Jessica Kirk


Needs supported

$500of $500

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5 supporters
Funded on 12/21/2015

Beasley from Chicago, IL

Supporting myself and my grandson. We need basic furniture to make our home liveable!

Just left a homeless shelter after my old apartment became infested with bedbugs. We lost everything. Now that we're housed, furniture will go so far! More

Validated by Kayla from Center for Changing Lives

$515of $700

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6 supporters
Funded on 2/29/2016

Angel from Chicago, IL

I have overcome homelessness. Help me reacquire my small business materials!

I lost most of my materials in storage while I was homeless during the last year. Now that I have stable housing, I'm eager to start working again. More

Validated by Kayla from Center for Changing Lives

$700of $700

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12 supporters
Funded on 1/22/2016

Paige from Evanston, IL

I need a double stroller & warm clothing to get my kids to school safely this winter!

I'm a single mom of three. It's important that my kids can get to school safely this winter. A double stroller and winter gear will be a huge help! More

Validated by Kim from Infant Welfare Society of Evanston

$475of $475

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6 supporters
Funded on 12/21/2015

Wendell from Chicago, IL

I'm newly housed & need basic furniture to create a space where I can thrive!

I'm currently working two part-time jobs in the foodservice industry. Having basic furniture like a bed will improve my quality of life significantly! More

Validated by Shayna from Inspiration Corporation

$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

$880of $780

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11 supporters
Funded on 8/28/2014

Marie from Evanston, IL

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

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

Validated by Kyle from Benevolent

$780of $780

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7 supporters
Funded on 7/15/2014

Mike from Mt. Prospect, IL

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

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

Validated by Sonia from CEDA Northwest

$451of $450

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18 supporters
Funded on 7/29/2014

Nikia from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Wytrice from Total Life Christian Ministries, Inc.

$870of $670

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5 supporters
Funded on 5/13/2014

Janesther from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$456of $445

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12 supporters
Funded on 7/1/2014

China from Chicago, IL

My daughter and I need a fresh start! Bus tickets to FL will move us forward.

We're ready to move - I've secured housing with family and prepared for my job search. We need the bus tickets to get us there! More

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

$400of $390

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9 supporters
Funded on 6/15/2014

Larry from Detroit, MI

Slowly getting back on my feet after house fire. A bed will aid in rebuilding my home

House fire destroyed everything. I have a new home but need basic items like a bed to help rebuild what was lost. More

Validated by Tanya from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$615of $615

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15 supporters
Funded on 6/11/2014

Kenny from Detroit, MI

I'm a paraplegic, double amputee. Hand controls will give me the freedom to drive.

I'm a motivational speaker. Hand controls for my vehicle will allow me to drive my own car so I can get to speaking engagements and share my story. More

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

$620of $615

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10 supporters
Funded on 5/27/2014

Mr. Roberts from Inkster, MI

My daughter attends a cyber school. A computer will help her access work at home.

My daughter was an honor student until we fell on hard times. A computer will allow her to access and complete her work and projects at home. More

Validated by Chanel from Starfish Family Services

$430of $420

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5 supporters
Funded on 6/9/2014

Marie from Detroit, MI

In school after homelessness! A laptop will allow me to access assignments online.

I was homeless but found housing through COTS and am now in school. A laptop will allow me to access assignments online and complete my work. More

Validated by Tanya from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$830of $780

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6 supporters
Funded on 5/9/2014

Tasha from Detroit, MI

Got a job to help stabilize my family but need help taking care of their basic needs

I have a job and am looking to move my family out of our cramped conditions. Two beds and a couch will bring comfort now and moving forward. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$780of $780

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6 supporters
Funded on 2/10/2014

Ron from Charlotte, NC

I'm a fiber optics graduate in need of reliable transportation to accept a full time job offer.

I need help with obtaining reliable transportation to be used for a job I've been offered that requires that I have my own transportation. More

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

$505of $505

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11 supporters
Funded on 2/14/2014

Solomon from Oakland, CA

I’m a new immigrant from Eritrea, and I need woodworking tools to create coffee tables that I sell

I am starting a job, but it is part-time. If I can continue my craft of creating traditional coffee tables, I can sell them to support my family. More

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

$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)

$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

$820of $780

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4 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2013

Darnell from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Tanya from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$440of $390

Need funded!

8 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2013

Michael from Berkeley, CA

I am disabled and my income barely covers rent. I need money for bus pass & clothes

My disability income only pays rent, medicine co-pays, and some food. I need a bus pass and some clean clothing to get out to my medical appointments. More

Validated by Feuy from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$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

$505of $505

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11 supporters
Funded on 12/18/2013

Steven from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Aimee from Inspiration Corporation

$675of $675

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13 supporters
Funded on 12/18/2013

Dominique from Chicago, IL

I'm a single parent on disability; I need furniture for myself and my daughters

I'm on a fixed income and can't afford furniture. Meeting this need will give my girls a place to sleep and help our apartment feel like a home. More

Validated by Eleanor from Inspiration Corporation

$686of $580

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16 supporters
Funded on 12/23/2013

Catherine from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$600of $505

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11 supporters
Funded on 12/20/2013

Ashley from Chicago, IL

New apartment for my daughter and me; I need a bed + household items to make it a home.

My goal's to get my Associate's in Child Psychology. Furniture'll help me and my daughter live more comfortably in our new place as I go to school. More

Validated by Kenneth from Heartland Alliance

$670of $670

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7 supporters
Funded on 12/21/2013

Patricia from Chicago, IL

Moved past homelessness and into our own apartment. Furniture will make this apartment home.

My family recently moved into our first apartment on our own, without the support of family. I need furniture to make this house a home for my kids. More

Validated by Tiffany from The Children's Place Association

$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

$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

$405of $405

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/6/2013

Nina from Charlotte, NC

Formerly homeless, now stable & I need help covering the cost of an opportunity for my sons.

After losing everything & working our way back, my sons have the opportunity to play & be mentored through football, but I need help w/ the fees. More

Validated by Kenya from YWCA Central Carolinas, Inc.

$780of $780

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20 supporters
Funded on 12/10/2013

Sandra from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

$616of $615

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16 supporters
Funded on 11/24/2013

Roya from San Jose, CA

I am a refugee and a mother and my daughter needs a real bed to sleep in

I need a twin-sized bed for my growing 9-year old daughter who currently sleeps in a bed made for a much smaller child. The small bed hurts her back. More

Validated by Jahannaz from Asian Americans for Community Involvement

$310of $300

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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


Needs followed

$505of $505

Need funded!

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

Need funded!

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

$780of $780

Need funded!

20 supporters
Funded on 12/10/2013

Sandra from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Paloma from Chicago Children's Advocacy Center

$780of $780

Need funded!

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

$505of $505

Need funded!

11 supporters
Funded on 12/18/2013

Steven from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Aimee from Inspiration Corporation

$675of $675

Need funded!

13 supporters
Funded on 12/18/2013

Dominique from Chicago, IL

I'm a single parent on disability; I need furniture for myself and my daughters

I'm on a fixed income and can't afford furniture. Meeting this need will give my girls a place to sleep and help our apartment feel like a home. More

Validated by Eleanor from Inspiration Corporation

$686of $580

Need funded!

16 supporters
Funded on 12/23/2013

Catherine from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$600of $505

Need funded!

11 supporters
Funded on 12/20/2013

Ashley from Chicago, IL

New apartment for my daughter and me; I need a bed + household items to make it a home.

My goal's to get my Associate's in Child Psychology. Furniture'll help me and my daughter live more comfortably in our new place as I go to school. More

Validated by Kenneth from Heartland Alliance

$670of $670

Need funded!

7 supporters
Funded on 12/21/2013

Patricia from Chicago, IL

Moved past homelessness and into our own apartment. Furniture will make this apartment home.

My family recently moved into our first apartment on our own, without the support of family. I need furniture to make this house a home for my kids. More

Validated by Tiffany from The Children's Place Association

$395of $395

Need funded!

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

$505of $505

Need funded!

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

Need funded!

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

$820of $780

Need funded!

4 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2013

Darnell from Detroit, MI

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

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

Validated by Tanya from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

$440of $390

Need funded!

8 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2013

Michael from Berkeley, CA

I am disabled and my income barely covers rent. I need money for bus pass & clothes

My disability income only pays rent, medicine co-pays, and some food. I need a bus pass and some clean clothing to get out to my medical appointments. More

Validated by Feuy from Berkeley Food and Housing Project



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