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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Get Help With Your Modest Needs

Modest Needs is a non-profit organization reaching out to the people conventional philanthropy has forgotten: hard-working individuals and families who suddenly find themselves faced with small, emergency expenses that they have no way to afford on their own.

Most persons living paycheck to paycheck earn just barely too much to qualify for any type of conventional assistance. This means they can't receive the help they need to overcome a short-term crisis - until they've already lost everything.

Modest Needs exists because they think there's a better way to do things. As far as They are concerned, no hard-working person should ever have to choose between taking a child to the doctor and putting food on the table.

At Modest Needs, compassionate persons whose lives have been touched by kindness pass that kindness on to hard-working individuals and families struggling with the burden of an unexpected emergency expense.

They do this by helping people afford small, emergency expenses like those we've all encountered before: the unexpected car repair, the unanticipated visit to the doctor, or the unusually large winter heating bill. Assistance can come within seventy-two hours from the time of request.

Operating this way since 2002, the members of the Modest Needs community have prevented 1604 individuals and families from entering the cycle of poverty over a small, emergency expense. And in keeping with their philosophy, they never ask for anything in return.

By choice, the work they do at Modest Needs is funded exclusively by the generosity of private citizens, with gifts typically ranging from $5 to $100 at a time.

If your life has been touched by kindness, and you're looking for a meaningful way to pass that kindness on, I hope you'll join the Modest Needs community. Here, every person has the power to change a life. Modest Needs is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit corporation.

If you need help to afford a small, emergency expense, please apply for assistance.

Click this link to visit the Modest Needs home page: You may also use the contact information below to send a gift or a personal note:

Modest Needs Foundation
150 W 22nd St
Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212-463-7042

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