For the past twelve years, we’ve been working together to stop the cycle of poverty for hard-working people across the United States – people who, before Modest Needs, had nowhere to turn for help with the kinds of short-term, emergency expenses that we’ve all encountered in the past.
Yet, even though we’ve been doing this work together for over a decade, the one question people most often ask me about Modest Needs is still this:
“But what exactly
do you do at Modest Needs?”
If you think about it, that’s a fair question, isn’t it? Everything we do at Modest Needs is about stopping the vicious cycle of poverty before
a deserving person has lost everything he or she has worked for.
But how do you show
the results of prevention? How do you show
what happens when compassionate people pool their resources to stop
deserving individuals and families in crisis from becoming homeless in the first place?
Honestly, that’s a question even I’ve never been able to answer.
Not, that is, until today . . . .
Over the past year, we’ve been working with Rachel Anderson, an award-winning documentary filmmaker who finally has found a way to show
what we do at Modest Needs. And today, as part of ‘Giving Tuesday,’ I’m thrilled to present her short film, “One Act of Kindness,” as our gift to all of you – the people who inspired it.
This film is now live on Modest Needs’ homepage
. I hope you’ll take just five minutes to watch this film and witness
the extraordinary power of your kindness and generosity. Honestly, I’ve never seen anything like this film. I’ll never
I don’t think you will either.