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Dear Friends,
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 forget it.
I don’t think you will either.
After you’ve seen the film, I have simple, very special request:  right now, on the Modest Needs website, we have over ten pages of requests for help from deserving people just like the ones you’ll see in this film.  All of these applications are set to expire in ten days or less, and we want to stop the cycle of poverty for all of these families. 
The problem?  Right now, we just don’t have the funding to do it.
That’s why, today, on ‘Giving Tuesday,’ I’d like to ask for your help to raise $25,000.00 – the cost to stop the cycle of poverty for all of these deserving persons. It sounds like a lot, I know, but I have faith in our power to change these lives.
After all, for years now, we’ve proven that when the Modest Needs community comes together, anything is possible.
If you’d please consider making a contribution to Modest Needs in support of this critical ‘Giving Tuesday’ goal, it would mean the world to these persons who’ve turned to us in their time of crisis.  You can make a secure, tax-deductible contribution of any size using the Quick Donation’ form on our homepage, or you can use our secure online donation form
Thank you so much for taking the time to watch this beautiful short film; for helping us to reach our ‘Giving Tuesday’ goal; and – most of all – for your kindness, generosity and support of hard working individuals and families through Modest Needs.
Without you, this work would not be possible.
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Dr. Keith P. Taylor
President / Executive Director
Modest Needs Foundation
'Small Change. A World of Difference'
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