Paid 04/07/2024
Self-Sufficiency Grant

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This person has left the following thank you note:

Dear Friends - I simply can't tell you how personally grateful I am to you for helping us to make this incredibly important, money-saving technology purchase! Thanks to your support of this critical initiative, Modest Needs will now be able to reach dozens more hard-working families every year than would otherwise have been possible. On behalf of these families - and speaking for myself - I can't thank you enough for your kindness, generosity, and ongoing support of this very important work. You're amazing, and I look forward to hearing from you soon. Until then, take care, and be well! My very best, Dr. Keith P. Taylor, President, Modest Needs Foundation

Help Us Afford This Software, and We'll Be Able to Help DOZENS More Families Each Year! Pckg 6 of 8

My Story:

Dear Friends,

As you know, we're currently in a recession that is disproportionately affecting the low-income workers that Modest Needs exists to serve.

For this reason, Modest Needs is seeing an increased volume of URGENT requests for help, and the families we've been able to help have told us time and again that your help, coming at just the right time, hasn't just stopped an eviction or paid a bill. Its given them the hope they needed to keep going.

Because the work we're doing together has NEVER been more important, at Modest Needs, we've been working to cut costs wherever we can. This way, we can help even MORE of the people who need our help the most.

One way you can help us save an ENORMOUS amount of money is by helping us to purchase MS SQL Server Standard, the software that powers our database and without which we can't operate.

This software is WILDLY expensive to own, so right now, like most orgs our size, we have to lease it from our host. But if you'll help us BUY this software, over the next five years alone, we'll SAVE nearly $100,000.00. That translates into at *least* an additional 150 families getting the help they need without our donors having to do *anything else!*

To fully license this software, we need 8 of these software packages. This is package 6 of 8, and the price you're seeing is Microsoft's non-profit discount price. When we've fully funded all 8 packages, thanks to you, we'll be helping more families every month!

If you have any questions, please reach out, but in the meantime, thanks for helping us with this project if you can - and for all that you do to support this very important work. Take care, and be well!

As of 2024-04-07, this application has been fully funded!

This request for help was funded at the recommendation and through the support of Modest Needs' donors.

Application Status Update: On 2024-05-11, Modest Needs sent payment via Credit / Debit Card in the amount of $1,530.00 to TechSoup on behalf of this deserving individual.