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Ron from Chicago, IL

If you cover the cost of registration, I'll be able to work as a security guard.

I've passed the exam to become a guard & I've got a job lined up. All I need is the cost of a "Permanent Employee Registration Card" & fingerprinting! More

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Agnes from Eldoret, Kenya

A business reselling goats could support my family; I just need funds to get started!

After a recent health issue, I'm ready to support my family. I have experience selling goats; a few a month could pay for my children's food & school. More

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Courtney from Chicago, IL

I've been in an Office Careers program but I can't afford the bus pass anymore.

I've been learning to use software in an office setting with classes and interning at the CFCL. A few months' bus fare will let me finish my program! More

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Thomas from Chicago, IL

Ready to work & support my kids; I need to reinstate my license & buy safety gear.

I'm in training at JARC to be a welder. To find work, I first need safety gear and to reinstate my license so I can commute. More

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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

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Chyenne from Chicago, IL

I came to Chicago to get treatment, but I need assistance with my apartment back home

I'm a disabled trans female in recovery. I've come a long way with treatment, but I need help with rent and utilities for my place back in Champaign. More

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Octavia from Louisville, Kentucky

I'm on fixed income but a new set of dentures will help me focus on my writing.

I had surgery and have trouble swallowing food. With dentures, I can focus on my own activism & writing, and make public appearances for my new story! More

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Jane from Queens, New York

I'm in school, working, and raising a son. Funds for a laptop would help so much!

I don't have the resources to buy a laptop, which makes it hard to keep up in school. With a degree in criminal justice, I'll be ready to find work! More

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PZ from Queens, New York

Single dad; I want to work but I need a phone to take call-backs from potential employers.

Because I'm unemployed, it can be hard to keep a phone active and keep in touch with employers. I want to find a career & provide for my daughter. More

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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

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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

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Krissy from Queens, New York

I'm studying to become a Physician Assistant. A laptop will help a lot!

I've been using my phone, but the phone bill and eyestrain is becoming too much. A laptop will let me complete work & attend online courses. More

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Jenes from Eldoret, CA

Mother of four; just $200 can help me get land and supplies to start a farm!

I have recently recovered from a fistula and learned farming and business skills. I want to start a farm to feed my children and send them to school. More

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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

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Catherine from Eldoret, Kenya

I've learned business skills; now I want to start a farm to feed my family.

Beyond Fistula taught me skills I can use; now I want to lease land to farm & buy a cow. From there, I'll be able to earn income and support my boys. More

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Matthew from Chicago, IL

I'm ready to work in manufacturing. Reinstating my license will be the first step!

I need safety gear to find work, and my license to commute there. This will set me up for financial stability going forward. More

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Chris from Staten Island, New York

I'm enrolled in High School Equivalency; I need a laptop to keep up.

Once I finish my HSE, I want to continue on to a college degree at LaGuardia College. A laptop will help me keep up with classwork! More

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Meeka from Detroit, Michigan

With repairs to my van, I'll be able to finish my high school degree!

I'm ready to get my GED, but my disability is making it hard to commute. My van is equipped to handle my needs, but I need repairs to get it working. More

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Dante from Chicago, IL

I'm ready to be a welder; a car down payment will let me get to jobs!

I have equipment and a welding certification. Now I just need help w/ a car down payment so that I can travel to job sites and pay off the car myself. More

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Cayla from Queens, New York

I'm passionate about hairdressing; paying for a course will help me get a job!

One day I hope to open my own salon. For now, I need help getting certified as a hairdresser, so I can find work at a salon. More

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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

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Ronnell from Brooklyn, New York

Father of two. I need to re-activate my phone to get call-backs about new jobs!

I was working at KeyFood but was laid off due to downsizing. I need to be available for call-backs from potential job opportunities. More

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Sarah from Chicago, IL

My family lost everything in a fire. Any funds to refurnish would be amazing!

I am currently pregnant and due soon; any funds will help us get back on our feet and build a stable home for my daughter when she arrives. More

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Cynthia from Detroit, Michigan

My daughters' bed broke; a new bed will help them recover.

My daughters are sleeping on the floor; I can't afford a new bed. One of them is ill, and I hope a new bed can help her recover. More

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Rachel from Chicago, IL

Training in Microsoft Office can lead me to a job, but I need a computer to practice.

While I am able to practice at the Center for Changing Lives, I need the chance to practice at home if I'm going to pass the Office Specialist exam. More

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Ciomary from Bronx, New York

First time mother; I need clothing and a crib for my baby.

My family lives out of state & I don't have much support. I need clothes & a crib for my son so that he will be stable in his first few months. More

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Tamara from Chicago, IL

I'm 2.5 years sober & stable! I need help with a bit of rent while I search for work.

I'm in a program that provides low-cost housing, but I need help paying for the next two months' rent & proper clothing so I can search for a job. More

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Salley from Chicago, IL

I'm living clean and found work; I could use help moving out of my shelter!

I'm proud to say I've recovered from addiction and found work. I want to move out of my shelter but I could use help on a security deposit. More

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Goldie from Chicago, IL

Starting a music career is twice as hard w/o support. Help me hire a vocal coach!

I want to be a voice empowering women of color through my rock-metal band. I'm working part time; vocal lessons could help me reach the next level! More

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Diana from Chicago, IL

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

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Amanda from Bronx, New York

Ready to move so my kids can live somewhere they can thrive and grow

Help with furniture and moving costs will help me as I work towards working in the field of workplace safety. More

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Dee from Bronx, New York

I'm going to be a father soon; help getting a bassinet would be amazing.

I want to be a good role model for my son. I'm working, but right now I don't have the funds to buy a bassinet for when he arrives. More

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Jennifer from Chicago, IL

I want to set an example for my daughter and start my own business.

I've been in the employment program at CFCL for 6 months; now I'm ready to start a photography business. I need a camera and laptop to get started! More

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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

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Jernesto from NEW YORK CITY, NY

Single father focused on raising my son; I need child-friendly furniture!

I'm proud to work and provide for my son. I'm finding us a new apartment, but I need help furnishing it in a child-friendly manner. More

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John from New York, Bronx

I'm homeless & living w/ Cerebral Palsy. I need help to buy clothes for interviews.

I'm excited to work and ready to build a stable life for myself. I need help buying clothes for job interviews; I have tried resources but have not found suitable clothes so far. More

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Maryjane from Detroit, Michigan

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

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Montel from New York City, New York

I'm a student in a nursing program. I need help paying my fees and school supplies!

I'm on the path to becoming a registered nurse, but I need assistance paying for my exam fee, books, and scrubs and shoes. More

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Nancy from Eldoret, Kenya

It's tough as a student and mother. I want to start a side business selling chickens.

I've been in school & will graduate in August, but for now I have trouble feeding my children. With funds I can buy chickens to sell for a profit. More

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Denise from Chicago, IL

I want to rent a truck to move my children closer to family in Texas.

I am facing eviction, but if I can move by mid-July it will be kept off my record. I run a daycare, which I will be able to start up again in Texas. More

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Frank from Staten Island, New York

I'm on fixed income w/ a disability. Help going to the movies would lift my spirits!

I can't afford to get out much on fixed income, but I love the movies. A gift card to attend matinees would help a lot! More

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Michael from Brooklyn, New York

I'm disabled & have been homeless. I need metro fare to attend my probation program.

I'm cut off of SSD benefits & living with my father who's facing eviction. I need some clothes & a metro card so I can attend my program consistently. More

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Marcus from Queens, New YorK

I want to work as a building super in NYC; all I need is tuition for a safety course!

It would be a chance to move into my own apartment with my kids. I've spent 10 years assisting other supers. I'm ready; I just need to be certified. More

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Bella from Staten Island, New York

A cell phone will help me keep in touch with work and probation.

I've recently started work as a sales associate. I could use help getting a cell phone to communicate with work and my probation officer routinely. More

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Elizabeth from Queens, NY

Ready to work as a home health aide-- just need help with equpment!

I recently obtained my HHA certification and I have work lined up. I just need to get a starter kit with bag and uniforms to get started. More

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Leonard from Staten Island, NY

Veteran living on fixed income. My bike broke; a new one would help me stay healthy.

I ride my bike around Staten Island every day, to stay healthy and cope with PTSD. My bike broke recently and I can't afford a new one right now. More

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Dina from Staten island, New York

I recently had twins but need help with everyday childcare items.

I'm a single mother; my twins were born premature after a complicated pregnancy. I could use help paying for everyday items for my new children! More

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John from New York, NY

With help, I can complete my probation and find work in construction!

I have a history in construction, but I need help buying new clothes for an interview and paying for a program I must attend to complete probation. More

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