Thursday, December 11, 2008


This posting is not part of our Oracle blog, but my personal appeal for you to consider a favorite charity of mine this holiday season. In a time of recession, with more and more families having a hard time making ends meet, there are times when things come to a crisis point. Just yesterday I was speaking to someone who schedules car repairs for a living and, in the ultimate irony, doesn't have enough money to fix his only car. There's a charity that helps in that kind of crisis, stepping in to help families when it comes to a decision between paying the rent and paying the doctor. It's called Modest Needs, and it works on a unique model. Instead of collecting a mass of money and doling it out to other organizations that help people in need Modest Needs takes requests from people in need, researches them to make sure they are legitimate, and pays the person's problem debt directly to the vendor (that car repair place, for instance, or a person's landlord). You can find out more at

No comments:

Official, Youbetcha Legalese

This blog is provided for information purposes only and the contents hereof are subject to change without notice. This blog contains links to articles, sites, blogs, that are created by entities other than Oracle. These links may contain advice, information, and opinion that is incorrect or untested. This blog, links, and other materials contained or referenced in this blog are not warranted to be error-free, nor are they subject to any other warranties or conditions, whether expressed orally or implied in law, including implied warranties and conditions of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. We specifically disclaim any liability with respect to this blog, links and other materials contained or referenced in this blog, and no contractual obligations are formed either directly or indirectly by this blog, link or other materials. This blog may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, for any purpose, without our prior written permission. The opinions and recommendations contained in this blog(including links) do not represent the position of Oracle Corporation.

Oracle, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft, and Siebel are registered trademarks of Oracle Corporation and/or its affiliates. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.