We help real individuals in need get back on their feet.

Goodsend uses recurring donations to help vetted recipients in Chicago cover their bills and other emergency expenses. Our giving network currently provides enough funds to help 15-20 individuals a month. Read real stories from those we’ve helped below.

Real stories from some of our recipients

Thank you all so much for your help! I used the funds from Goodsend to pay my internet and phone bills this month.
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Thomas Y.
Age 52
I recently got a new job and had trouble covering initial costs of transportation to work. The funds from Goodsend helped a lot and made starting my new job much easier.
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David S.
Age 23
I used the $100 from Goodsend to pay my light bill! I was close to finding a new job, and needed a little immediate help to cover expenses. These funds helped me during a tough time of my life.
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Tania W.
Age 23
I used the $100 from Goodsend to take care of pending apartment bills while searching for work. I was able to find a job in the meantime. Thank you all so much for the help!
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Lior S.
Age 30
This Goodsend payment helped me cover my utility bills at a time of my life when I really needed the help. Thank you all so much for being so thoughtful and considerate of others!
Reiahnna J.
Age 30
These funds helped me keep food on the table for a couple of weeks, while I went through my job search with RiseKit. I'm happy to say I've since found employment! It may not have been possible without your support.
Alonzo B.
Age 22
I recently found a job after a long search for employment. Really needed some help covering the cost of transportation as I got settled in there. The help from the Goodsend community took care of just that. Thank you for everything.
Lior S.
Age 30
Thank you all for the opportunity you gave me! I was stressing over apartment bills while looking for my new job. Having these funds sent to me with no strings attached was such a huge help. I look forward to paying this forward one day.
Miguel T.
Age 23
Needed these funds desperately to cover my bills recently. I'm so thankful that I was referred to Goodsend, and I'm even more thankful to all the donors in the community who supported me. God bless you all.
Jon N.
Age 40

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