Modest Needs’ Holiday Gift Grant: Providing Gifts for Children

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Modest Needs is giving the gift of the holidays to deserving families all over this country: our Holiday Gift Grants are designed to provide financial assistance to those who would have difficulty purchasing any extras (especially gifts) for their children this holiday season. Funds raised by Modest Needs and its donors will be used to purchase as many of the gifts requested as possible and then ship those gifts straight to the recipient’s house, in time for the holiday celebrated!

During November and December of each year, Modest Needs is proud to offer a special grant: The Holiday Gift Grant.

In its first year, Modest Needs and its donors were able to provide holiday gifts for as many as 300 children!

Modest Needs Foundation announces its second annual Holiday Gift Grant Program. This special grant, which will run from 3 November through 9 December 2014, is designed to provide financial support to families who likely won’t qualify for assistance from other agencies but would have difficulty purchasing any extras (especially gifts) this holiday season.

Modest Needs is a nonprofit organization promoting self-sufficiency by helping those facing short–term financial emergencies. At Modest Needs we understand that the holidays can be both exciting and stressful, especially for those wondering how to afford an emergency expense and gifts for children. In order to apply for this grant, families must have children under the age of 18 living in the home, and must have encountered and paid for a short-term emergency expense or experienced a short-term loss of income (due, for example, to a temporary layoff) within the past 60 days.

For every household that qualifies to apply for this grant and submits a completed application, Modest Needs will raise up to $75.00 per eligible child (up to a maximum of eight children per family). These funds will be used to purchase as many of the gifts requested for the children as possible and then ship those gifts straight to the recipient’s house, in time for the holiday celebrated!

Modest Needs has done our best to make it as easy as possible to apply for this grant. Applicants may simply go to https://www.modestneeds.org/for-applicants/grants-types-hgf.asp and fill out a short application.

In its first year, Modest Needs and its donors were able to provide holiday gifts for as many as 300 children!

Since 2002, Modest Needs’ donors have stopped the cycle of poverty for more than 12,350 hard–working individuals and families conventional philanthropy otherwise had forgotten. To date, our work has been recognized by USA Today, People magazine, Readers’ Digest, CNN, The Today Show, Forbes, NPR, and Fox 5 News, among others, and has attracted the personal attention of President Bill Clinton, who, along with Bill Gates at the 2008 Clinton Global Initiative meeting, referred to Modest Needs’ proprietary model as “the future of philanthropy.”

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