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489 lending teams in the "Memorials" category
  • Makenzie Lynn Memorial Fund

    Makenzie Lynn Memorial Fund

    7 members have lent $10,675 in 341 loans
    Utah, United States Category: Memorials Team since: Feb, 2011
    We loan because: We loan in memory of Makenzie Lynn Terry. An angel that spent too short of time here on earth. We hope to improve other peoples lives as she improved ours.
  • Friends of Helmer

    Friends of Helmer

    26 members have lent $10,400 in 389 loans
    Category: Memorials Team since: Apr, 2009
    We loan because: To honor the memory and continue the spirit of Helmer Marquardt, our dear friend and inspiring mentor.
  • Team Grace

    18 members have lent $10,400 in 399 loans
    Auburn, Maine, USA Category: Memorials Team since: Nov, 2008
  • In memory of Joel Beckman

    In memory of Joel Beckman

    16 members have lent $10,250 in 266 loans
    UK, Ireland, Canada. Category: Memorials Team since: Apr, 2011
    We loan because: Joel loved life and achieved a huge amount in his 10 short years. Joel was greatly loved and is sorely missed by all who knew him. We want to remember him by helping others achieve their goals and change their lives…
  • Ryan Muller Memorial Team

    Ryan Muller Memorial Team

    14 members have lent $9,625 in 285 loans
    Leesburg Virginia Category: Memorials Team since: Mar, 2014
    We loan because: Ryan Muller was the embodiment of the entrepreneurial spirit. He believed that we could change the world through action; that each individual, with passion and determination could make a difference. Ryan lived these…
  • remembering Ross Werner

    remembering Ross Werner

    34 members have lent $9,525 in 320 loans
    Category: Memorials Team since: Jul, 2011
    We loan because: • because of us, because of Ross.
    • because karmic kumbaya is beautiful. because we are beautiful.
    • because of the Fundamental Interconnectedness of Things.
  • Lend for Layton

    Lend for Layton

    24 members have lent $9,375 in 323 loans
    All of Canada Category: Memorials Team since: Aug, 2011
    We loan because: Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.
  • Alexia's angels

    Alexia's angels

    16 members have lent $9,225 in 362 loans
    San Francisco Category: Memorials Team since: Mar, 2011
    We loan because: We care. We know that life is hard and lending a helping hand gives people hope and the courage to keep going.