Benjamin Mahnke


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$300of $300

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7 supporters
Funded on 3/29/2015

Kenard from Chicago, IL

Caring for my daughter's family and my own health. I need bus passes to get around.

I'm looking for work, making my doctors' appointments, and caring for my grandkids. Bus passes will help me get everywhere I need to be. More

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

$185of $350

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7 supporters
Funded on 4/15/2015

Anthony from Chicago, IL

Just moved into permanent housing! I need household items like bedding & a microwave.

I was homeless and now volunteer working to eradicate homelessness in Chicago. Now that I'm housed myself I need a few basics for my home. More

Validated by Olivia from Inspiration Corporation

$35of $440

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1 supporter
Funded on 3/30/2015

Ronald from Chicago, IL

I'm now in my own apartment! I need to furnish it so it feels like home.

I moved into my own place and am working towards getting a full time job. I need household items to live comfortably and make my home a home. More

Validated by Shayna from Inspiration Corporation

$150of $150

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5 supporters
Funded on 12/2/2014

Edward from Chicago, IL

I sell magazines outdoors. I need a winter coat and boots so I can sell in the cold.

Working towards stable housing and my bachelor's, I sell magazines to make a living. Winter clothes will keep me warm as I work. More

Validated by Jennifer from StreetWise, Inc.

$780of $780

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11 supporters
Funded on 3/5/2014

Teresa from San Jose, CA

I worked hard to raise 5 children. I need a taco cart for a self-supporting business.

Because of my health I cannot work regular hours. My own taco cart would allow me flexibility and to serve my food. More

Validated by Janet from Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence

$671of $670

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20 supporters
Funded on 3/1/2014

Monica from East SF Bay, CA

We are refugees and need furniture to make our new apartment feel like a home for our children

We had to flee Honduras leaving loved ones behind to save our family. Beds for our children and a dining room table will help us make this our home. More

Validated by Andrea from Michael Chavez Center & Monument Community Partnership

$450of $450

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18 supporters
Funded on 3/1/2014

Mahammad from Oakland, CA

I am an Afhan immigrant. I need a laptop for school & to keep in touch with family.

I am in school and just started working. A laptop will allow me to study at home, and let my family Skype with family in Afghanistan. More

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

$520of $520

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13 supporters
Funded on 2/28/2014

Parastu from Oakland, CA

I am a refugee taking care of my brothers & sisters. We need a laptop & phone for studies & work

We have just arrived from Afghanistan and need a phone to find work and a computer to continue our studies and communicate with family. More

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

$295of $225

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7 supporters
Funded on 8/12/2013

Shavon from Charlotte, NC

I am a motivated single mother seeking to take the CNA state exam to improve life for my family.

I'm a single mother with a job waiting for me but need help in paying for the state exam, uniforms and gas until my first check. More

Validated by Leah from Grace-Mar Services Inc.

$505of $505

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19 supporters
Funded on 7/17/2013

Louis from San Diego, CA

I'm off to UC Berkeley on a full scholarship but I need supplies & a train ticket to get there

I'm an asylee. I studied hard in community college & got into the school of my dreams! Now I need to get there and buy my dorm and school supplies. More

Validated by Tammy from Survivors of Torture, International

$570of $525

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13 supporters
Funded on 1/17/2013

Clifford from Rapid City, SD

Getting required surgery in another state; need my daughters to travel with me to care for me

I need transportation and lodging for my family to accompany me to Omaha for surgery. The closest hospital for my surgery is a 1200 mile round trip. More

Validated by Ron from Life Initiatives

$465of $465

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10 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2012

Shawnta from Chicago, IL

Warm winter boots and supplies for my children and steel-toed work boots for me

I need just a little help to make it through the next 2 months of job training before I'll have a better paying career as a machinist. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$695of $680

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11 supporters
Funded on 12/3/2012

Eva from San Diego, CA

Seeking asylum in the US; need laptop to further my university education

I had to flee to the US due to persecution. I hope to continue my schooling this upcoming year. Having a laptop will help make my studies much easier. More

Validated by Patricia from Survivors of Torture, International

$880of $775

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21 supporters
Funded on 12/24/2012

Stefanie from Los Angeles, CA

Getting a job. Need security deposit to move into my own home and bring my daughters home

A security deposit will help me take the first step in getting a new apartment and starting a new life with my daughters, who will be able to join me. More

Validated by Sally from PATH

$365of $360

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13 supporters
Funded on 9/12/2012

Melissa from Chicago, IL

Taking care of my sisters while mom is in jail; need help w/ clothes and school supplies

I am taking care of my two little sisters who are growing fast. I need clothes and shoes for both girls and school supplies for the 7th grader. More

Validated by Alexis from CLAIM (Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers)

$555of $555

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12 supporters
Funded on 8/7/2012

Jean from Chicago, IL

Deposit for college housing at Southern Illinois University

I need $500 for deposit for family housing/apartment at Southern Illinois University for the fall of 2012. More

Validated by Arlether from Sinai Community Institute

$830of $830

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25 supporters
Funded on 7/17/2012

Amayah from Evanston, IL

Security deposit for college housing

I am in need of my security deposit for university housing for me and my daughter so I can attend college. More

Validated by Chantay from Childcare Network of Evanston

$335of $335

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8 supporters
Funded on 6/14/2012

Chrissy from Chicago, IL

Supplies for my daughter to go to school

My daughter will be starting school next year and I need to get her her uniforms, her shots, and pay the school fees. More

Validated by Bridget from New Global Destiny Int'l Ministries

$425of $425

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7 supporters
Funded on 6/14/2012

Jean from Chicago, IL

Contact lenses so I can become a nurse

I do have glasses but because I have astigmatism everything's blurry. If I had contacts I would be able to see for school and work and for driving. More

Validated by Tasha from Claretian

$555of $555

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7 supporters
Funded on 6/14/2012

Christen from Chicago, IL

Car for work and my family

The car has been offered to me from a fellow member at my church at a deeply discounted price. More

Validated by Pastor Bryant from Allen Metro CME Church

$910of $900

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17 supporters
Funded on 4/27/2012

Emily from Evanston, IL

Security deposit so I can move my family to safety

I need money for a security deposit to move my family as quickly as possible so we can be safe from our abuser. More

Validated by Jennifer from Childcare Network of Evanston

$335of $335

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8 supporters
Funded on 2/21/2012

Lauren from Chicago, IL

Eye exam and glasses so I can read

My glasses got stolen three years ago. My vision is bad close and far, and I would like an eye exam and glasses so I can read to my kids and drive. More

Validated by Tasha from Claretian

$250of $250

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6 supporters
Funded on 2/7/2012

Christina from Chicago, IL

Certifications to work as a registered nurse

I need two nursing certifications that will help me find a job at a hospital that hires new RN graduates. More

Validated by Annie from Erie Elementary Charter School

$745of $720

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18 supporters
Funded on 2/13/2012

Lee from Chicago, IL

Truck repairs so I can work in 48 community gardens

I need to repair my truck. With my health issues and my truck not working, I can’t get to my garden sites and my income is based on that. More

Validated by Jackie from Claretian

$460of $460

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14 supporters
Funded on 1/26/2012

Al from Chicago, IL

Uniform to use my 28 years of experience as a waiter to get a job

I have been looking for work and have been in touch with a staffing place that does banquets. I can be employed there but I would need my own uniform. More

Validated by Eva from Inspiration Corporation

$225of $225

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5 supporters
Funded on 2/2/2012

Monique from Chicago, IL

School clothes and supplies for my children

I need basic school supplies and uniforms. My son has already grown out of his uniform. I want my children to get the best education they can get. More

Validated by Tasha from Claretian

$225of $225

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5 supporters
Funded on 1/7/2012

Mike from Chicago, IL

Set of knives to work as a chef

I am the single father of four children. I completed chef school but need my own set of culinary knives to find work. More

Validated by Graciela from Claretian

$390of $390

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9 supporters
Funded on 1/14/2012

Bridgett from Chicago, IL

Winter clothing for my commute to school

I am a single mother and cancer survivor finishing my BA degree. I make just enough to cover most of the bills. I would like a winter coat and boots. More

Validated by Katja from Claretian


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