Application Slots for Modest Needs' 2015 Holiday Gift Grant are Now Filled

Due to an overwhelming response to the announcement of our Holiday Gift Grant program, all available Holiday Gift Grant application slots have now been filled. We regret that we cannot accept any more applications for Modest Needs' 2015 Holiday Gift Grant program.

If you would like to apply for a different type of assistance through one of Modest Needs' standing grant programs, you are welcome to do so by clicking Apply for Help.

Thank you again for your interest in Modest Needs' Holiday Gift Grant program. Here's wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season!


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

In offering this special grant, our goal is simple: to help parents who live above the poverty level but are still struggling to make ends meet; we want to give them the opportunity to provide a few small, age-appropriate gifts for children who otherwise might not have any gifts this holiday season.

Persons who meet the eligibility requirements outlined below will be able to request a few age-appropriate gifts (clothing or toys) up to $75.00 per child under the age of 18 living in the household, up to a maximum of $600.00 per family. All items provided under this program will be purchased by Modest Needs and shipped directly to the homes of the persons we're able to reach under this program.


Our Holiday Gift Grant does have a few limitations:

  • Requests placed under this program must be for age-appropriate clothing or toys only. We cannot honor requests for help to afford electronics such as computers, tablets, or cell phones under this program.

  • Qualified applicants will be asked to submit their gift choices for each qualified child via a form that we will provide at the conclusion of the application process. Items selected must be available from one of the following national retail chains: Toys R' US / Babies R' US, Target, or Wal-Mart and all items requested by the family must be available from the same online retailer.

  • Modest Needs will attempt to provide a Holiday Gift Grant to every qualified applicant who applies for help through this program. As always, however, funding is contingent upon the generosity of our donors, and we cannot absolutely guarantee that we will be able to provide all qualified applicants with Holiday Gift Grants. Grants will be awarded to qualified applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.


Our Holiday Gift Grant program will run from 2 November 2015 to 10 December 2015. To ensure on-time delivery of the items purchased under this program, completed applications for our Holiday Gift Grant must be received in our office no later than 5:00pm on 10 December 2015.

Unfortunately, due to time constraints, completed applications from otherwise qualified applicants received after this deadline cannot be considered for a Holiday Gift Grant.


Persons wishing to apply for assistance from our Holiday Gift Grant must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • You must not yet have received assistance from Modest Needs at any point in 2015;

  • You must meet the qualification criteria for either our Self-Sufficiency Grant or our Homecoming Heroes grant.

Our Application Wizard will determine whether or not an applicant meets these criteria. For those who do, our Application Wizard will automatically offer the opportunity to apply for a Holiday Gift Grant from Modest Needs.