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March 4, 2009

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March 4, 2009

This is my favourite charity, bar none. It is of great comfort that Modest Needs has an excellent vetting process and we can choose our own recipients. This year for Christmas, we got my Mother-in-Law a Gift Certificate for Modest Needs. She had never heard of them before but 'spent' her gift as soon as she opened it. Not only did it give us great joy to give it to her, but she absolutely loved it! And now, one more person knows about this wonderful organization. I hope others will also get the word out via this method. If you're thinking about donating, donate it to someone else for their gifting. Share the love and spread the word.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Improving lives for the 'little people'

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The personal experience in choosing your own recipient/s

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

only online or through mail, but they are warm, generous and thoughtful. You have a great team.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Use some of those funds to promote the cause. Get on Oprah if you haven't alerady!

Should this review be counted for a specific campaign?

RBS Citizens N.A.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

March 2, 2009

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March 2, 2009

As a regular contributor to Modest Needs, I am very impressed with their mission. By allowing the donors to determine how they would like the donation applied-and by applying 100% of the funds received to the people in need-Modest Needs is unlike ay other charity I contribute to. The core belief that small donations can make a big difference is proven on a day-to-day basis. The small donations fund unexpected expenses that could cause another person/family to fall into the poverty cycle. I have also been consistently impressed with the staff at Modest Needs, and their work in determining eligibility.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Allowing the donor to determine whether they would like to 'choose' the recipient of the funds, or whether they would like Modest Needs to apply their donation as they see fit.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find additional ways to share the impact that the contributions are making. Perhaps more statistics/stories regarding the donations and their long-term impact.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The fact tha the consistently communicate with their donors regarding the organizational acheivements as well as challenges.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Every staff member I have been in touch with has been courteous,and helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Stop the poverty cycle...one person or family at a time...

Ways to make it better...

I have always been pleased with my experiences with Modest Needs.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The current economy-the needs increase while the donations possibly decrease.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 27, 2009
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February 27, 2009
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Modest Needs is the one charity to which I faithfully donate. Their staff has repeatedly proven their trustworthiness in allocating funds and their dedication to performing charitable work in a manner that is both business-like and compassionate. When I give to Modest Needs I know *exactly* where 100% of my donation is being dedicated. In fact, I have the ability to select individual applications to which my money is allocated and I frequently receive matching monies to allocate through the generosity of larger foundations. These are powerful factors that cause me to avoid giving to other charities. Even if my donation is a mere $5.00, I know that it truly makes a difference.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the ability of a nurse to keep her certification up-to-date or a family to recover after the illness of the primary breadwinner.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

continue to grow in a conservative and responsible manner.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the feeling that I can directly influence the lives of applicants in a direct way.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

always professional and responsive.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

continue it's work indefinitely.

Ways to make it better...

there was a way to get a sense of the sentiments of other donors.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

conveying to new donors how powerful it is to know where 100% of your donation is going.

One thing I'd also say is that...

While it is 'modest' donations that drive this charity, I feel that the large matching fund donation is the key to the significant successes in growth, in recent years.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

February 26, 2009

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February 26, 2009

I've been involved with many good causes, but this is the best. It goes right to the heart of poverty....how one single event (a hospital bill, a layoff, a sick child)can start a downward spiral for a family without the resources to meet that single need. This organization is about the mammoth impact of individuals coming together with spare change, a few dollars or even a single dollar.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The lives of those who have been helped. Read a few thank you notes from those whose mdoest request has been funded.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Do everything possible to grow awareness of Modest Needs. Oprah Winfrey is needed!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

You can actually see the impact on the individuals who have been helped.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Have not met

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Help about 15,000 families with a modest, one-time emergency.

Ways to make it better...

Modest Needs has consistently improved its website, expanded the types of grants one may apply for. I cannot think of any way to improve the experience.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Getting added exposure.

Should this review be counted for a specific campaign?

gmac

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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