April McGee


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$225of $225

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6 supporters
Funded on 8/16/2016

Ray from Berkeley, CA

I'm striving toward permanent housing. I need a laptop to move forward.

A laptop will allow me to go back to school to train in the helping field. It would also aid in my search for permanent housing. More

Validated by Laura from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$500of $500

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8 supporters
Funded on 7/31/2016

Rashonda from Chicago, IL

My family is newly housed! We need a couch and mattress to stay well-rested and healthy.

Our old furniture is damaged & unclean, & I'm worried about its affects on my kids' health. More

Validated by Jeanne from YouthBuild Lake County

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8 supporters
Funded on 7/26/2016

Valerie from Detroit, MI

Expecting mom! Furniture will help me move my growing family forward.

My husband recently lost his job, and I am the only one working. Furniture and clothing will help maintain my family's stability as he finds work. More

Validated by Laci-Blaine from Matrix Human Services

$100of $100

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1 supporter
Funded on 4/13/2016

Brian from Chicago, IL

Homeless and living with cancer. Help me purchase a bus pass to get to my treatment.

I need a 30-day fare card in order to get to my medical appointments. This will help me take care of myself and eventually get back on my feet. More

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

$300of $300

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5 supporters
Funded on 5/11/2016

Beryl from Eldoret, KE

Caring for my grandparents & siblings. Tailoring equipment will allow me to succeed!

I need to pay for my sewing machine, living expenses and pay for an apprenticeship with an experienced tailor to further my skills More

Validated by Christine from Beyond Fistula

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14 supporters
Funded on 6/14/2016

Julius from San Diego, CA

Healing after torture. A few months of bus passes will help me get to my treatment.

I need bus passes to help me visit the doctor, pharmacies, church, and other services that allow me to begin my healing process. More

Validated by Cassie from Survivors of Torture, International

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7 supporters
Funded on 1/30/2016

Ntangu from San Diego, CA

I faced violence in my home country. I need help rebuilding my life and career.

I love working in healthcare. I need to renew my work permit and have my nursing degree evaluated to stay in the U.S. and in my dream profession! More

Validated by Cassie from Survivors of Torture, International

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5 supporters
Funded on 2/19/2016

Luis from Chicago, IL

Ready to start fresh as a realtor! Need help paying for the class and exam fees.

A veteran real estate agent is ready to take me under their wing. I just need to take the class then the state exam to get started! More

Validated by Kayla from Center for Changing Lives

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5 supporters
Funded on 2/28/2016

James from Chicago, IL

I'm looking hard for full-time work. I need a laptop to search & send in applications

Constant access to a computer is critical to my ability to find a job. I'll be able to regularly search for jobs, send applications & email employers. More

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

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9 supporters
Funded on 1/14/2016

Lore from Chicago, IL

My son was diagnosed with Leukemia in Sept. He needs a chemical-free mattress to heal

Making our home clean, chemical-free and organic is critical to my son's ability to heal. I need to buy an chemical-free mattress and air purifier! More

Validated by Annie from Erie Elementary Charter School

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2 supporters
Funded on 11/2/2015

Silvia from Chicago, IL

I'm furthering my education! I need $85 to get my transcripts & register for classes.

I'm a single mom of a 7 year-old! I'm taking community college classes. To enroll in my next class, I need my high school transcripts from Mexico. More

Validated by Annie from Erie Elementary Charter School

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1 supporter
Funded on 8/17/2015

Stephen from Chicago, IL

Housed after more than 10 yrs of homelessness! I need a bed to be healthy and stable.

My goal is to find employment in food services. Having a bed will be huge as I develop stability in my new home! More

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

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3 supporters
Funded on 9/15/2015

Dwayne from Chicago, IL

I'm looking for work. A bed will help me get the sleep I need to move forward!

I'm on the other side of 10 years of homelessness! I'm eager to find a job and know that I need to be rested to do so! I need a bed! More

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

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8 supporters
Funded on 3/15/2015

Kelly from Chicago, IL

Working to make ends meet for me & my child. I need protective welding gear.

I've overcome a lot in my life & I'm looking forward to my welding career. I can't afford the required gear, but once I get it, I'll be able to work. More

Validated by Dan from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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9 supporters
Funded on 9/29/2015

Teresa from Chicago, IL

I'm excited to be back on my feet! A bed will get me off the floor & ready for work.

I just moved into my apartment after several difficult years. To feel rested, healthy and ready for work, I need a bed! More

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

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9 supporters
Funded on 8/14/2014

Starr from Inkster, MI

Dance classes are critical to maintaining my daughter's health and development.

My daughter was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder. She enjoys dancing so I'd like for her to continue taking classes. More

Validated by Melissa from Starfish Family Services

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8 supporters
Funded on 8/15/2014

Toni from Chicago, IL

Proud to be finally housed! Household items like an air unit for my asthma will ensure a safe home.

A month prior, I was living in a shelter, and now I am housed. I need assistance purchasing these goods which impact my ability to function in my new living situation. More

Validated by Annie from Inspiration Corporation

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17 supporters
Funded on 7/29/2014

Carl from Detroit, MI

I need to renew my CNA certification so I can find a job and rebuild my life

I worked as a CNA for 4 years until I lost my job. I need to renew my certification so I can find a new job and get back on my feet. More

Validated by Mark from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

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16 supporters
Funded on 7/29/2014

Nikki from Detroit, MI

Working to rebuild after losing my job. Clothing and beds for my family will help us move forward.

I lost my job and shortly after my husband left me. I'm doing my best to provide for my family while I look for employment. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$286of $285

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12 supporters
Funded on 7/15/2014

Akosua from Chicago, IL

I'm a widow striving to live independently - I need household items!

My goals are to maintain stable housing, go back to school and return to teaching! Household items will help me create the space I need to succeed. More

Validated by George from Inspiration Corporation

$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

$570of $561

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4 supporters
Funded on 3/26/2016

Jac from Tucson, AZ

Living with a disability all my life. Help me get a laptop to enter a medical career.

Both of my legs cannot work. I need a laptop to help me with my studies as I train for a career as a medical coder. More

Validated by Byron from Pima County One Stop Career 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

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10 supporters
Funded on 6/15/2014

Lyn from Detroit, MI

Just graduated w/ graphic design degree! Need a computer to start working in field.

My school is offering discounted MacBooks, with graphic design software, to recent graduates. I'd like to purchase one so I can start working. More

Validated by Monica from Coalition On Temporary Shelter

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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)

$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

$120of $113

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2 supporters
Funded on 2/24/2016

Tim from Berkeley, CA

My bike was stolen. Help me purchase a bike & lock so I can get to work.

I am homeless at the moment, and need a bicycle for transportation purposes. I would also like to purchase an efficient bike lock to protect the bike. More

Validated by Maria from Berkeley Food and Housing Project

$690of $670

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13 supporters
Funded on 4/15/2014

Brahan from San Jose, CA

I am a refugee and expecting my first child. I need a bed, crib, and baby items.

I currently sleep on a mattress on the floor with several roommates. These items will make caring for my new baby easier. More

Validated by Dora from Asian Americans for Community Involvement

$505of $450

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11 supporters
Funded on 3/28/2014

Ann from Detroit, MI

I was an active mom until car was vandalized. Repairs will get my family moving again.

I need car repairs after the catalytic converter and exhaust system were stolen. This will allow me to better respond to the demands of my family. More

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

$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


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