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$420of $420

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8 supporters
Funded on 6/14/2016

Doug from Chicago, IL

Formerly homeless veteran. Bus passes will allow me to begin my job training program.

I'm starting a 4-month A+ Certification program. I need bus passes to make it there to start my career in Information Technology. More

Validated by Kayla from Center for Changing Lives

$451of $450

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12 supporters
Funded on 6/14/2016

Sophia from Eldoret, Kenya

Independent mother. Essential supplies will help me complete my education.

Despite my family's lack of support, I'm determined to complete school to become independent. I need help paying for essential supplies to make it. More

Validated by Christine from Beyond Fistula

$550of $550

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9 supporters
Funded on 6/14/2016

Jonathan from Berkeley, CA

Overcoming homelessness. A bed will let me build stability.

I recently found housing, and I am sleeping on an air mattress. A bed will give me a place to sleep and start each day rested and ready. More

Validated by Laura from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$500of $500

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6 supporters
Funded on 5/2/2016

Teresa from Chicago, IL

Recently widowed. A new bed will give me a safe, clean environment to rest & rebuild.

I was recently widowed after losing my husband to cancer. I need a bed to get the proper rest so I can stay self -sufficient on my job. More

Validated by Da'Sean from The Cara Program

$300of $300

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5 supporters
Funded on 3/21/2016

Maureen from Eldoret, KE

New mother living in Kenya. Help me purchase equipment to start my business.

I've completed training to become a tailor. I need to purchase my sewing machine and enroll in an apprenticeship to support my newborn baby. More

Validated by Christine from Beyond Fistula

$250of $250

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5 supporters
Funded on 6/6/2016

Carla from New York, NY

Striving to rebuild! A Medical Assisting certificate will open up new opportunities.

I need help paying for my certification from the American Association of Medical Assisting. Once I do so, I can find employment and relocate. More

Validated by LaLisa from NYC Department of Probation

$700of $700

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10 supporters
Funded on 4/14/2016

Helpman from Chicago, IL

Eager to graduate college & become a teacher. I need help with 1 semester of tuition to continue in my program.

In 2011, I became the first person in my family to go to college. After overcoming 5 years of homelessness, I'm ready to go back! More

Validated by Shayna from Inspiration Corporation

$700of $700

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9 supporters
Funded on 4/14/2016

Edelmira from Chicago, IL

I work full time and support 8 children. Help me care for my ailing mother.

I need help purchasing medical supplies that with help my mother be more comfortable and help get her to the doctor. More

Validated by Annie from Erie Elementary Charter School

$475of $475

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9 supporters
Funded on 12/31/2015

Tatiana from North Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Jeanne from YouthBuild Lake County

$700of $700

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11 supporters
Funded on 12/23/2015

Kayla from Los Angeles, CA

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

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

Validated by Melissa from PATH Ventures

$400of $400

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9 supporters
Funded on 12/29/2015

Renee from Charlotte, NC

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

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

Validated by Peggi from Speak Up Magazine

$55of $55

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4 supporters
Funded on 8/4/2015

Brian from Chicago, IL

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

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

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

$20of $20

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1 supporter
Funded on 6/23/2015

Dwayne from Chicago, IL

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

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

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

$400of $400

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16 supporters
Funded on 6/3/2015

Michael from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Shayna from Inspiration Corporation

$360of $360

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8 supporters
Funded on 6/4/2015

Star from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Shayna from Inspiration Corporation

$450of $450

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14 supporters
Funded on 6/17/2015

Laurita from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Nichole from North Side Housing and Supportive Services

$15of $15

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1 supporter
Funded on 4/16/2015

Derrick from Chicago, IL

My identity was stolen. I need to apply for my birth certificate.

With my birth certificate, I can get a new social security number & ID card & get my SNAP benefits. Then I can find employment and housing. More

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

$15of $15

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1 supporter
Funded on 4/27/2015

Lenora from Chicago, IL

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

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

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

$450of $450

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18 supporters
Funded on 5/28/2015

Ruth from Charlotte, NC

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

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

Validated by Noah from Speak Up Magazine

$450of $450

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12 supporters
Funded on 5/28/2015

Billiam from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Jessica from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$600of $600

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8 supporters
Funded on 5/18/2015

Charles from Chicago, IL

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

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

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

$350of $350

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4 supporters
Funded on 3/5/2015

Robert from Tucson, AZ

Single father working & back in school. I need a laptop to complete all of my work

I'm in the Get Into Energy program studying to be a Journeyman/Lineman. I need a laptop so I can complete my assignments and graduate. More

Validated by Byron from Pima County One Stop Career Center

$275of $275

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8 supporters
Funded on 4/29/2015

Mike from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Mark from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$300of $300

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7 supporters
Funded on 3/29/2015

Kenard from Chicago, IL

Caring for my daughter's family and my own health. I need bus passes to get around.

I'm looking for work, making my doctors' appointments, and caring for my grandkids. Bus passes will help me get everywhere I need to be. More

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

$25of $20

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1 supporter
Funded on 1/27/2015

Ivory from Chicago, IL

I'm a homeless vet finally eligible for housing - I just need my birth certificate.

With my birth certificate, I'll be able to move into my first home in 25 years. Everything's lined up! This is the last piece of documentation I need. More

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

$15of $15

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1 supporter
Funded on 1/29/2015

Richard from Chicago, IL

I'm 19 years old and homeless. I need my birth certificate so I can get a job.

I'm ready to work, so I need to get an Illinois State ID so I can apply for jobs. To get the ID I need a copy of my birth certificate. More

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

$450of $450

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11 supporters
Funded on 1/16/2015

Tasheena from Chicago, IL

Studying to be an ultrasound technician. I need a laptop to meet school deadlines.

I can't work late at the library because I have to care for my young daughter, so I need a laptop to complete my assignments and do research at home. More

Validated by Mary from New Moms, Inc.

$451of $450

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14 supporters
Funded on 1/5/2015

Jose from Chicago, IL

Ready to apply for a job with the transit system, but I need work gear to get hired.

As a construction worker, I have the skills for the job, but I need work boots, safety gear, and a uniform to get hired. More

Validated by Marlen from Center for Changing Lives

$400of $400

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9 supporters
Funded on 12/10/2014

Legacy from Inkster, MI

I'm ready to get my CNA certification and start working & supporting my family.

I had to quit my job as a CNA when my child was diagnosed with autism. Now that she's getting the care she needs, I'm ready to work & support my family. More

Validated by Jessica from Starfish Family Services

$472of $472

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10 supporters
Funded on 12/6/2014

Arnetta from Detroit, MI

I need car repairs so I can still take my son to treatments for sickle-cell anemia.

I need brake and other repairs so I can get my son to his doctor's appointments, my children to school & make it to my new job on time. More

Validated by Erika from The Empowerment Plan

$400of $400

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7 supporters
Funded on 12/20/2014

William from Chicago, IL

On a new path working towards a new career. I need glasses & work gear to succeed as a CNC operator.

I'm excited to be pursuing a career with advancement opportunities. I just need a few items to be able to start a stable job and support my family. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$230of $230

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5 supporters
Funded on 12/6/2014

Kisha from Inkster, MI

Mother of 4 rebuilding after house fire; Need car seats to safely travel with my kids

With car seats, I'll be able to bring my kids safely to appointments & it will allow me to stay mobile to look for housing & employment opportunities. More

Validated by Melissa from Starfish Family Services

$600of $600

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6 supporters
Funded on 12/3/2014

Joe from Detroit, MI

Professional clothes & car repairs will ensure I'm ready for job interviews!

I'm a single father looking forward to better support my daughter. Repairs & professional clothes will show employers I'm prepared to work! More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$150of $150

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5 supporters
Funded on 12/2/2014

Edward from Chicago, IL

I sell magazines outdoors. I need a winter coat and boots so I can sell in the cold.

Working towards stable housing and my bachelor's, I sell magazines to make a living. Winter clothes will keep me warm as I work. More

Validated by Jennifer from StreetWise, Inc.

$100of $100

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4 supporters
Funded on 12/5/2014

Morris from Chicago, IL

I have a job opportunity in my field but I need my driver's license to take it.

I need a driver's license to work driving patients with disabilities. When I I finish my degree, my license will help me get a job in counseling, too. More

Validated by George from Inspiration Corporation

$500of $500

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8 supporters
Funded on 1/1/2015

Constance from Chicago, IL

I can't wait to start my career as a machinist! I need work gear to begin.

I'm excelling in a CNC fast track program & was promoted to shift manager! Gear will show employers that I'm prepared for the job & ready to start. More

Validated by Dan from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$20of $20

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1 supporter
Funded on 9/16/2014

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

$450of $450

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9 supporters
Funded on 12/15/2014

Amina from Evanston, IL

My 4 year old son is autistic. We need a tablet + software so he can communicate.

My son can use image-based programs on tablets to let me know he's hungry, tired, sick, and more. We need our own tablet so he can always communicate. More

Validated by Katie from Infant Welfare Society of Evanston

$45of $45

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2 supporters
Funded on 8/17/2014

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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1 supporter
Funded on 3/3/2016

Sherrice from Chicago, IL

I'm a single mom of 4 who survived abuse. Help me renew my employment registration.

I need $45 to renew my Permanent Employee Registration Card so that I can look for work as a security guard. More

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

$765of $765

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7 supporters
Funded on 9/30/2014

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.

$670of $670

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9 supporters
Funded on 9/30/2014

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

$450of $450

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17 supporters
Funded on 8/28/2014

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

$25of $25

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1 supporter
Funded on 6/13/2014

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

$250of $250

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11 supporters
Funded on 6/23/2015

Nathanial from Chicago, IL

Working & ready for a better job. Getting my Class D license is the next step.

I am looking for a new position in custodial work, which requires a Class D driver's license. I need to take a driving class & then take the test. More

Validated by Kayla from Center for Changing Lives

$475of $475

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13 supporters
Funded on 8/13/2014

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

$335of $335

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6 supporters
Funded on 6/5/2014

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

$780of $780

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8 supporters
Funded on 8/15/2014

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

$87of $87

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2 supporters
Funded on 7/10/2015

Dominic from Chicago, IL

I'm a Navy Vet in need of transportation back home to Virginia.

I need a one way bus ticket to Norfolk, Virginia, where I have a support network that will help me find housing and employment. More

Validated by Taylor from Lincoln Park Community Shelter

$560of $560

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15 supporters
Funded on 5/17/2014

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

$780of $780

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22 supporters
Funded on 6/29/2014

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.

$20of $20

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1 supporter
Funded on 5/8/2014

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

$475of $475

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11 supporters
Funded on 6/4/2014

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

$566of $560

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16 supporters
Funded on 7/29/2014

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

$150of $150

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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

$615of $615

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5 supporters
Funded on 7/15/2014

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

$560of $560

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12 supporters
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)

$20of $20

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1 supporter
Funded on 4/8/2014

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

$505of $505

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16 supporters
Funded on 5/8/2014

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

$335of $335

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12 supporters
Funded on 6/5/2014

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

$420of $420

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9 supporters
Funded on 6/10/2014

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

$385of $385

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13 supporters
Funded on 3/2/2014

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

$780of $780

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16 supporters
Funded on 5/19/2014

Darla from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Celia from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$670of $670

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13 supporters
Funded on 5/5/2014

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

$505of $505

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18 supporters
Funded on 2/24/2014

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

$560of $560

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11 supporters
Funded on 3/25/2014

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

$365of $365

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10 supporters
Funded on 3/26/2014

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

$780of $780

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11 supporters
Funded on 3/5/2014

Teresa from San Jose, CA

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

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

Validated by Janet from Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence

$20of $20

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1 supporter
Funded on 12/24/2013

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

$760of $760

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2 supporters
Funded on 2/11/2014

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

$505of $505

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5 supporters
Funded on 2/7/2014

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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15 supporters
Funded on 2/17/2014

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

$445of $450

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5 supporters
Funded on 1/12/2014

Preness from Berkeley, CA

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

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

Validated by Lauren from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$445of $445

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4 supporters
Funded on 1/12/2014

Amirah from Berkeley, CA

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

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

Validated by LaDiamond from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$70of $70

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1 supporter
Funded on 12/13/2013

Josie from Chicago, IL

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

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

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

$335of $335

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7 supporters
Funded on 12/3/2013

Lenise from Chicago, IL

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

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

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

$760of $760

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11 supporters
Funded on 1/27/2014

Atsede from Oakland, CA

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

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

Validated by Kimberly from International Rescue Committee (Nor-Cal, Oakland)

$670of $670

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11 supporters
Funded on 1/1/2014

Batista from East SF Bay, CA

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

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

Validated by Nati from Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

$335of $335

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9 supporters
Funded on 12/27/2013

Monique from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

$90of $90

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2 supporters
Funded on 10/18/2013

Henry from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Eleanor from Inspiration Corporation

$20of $20

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1 supporter
Funded on 10/21/2013

William from Chicago, IL

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

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

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

$505of $505

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14 supporters
Funded on 1/14/2014

Anthony from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Arneice from Inspiration Corporation

$780of $780

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23 supporters
Funded on 12/13/2013

Johnnie Mae from Chicago, IL

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

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

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

$165of $165

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6 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2013

Lordy from Menlo Park, CA

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

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

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

$120of $120

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3 supporters
Funded on 12/18/2013

Juan from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

$450of $450

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12 supporters
Funded on 1/2/2016

Marie from Evanston, IL

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

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

Validated by Katie from Infant Welfare Society of Evanston

$780of $780

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15 supporters
Funded on 12/25/2013

Rodney from Charlotte, NC

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

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

Validated by Noah from Speak Up Magazine

$670of $670

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12 supporters
Funded on 12/25/2013

Leo from Santa Ana, CA

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

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

Validated by David from Taller San Jose

$395of $395

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7 supporters
Funded on 12/18/2013

Kelly from Concord, NC

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

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

Validated by Ray from Zion Hill AME Zion Church

$60of $60

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3 supporters
Funded on 10/1/2013

Pat from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Lauren from The Cara Program

$370of $370

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8 supporters
Funded on 11/2/2013

Brenda from Aurora, IL

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

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

Validated by Stephanie from Hesed House

$20of $20

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1 supporter
Funded on 10/11/2013

Donald from Chicago, IL

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

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

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

$505of $505

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27 supporters
Funded on 12/10/2013

Sue from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$530of $530

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14 supporters
Funded on 12/7/2013

Amanda from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Lauren from The Cara Program

$335of $335

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11 supporters
Funded on 9/18/2013

David from Chicago, IL

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

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

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

$505of $505

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16 supporters
Funded on 11/26/2013

Steve from San Jose, CA

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

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

Validated by Mladenka from Asian Americans for Community Involvement

$335of $335

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11 supporters
Funded on 11/14/2013

Lemia from San Jose, CA

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

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

Validated by Katelyn from Unity Care

$212of $212

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4 supporters
Funded on 10/7/2013

Tiffany from Inkster, MI

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

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

Validated by Valerie from Starfish Family Services

$280of $280

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8 supporters
Funded on 8/13/2013

Perry from Chicago, IL

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

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

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

$335of $335

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8 supporters
Funded on 8/20/2013

Stanley from Chicago, IL

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

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

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

$450of $450

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10 supporters
Funded on 8/16/2013

Ruth from Charlotte, NC

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

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

Validated by Matt from Speak Up Magazine

$250of $250

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6 supporters
Funded on 10/18/2013

Sierra from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Aimee from Inspiration Corporation

$505of $505

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12 supporters
Funded on 10/18/2013

Bryan from San Jose, CA

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

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

Validated by Jim from Good Karma Bikes

$390of $390

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13 supporters
Funded on 10/30/2013

Terry from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Mark from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$560of $560

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12 supporters
Funded on 10/15/2013

Meeka from Inkster, MI

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

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

Validated by Jeanette from Starfish Family Services

$335of $335

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14 supporters
Funded on 8/12/2013

Teresa from Chicago, IL

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

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

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

$560of $560

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14 supporters
Funded on 8/28/2013

Kenneth from Charlotte, NC

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

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

Validated by Phyllis from Aminah Ministries

$770of $770

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24 supporters
Funded on 9/26/2013

Angie from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Jeffery from Young Detroit Builders

$670of $670

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14 supporters
Funded on 9/30/2013

Faith from Inkster, MI

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

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

Validated by Melissa from Starfish Family Services

$95of $95

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2 supporters
Funded on 6/24/2013

Bill from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Eleanor from Inspiration Corporation

$460of $460

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13 supporters
Funded on 9/14/2013

Rebecca from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Alexis from CLAIM (Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers)

$505of $505

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10 supporters
Funded on 7/20/2013

William from Charlotte, NC

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

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

Validated by Matt from Speak Up Magazine

$185of $185

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3 supporters
Funded on 5/28/2013

Tony from Chicago, IL

Need furniture so I can study at home

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

Validated by Eleanor from Inspiration Corporation

$550of $550

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18 supporters
Funded on 7/31/2013

Michael from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Ty from Metrosquash

$495of $495

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10 supporters
Funded on 7/29/2013

Terry from Chicago, IL

Working + in school. Need welding gear to start my new career + show my daughter hard work pays off

With welding gear I can start my new career + provide for my 12yo daughter. I've never had anyone help me before, and this would mean the world to me. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$670of $670

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12 supporters
Funded on 6/28/2013

Miguel from San Diego, CA

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

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

Validated by Patricia from Survivors of Torture, International

$560of $560

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12 supporters
Funded on 6/24/2013

Frankie from Los Angeles, CA

No longer homeless! Now I need a bed and furniture to continue rebuilding my life

Finally in an apartment but need a bed, kitchen supplies and more to make it a home and build back my health so I can work again. More

Validated by Aiko from PATH

$390of $390

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9 supporters
Funded on 5/31/2013

Julie from Chicago, IL

My daughter's incarcerated and I need to visit to keep her connected to her family

I want my daughter to know she'll have support when she's released this year. I need money for gas, food, and a hotel so I can drive down to visit. More

Validated by Alexis from CLAIM (Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers)

$560of $560

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16 supporters
Funded on 7/23/2013

Tony from Chicago, IL

The Bloom Firm will match every dollar in support of Tony's need!

Getting the right safety gear will allow me to take a job as soon as I get an offer from an employer. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$715of $715

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16 supporters
Funded on 7/23/2013

Angie from Chicago, IL

The Bloom Firm will match every dollar in support of Angie's need!

I need safety gear to move up in my new job. Because its important to be precise when welding prescription safety glasses are vital to my success. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$535of $535

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15 supporters
Funded on 7/16/2013

Mary from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Ed from Metrosquash

$505of $505

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10 supporters
Funded on 6/19/2013

Kena from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Lauren from The Cara Program

$335of $335

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4 supporters
Funded on 5/1/2013

Tina from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Jael from Holsten Human Capital Development, NFP

$775of $775

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6 supporters
Funded on 4/4/2013

Mary from Evanston, IL

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

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

Validated by Kim from Infant Welfare Society of Evanston

$610of $610

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12 supporters
Funded on 4/27/2013

Vernisha from Chicago, IL

Caring for my grandbabies while their mom is incarcerated; we need to keep in touch with her

My 3 young grandbabies need to know their mom. We need gas to drive 4 hours to the prison, a hotel room to stay overnight, and money for phone cards. More

Validated by Alexis from CLAIM (Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers)


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