Sunday, December 27, 2009
I came across this story on CNN about Modest Needs, a charity that helps low-income families with a one-time expense that threatens to push them into the public welfare system. After browsing the directory of requests for help, I have a new appreciation for utility bills, broken cars, and rent.
Each request is vetted by the staff of Modest Needs and checks are sent directly to the utility company, landlord, repair shop, etc. You can view every request for help and decide where to direct your donation. I think it's a brilliant idea.
Just like the name, Modest Needs, it only takes a modest donation from lots of people to help someone out.