Is there someone you know--a neighbor, an acquaintance or a friend of a friend--who could really use one-time assistance with an unexpected financial emergency? Someone who could benefit from Modest Needs?
Telling someone in need about an organization like Modest Needs can be tricky. There is, sadly, a lot of secrecy and shame surrounding financial hardships, and no one wants to unnecessarily embarrass.
This is why Modest Needs has a "Refer a Friend" page on the website that does all the suggesting for you. You enter the person's name and email, and they get a message that reads thusly:
I'm writing to tell you about an organization that may be of interest to you during your time of need. The organization called - Modest Needs - is an online charity that offers small grants to individuals and families struggling to remain self-sufficient. I'm proud to be a registered member of the Modest Needs community, and though Modest Needs can't help everyone who asks, I've seen the good this organization has been able to do for others. I think they might be able to help you as well.
If you're still having a difficult time, please visit Modest Needs at http://www.modestneeds.org/ so that you can learn about Modest Needs. Their services are completely free of charge, and if you end up posting a request for help, I know they'll do the best they can to find a way to help you make ends meet.
Simple as that.
If you know someone who could use a hand to prevent sliding down a slippery slope, just use our Refer a Friend feature.
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