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People Who Need People, not Government

A very good friend recently told me about an excellent website where people can help their fellow man (or woman) for minimal cost and without government meddling.

ModestNeeds.org is a website where folks who have hit a rough patch in the road and need a little helping hand apply for assistance and are then pre-screened for authenticity. The individual is then featured on the website where folks like us who would like to “chip in” a modest donation to give a fellow human being a little hand up can quickly and easily do it online.

For example, I made a donation this morning to a single mother in Minnesota who used up her savings to pay for some unexpected medical bills and now needs some emergency car repairs so she can get back and forth from both work and doctor’s appointments. The woman needs about $1,500 to fix her car, and Modest Needs donors have already chipped in over $800 towards helping her out.

The great thing about this is that you can kick in $5 or $500…or more…or anything in between. Every little bit helps.

In fact, my kids set aside a portion of their allowance every week to donate to charity. Usually we bundle it together and donate it at the end of the year to an organization for Christmas. But I think I’m gonna have the kids pick out someone to help each month and donate directly to individuals from now on.

Anyway, I think this is a terrific idea and program and encourage all of you to check it out. The main benefit, besides helping someone in need, is that you’ll feel GREAT as soon as you click the “Submit” button with your donation. To check it out, click here