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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Emergency Assistance, Human Service Organizations, Human Services

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 more than 12,700 working individuals and families from entering the vicious cycle of poverty and a lifetime of dependence on the public welfare system for their survival.

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

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

Geographic areas served: USA

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 1

Modest Needs is horrible. I filled out an application for help and waiting a month for a response. They wrote that they can help me with my medical bill instead of my rent or they can still help with my rent if I liked. I just needed to provide my Landlords telephone number. So, I uploaded my landlords phone number and said I would like help with my rent since I already paid my medical bill. 4 weeks pass and they close my application saying I didn't provide documentation. I uploaded literally everything they needed and waited months. They are horrible and they do not help those truly in need. I was in an auto accident and I have been waiting months on workers comp, so I didn't have an income. I would have donated back when I had the chance. I am so disappointed with modest needs.

2 Mary196

Volunteer

Rating: 4

MODEST NEEDS IS A HELPING NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT TRULY IS INTERESTED IN YOUR NEEDS, NOT WANTS. THEY ARE CHARITABLE BUT YOU HAVE TO DO YOUR PART. I LIKE THAT BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT TREATED LIKE A CHARITY CASE. WE ALL NEED A LITTLE HELPING HAND AND THIS IS THE ONE. AND, OF COURSE WHEN YOU CAN, IT IS A GREAT WAY TO GIVE BACK TOO! WITH ALL THE BAD NEWS YOU HEAR, IT'S NICE TO KNOW THIS PLACE IS HELPING PEOPLE MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
MARY KRAPEZ

Previous Stories
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Client Served

Rating: 5

WHEN I NEEDED HELP PAYING FOR THE REPLACEMENT BATTERY OF MY LIFT SYSTEM, MODEST NEEDS HELPED ME. I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO DO. A FRIEND SUGGESTED TRYING THEM. SUCH KINDNESS................
................THANK YOU FOR LIGHTENING MY BURDEN!


MARY

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been giving to modest needs and I feel it is a privilege to help such a wonderful charity. The way they step in and avert financial crises that could put a family into a cycle of poverty is a fantastic way to help people stay on their feet and continue their lives. I have never had to request help, yet, but I know that if I wind up in a critical situation, I will feel very comfortable working with them. It has been a pleasure helping out.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was drowing in trouble.MODEST NEEDS came to the rescue they didn't combact me with a lot of question just wanted too know how they could help their speedy reply too the problem exceeded my expectaion.please donate to this organzation so that others can have this experience.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was so happy they could help me my mother has just passed away I was moving due to medical to another state they were all wonderful every person I spoke to was a delight and really wanted to help not only with my monies need but with there hearts Thank YOU all,

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hello everyone i would like to share my experiences about the modest needs foundaton since i've join 3 year's ago back in 2010 they has shown the love, support, and generosity in action to those who in need of help of hardship issues.this year doing the late summer of 2013 i apply for request of help of my dental expeneses they has help paid for costs of my dental cleaning.the great thing about the staff is there phone communication they has return my phone call and answer my questions proper.i recommend those to look into if your in hardship conditions they are truely in action helping people.thank you.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

hello eddieandfamily moodest needs has been a honor.when I was in need to lose our utilities.thank to moddest needs they made a way .I thank god for moddest needs and it staff.moddest needs cares and will do what ever it takes to help you.i recommend you contact moddest needs if you are struggling from day to day,they will make a way.