Modest Needs funds 12 families with FBB grant


Modest Needs FoundationModest Needs Foundation was our Poverty and Health beneficiary for the first quarter of 2013. President and Executive Director Keith Taylor shared this report on how Modest Needs will use the grant they received from FBB. FBB members donated $8,740 to Modest Needs last quarter.

Modest Needs Foundation is thrilled to accept a generous gift of $8,740 from the donors of Foundation Beyond Belief. This gift couldn’t come to us during a more crucial time of the year, when giving is at its lowest. With this gift from FBB, we were able to instantly make an impact for 12 U.S. households. The grants have been made to deserving folks from all walks of life who ordinarily lead self-sustaining lives, but who were losing their self-sufficiency because they have encountered an unexpected emergency expense that they could not afford. By stepping in at this moment in their lives, Modest Needs Foundation was able to prevent these households from falling into the cycle of poverty. Without your generosity this impact would not be possible.

Here are their stories and testimonials:

  1. Single mother with large electricity bill avoids disconnection
  2. Purchase lift chair for elderly independent woman
  3. Denture purchase for paralyzed single mother
  4. Rent for a single mother who had surgery
  5. Complete uncapped root canal
  6. Paid mortgage payments for family with sick toddler
  7. Medical expenses for cancer patient
  8. Family balancing dual medical conditions
  9. Single mother pays for son’s medical treatment
  10. Essential roof leak repair for multi-generational family
  11. Multiple sclerosis patient needs accessibility equipment
  12. Hardworking family with disabled child avoids eviction

Since 2002, Modest Needs Foundation has prevented more than 11,330 households from falling into the cycle of poverty. Modest Needs uses crowd-funding technology to facilitate charitable giving and to promote the idea that an average person can make a huge difference in someone’s life by giving as little as $5, $10, or $15 at a time.

Dr. Keith P. Taylor
President/Executive Director, Modest Needs Foundation