Betsy Gidwitz


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$500of $500

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2 supporters
Funded on 9/19/2016

Nicole from Chicago, IL

I'm SO close to graduating and finding full employment, but I need a laptop to do it!

I need a laptop to help me finish school. I just need 18 more credit hours to graduate, and a laptop will help me get there! More

Validated by Da'Sean from The Cara Program

$700of $700

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12 supporters
Funded on 6/15/2016

Cassandra from Chicago, IL

Single parent with a disability. Uniforms will help me get my son into high school.

I'm determined to get my son the best high school education possible. I need help purchasing his school uniforms and covering student fees. More

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

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1 supporter
Funded on 6/4/2016

Tamika from Evanston, IL

I've overcome domestic violence and homelessness! My 3 kids need furniture.

After two years of being homeless, we have nothing to put in our new home! We need furniture, kitchen items and bath items. More

Validated by Katie from Infant Welfare Society of Evanston

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1 supporter
Funded on 4/27/2016

EJ from Chicago, IL

Singer overcoming homelessness. I need a mic & amp to do what I love & rebuild.

I'm a teacher & vocalist who lost my apartment last fall. Performing will let me find peace while earning extra money to move into stable housing. More

Validated by Anna from North Side Housing and Supportive Services

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3 supporters
Funded on 11/24/2015

Cassandra from Chicago, IL

Finishing my degree & raising my kids! We need furniture to make a home.

I recently secured a job and am finishing my Bachelor's in Business. I'm ready to make a home for my kids. We need furniture! More

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

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5 supporters
Funded on 9/27/2015

Levert from Chicago, IL

Back to work in IT customer service! I need my CompTIA A+ cert. to apply to jobs.

Once I pass the CompTIA A+ exam, I will be so much closer to reaching my goals. I need help with the exam fee & some transportation to make it happen! More

Validated by Kayla from Center for Changing Lives

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6 supporters
Funded on 3/16/2015

Debra from Chicago, IL

I'm studying counseling & mental health services. I need a laptop for my homework.

I need a laptop to successfully juggle my work, school, and internship responsibilities. Without one, it's hard to complete everything I need to do. More

Validated by Olivia from Inspiration Corporation

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5 supporters
Funded on 12/12/2014

Kellie from Chicago, IL

I'm staying with family friends & need bedding items to sleep comfortably

My son and I need 2 futons, 2 small space heaters, and bedding to keep us warm this winter. Our air mattresses have punctured so we need new bedding. More

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

$135of $120

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2 supporters
Funded on 10/12/2014

Christine from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Annie from CFL Workers Assistance Committee

$560of $560

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1 supporter
Funded on 8/31/2014

Carmen from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Caesarei from Inspiration Corporation

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3 supporters
Funded on 4/29/2014

Jason from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Ty from Metrosquash

$560of $560

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2 supporters
Funded on 11/1/2013

Kris from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Lauren from The Cara Program


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