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 Iâ€™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 –
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.Â It seems that their goal is to keep folks from hitting ‘rock bottom’.Â I love the fact that they take efforts to verify the validity of a need.Â Take a few minutes and check out their site.
If you have a charity that youâ€™d like me to â€™spotlightâ€™ – please read this post.