A brief description:
… Modest Needs compiles “grant applications” from people who are on the verge of entering the poverty cycle. Through this organization you can give to help a specific individual with a specific need – provide auto repair payment so the family provider can get to work, cover rent for a single mom with a new job until her first paycheck arrives, help an uninsured person receive necessary surgery.
By giving in this way, you are helping people in need, keeping them from entering the povery cycle AND giving in a way that your dollars will go right into “jump-starting” the economy. It’s a win-win-win situation!
(Thanks to Stacia for the link!)