Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Nice Modest Needs Story

One of the things I love about Modest Needs is that they send you an e-mail when one of the grant requests to which you've contributed has been fully funded. The e-mail includes a thank-you note from the recipient.

One of these e-mails came last week. The thank-you note was warm and heartfelt, which of course made me (and, presumably, everyone else who contributed) feel good. But what touched me most was the recipient's response to the organization's standard question, "Will you consider becoming a donor yourself?"

This person is planning to give five dollars a year, "until I can afford more."

The Widow's Mite springs instantly to mind. Five bucks is some folks' daily Starbucks budget -- which is great, if you have it -- but probably represents a much more substantial sacrifice for this recipient.



  1. Wow, that is VERY nice. Good for them. Nice to see that there are some who still believe in the personal touch.


  2. Susan this doesn't have to do w/your post, but something that I think you might enjoy reading: http://tinyurl.com/6xjpaz

    It's about a gathering of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Justice at the DNC.

    Part of why I thought of you is that they are distributing "Pro-Faith, Pro-Family, Pro-Choice" bumper stickers. Their website: http://rcrc.org/
    looks pretty cool too.

  3. Thanks for the links, Marachne! Yes, very cool!


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