When applicants become funded through Modest Needs, their final step before the check goes out is to write a brief testimonial about the process; something thanking the donors. These funded applicants have the option of including a photo with their testimonial, and about 50% of them do. Below I've highlighted five Thank You Notes. And with them I have added the photos that these families shared so that you can get a visual impression of the people you've helped to avoid poverty. Because a picture is worth a thousand words.
Here are five families you've helped this year so far. Their smiles say so much:
"Thank you thank you thank you all for coming through and funding my families request for help. We have been going through a rough time and this will help us with closing that part of our lives. May God Bless each and every one of you that have choosen to help my family and all the other families who are in need. This website and the people who fund it are awesome and you all will never know the lives you all have touched and what it means to those families. Thanks again for taking the time to read and fund our wish. With Love the Raines Family!" (original request):
"I really appreciate your help from the bottom of my heart this really means a lot to me right now. This came just in time for me and my need with electricity help for my kids and I. I am very appreciative of your help it's nice to know there is someone out there like you that are willing to help another in need and I know we all have some need in our lives and still consider helping others in need. Thank you and god bless you from the bottom of my heart." (original request):
"I have just found out that you have helped to fulfill our grant request, and words cannot express how grateful and humbled I am. As I mentioned in my request, my husband lost his job due to the economy after an 18 year career. We have never been in the position where we couldn't pay our bills, and have never before needed assistance. I work at an elementary school, and we now manage check to check. The job market is dismal, and I turned to Modest Needs when our financial situation started to affect our children. The unexpected medical bill was hovering over us, and I applied for the grant not expecting anything, but hoping it would work out. To my surprise and relief, there are people like you willing to help. Thank you so much- your generosity means more to us than you know. I look forward to being a Modest Needs donor once we are able to do so." (original request):
"Words can not explain how truely greatful I am for all of the giving people that helped to fund my application. At a time when things were getting so hard I didn't know what to do. I was at a point where things were getting to a point where everything was about to be taken right when I start to pull myself back together. Thanks to all of your gracious kindness I am able to get back on track. Thank you thank you thank you and thank you again. I truely appreciate everything. Now I can help others how you have all helped me." (original request):
"I just want to truly say thank you from the bottom of my heart. As the parent of an Autistic child everything is an uphill battle, especially since autism is not a covered for treatment under health insurance. Your generosity will help change not only my son's life but the life of our family for years to come." (original request):