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LIFT’s mission is to help community members achieve economic stability and well-being. We are working to establish a new standard for holistic and enduring solutions in our country’s fight against poverty.


Allison Allison
My job title is Site Coordinator/AmeriCorps Member. I have been in this position since July 2012.My work involves training volunteers, mostly whom are college students, to work one-on-one with low-income community members to help them find jobs, housing, and other resources. At the same time… More

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Funded on 5/14/2013

Leo from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Allison from LIFT-Chicago

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9 supporters
Funded on 8/30/2013

Jim from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Martha from LIFT-Chicago

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3 supporters
Funded on 7/26/2013

Richard from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Claire from LIFT-Chicago

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10 supporters
Funded on 11/8/2013

Lonnie from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Parmida from LIFT-Chicago

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9 supporters
Funded on 11/6/2013

Joy from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Allison from LIFT-Chicago

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28 supporters
Funded on 4/23/2014

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

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19 supporters
Funded on 3/9/2014

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

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4 supporters
Funded on 4/18/2014

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

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Funded on 5/15/2014

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


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