Modest Needs receives a large number of emails daily. For a prompt response from the person best qualified to help you, please send your question or comment to the email address below that most closely matches your reason for writing.

We do our best to respond to all correspondence within one business day.

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Modest Needs's telephone number is (844) 667-3776. We answer the phone between 9:00am and 2:00pm Eastern Time Daily, and we do our best to return calls within 24 hours.

WARNING! We've recently received reports from some persons who believe they've called Modest Needs only to be asked to pay a fee to apply for our help.

Modest Needs does not EVER charge a fee to apply for or receive assistance.

If you believe you've called Modest Needs and you're asked to pay a fee, DO NOT PROVIDE IT.. Instead, hang up, carefully dial our number above, and call us to report the problem.


If you'd like to send a paper letter or contribution by check to Modest Needs, please write to:

Modest Needs Foundation
33 Irving Place, FL 5
New York, NY 10003

Please note that Modest Needs does not have any way to process requests for assistance or hard-copies of documentation we've received from an applicant via regular mail.

For our applicants' security, we immediately shred any applications or hard-copies of documentation that we receive via regular mail