« I wish I'd done this years ago | Main | Catching Up »

November 30, 2006

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

I caught the last half of the show and was touched by it. The studies are soooo true. Any time I'm feeling down or having a pity party, I make sure to go do something good for someone because it always lifts my spirits. It's like a self-help therapy that's FREE! I serve meals at our local Salvation Army after work and I always leave there feeling energized - I can't explain it; I just know it works!

I was able to watch the show and I was so glad that I did. The things they said made sense to me...like the "Helper's High" that you get when you give. It really does feel good to give.

I saw the show. I think most people try to give to charity. I know I'm not religous and my husband Aaron and I tithed the 10% of income while we worked for Sears to The United Way. I was a bell ringer for Salvation Army for 3 years and wrote the bell ringing song and almost everyone tried to donate rather they were rich or poor. I don't think we need one or the other, I think we need the contributions from both. I know you mentioned in a previous blog about those children donating which you found touching and I would love to see a special on that. I know at Carpenter Street School, in Midland, Michigan the 2nd graders sold over 1200 hand made muffins and cookies to buy 10 gifts for the Sharing Tree. I think if everyone worked to help charity as hard as kids do it would be very worthwhile. John Stossel always loves feedback and great comments like yours, I'm sure he would welcome a call from you. His number is 1-212-456-7301. Have a wonderful holiday and new year. karen

I think people feel overwhelmed sometimes. For me, I had to just focus down and pinpoint two areas of continuing need where I can focus.

It does not surprise me that the working poor give more. I think we know what it feels like to need.

You know i was reading what i believe her name is Karen said if i am wrong ,(my apologies) she said that we know what it feels like to need and so we tend to give more i am so into that 1 STATEMENT,IT BLEW ME AWAY,I think personally she is so right i give during holidays and i give clothes and we even have given away computers which we have now if anyone needs any for thier kids i am sure my husband would be able to put a few together and they may not be ""THE BEST" and kids may only be able to do homework on it but to tose families that don't have any and they have teenagers who need them for school ,it doesn't really matter if they can play EQ2 on it as long as it works and well, as long as its in thier price range which from us would be free, contact whoever runs this and they can contact me ,as i said they are lder midels and not greatest but they will run, isn't that whats most important for the children?

The comments to this entry are closed.

Visit Modest Needs' Official Website:

ModestNeeds.Org - Small Change. A World Of Difference.

More Modest Needs®

  • Apply for Assistance
    If you're facing a short-term financial crisis & don't qualify for conventional types of assistance, we want to help.
  • The Modest Needs Mission
    Learn how we use 'small change' to stop the cycle of poverty BEFORE it starts for deserving individuals and families.
  • Browse Current Requests for Help
    See real applications from real people who stand to lose everything over a small financial emergency.
  • Support Modest Needs
    Please make a tax-deductible contribution to Modest Needs today. Without your support, this work would not be possible.
  • Contact Modest Needs
    If you have comments, questions, or would like more information about Modest Needs, please let us know.