My daughter has special needs and I want to send her to camp this summer

Member: Tina (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Jael, Holsten Human Capital Development, NFP

I want my daughter to go to camp with kids who have needs like her. She'll participate in activities with kids her age and cherish the experience. More

$335of $335

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4 supporters
Funded on 5/1/2013

My baby was born deaf and blind; we need furniture for an empty apartment and clothes for my boys.

Member: Mary (Evanston, IL)
Validator: Kim, Infant Welfare Society of Evanston

I am caring for my severely-handicapped son and we just got housing after being homeless. I need beds, a table, chairs and clothing for my family. More

$775of $775

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6 supporters
Funded on 4/4/2013

Trying to rebuild after our baby's stroke

Member: Layla (Evanston, IL)
Validator: Patrina, Infant Welfare Society of Evanston

My husband needs a bed and some clothes so he can go back to work full-time. We need school clothes for our kids. More

$780of $775

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10 supporters
Funded on 3/20/2013

First in my family to go to college, I need a computer to be successful

Member: Marnee (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Ed, Metrosquash

I need a laptop computer to help me study, do research and take notes so I can be successful in college. More

$634of $625

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13 supporters
Funded on 4/21/2013

Working part time but want to advance my career; need laptop to take online classes

Member: Lorena (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Anna, Inspiration Corporation

I've taken classes but public access computers don't give me enough time to work. A laptop will solve this. My goal is to become computer literate. More

$350of $350

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8 supporters
Funded on 6/11/2013

Back on track and ready to furnish my new apartment

Member: Al (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Jason, Inspiration Corporation

I just moved into my own apartment, and I need cooking ware and small furniture to make it feel like a home. More

$280of $280

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2 supporters
Funded on 3/22/2013

A blind survivor of torture, I need a computer to get a degree and help others.

Member: Macaba (San Diego, CA)
Validator: Patricia, Survivors of Torture, International

I need a laptop designed for the blind that can help me complete my education to become a counselor and help others who are blind. More

$720of $720

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17 supporters
Funded on 4/5/2013

I need an eye exam and glasses to go back to school

Member: Michael (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Anna, Inspiration Corporation

My goal is to take my driver's license exam and go to school for mechanical engineering. Not having glasses is stopping me from returning to school. More

$353of $350

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11 supporters
Funded on 3/20/2013

Need to learn to drive to take my kids to daycare and get myself to work.

Member: Lindsey (Evanston, IL)
Validator: Chantay, Childcare Network of Evanston

I need to get driving lessons so I can get my license and be able to easily take my kids to day care and school and get myself to work. More

$446of $445

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13 supporters
Funded on 3/8/2013

Starting college, need a computer

Member: Grace (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Ed, Metrosquash

I am starting college in the Fall, studying to be a lawyer, and I need a laptop to be successful. More

$550of $550

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19 supporters
Funded on 3/7/2013

I'm a CNA and want to get certified in phlebotomy so I can get a better job and support my family

Member: Aurora (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Annie, Erie Elementary Charter School

I took an intro course to phlebotomy but need another to get certified. Then I can increase my earnings and pay our family's mortgage and bills. More

$775of $775

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20 supporters
Funded on 4/26/2013

Just got a welding job! Need gear, safety glasses, and bus fare to pass my 90-day trial period

Member: John (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Emily, Jane Addams Resource Corporation

I need welding gear and bus fare because I just got my first welding job! I also need to get prescription safety welding glasses so I weld better. More

$680of $665

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14 supporters
Funded on 2/12/2013

I'm a father and need a bed for myself and my daughter

Member: Clifford (Evanston, IL)
Validator: Lisa, Childcare Network of Evanston

We have been sleeping on the floor, and my daughter has been sick. My goal is to eventually move into my own apartment, and she will have a bed. More

$510of $500

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15 supporters
Funded on 1/25/2013

Bunk beds and phone cards to help my twin granddaughters stay stable and secure

Member: Meg (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Alexis, Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers

A restful nights sleep and staying in contact with their mother while she's in prison will help my twin granddaughters stay strong and healthy. More

$610of $610

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14 supporters
Funded on 1/18/2013

Getting required surgery in another state; need my daughters to travel with me to care for me

Member: Clifford (Rapid City, SD)
Validator: Ron, Life Initiatives

I need transportation and lodging for my family to accompany me to Omaha for surgery. The closest hospital for my surgery is a 1200 mile round trip. More

$570of $525

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13 supporters
Funded on 1/17/2013

Need books to complete my master's degree in prison

Member: Susan (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Alexis, Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers

Just finished my B.A. in prison and ready to start a master's program that will prepare me to teach other women in prison and change their lives. More

$495of $480

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13 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2012

Working my way through recovery and ready to take the next step and start my new job.

Member: Karen (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Alexis, Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers

I need a Preparer's Tax Identification Number to start my new job as an accountant and a web cam so I can Skype with my children. More

$110of $100

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3 supporters
Funded on 12/20/2012

Back on my feet! Just got a job and need help with security deposit to secure housing

Member: Jetaun (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Emily, Jane Addams Resource Corporation

I'm currently homeless and need assistance with half of a security deposit. A secure home will help keep my son and I moving forward. More

$555of $555

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/19/2012

Need welding gear and gas cards as I train to be a welder and provide for my kids.

Member: Anita (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Emily, Jane Addams Resource Corporation

If I can continue to get to my classes, appointments, and purchase safety equipment I can get the job I trained for and take care of my daughters. More

$460of $460

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9 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2012

It's getting cold out and my daughter needs winter clothing

Member: John (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Emily, Jane Addams Resource Corporation

I'm a student and the sole provider for my daughter. Meeting this need will keep my daughter warm and healthy until I go back to work. More

$225of $225

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6 supporters
Funded on 12/5/2012

Car repairs so my family can get to work and school safely

Member: Charles (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Emily, Jane Addams Resource Corporation

Our family needs reliable transportation so my kids can get to school safely, my wife can get to work, and I can go to job interviews on-time. More

$563of $555

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13 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2012

Laptop so my daughter can be the first in our family to attend university

Member: Koffi (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Elizabeth, Heartland Alliance

My family and I fled to the US and we got asylum. Now I work 72 hrs/week, but still can't afford a laptop for my oldest daughter to apply to college. More

$500of $500

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/10/2012

I'm a CNA who wants to be an LPN - need a laptop to take online classes

Member: Tiffany (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Annie, Erie Elementary Charter School

I currently have my CNA license and plan to become an LPN. I need a laptop so I can take online classes at home while parenting my two handsome boys. More

$605of $555

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17 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2012

Warm winter boots and supplies for my children and steel-toed work boots for me

Member: Shawnta (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Emily, Jane Addams Resource Corporation

I need just a little help to make it through the next 2 months of job training before I'll have a better paying career as a machinist. More

$465of $465

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10 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2012

Training for welding career - need equipment and transportation

Member: Tracy (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Emily, Jane Addams Resource Corporation

I need welding equipment and gas cards to get to and from my training. This will give me a career job with good money--better than I make now. More

$437of $420

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15 supporters
Funded on 12/17/2012

Increase My Career Opportunities with Welding Gear

Member: Zoe (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Emily, Jane Addams Resource Corporation

I want to be able to start a job as a welder as soon as I graduate from this program but I don't have the funds to buy the equipment I need. More

$445of $445

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2 supporters
Funded on 12/5/2012

Starting my career in the welding field; need protective equipment

Member: Buddy (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Emily, Jane Addams Resource Corporation

I need welding equipment for employment. For me to have these items would mean a better chance at the job, and better things for my family. More

$280of $280

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7 supporters
Funded on 12/6/2012

I am moving forward and need a computer to take classes online

Member: LeAnn (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Emily, Jane Addams Resource Corporation

A computer will help me go back to school quicker and increase my income. I need more earning potential so I can have my son live back home with me. More

$335of $335

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16 supporters
Funded on 12/17/2012

Parenting + in job training; need winter clothing for my children

Member: Bart (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Emily, Jane Addams Resource Corporation

I need uniforms and winter coats and boots for my kids. Until I complete my job training program and start working, my kids need some essentials. More

$240of $240

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4 supporters
Funded on 11/22/2012

Raising 2 boys; had a fire and need furniture to rebuild

Member: Olivia (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Robert, Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4)

I need a sofa and chairs for the kitchen table, so we can sit and eat dinner, and relax. I lost my furniture when we had an accident fire. More

$735of $720

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2012

Warm winter clothing for my children and work clothes to help me find employment

Member: Lisa (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Alexis, Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers

We are starting over and my family needs clothing. My daughters need warm clothes that fit for the winter and I need professional looking suits. More

$340of $335

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7 supporters
Funded on 11/4/2012

Need bus passes so I can get to my computer course

Member: MEK (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Anna, Inspiration Corporation

I need 2 30-day bus passes to attend a computer course, where I will earn a laptop and open the door to employment and future education opportunities. More

$220of $206

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/16/2012

Seeking asylum in the US; need laptop to further my university education

Member: Eva (San Diego, CA)
Validator: Patricia, Survivors of Torture, International

I had to flee to the US due to persecution. I hope to continue my schooling this upcoming year. Having a laptop will help make my studies much easier. More

$695of $680

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11 supporters
Funded on 12/3/2012

Homeless for 2 years. Getting my own apartment and need furniture to make it a home.

Member: Aswad (Los Angeles, CA)
Validator: Matthew, PATH

I am a veteran and lost my job in 2009. I've worked hard to move from homelessness and need a futon to sleep on and kitchenware to cook with. More

$555of $555

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2 supporters
Funded on 9/20/2012

Supporting my mom and my 2 boys; need beds for my sons

Member: Stacy (Evanston, IL)
Validator: Tracy, Childcare Network of Evanston

Working as a waitress on a fixed income; need beds for my sons so they don't have to sleep on the floor anymore. More

$555of $555

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2 supporters
Funded on 10/25/2012

Working, parenting & about to attend college; need laptop for my schoolwork

Member: Mary (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Lauren, The Cara Program

Managing a schedule of work, school, and being a mom is going to be hard, but my study time could be taken with me if I have a laptop computer. More

$610of $610

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4 supporters
Funded on 9/24/2012

Taking care of my sisters while mom is in jail; need help w/ clothes and school supplies

Member: Melissa (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Alexis, Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers

I am taking care of my two little sisters who are growing fast. I need clothes and shoes for both girls and school supplies for the 7th grader. More

$365of $360

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13 supporters
Funded on 9/12/2012

Moved to find work to support my son. Need safety gear to work as a welder.

Member: Damarion (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Eric White, Jane Addams Resource Corporation

Once I have a job, I can send for my son. I finished the program in welding and I am ready to work. More

$280of $280

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6 supporters
Funded on 10/9/2012

Learned a new skill; need welding supplies to start working

Member: Tom (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Eric White, Jane Addams Resource Corporation

I went through welding training and need the right gear to start a new job. More

$280of $280

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6 supporters
Funded on 11/30/2012

My family is together again; children need supplies for new school

Member: Emily (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Alexis, Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers

This year has been a new start for my family and me. Meeting this need will afford me to give my children school uniforms and shoes that fit. More

$465of $465

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7 supporters
Funded on 8/31/2012

Help with beds for my kids who just lost their dad

Member: Maria (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Alexis, Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers

My two sons just lost their father and are moving in with me. I want them to feel comfortable and have their own beds through this big transition. More

$355of $355

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4 supporters
Funded on 8/31/2012

Brought my brother + sister from Bhutan; need computer to thrive here

Member: Toya (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Ryan, Heartland Alliance

I need computer for my job search and to help my brother and sister in school. This includes a laptop, antivirus software, and Microsoft Office. More

$476of $475

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12 supporters
Funded on 9/26/2012

Security deposit for college housing

Member: Amayah (Evanston, IL)
Validator: Chantay, Childcare Network of Evanston

I am in need of my security deposit for university housing for me and my daughter so I can attend college. More

$830of $830

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25 supporters
Funded on 7/17/2012

Car repairs to commute from shelter to work/childcare

Member: Tasha (Evanston, IL)
Validator: Chantay, Childcare Network of Evanston

I need car repairs so I can commute from 187th St. to Evanston for work and to get my two kids to childcare and school. More

$935of $885

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14 supporters
Funded on 6/8/2012

Supplies for my daughter to go to school

Member: Chrissy (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Bridget, New Global Destiny Int'l Ministries

My daughter will be starting school next year and I need to get her her uniforms, her shots, and pay the school fees. More

$335of $335

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8 supporters
Funded on 6/14/2012

Car for work and my family

Member: Christen (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Pastor Bryant, Allen Metro CME Church

The car has been offered to me from a fellow member at my church at a deeply discounted price. More

$555of $555

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7 supporters
Funded on 6/14/2012

Items to furnish my new apartment

Member: Annie (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Caesarei, Inspiration Corporation

I just left a homeless/battered shelter and now me and my 3 kids are living in an empty apartment. I need tables, chairs, curtains, and bed linen. More

$280of $280

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7 supporters
Funded on 5/22/2012

Computer to complete my radiology degree

Member: Brenda (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Julie, The Cara Program

I need a computer and printer to do my homework. I work full time and take college classes at night. My son also needs a computer for his schoolwork. More

$675of $675

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11 supporters
Funded on 5/11/2012

Security deposit so I can move my family to safety

Member: Emily (Evanston, IL)
Validator: Jennifer, Childcare Network of Evanston

I need money for a security deposit to move my family as quickly as possible so we can be safe from our abuser. More

$910of $900

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17 supporters
Funded on 4/27/2012

Bed for my growing daughter

Member: Samantha (Evanston, IL)
Validator: Jennifer, Childcare Network of Evanston

My daughter is almost three and still sleeping in a crib. I would like to get her a twin bed, which will be used as she continues to grow. More

$340of $335

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7 supporters
Funded on 3/20/2012

Teaching certificate tuition so I can offer classes

Member: Isadora (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Jackie, Claretian

I want to get my certificate in dance instruction, so I can teach through community organizations. I need to pay tuition for these classes. More

$200of $200

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5 supporters
Funded on 3/2/2012

Certifications to work as a registered nurse

Member: Christina (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Annie, Erie Elementary Charter School

I need two nursing certifications that will help me find a job at a hospital that hires new RN graduates. More

$250of $250

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6 supporters
Funded on 2/7/2012

Truck repairs so I can work in 48 community gardens

Member: Lee (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Jackie, Claretian

I need to repair my truck. With my health issues and my truck not working, I can’t get to my garden sites and my income is based on that. More

$745of $720

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18 supporters
Funded on 2/13/2012

Uniform to use my 28 years of experience as a waiter to get a job

Member: Al (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Eva, Inspiration Corporation

I have been looking for work and have been in touch with a staffing place that does banquets. I can be employed there but I would need my own uniform. More

$460of $460

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14 supporters
Funded on 1/26/2012

School clothes and supplies for my children

Member: Monique (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Tasha, Claretian

I need basic school supplies and uniforms. My son has already grown out of his uniform. I want my children to get the best education they can get. More

$225of $225

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5 supporters
Funded on 2/2/2012

Computer for my job search + kids' homework

Member: Marta (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Maria, Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4)

I want to advance my computer skills and want my children to get their homework done. A computer will also help me find a job. More

$805of $805

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2 supporters
Funded on 1/26/2012

Clothes so my kids stop being bullied

Member: Sierra (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Tasha, Claretian

My kids never have new clothes - I can’t afford it. It brings their self-esteem down because they have holes in their pants and they get bullied. More

$445of $445

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8 supporters
Funded on 1/25/2012

Computer for my kids to succeed in school

Member: Tori (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Jamila, The Cara Program

I left a domestic violence situation and I'm now a working single mother of seven children. A home computer will allow us more time as a family. More

$705of $705

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13 supporters
Funded on 12/12/2011

Winter clothing for my commute to school

Member: Bridgett (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Katja, Claretian

I am a single mother and cancer survivor finishing my BA degree. I make just enough to cover most of the bills. I would like a winter coat and boots. More

$390of $390

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9 supporters
Funded on 1/14/2012

Sewing machine so I can support my family

Member: Alejandra (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Patricia, Family Focus

I am a seamstress and need to provide for my two children since my husband left 6mos ago. With a specialized sewing machine I could do alterations. More

$990of $970

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15 supporters
Funded on 12/26/2011

Eye exam and glasses to help me see at work

Member: Luis (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Maria, Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4)

I work as a night-time taxi driver. I need an eye exam and eye glasses to help me see better when I am working and be able to drive better at night. More

$305of $305

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7 supporters
Funded on 12/9/2011

Winter clothing for my children

Member: Jose (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Maria, Community Counseling Centers of Chicago (C4)

My goal right now is to get winter clothing for my children. They need jackets, boots, socks, hats and gloves. More

$445of $445

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13 supporters
Funded on 12/11/2011

Bus fare to take my great-grandchildren to school

Member: Francisca (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Adriana, Family Focus

I need four months of CTA passes so I can take my great-grandchildren to school while my granddaughter recovers from a serious car accident. More

$380of $380

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/13/2011

Computer to keep my kids on the right track

Member: Doug (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Kristie, The Cara Program

I want to help my kids stay on the right path and a computer will help me be the best father I can be and give my kids the resources they need. More

$705of $705

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12 supporters
Funded on 12/16/2011

Bus fare for 3 months so I can get to school and seek work and housing

Member: Denise (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Margaret, Bethel New Life

After 15 years, my workplace closed in March. Now jobs in my field are scarce and my family is in a shelter. Bus fare will be a life-saver. More

$280of $280

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8 supporters
Funded on 11/30/2011

A bed as I save up for our own place

Member: Anne (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Lynnette, The Cara Program

I need a bed for my son and me. My work requires hours on my feet and lots of lifting. We've got a place to stay but need someplace to sleep. More

$430of $430

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11 supporters
Funded on 11/30/2011