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About Modest Needs

Founded in 2002, Modest Needs is a public charity with a simple but critical mission: the company work to stop the cycle of poverty BEFORE it starts for the low-income workers whom conventional philanthropy has forgotten.

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115 East 30th Street

New York, New York, 10016,

United States


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Latest Modest Needs News

Modest Needs Holiday Gift Grant Providing Gifts for Children

Nov 4, 2014

Belviq Sales Recover From Holiday Dip Modest Needs Foundation announces its second annual Holiday Gift Grant Program. This special grant, which will run from 3 November through 9 December 2014, is designed to provide financial support to families who likely won’t qualify for assistance from other agencies but would have difficulty purchasing any extras (especially gifts) this holiday season. Modest Needs is a nonprofit organization promoting self-sufficiency by helping those facing short–term financial emergencies. At Modest Needs we understand that the holidays can be both exciting and stressful, especially for those wondering how to afford an emergency expense and gifts for children . In order to apply for this grant, families must have children under the age of 18 living in the home, and must have encountered and paid for a short-term emergency expense or experienced a short-term loss of income (due, for example, to a temporary layoff) within the past 60 days. For every household that qualifies to apply for this grant and submits a completed application, Modest Needs will raise up to $75.00 per eligible child (up to a maximum of eight children per family). These funds will be used to purchase as many of the gifts requested for the children as possible and then ship those gifts straight to the recipient’s house, in time for the holiday celebrated! Modest Needs has done our best to make it as easy as possible to apply for this grant. Applicants may simply go to and fill out a short application. In its first year, Modest Needs and its donors were able to provide holiday gifts for as many as 300 children! Since 2002, Modest Needs’ donors have stopped the cycle of poverty for more than 12,350 hard–working individuals and families conventional philanthropy otherwise had forgotten. To date, our work has been recognized by USA Today, People magazine, Readers’ Digest, CNN, The Today Show, Forbes, NPR, and Fox 5 News, among others, and has attracted the personal attention of President Bill Clinton, who, along with Bill Gates at the 2008 Clinton Global Initiative meeting, referred to Modest Needs’ proprietary model as “the future of philanthropy.” For the original version on PRWeb visit:

Modest Needs Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Modest Needs founded?

    Modest Needs was founded in 2002.

  • Where is Modest Needs's headquarters?

    Modest Needs's headquarters is located at 115 East 30th Street, New York.

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