Charity Spotlight 2007 – Modest Needs

I recently asked my fellow personal finance bloggers (and my readers) to contact me and let me know about their favorite charities. Several bloggers and readers have responded – but I’d still love to hear from you! So, read the original post about the Charity Spotlight 2007 and let me know about your favorite charity.

Today, the spotlight shines on a charity mentioned by two of my readers –

Modest Needs

Website: Modest Needs

A quote from the Modest Needs website –

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

We do this by empowering compassionate members of the general public to safely and securely help hard-working, low-income households to afford the kinds of short-term emergency expenses that we’ve all encountered before: the unexpected car repair, the unanticipated visit to the doctor, or the unusually large heating bill, for example.

Modest Needs looks like a very interesting organization.  It seems that their goal is to keep folks from hitting ‘rock bottom’.  I love the fact that they take efforts to verify the validity of a need.  Take a few minutes and check out their site.

If you have a charity that you’d like me to ’spotlight’ – please read this post.