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John Arenberg

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Review for Modest Needs Foundation, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Great organizations and products usually have one thing in common. They compel you to smack yourself on the forehead to say, "Why didn't we think of this sooner?" Modest Needs is a simple concept, so simple that it's brilliant. People helping people with monetary donations as small as pennies. The overarching mission of this organization is promoting a culture of unselfishness, one in which we demonstrate empathy for each other. That message has never been more important than now during this country's troubled economic climate. If you have a couple dollars to spare and 15 minutes to spare, you can make a difference in someone's life.

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

The thousands of testimonials from grant recipients whose lives have profoundly changed for the better in the long term.

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

This organization has the audacity and courage to break the mold by creating a new model for philanthropy. No red tape. No delays. No bureaucratic behavior.

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

Dedicated to the cause. Every application receives full consideration and review by an empathetic human being. Staff members agonize when they have to reject an application that does not meet the Modest Needs' criteria.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Board Member & I became hooked on the Modest Needs concept the moment I first read about it in 2002.