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In Honor of Dad - The Perfect Father's Day Gift

In Honor of Dad - The Perfect Father's Day Gift

Dads are imperfect and often hard to honor well. Try honoring the important dad in your life this Father's Day by giving a gift inspired by him.

Give a gift in honor of an important dad and we'll send an email letting that dad know you've contributed in his honor. We'll include your personalized note and you'll share the experience of helping someone, just like that dad in your life helped you and those important to you.

Whether you're helping a dad or helping someone in the way that the important dad in your life helped you, giving in honor of Father's Day is the most moving gift you can send.

It's easy, click "support" on one of the needs you see below, check the box that says "I want to honor someone else with this gift" and let us know whom you'd like to honor.

What better way to celebrate and honor dad than by helping someone like he helped you along the way?


I'm a dad ready to support my family. Need the safety gear + tools to work as a machinist.

Member: Israel (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Emily, Jane Addams Resource Corporation

They require precision measuring instruments + safety gear before you can work as a CNC machinist. I'm trained and ready to work and support my family More

$461of $460

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12 supporters
Funded on 7/30/2013

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

Member: Mary (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Ed, Metrosquash

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

$535of $535

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15 supporters
Funded on 7/16/2013

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

Member: Angie (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Emily, Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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

$715of $715

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16 supporters
Funded on 7/23/2013

Single mom working part time. With welding safety gear I can take a job that will really support us.

Member: Chaeyanne (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Emily, Jane Addams Resource Corporation

Right now, I work part time, but once I'm certified, I'll get a full time job to provide for my family and be stable. First, I need welding gear. More

$395of $390

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12 supporters
Funded on 7/31/2013

Widow and mother of 3, I need welding gear to show employers I am prepared for the job

Member: Marie (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Emily, Jane Addams Resource Corporation

My goal is to get my welding certification, find a job, and support my 3 kids. It's hard to provide for them when I'm not working full time. More

$780of $780

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12 supporters
Funded on 7/25/2013

Working part time but want to advance my career; need laptop to take online classes

Member: Lorena (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Anna, Inspiration Corporation

I've taken classes but public access computers don't give me enough time to work. A laptop will solve this. My goal is to become computer literate. More

$350of $350

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8 supporters
Funded on 6/11/2013

From homelessness to graphic design school. Need a laptop and graphics software to make it.

Member: Charlize (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Alex, Jane Addams Resource Corporation

In the past year I went from living in a shelter to getting back onto my own two feet. I'm ready for school and a career that'll support my family. More

$785of $780

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31 supporters
Funded on 6/18/2013

Fixing my computer will get me back to work, working from home because of my disability

Member: Jenny (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Anna, Inspiration Corporation

I need repairs for my computer so I can earn an income by working at home since I have a disability that prevents me from working elsewhere. More

$325of $325

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9 supporters
Funded on 6/27/2013

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

Member: Kena (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Lauren, The Cara Program

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

$505of $505

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10 supporters
Funded on 6/19/2013

Low-paying jobs most of my life. Ready to reach stability. Need welding gear to qualify for jobs.

Member: Phillip (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Emily, Jane Addams Resource Corporation

My goal is to complete my certifications at JARC and find a job that will bring me financial stability. I need to buy my own welding equipment. More

$515of $515

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12 supporters
Funded on 7/31/2013

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

Member: Miguel (San Diego, CA)
Validator: Patricia, Survivors of Torture, International

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

$670of $670

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12 supporters
Funded on 6/28/2013

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

Member: Frankie (Los Angeles, CA)
Validator: Aiko, PATH

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

$560of $560

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12 supporters
Funded on 6/24/2013

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

Member: Tony (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Emily, Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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

$560of $560

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16 supporters
Funded on 7/23/2013

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

Member: Erick (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Emily, Jane Addams Resource Corporation

I need welding gear to finish my certification, save for a home, and support my mom. The gear will make it easier for me to be self-sufficient. More

$785of $780

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32 supporters
Funded on 7/24/2013

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

Member: Terry (Chicago, IL)
Validator: Emily, Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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

$495of $495

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10 supporters
Funded on 7/29/2013