ModestNeeds.org, a non-profit organization revolves around taking small donations - often $5/$10/$20 - and turns those small, individual donations into one lump sum to help individuals and families who have nowhere else to go get through short-term financial emergencies. the money goes to verified requests for rent, medical expenses, cost of basic living and more; there is a team specifically at modest needs to make sure the requests are legitimate so the money goes only to those legitimately in need. the link above is to the feature on CNN.com, but anyone can donate and learn more at ModestNeeds.org. please join me in the spirit of Christmas in supporting this great organization. the few dollars that we donate today could mean something much greater to someone else much less fortunate.