We mourn the loss of Benevolent team member Kyle Kehus. Gifts to help someone in need will honor his legacy.

7,467 gifts have helped 1,032 people and counting…

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Dora from Encorse, Michigan

Recovering from a bad car accident. I need warm winter clothes for my kids!

I had a bad car accident, which caused me to lose everything but my life. I'm recovering, but need help getting new winter clothes for my kids. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

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Mary from Eldoret, Kenya

Healthy after 31 years, now I want to provide by farming. I need land to do it on!

I have farming and business skills; I want enough land that I can sell the excess crops for income. I'm ready to start a new chapter in my life! More

Validated by Debra from Beyond Fistula

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Joe from Detroit, Michigan

I'm a dad fighting cancer. I need a computer to help my son with his homework.

Pain from my illness often prevents me from leaving my house. Having a computer at home will allow me to help my son with his schoolwork. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

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Tim from Bronx, New York

Recently disabled. With a laptop I'll be able work + create a mural for a children's shelter

I'm a trained graphic artist ready to return to working and stability after illness and homelessness. With a laptop I'll be able to work and contribute. More

Validated by Irma from Barrier Free Living, Inc.

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Trice from Chicago, IL

Working towards a stable job. Getting my CDL license will help me get there.

Having my Class B Driver's License (CDL) will help me advance my career and work as a bus servicer. I need $355 to pay the road test fee! More

Validated by Joanna from Center for Changing Lives

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Leola from Chicago, IL

Getting my high school diploma; I need a laptop to keep up with school work.

I volunteer and mentor, and I'd like to be a motivational speaker for youth. With a laptop, I can take notes, complete assignments, and get my degree! More

Validated by Bryanna from Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center

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Lisa from Chicago, IL

I'm a mother building business skills. A computer and bed will keep me moving up!

I'm working towards a new career to support myself and my son. A computer will help me study and hone my new skills, and a bed will keep me healthy! More

Validated by Kayla from Center for Changing Lives

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Vitaliy from Chicago, IL

Training to work in manufacturing. Boots and a uniform will help me find work!

I'm sharing expenses, but I'll need to pay rent myself soon. JARC has helped me learn machining skills, but jobs require safety equipment before you start. More

Validated by Gustavo from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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Carol from Chicago, IL

With a laptop, I can build computer skills and search for a job from home!

Health troubles have kept me from working, but now I'm building computer skills through a course at CCL. I'm ready to get back in the job market! More

Validated by Peter from Center for Changing Lives

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Toni from Chicago, IL

I'm a veteran working hard to start my own salon! I'm close & need basic gear to open

I have 20 yrs experience as a nail tech & aesthetician. I'm ready to start my own salon but need to replace equipment stolen during my move to Chicago More

Validated by Joanna from Center for Changing Lives

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Diana from Chicago, Illinois

Single mother; I need to pay for a few weeks of daycare while I find a job!

I've been working with CFCL to find work, but I need someone to care for my youngest child. Once I get my first paycheck, I can start paying myself. More

Validated by Kayla from Center for Changing Lives

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Tamika from Detroit, Michigan

In school for nursing. I need two beds so my sons can get a good night's sleep!

My two young sons are currently sleeping on the floor. I need help to buy beds for them! Getting a good night's sleep will help them do well in school More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

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Randolph from Chicago, IL

Ready to change careers; A laptop will open doors and help me get a stable office job

I'm in an Office Careers Training program! Access to a computer will help me increase my computer literacy skills & get a job in the financial field. More

Validated by Peter from Center for Changing Lives

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Robert from Chicago, IL

I moved to pursue a trade career. I need equipment to find work as a welder!

I'm learning welding skills at JARC; before I can start work, I need safety equipment. Working as a welder will let me be financially independent. More

Validated by Gustavo from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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Riko from Portsmouth, NH

I'm a dad in recovery & want to help others recover too. I need help w/ my CRSW cert.

I'm passionate about helping others & working in the field of recovery. I need help funding my Certified Recovery Support Worker (CRSW) certification. More

Validated by Heather from Granite Pathways

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Erica from Detroit, Michigan

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

I have big goals: walk again, go to school, & become a teacher. Getting winter clothes for my kids will help me support my family & focus on my goals. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

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Bobbie from Chicago, IL

Mother of three, building a life. Furniture will help my children feel safe at home.

I want to use my recovery story to help others as a drug/alcohol coach. I moved into an apartment; I need to furnish it & give my kids a safe home. More

Validated by Bryanna from Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center

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Mary from Detroit, Michigan

In school & taking care of my daughter & mom. I need clothes for my growing kid!

My daughter is growing and needs clothes that fit, including a coat and shoes! I need her to be warm and safe through Detroit's winter. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

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Maryjane from Detroit, mi

I'm a disabled mom to three; I need beds to help my children sleep well.

My disability has kept me from working. Beds will help get my children off the floor, warm, and free from back pain. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

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Ida from Detroit, Michigan

Caring for my sick parents. My daughter and I need a bed to sleep well and succeed.

My daughter and I live with my parents, who are very sick. All of us are in a small apartment. A sofa bed will get us off the floor and sleeping well. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

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Dante from Chicago, IL

I'm in training to be a welder, but I need equipment to find a job!

I'm eager to find a job with my new skills, but in order to start work, I need a helmet, jacket, gloves, and glasses. More

Validated by Gustavo from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

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Frida from Eldoret, Kenya

Need farming supplies and land to start providing for my children!

I'm working as a farm laborer; now I want to start my own business with my skills. All I need is $150 to lease land / buy supplies to get started. More

Validated by Debra from Beyond Fistula

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Constance from Chicago, IL

Working and recently found housing! A bed + basics will help me settle in and thrive

I work in customer service and need to use my paychecks for rent and bills. Beds and dressers will help me succeed as I strive for my goals. More

Validated by Kayla from Center for Changing Lives

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Salome from Eldoret, Kenya

A cow will help me feed my family, and even earn money to send my kids to school.

I've been working part time but could use more income for my children. I have skills to care for a cow & sell her milk but I need $200 to buy one. More

Validated by Debra from Beyond Fistula

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Serenity from Chicago, IL

I've found a place to live; furniture will help it feel like a home.

The Center for Changing Lives has helped me secure housing. I want to furnish it so that I can have my friends, children, and grandchildren visit. More

Validated by Kayla from Center for Changing Lives

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Migdalia from Chicago, IL

A new bed and nightstand will help me focus on getting my degree and finding work.

My bedroom furniture was damaged by fire; with fixed income it is hard to replace. With a new set I will sleep better and work toward a degree & a job! More

Validated by Peter from Center for Changing Lives