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Phone: 212 463-7042
115 E 30th St
Fl 1

New York
New York 10016
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Target demographics: Hard-working, low-income families and individuals across the United States and Canada. Small, struggling non-profit organizations across the United States and Canada.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Last year, we were able to make grants to 1,600 families.

Geographic areas served: USA and Canada

Modest Needs exists:

To prevent otherwise financially self-sufficient individuals and families from entering the cycle of poverty, when this might be avoided with a small amount of well-timed financial assistance;

To restore the financial self-sufficiency of individuals who are willing to work but are temporarily unable to do so because they do not have the means to remit payment for a work-related expense;

To empower permanently disadvantaged individuals who otherwise live within their limited means to continue to live independently, despite a temporary, unexpected financial set-back; and

To strengthen small non-profit organizations by providing a forum whereby such organizations can apply directly to the general public for the help they need to complete the relatively inexpensive projects that will allow them to better serve their clients and the communities they exist to serve.
Since 2002, by working together in this very ‘modest’ way, Modest Needs’ donors have stopped 5233 low-income individuals and families from entering the vicious cycle of poverty and a lifetime of dependence on the public welfare system for their survival. This number is updated in real time on on our website at http://www.modestneeds.org/

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Modest Needs is my favorite charity. It helps individuals and families struggling to avoid a financial crisis, including automobile repossession, loss of housing, loss of utilities, and lack of medical care, from sinking into poverty, job loss, and homelessness. It is very straightforward, and you... more »
I just received a lengthy email from a manager in charge of the customer service support division. This person berated me negatively for over 1500 words in the email. I was told that I am not living up to my user name, which has christian words I sent them an email on July 1st of this year ... more »
My husband and I have been donors at Modest Needs since 2005. I believe in helping people right here in our own country with getting a car payment made or a car repair or an unexpected high heating bill paid or whatever keeps these usually self sufficient people out of the cycle of poverty. I am ... more »
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