Chris Graff


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7 supporters
Funded on 4/19/2021

Stephen from Freetown, Sierra Leone

With your help I can finish my certificate and start a life working in construction!

I need tuition and transportation costs to finish my classes and get an internship. This will set me up for a life long career as a skilled worker. More

Validated by Sylvester from Develop Africa

$7706of $8000

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86 supporters
Funded on 2/16/2020

In Memory of Kyle from Chicago, IL

In memory of Kyle Kehus, beloved Benevolent team member and friend

Through this Benevolent campaign, we will raise funds in honor of Kyle to help us support the needs of low-income individuals and deliver on Kyle's passion for helping people. More

Validated by the Team from Benevolent

$505of $500

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5 supporters
Funded on 12/25/2019

Ajay from Queens, New York

With some help to buy safety equipment, I'll be ready to work as an electrician!

I'm currently enrolled in a 900 hour course at Apex Technical School; I graduate in January. I won't be able to work until I have equipment! More

Validated by PO St. Pierre from NYC Department of Probation

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3 supporters
Funded on 12/25/2019

Kyana from Queens, NY

I love to bake to release stress, but I can't afford my own supplies.

I suffer from anxiety, and use hobbies like cooking and baking to overcome it. I live alone on a waiter's salary; I can't afford supplies on my own. More

Validated by PO Tavarez from NYC Department of Probation

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2 supporters
Funded on 12/3/2019

Elijah from Queens, NY

I need help repairing my family's new home before winter comes!

My family of 6 and I recently moved from a cramped 1BR apartment into a house; we need supplies to fix a broken wall & windows to stay warm in winter. More

Validated by PO Tavarez from NYC Department of Probation

$450of $450

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8 supporters
Funded on 8/21/2019

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

Validated by Amiel from Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center

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3 supporters
Funded on 12/18/2018

Margaret from Eldoret, Kenya

Ready to use my new farming skills to earn income!

I need funds ($200) for farming supplies - sugar, rice, corn, beans, chickens, a chicken coop, and chicken feed. More

Validated by Debra from Beyond Fistula

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12 supporters
Funded on 2/14/2019

Christopher from Chicago, IL

Ready for a new career in manufacturing. Just need help with fees to get my license.

I need to cover a fee to reinstate my driving privileges in order to commute to and from work. More

Validated by Gustavo from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$400of $400

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5 supporters
Funded on 2/14/2019

Danielle from New York, NY

I'm a survivor of domestic violence. Need some basic household items for my kids.

Most of my possessions were destroyed by my abuser. Now that we have moved, basic household items will let me provide my kids with a comfortable home. More

Validated by Laura from The Women's Project

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10 supporters
Funded on 11/10/2018

Ellis from Chicago, IL

One car repair will enable me to start a new career.

The driveshaft on my car must be replaced for me to continue on my new career path in IT. More

Validated by Gustavo from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$810of $700

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/13/2018

Cindy from Chicago, IL

I lost all my furniture after a move. Need some basics to rebuild my home.

I need something to sit, sleep, and eat on so that I can have a comfortable and healthy home again. More

Validated by Kayla from Center for Changing Lives

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3 supporters
Funded on 8/2/2018

Grace from Kericho County, Kenya

I'm determined to carve my own path. A plot of land will help me become self-sufficient.

I need funds to lease an acre of land ($100 per year) and for fertilizer, seeds and farming supplies. More

Validated by Debra from Beyond Fistula

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6 supporters
Funded on 9/9/2018

Steven from Chicago, IL

I'm on my path out of homelessness. Need transportation funds to land a job!

I need funds for transportation to-and-from job interviews, and some new clothes and shoes to present myself professionally. More

Validated by Kayla from Center for Changing Lives

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14 supporters
Funded on 8/15/2018

Madeline from Chicago, IL

A basic laptop will help me become a Certified Recovery Support Specialist!

I need a laptop with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint so I am able to study, write papers and complete online courses. More

Validated by Mackenzie from Inspiration Corporation

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4 supporters
Funded on 6/17/2018

Mario from Chicago, Illinois

Training for a manufacturing career. One car repair can help me land work!

I am in the final stages of earning my CNC certification. Getting my vehicle fixed will let me get hired and make it to work. More

Validated by Ethan from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$280of $500

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5 supporters
Funded on 12/19/2018

Luci from Tucson, AZ

Working mom studying Behavioral Health. A laptop will help me finish my program!

I need a laptop for school because a lot of my class work is online. I have to travel to work, school, and home on the bus and never really have the More

Validated by Byron from Pima County One Stop Career Center

$220of $500

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7 supporters
Funded on 1/2/2019

Melissa from Detroit, Michigan

Bed bugs destroyed my kids' mattresses. They need a healthy night's sleep again.

Sleeping on the floor is no way for my children to get a good night's rest. Meeting this need will mean my kids can sleep soundly again. More

Validated by Paula from Black Family Development

$700of $700

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15 supporters
Funded on 11/28/2017

Gabby from Bronx, NY

Single mom ready to earn my bachelor's degree. With a basic laptop, I can get there!

I have recently moved into my new apartment after living in an emergency shelter. I want to earn my degree to provide a better future for my kids. More

Validated by Samuel from Barrier Free Living, Inc.

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5 supporters
Funded on 5/5/2017

Malcolm from Queens, New York

I'm a photographer but my camera was stolen. Help me get a new one to support myself.

My camera was stolen from me last November. A new camera will enable me to get back into my photography career and support myself. More

Validated by Michael from NYC Department of Probation

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11 supporters
Funded on 2/12/2017

Donna from Chicago, IL

I'm overcoming mental illness. A safe, comfortable bed will help me move forward.

A new bed will help me begin to live life as it should be lived: by spending time with friends and family. More

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

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11 supporters
Funded on 2/17/2017

Oke from staten Island, New York

I'm ready to go to college! All I need is a laptop to thrive in school.

A laptop will let me complete assignments, and will also help me find part-time work as I earn my degree. More

Validated by Verona from NYC Department of Probation

$377of $450

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10 supporters
Funded on 7/7/2016

Thomas from Nampa, ID

On the path out of homelessness. A vehicle will help me move forward and find work.

I can't rely on public transportation to reach opportunities. Being able to drive will help me regain my self-worth! More

Validated by Dawn from Community Builder, Inc

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8 supporters
Funded on 5/19/2016

Manny from Gardner, MA

First generation college student. A small deposit will allow me to start classes!

I'm excited to become the first in my family to attend college. I just need to pay one deposit to hold my place at my university. More

Validated by Sharmese from Gateway to College (Massachusetts)

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6 supporters
Funded on 6/21/2016

Emily from Eldoret, Kenya

Independent mother of 4. I need inventory to make a go of my business.

My husband abandoned me and our 4 children when I was diagnosed with fistula. I need help starting my clothing business to make an independent living. More

Validated by Christine from Beyond Fistula

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9 supporters
Funded on 7/8/2016

Ann from Nampa, ID

On the path to better health. I need to pay just one bill to receive the care I need.

I depend on regular healthcare visits and diabetes medication to survive, but I can't receive the treatment I need until I can pay a past bill. More

Validated by Teresa from Community Builder, Inc

$505of $500

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6 supporters
Funded on 1/9/2016

Craig from Chicago, IL

Newly housed & searching for work. A bed will help me start each day rested & ready!

Having a bed will allow me to function better during the day and be more successful on my job search because I'll be well rested and healthy. More

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

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10 supporters
Funded on 2/14/2016

Nicole from New York, NY

Survived domestic violence & eager to be independent! I need life basics to thrive.

I need several items to begin rebuilding my life & reenter the workforce: a winter coat, boots, business attire and a computer to complete my homework More

Validated by Shawnique from NYC Department of Probation

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5 supporters
Funded on 1/16/2016

Linda from Chicago, IL

I need bus fare & winter clothes to finish school & continue moving my family forward

I'm a single mom in school for IT. I need a bus pass & winter clothes to get to class & finish my training. Once I finish, I can't wait to get to work More

Validated by Kayla from Center for Changing Lives

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/31/2015

Margarita from Rockford, IL

My kids & I survived abuse. We need help moving to Arizona to be closer to family!

I need help moving my family to Arizona. Meeting this need will help us by moving us away from verbal & physical abuse & closer to our support system. More

Validated by Jordyn from La Voz Latina

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9 supporters
Funded on 12/31/2015

Tatiana from North Chicago, IL

Single mom making life better for my daughter! I need a computer to get my diploma.

I'm working hard to get my high school diploma! A laptop and Internet will help me successfully finish my courses while not at YouthBuild. More

Validated by Jeanne from YouthBuild Lake County

$475of $475

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6 supporters
Funded on 12/21/2015

Wendell from Chicago, IL

I'm newly housed & need basic furniture to create a space where I can thrive!

I'm currently working two part-time jobs in the foodservice industry. Having basic furniture like a bed will improve my quality of life significantly! More

Validated by Shayna from Inspiration Corporation

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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

$595of $595

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6 supporters
Funded on 12/31/2014

Unique from Tucson, AZ

Working & parenting 2 girls, I need a security deposit so we can have our own home.

I'm preparing to go back to school for my GED. First, though, my kids and I need to move out of transitional housing and into our own apartment. More

Validated by Byron from Pima County One Stop Career Center

$360of $350

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8 supporters
Funded on 12/8/2015

Desiree from Chicago, IL

I'm newly employed! I need a bed to be well-rested & ready for work.

A bed is critical to my ability to thrive at my new job! I need to be well-rested and ready to work. More

Validated by Da'Sean from The Cara Program

$425of $420

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12 supporters
Funded on 4/4/2014

Darrel from Chicago, IL

I have a social work degree & I'm ready to work. I need a dental restoration to go on interviews

I need a partial to replace missing teeth that affect my smile. This will allow me to ace interviews and get a job in my field, which is counseling. More

Validated by Lauren from The Cara Program

$560of $560

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12 supporters
Funded on 10/15/2013

Meeka from Inkster, MI

I am a veteran looking to remove barriers for disabled granddaughter. She needs new school clothes

I need school clothes and supplies for my granddaughter who will be a freshman this year. This will help her focus on school rather than fitting in. More

Validated by Jeanette from Starfish Family Services

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8 supporters
Funded on 4/4/2013

Pierre from Chicago, IL

Getting my degree in counseling; need bed set to get a good night's sleep

I need a bedroom set for my new apartment so I can sleep and do well in school. Right now I sleep on the floor and have nowhere to keep my clothes. More

Validated by Eleanor from Inspiration Corporation

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10 supporters
Funded on 6/19/2013

Kena from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Lauren from The Cara Program

$780of $780

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20 supporters
Funded on 5/15/2013

Mike from Chicago, IL

After two years I finally found a job! Now I need my car fixed so I can get to work.

My car failed the emissions test and I need to get it fixed so I can get to my new job. I cannot risk losing this job after having been unemployed. More

Validated by Emily from Jane Addams Resource Corporation

$350of $350

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8 supporters
Funded on 6/11/2013

Lorena from Chicago, IL

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

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

Validated by Anna from Inspiration Corporation

$780of $775

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10 supporters
Funded on 3/20/2013

Layla from Evanston, IL

Trying to rebuild after our baby's stroke

My husband needs a bed and some clothes so he can go back to work full-time. We need school clothes for our kids. More

Validated by Patrina from Infant Welfare Society of Evanston

$634of $625

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13 supporters
Funded on 4/21/2013

Marnee from Chicago, IL

First in my family to go to college, I need a computer to be successful

I need a laptop computer to help me study, do research and take notes so I can be successful in college. More

Validated by Ed from Metrosquash

$775of $775

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20 supporters
Funded on 4/26/2013

Aurora from Chicago, IL

I'm a CNA and want to get certified in phlebotomy so I can get a better job and support my family

I took an intro course to phlebotomy but need another to get certified. Then I can increase my earnings and pay our family's mortgage and bills. More

Validated by Annie from Erie Elementary Charter School


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