Saturday, August 16, 2008

Money Where My Mouth Is

I'm delighted to report that I'm now a registered donor at Modest Needs, and have made a modest monthly pledge. The cool thing about monthly pledges is that the organization has matching funds, so you're effectively contributing twice as much money. You can either have them put the money where they think it's most needed, or decide which applications you want to help fund, and how much. There's a huge array of selection criteria: state, type of request (individual, social worker, agency), type of need (truly vast list here!).

I've already helped fund requests for two disabled families, and I gotta say, it feels good. Oh, and while maintaining complete anonymity, Modest Needs tells you household composition (how many adults and kids), whether the recipient is eligible for other assistance, what percentage of household income the family earns, and whether they're below the poverty line.

Check it out! And consider donating! Even a dollar a month can do much good.

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