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

New York
New York 10016
USA
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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

Mission:
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.
Results:
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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11/14/13
Last year, my wife was forced out of work due to illness. The bills were piling up and we just couldn't keep up, much less get ahead. When Winter came, we needed to fill our oil tank but there was barely enough money for food much less the $900 to fill the tank. Modest Needs helped us by obtaining a... more »
11/13/13
Modest Needs gave me the boost I needed in my time of need. I am so thankful that there is an organization that has members who sincerely care about the needs of others. I was skeptical at first, and didn't know what to expect, when I applied for Modest Needs assistance. They were very kind, and let... more »
10/15/13
When an expensive car repair set me back financially, Modest Needs was able to pay my rent! As a single mother of three, and no family members available to help us, I was facing eviction with no where to go! I can not begin to express the relief that I felt when Modest Needs said they had found a ... more »
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